2017 Toyota 4Runner – Release Date, News and Rumors

While the new 2017 Toyota 4Runner may lack a bit of refinement for daily driving, it offers a more off-road capability than almost any rival in the rugged body-on-frame segment. Outstanding attributes include an optional third-row seat, an ample cargo capacity, and a strong V6 engine. Its release date, although speculative at the moment, should be expected during the first half of 2017.

2017 Toyota 4Runner Limited front viw, grille and headlights

The interior of the 2017 Toyota 4Runner features controls and instrumentation that are well laid out and easy to understand. Most users will find the interior materials and, to some extent, the technologies appealing and driver-centric. However, you’ll find the Jeep Grand Cherokee a suitable alternative if you demand something a bit plusher.

2017 Toyota 4Runner exterior, alloy wheels

As for passenger accommodations, the available third-row seating arrangement is bound to be a tempting option for carpoolers, but you’ll want to make sure your elementary schoolers will actually fit, as the 2017 Toyota 4Runner has perhaps one of the tightest, and smallest third-rows in the midsize SUV segment. Also, the five-passenger seating arrangement includes a second-row reclining and folding 40/20/40-split seats.

Some of the standard features available include mud guards, hill descent control, and hill start assist, dual-range transfer case, and skid plates. Several packages are offered as well and come stuffed with upscale technologies and materials such as a dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, and advanced electronic aids.

2017 Toyota 4Runner rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The cargo capacity is voluptuous and is quite practical especially when you decide to take your family to a countryside getaway. The 4Runner nonetheless disappoints on several areas such as a cramped third row bench only suitable for small kids, the Entune system setup is cumbersome, poor fuel economy ratings, busy ride, and a low towing capacity.

Depending on your priorities, luckily, there are several desirable alternatives in the segment including the 2017 Toyota Highlander, the 2017 Dodge Durango, and the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. All may have their strengths but the 2017 Toyota 4Runner may among the last dying traditional three-row SUV breed in the market.

2017 Toyota 4Runner red color, exterior

Offered Trims – Toyota 4Runner

Four trim levels are offered for the 2017 Toyota 4Runner: Limited, TRD Pro, Trail, and SR5. The latter two are further divided into standard and premium sub-trims.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Toyota 4Runner Interior Review

Standard accessories and features available on the 4Runner SR5 trim model include a rearview camera, a windshield wiper de-icer, a folding and reclining 40/20/40-split rear seats, heated exterior mirrors, hill-descent control and hill start assist, skid plates, 17” alloy wheels, md guards, air conditioning, a leather-wrapped telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, roof rails, a rear privacy glass, a power liftgate, and adaptive cruise control.

2017 Toyota 4Runner steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

Electronics include iPod/USB audio interface, HD and satellite radio, voice controls, a navigation system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a 6.1” touchscreen interface, Scout GPS Link cell phone, a CD player, and auxiliary audio jack.

2017 Toyota 4Runner leather seats ans steering wheel

The 4Runner SR5 Premium adds rearview auto-dimming mirrors, upgraded exterior mirrors, smartphone app integration, a navigation system, an upgraded version of Entune, and a power front passenger seat.

2017 Toyota 4Runner interior, backseats

The 4Runner Trail model steps up with a rear locking different, terrain selectable modes, unique 17” wheels, crawl control, silver exterior trim, and a hood scoop.

The 4Runner TRD Pro builds upon what the above trims offer plus a unique black front grille, a higher ride height, upgraded front springs, special off-road tires, matte black 17” wheels, various TRD-themed upgrades, a TRD-stamped aluminum front skid plate, and automatic headlights.

2017 Toyota 4Runner white color, alloy wheels

Finally, the 4Runner Limited gets a rear locking differential, a leather upholstery, automatic dual-zone climate control, keyless ignition and entry, 20” alloy wheels, ventilated and heated front seats, automatic headlights, parking rear sensors, adaptive roll-reducing dampers, terrain-mode selector, and a 15-speaker JBL sound system.

