2014 Toyota 4Runner Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$24,155 - $32,755
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
270
Seats
5-7
Color:  Magnetic Gray Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$24,155 - $32,755
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
270
Seats
5-7

Ranks #15 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.4 Overall Score
Performance 3.0 Comfort 3.5 Styling 3.5 Value 3.2

Editor's Overview

The 2014 Toyota 4Runner is among the last of its kind: a rugged, mid-size sport-utility vehicle that finds purpose where the pavement ends. While others such as the Nissan Pathfinder and Ford Explorer have transformed into car-based crossover SUVs that emphasize a refined ride and better fuel economy, the 4Runner is built with adventure in mind.

Toyota 4Runner Models & Trims

SR5 $24,155 - $28,727
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $27,485 - $32,254
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 20 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Trail $26,718 - $31,353
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SR5 Premium $25,007 - $29,587
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Trail Premium $27,996 - $32,755
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.77

75 Reviews

5 star 80% 4 star 17% 3 star 3% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

A family friendly vehicle for the busy mom!

The 4runner is large enough for my husband (6 foot-220 lbs) which is awesome! Extra space is a must and he loves to drive. We also have a son who loves sports with tons of gear to take to practice and games and it seems to take up the whole trunk!! And when I go grocery shopping, all that storage space is definitely appreciated. We do have a problem with our rear window. Sometimes it works - sometimes it does not.

- Rachel M

Toyota 4runner: great car for whatever you are into.

I love Toyotas and my 4runner is wonderful. It is the perfect size; not too large, like the sequoia. You can park a 4runner almost anywhere. And it gets decent gas mileage. The only thing I would change is the annoying ding noise that alerts when the driver or front passenger has not fastened their seatbelt. It is extremely loud and it continues beeping for a long time, too long.

- Elizabeth S

Toyota 4Runner. Mid-size sport utility vehicle. Perfect for a small family.

I really love my 4runner. For daily use it is perfect for our family of 3. On trips I wish it was a little more spacious. The features are very satisfactory. Not too frivolous but adequate. I love the seat warmers but I wish they were in the backseat as well. As the front. The seats are comfortable but could be a little more plush for those longer trips.

- Anna C

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$24,155 - $28,727
$27,485 - $32,254

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 (hp)
270 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L V6 DOHC SMPI
4.0L V6 DOHC SMPI
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 (in.)
41.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 (in.)
38.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
32.9 (in.)
32.9 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.6 (in.)
38.6 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 7
5 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Standard

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/70SR17
P245/60SR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.8 (in.)
109.8 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 (ft.)
37.4 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
75.8 (in.)
75.8 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 (hp)
270 (hp)

Torque

Torque
278 (ft. lbs.)
278 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
4700 (.lbs)
4700 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
470 (.lbs)
470 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
23 (gal.)
23 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
20 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

City

City
17 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
22 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Standard
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (4)

Engine And Engine Cooling > Exhaust System > Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe Aug 2, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 2, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V577000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2010-2015 Toyota 4Runner vehicles manufactured September 3, 2009, to December 1, 2014. The affected vehicles may be equipped with accessory exhaust tips installed by SET or SET dealers that may contact people and possibly burn them while they are standing behind the vehicle.
Consequence:
Contact with an exhaust tip may result in personal injury.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will install a re-designed exhaust tip that is smaller in diameter and is more recessed behind the bumper, free of charge. The recall began September 15, 2016. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET16D.
Structure > Body > Hood > Hinge And Attachments Jul 2, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 2, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V425000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2011-2016 Toyota Tacoma and 4Runner vehicles equipped with accessory hood scoops installed by SET or SET dealers. The adhesive attaching the hood scoop may weaken, allowing the hood scoop to detach from the vehicle.
Consequence:
If the hood scoop detaches, it may become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will mechanically fasten the scoop to the hood, free of charge. The recall began on September 1, 2017. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-954-429-2000. SET's number for this recall is SET17B.
Equipment Dec 29, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 29, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V828000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Toyota 4Runner, Tacoma, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, RAV4, Scion FRS, and XB vehicles. The affected vehicles may have accessories installed by SET, such as running boards or other items, that were incorrectly installed. The accessory attaching fasteners were not tightened with the proper torque, possibly causing the accessory to detach from the vehicle.
Consequence:
Accessories that detach from a vehicle may result in a vehicle crash and/or personal injury.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the affected bolts, free of charge. The recall began February 23, 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET-14B.
Engine And Engine Cooling > Exhaust System > Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe Aug 12, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 12, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V515000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2010-2015 Toyota 4Runner vehicles manufactured March 29, 2010, to July 30, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with accessory exhaust tips installed by SET or SET dealers that may contact people and possibly burn them while they are standing behind the vehicle.
Consequence:
Contact with an exhaust tip may result in personal injury.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will install a re-designed exhaust tip that is smaller in diameter and is more recessed behind the bumper, free of charge. The recall began on September 22, 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for the recall is SET15D.

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