2017 Toyota 4Runner
- Serious off-road capability few other competitors can match
- Variety of configurations to suit many buyers and price points
- Versatile cargo area, especially with optional slide out
- Choppy ride quality compared to more modern crossovers
- Standard V6 is not particularly fuel-efficient
- Tall step-in height makes for ungraceful entry and exit
2017 Toyota 4Runner pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which 4Runner does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 5
The last of an increasingly rare breed of truck-based SUVs, the 4Runner will take you off the beaten path like few other production vehicles. Adverse terrain is where it thrives, so if that's not where you generally tread, the Toyota Highlander is a better choice.
While day-to-day commuting isn't the 4Runner's forte, this midsize SUV is thoughtfully designed. Weekend excursions are what this traditional SUV does best thanks to rugged drivetrain hardware and enough ground clearance to deal with tricky off-road situations. Its cargo area is quite versatile, too, especially when equipped with the optional sliding rear cargo deck.
Trim levels & features
The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is available in six trim levels: SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, TRD Pro and Limited. All share the same 4.0-liter V6 (270 horsepower, 278 pound-feet of torque) and five-speed automatic transmission and are rated to tow up to 5,000 pounds. SR5 and Limited models are available in 4x2 or 4x4 configurations and offer third-row seating (for seven occupants) as an option. The remaining trim levels are 4x4 only and seat five. A low-range transfer case comes on 4x4 versions of the SR5, TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro trim levels.
The SR5 is the base model but it's not bare-bones. Standard features include cloth upholstery, skid plates, foglights, a backup camera, keyless entry, five 12-volt power outlets and a 120-volt AC power outlet.
Stepping up to TRD Off-Road adds some serious off-road chops in the form of a locking rear differential, wheels that are 0.5 inch wider and a crawl control function. It also offers the optional KDSS suspension.
Premium variants of the SR5 and TRD Off-Road get power-adjustable and heated outside mirrors, premium vinyl upholstery, navigation and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Serious off-roaders should consider the TRD Pro, which starts with the TRD Off-Road Premium and adds revised front springs, Bilstein dampers with rear remote reservoirs, Nitto Terra Grappler tires and a front skid plate.
Limited models top the 4Runner range. These models get a Torsen center differential (4x4 models only) plus a host of features to make it better suited to on-pavement use: 20-inch wheels, a sunroof, dual-zone climate control, parking alerts, perforated leather seat upholstery, a 15-speaker premium audio system. Power running boards are optional.
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current 4Runner has received very few changes beyond minor adjustments to feature content and trim levels (Trail became TRD Off-Road in 2017). Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's 4Runner.
Noise & vibration3.0
Ease of use3.5
Getting in/getting out3.0
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite 4Runner safety features:
- Downhill Assist Control
- Improves directional control during descent on steep or slippery surfaces.
- Brake Assist
- Applies increased brake pressure when it detects a panic braking situation.
- Smart Stop Technology
- Reduces engine power when the the brake and gas pedals are applied simultaneously.
2017 Toyota 4Runner for Sale
2017 Toyota 4Runner Overview
The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is offered in the following submodels: 4Runner SUV. Available styles include SR5 Premium 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), TRD PRO 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), TRD OFF-ROAD Premium 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SR5 Premium 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SR5 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), and TRD OFF-ROAD 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A).
What do people think of the 2017 Toyota 4Runner?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Toyota 4Runner and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 4Runner 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 4Runner.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Toyota 4Runner and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 4Runner featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
What's a good price for a New 2017 Toyota 4Runner?
2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
The 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,042. The average price paid for a new 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is trending $2,310 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,310 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$38,732.
The average savings for the 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is5.6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
The 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,872. The average price paid for a new 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is trending $2,287 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,287 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$35,585.
The average savings for the 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 3 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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Should I lease or buy a 2017 Toyota 4Runner?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.