In 2013, the Toyota 4Runner received an update for the 2014 model-year, coming with a bolder design via the slightly redesigned front and rear fascias with more muscular shapes, while the interior got upgraded materials, more knee room for the second-row passengers as well as more standard features, including air conditioning, fabric-trimmed seats with the driver’s one being eight-way adjustable, A-TRAC system, Hill-start Assist Control, Downhill Assist Control, backup camera, Toyota Entune multimedia system and the STAR safety system.
The small 2.7-liter engine was dropped and the whole range was powered by the 4-liter V6 engine, with a choice of two- or all-wheel-drive. The engine was teamed to a five-speed ECT-i automatic transmission and a transfer case.
There were three trim levels: SR5, Limited and Trail. The SR5 and Trail grades rode on 17-inch alloy wheels with a new wheel-design for both, while the Limited came with 20-inch alloy wheels, which were painted black prior to machining to add contrast. All grades came standard with a full-size spare.
The off-roader enthusiast went for the Trail version, which came with an electronic-locking rear differential. That trim also had a higher ground clearance and better approach, brakeover and departure angles. The Trail grade also features a Multi-Terrain Select system that dials in wheel-slip control to match the terrain.