2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail Full Test Specs | Edmunds

2014 Toyota 4Runner - Road Test Specs

2014 Toyota 4Runner SUV

(4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Vehicle Type4WD 4dr 5-passenger SUV
Base MSRP$36,585
Options on test vehicleBarcelona Red Metallic, Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System ($1,750 -- disconnects the vehicle's stabilizer bars to increase axle travel and suspension articulation in slow and difficult terrain); Display Audio With Navigation and Entune ($585 -- includes 6.1-inch touchscreen navigation system with integrated backup camera display, AM/FM HD Radio and single-CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability and eight speakers, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription to XM Select Package, iTunes tagging; auxiliary audio jack and USB port with iPod connectivity, Vehicle information display, Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free phone capability, phone book access, advanced voice recognition, text-to-speech with programmed and customizable text responses and wireless music streaming); Rigid Running Board ($345); Carpet Floor and Cargo Mat Set ($225); Cargo Divider ($149); Exhaust Tip ($90); Hitch Ball Mount ($60 -- requires trailer ball).
As-tested MSRP$39,794
Assembly locationAichi, Japan


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front engine, four-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected V6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,956/241
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)10.4
Redline, indicated (rpm)5,800
Fuel cutoff/rev limiter (rpm)5,900
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)270 @ 5,600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)278 @ 4,400
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeFive-speed automatic with console shifter and Sport/Competition modes
Transmission ratios (x:1)I=3.52; II = 2.042; III = 1.4; IV = 1.0; V = 0.716. R= 3.224
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.722
Transfer-case ratio (x:1)1.0 (high)/ 2.566 (low)
Differential(s)Locking Rear


Suspension, frontDouble wishbone control arms, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearSolid live axle, four links plus panhard bar, coil springs
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire sizeP265/70R17 113S M+S
Wheel size17-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, front13.3-inch ventilated disc with four-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear12.3-inch ventilated disc with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.9
0-45 mph (sec.)5.0
0-60 mph (sec.)7.8
0-75 mph (sec.)11.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.8 @ 88.1
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.5
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.0
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.3
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)8.1
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)12.0
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)15.9 @ 87.1
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.8
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)33
60-0 mph (ft.)132
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)57.1
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON56.0
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.71
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.72
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.9 (high winds)
@ Full throttle (dB)73.1
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)60.5
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,000

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThere's a lot of vehicle for this V6 to move, but it does all right. With traction control off it gets some front wheelspin. The engine gets a bit rowdy as the tach climbs over 5,000 rpm. Shifts aren't overly quick, but they're pretty smooth. In Drive or Sport mode it upshifts around 5,500 rpm, but the quickest run came using the manual-shifting mode along with power braking (overlapping throttle and brake at launch). By manually upshifting at 5,600 rpm, the slow-shifting tranny would accomplish the upshift around 5,800 rpm, just shy of the 5,900-rpm rev limiter. Manual shifting is via the console lever (pull back for downshifts). Does not blip the throttle on manual downshifts.
Braking commentsLots and lots of nosedive from the big suspension travel. Pedal was nice and firm, with an intuitive amount of travel. Not surprisingly the 4Runner exhibited big brake odor by the fourth stop, though the pedal remained consistent. Considerable squirm with each panic stop, enough to require some steering correction. The first stop was the shortest at 132 feet. The fourth and fifth stops were longest at 137 feet.
Handling commentsSlalom: What a beast! Heavy and soft, the suspension really rolls over on itself. Steering is slow, takes a considerable amount of turning to get this thing around the cones. Feels very tall and top-heavy. The stability system is pretty active, and strangely it was more intrusive with traction control off than it was with all systems full on. Skid pad: This is basically just a front-end plow-fest. Major body roll/lean. The stability control is extremely intrusive with all systems on, cutting throttle significantly and adding some brake. Interestingly, because it was adding brakes to the proper wheels, the stability control ON time was actually slightly better than with everything OFF.

Testing Conditions

Test date3/12/2014
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)70
Relative humidity (%)13.62
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.82
Wind (mph, direction)14.3 (crosswind)
Odometer (mi.)804
Fuel used for test87-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)32/32

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 combined/17 city/21 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)17.1
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)23.0
Driving range (mi.)506

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionEight-speaker AM/FM/CD player with MP3/WMA playback
iPod/digital media compatibilityUSB and aux input
Satellite radioXM Radio with 90-day trial
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional with 6.1-inch screen
Parking aidsStandard back-up camera

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,750
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,707
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)54.1/45.9
Length (in.)190.7
Width (in.)75.8
Height (in.)71.5
Wheelbase (in.)109.8
Track, front (in.)63.2
Track, rear (in.)63.2
Turning circle (ft.)37.4
Legroom, front (in.)41.7
Legroom, rear (in.)32.9
Headroom, front (in.)39.3
Headroom, rear (in.)38.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.8
Shoulder room, rear (in.)57.8
Seating capacity5
Step-in height, measured (in.)22.38
Trunk volume (cu-ft)47.2
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)89.7
GVWR (lbs.)6,300
Payload, mfr. max claim (lbs.)1,550
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,700
Ground clearance (in.)9.6
Approach angle (degrees)33.0
Departure angle (degrees)24.0


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance2 years/25,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance2 years/25,000 miles

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