The Toyota 4Runner is a traditional body-on-frame sport utility, which has its appeal and drawbacks. Among modern crossovers and SUVs, the 4Runner stacks up differently depending on its trim point and purpose. As a truck with extra seats and an all-terrain vehicle, the 4Runner shines. But as a daily driver and family hauler, not so much.
The 2017 Toyota 4Runner carries over largely unchanged from the 2016 model. A couple of trim point name changes – the Trail and Trail Premium are now the TRD Off-Road and TRD Off-Road Premium, respectively – are about all that’s new this year.