2017 Toyota 4Runner rear view, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Toyota 4Runner Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Toyota 4Runner is a 4.0l V6 engine rated at a healthy 270 hp and 278 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is then taken up by the standard five-speed automatic to either the RWD or the AWD. Rumors are rife that there is a possibility of Toyota offering the 4runner with an optional V8 powerplant.

2017 Toyota 4Runner engine

We are following some leads and we will be updating on the same in the near future, probably some months before its release date.

EPA estimates the fuel economy for the RWD models at 22/17/19 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 21/17/18 mpg for the AWD versions.


Wheelbase: 109.8 in
Length: 190.2 in
Width: 75.8 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume (all seats in place): 47.2 cu.ft (maximum 89.7 cu.ft)
Curb weight: 4400 lbs
Top Speed: 115 mph
0-60: 7,5 sec
MPG: 17/22 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Barcelona Red Metallic, Classic Silver Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Nautical Blue Metallic, Super White…
Towing Capacity: 5000 lbs

Price & 2017 Toyota 4Runner Release Date

2017 Toyota 4Runner release date

Once available, the new 2017 Toyota 4Runner should be expected to cost about $33,810 for the base 4Runner SR5 model and more for the rest of the trims. As for its release date, speculations allege the new vehicle will be bound for dealerships sometime in the first half of 2017.

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2017 Toyota 4Runner front angle, headlights and grille

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2017 Toyota 4Runner trunk, cargo space

2017 Toyota 4Runner gear shift knob

2017 Toyota RAV4 Release Date, Review and Specs

As the US market cannot get enough crossover vehicles, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is getting a do-over. The model is going to feature its mid-cycle facelift which is giving the popular compact SUV model a competitive edge on the already packed segment. The model is adding some large changes in fact, even though it is a mid-cycle refresh and is gearing up for the upcoming season. This is currently the 4th generation of the RAV4 models and it brings some new aspects to the popular brand.

2017 Toyota RAV4 front view, auto show, grille and alloy wheels

The styling additions are going to include a fully and newly updated infotainment system, the styling is going to be tweaked a bit as well, it also updates it safety system and brings us a well labeled and well-mannered car, and it also features updates to the sporty SE trim that also matches well across the lineup.

2017 Toyota RAV4 rear angle, white color, tailpipe and taillights

The segment in which the Toyota RAV4 2017 is competing in is in its all time high and a large number of vehicles actually need to get fresh new ideas in order to stay afloat with other models. The RAV4 brings back the hybrid version this year as well, while the base stays the same engine wise but adds some minor changes which are going to update the fuel consumption and also address the performance issue.

2017 Toyota RAV4 spy shots, spy photos

The powertrain issues have been reworked by imploring tactics brought in the 2017 Toyota Prius model, so we know that we are getting a fuel-conscientious car when we talk about the RAV4 2017 model. When we mention that the main rivals are Subaru Crosstrek and Mazda MX-5 we know that the 2017 Toyota RAV4 has to up its ante to keep up with them. Keep reading and you will find out also more about the release date of the car as well as other specs.


The new 2017 Toyota RAV4 is going to get a more traditional SUV-like look for its exterior styling. The largest amount of changes were brought to the front fascia part of the car as every panel from hood to the raised nose and the bumper has been addressed. The model gets a higher stance and also has some slimmer headlamps to the front side  The lower trapezoidal grille has a larger design now but it wraps around so it even further emphasizes the feeling of being big.

2017 Toyota RAV4 blue color, grille and headlights

A skid plate garnish is present across the line as all trim levels have it and the raised nose also continues into the high beltline and enchains the vehicle’s profile. The fenders and the rocker moldings have been changed as well and all trim levels use roof rails which was not the case before.

