In case you’re looking for a rugged body-on-frame SUV with extra off-road capabilities, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro will probably be the right choice for you. Although it doesn’t sport a sleek exterior styling, this amazing vehicle will show its extraordinary abilities once you take it off the pavement. If you add a durable V6 engine and ample cargo space to this mix, you get one of the most attractive options in this niche. However, the 4Runner TRD Pro does come with a couple of drawbacks, including poor fuel economy and insufficient passenger space in the optional third row of seats.
2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Styling
Design-wise, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro comes with several features that set it apart from the rest of the lineup. Its front end hosts a matte black grille fitted with TOYOTA lettering, while the headlights and tail-lights have been darkened. Also, the front end has been raised by an inch and sports a thick silver skid plate. All of these additions give the 4Runner TRD Pro a somewhat menacing appearance.
Inside the cabin, expect to find more exclusive styling cues that point to a TRD Pro treatment. Those include Entune radio, black seats with contrast red stitching, as well as some TRD Pro logos imprinted on the shift knob and floor mats. Other than that, it offers a comfortable and amply equipped interior space, as any other 4Runner.
2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Specs
When it comes to the engine department, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro will use the same V6 that powers the standard models. The 4.0-liter engine generates 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque, matched to a five-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode. The 4Runner TRD Pro comes standard with 4WD system and locking rear differential, while its towing capacity is rated at 4,900 pounds. The model could use more power in some situations but it provides a surprisingly smooth on-road ride for such a vehicle.
Pricing and Release
Although official pricing number have yet to be released, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is expected to start at around $40,000. It is most likely to hit the North American showrooms in the second half of 2016.