Toyota made a big announcement today unveiling that there will be two new grade options for the 2017 4Runner, including a TRD Off-Road and a TRD Off-Road Premium model. The new TRD Off-Road 4Runner will actually be on display this weekend at the FJ Summit in Ouray, Colorado, and Off-Road.com will be onsite to check it out.
The exterior of the TRD Off-Road 4Runner will stand out from the rest of the 4Runner lineup with unique exterior features, including black painted wheels and a TRD Off-Road badge on the C-pillar. Unique interior features are also found inside the TRD Pro models, including TRD red lettering on the headrests of the front seats, a center console that features a carbon fiber appearance and TRD Off-Road floor mats.
The 2017 4Runner TRD Off-Road models will come equipped with plenty of off-road features to aid its performance when it gets off of the highway. The Multi-Terrain Select system allows the driver adjust the wheel slip of the vehicle to match the terrain and conditions. The TRD Off-Road models will also be equipped with an electronic-locking rear differential for added traction when the going gets rough. Toyota also equips both models with its Crawl Control (CRAWL) system, allowing the vehicle to maintain a constant speed during slow-speed off-road navigation to tackle obstacles. With the transfer case in low range, CRAWL regulates both engine speed and braking force of the 4Runner in one of five driver-selectable low-speed settings, allowing the driver to focus on steering and not worry about throttle or braking input.
“The 4Runner has a large and loyal following, with dependability being a key factor. Of all the 4Runners purchased in the last 10 years, 90 percent are still on the road,” said John Myers, national manager, trucks and SUVs, Toyota Vehicle Marketing and Communications. “4Runner owners often take their SUVs off the beaten path, so these new TRD Off-Road grades will be a popular recognition of TRD’s history in the off-road arena.”
The 2017 4Runner will be available in a whopping six grades later this year: SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Limited, and TRD Pro. For more information, visit Toyota.com.
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