Most Fascinating SUV of 2014: Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
In 2015, Toyota will begin shipping hydrogen-powered vehicles to select US showrooms.The 4Runner TRD Pro will not be among them, according to this report from BBC Auto news. They go on to say a few things about this classic, timeless vehicle:
Notwithstanding the Japan-only Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series Anniversary Edition – a paragon of circa-1984 off-roading aesthetics and technology – there may be no more retrograde a vehicle introduced in 2014 than this special-edition SUV. Its sins are legion: body-on-frame construction, when nearly all new SUVs favour a quieter unibody setup; a five-speed automatic transmission, when a pint-size Jeep Renegade will give you nine forward ratios; blackened alloy wheels shod with knobby Nitto Terra Grappler tires, when most carmakers specify asphalt-friendly footwear for their beefier products. The 4Runner TRD Pro seems as concerned with fashion as the prehistoric rock it crawls over.
With this in mind, this talk a bit about why this model is so popular. What makes this the most fascinating SUV of 2014? Well, for one, this was part of Toyota’s “off road” series of vehicles and you can take this SUV just about anyplace you need to go. The TRD Pro series wants to help take you places. There are three options for you to choose from when buying, or you can completely customize your features. This 4v4 comes with projector-beam headlights, auto on/off headlight feature, integrated fog lights, color-keyed rear and front bumpers, silver accents and other great features to keep it looking sleek and stylish.
In the interior, you will find air conditioning with filter and second-row air vents, dual zone automatic climate control, audio and Bluetooth features and more. You will also find fabric-trimmed seating for a comfortable ride, heated front seats in some models, cruise control and much more to make you more comfortable, wherever your ride takes you.
As you know, Toyota also takes safety very seriously and this model is no exception. You have Driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, Star Safety System™ — includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop Technology® (SST).
In addition, there are driver and front passenger seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters, 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions; driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractors (ALR/ELR) on all passenger belts and active headrests for driver and front passengers as well. It comes with side impact door beams, Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), daytime running lights, Front and rear parking assist sonar, hill and downhill assist control and so much more. Everything on this vehicle was made with safety in mind so you can drive it anywhere you want without worry.
Mechanical and performance-wise, you will not be let down by the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro. All around, it’s a great vehicle and we can see why so many people have enjoyed it so far. As we get ready for a new year, we know that we can also get prepared for new 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro. Have you had a chance to try out this great tide yet?