2017 Toyota RAV4 rear angle, red color, taillights

The rear end goes well with the raised stance of the car and it was done by reshaping the taillights and replacing the black plastic molding with body-colored panels with a bumper. The backup lights have been positioned in the lower corners of the bumper and it also comes with a rear skid plate which is a standard additional. There are also five different styles of wheels used, depending ton the trim level, and you can chose between  17-inch steel units, 17-inch alloys, and 18-inch alloys.


As far as the dimensions of the interior of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 are concerned, they remain the same. The cargo area, seating capacity and the interior volume are all the same, but the hybrid models are going to reduce the cargo area a bit.

2017 Toyota RAV4 steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard and gear shift knob

The dash has been remodeled to feature a better button configuration and a different layout. There are more hard buttons and switches added and a lot of them are integrated with the infotainment system. You can use a 6.1-inch touchscreen as standard, but have the  high-definition 6.1-inch touchscreen and 7-inch touchscreen ones as optional, while the XLE trim levels come with a  new multi-information 4.2-inch color display screen in the gauge cluster.

2017 Toyota RAV4 interior, leather seats, steering wheel and dashboard

All of the trim levels of the Toyota RAV4 2017 come with navigation, and Integrated Navigation is available on higher trims while lower get Scout GPS Link app functionality. Other amenities include the Home Link garage opener, Smart Key and SiriusXM radio with a complimentary three-month trial subscription. You can also make your pick between a total of four infotainment systems. The base level has the AM/FM/CD, Bluetooth, iPod connectivity, a USB 2.0 port, auxiliary mini-jack port, voice recognition, six-speaker audio, and Siri Eyes Free. The Premium ones add Entune audio system with 11 speakers,  576 watts of power, eight channels, a Hi8 amplifier, two 6.69-inch subwoofers in the front, and a single 7.48-inch subwoofer in the rear.

2017 Toyota RAV4 interior, back seats

The cabin also boasts with some prime materials and soft-touch surfaces and upper trim levels can come with padding on the upper door armrest. There is also LED illumination which is standard for all models and is placed at lower center console across with a 12-volt power outlet in the rear.


The updated version of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is powered by a 2.5-liter, DOHC, 16-valve four-cylinder engine. This is the model which is going to be confirmed at the release date of the vehicle and there is not going to be an added powertrain option except the hybrid version, Speaking of the hybrid, it uses 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, while a nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery and two electric motors. The base version makes 176 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 172 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm and has FWD as standard and AWD as optional. You can transfer the power though a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. The EPA ratings are calculated at 24 mpg city/31 mpg highway/26 mpg combined for FWD models, and 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway/25 mpg combined for AWD models and the model can reach 0-60 mph in 6 seconds.

2017 Toyota RAV4 engine view

As for the hybrid Toyota RAV4 2017, it has a performance of 194 net horsepower and 206 pound-feet of torque and the ability to speed up to 0-60 mph in just 8.1 seconds. Of course the important part here is the fuel consumption which comes down to 34 mpg city/31 mpg highway/33 mpg combined.

2017 Toyota RAV4 engine


Wheelbase: 104.7 in
Length: 181.1 in
Width: 72.6 in
Passenger volume: 101 cu ft
Cargo volume: 38 cu ft
Curb weight: 3678 lb
Top Speed: 108 mph
0-60: 6,0 sec
MPG: 24/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Barcelona Red Metallic, Black, Black Currant Metallic, Electric Storm Blue, Hot Lava, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic and Super White
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs

Release date and price

2017 Toyota RAV4 release date

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is going to get it release date next year, which pales it available at around February. Owning this car would also mean paying a price of $25,750.

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2017 Toyota RAV4 exterior, alloy wheels

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2017 Toyota RAV4 back seats

2017 Toyota RAV4 trunk, cargo space

New 2017 Toyota Wish Release Date, Specs & Info

The newest 2017 Toyota Wish is a model that is getting an all-around modification and an upgrade in every segment of the vehicle. Perhaps this model is not so much known to the buyers in Europe and North America but it has already made a name for itself in its native Asian market where the vehicle is regarded as a prime choice. The Wish is actually the most popular brand of a mini-van in the Asian market and has been known already for several years.

