Although crossovers make better sales results on the market nowadays, there are also some legendary SUVs that still make some amazing results. One of them is this legend, which could come with some significant changes for the next year, as 2018 Toyota 4Runner. This amazing off-road oriented SUV is in production for more than 23 years. It originally came in 1984 and we have seen five generations of it so far. The latest reports suggest that we could see a redesign soon since its close relative Hilux pickup truck will also go for a complete redesign in near future. These two models are closely related in many aspects and that will stay in the future for sure. The next generation of this legend could come already next year, as 2018 4Runner.
2018 Toyota 4Runner redesign
As we already mentioned, there are some big changes to see 2018 Toyota 4Runner completely redesigned. This mid-size SUV could receive a complete overhaul, which will bring plenty of improvements in all aspects. It will receive a new platform, but it will definitely continue in the same body-on-frame manner. Despite that the new model will probably utilize some light materials, off-road capabilities won’t suffer for sure. Moreover, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner will come with even better characteristics in terms of strength, reliability, and durability, although the current model is already on an extremely high level. Also, we will see some improvements in terms of comfort, but that surely won’t be the main preoccupation of the company’s engineers. When it comes to equipment, the new model will most likely continue without unnecessary features in base variants, while higher trims will include plenty of premium features.
2018 Toyota 4Runner engine
At this moment, it is hard to predict the exact engine lineup for the 2018 Toyota 4Runner. The current model comes in two variants. The first one features a 2.7-liter that outputs around 160 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The other one is a 4.0-liter V6 unit. It has a max output of 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. Despite the fact that these engines are a little bit old, they feature such a high level of durability and reliability that we are pretty sure that the company will continue with them. However, we could also see some new, more modern engine in the offer.
2018 Toyota 4Runner release date and price
The new 2018 Toyota 4Runner could come already next year. Price should remain in the similar range as for the current model, which starts at 35.000 dollars.