2017 Toyota Wish red color, front angle, grille

This time they are updating the model and are bringing so much more to the brand with the features and added upgrades that have been awaited. The brand actually does not have a place in the North American brand due to its setup and features as it fits much better for the Asian and can perhaps work in the European market. Thus we do not see this model appearing in other places any time soon.

2017 Toyota Wish white color, taillights and tailpipe

The large popularity of this model left the produces of Toyota with only one option, and that is to update the model as fast as possible. The vehicle is going to be refined and updated in many ways as the fans have spoken and wish to see the model in its new showcasing. They will get to see it by the beginning of next year as the car has been announced for release by then.

2017 Toyota Wish front view, black color, grille

Check out the review and find out what the latest news about the price and release date are.

2017 Toyota Wish rear view, taillights and tailpipe


With the new Wish out we can expect a change in paste of the appearance. We are finally getting a 2017 Toyota Wish that looks handsome. This is not to say that the previous one was bad in appearance but the newest one is going to look much better and will feature an improved look and a prime appearance as well. There are a lot of changes that are going to be expected for the vehicle that are going to ultimately bring us a much more interesting look for the car.

2017 Toyota Wish white color, side angle

The front of the car has gone through a couple of changes and is going to include a new bumper and a new grille. The front side now has a very premium look which is enhanced by adding a more modern and an appealing look now. There are some LED lights included as well this time while the bottom of the bumper adds fog lights placed in the very corner and the bottom of the bumper. The car is going to get some changes in the rear as the lights are changed and reshaped. The wheels also feature a new design and finally we are going to get some new color choices also to go with the new look. All in all, this new model is going to benefit form a largely modern update making it better and desirable car.


2017 Toyota Wish dashboard, lcd screen, steering wheel and gear shift knob

The greatest advantage of the 2017 Toyota Wish is going to be the interior. Actually the advantage of the Toyota Wish models has always been its interior which they managed to utilize to the maximum extent. This one is going to build up upon and expand the concept even further brining us a well deserved and quality inside of the car. The model is still able to seat seven people and there is enough room to fit all of them in the position so they feel as comfy as possible.

2017 Toyota Wish interior, steering wheel and leather seats

The improvement is going to deal with the materials that are used inside the car. Some soft upholstery is being used here which adds to the comfort and the overall atmosphere. The color of the trim is going to also be available in different offers that are making the interior able to match the outside as you wish it to be. The car is going to finish off the inside with the latest features and technological equipment added as the model uses navigation, touchscreen, air conditioning, various connectivity abilities and a modern audio system also. All of the previously used ones are have gained an update.


2017 Toyota Wish engine

A big change has been announced in terms of the engine. It appears that there is going to be a substitution made and the new 2017 Toyota Wish is going to come with a 1.8 liter 4 cylinder engine which manages to come with an output of 140 horsepower and a torque of 178 Nm. But another great news is that this is not the only engine option available as a  2.0-liter also 4 cylinder engine that develops 156 horsepower and will have a peak torque of 197 Nm is also part of the offer. The slightly stronger engine gives you more options and allows you to have more opportunities when it comes to driving. Both of the engines are combined with a 7-speed CVT automatic transmission and it offers a front wheel drive as a standard option.

Release date and price

2017 Toyota Wish release date

Currently the announced price rating for the new 2017 Toyota Wish vehicle is between $ 24.000 and $ 32.000. The model is going to be available by the end of the year and the release date is for now only mentioned for the Asian market. This does not mean that it will never be offered in other markets as further talks may continue and the model becomes available for other parts of the world.

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2017 Toyota Wish blue color, side view

2017 Toyota Wish side view, alloy wheels, exterior

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2017 Toyota Wish exterior, alloy wheels, white color

2017 Toyota Wish silver color, alloy wheels

2017 Toyota Wish interior, leather seats, back seats

2017 Toyota Wish cargo space, trunk

2017 Toyota Wish black color, white color, exterior