If you're looking for the perfect outdoor-living vehicle, you can stop now. The 2014 Toyota 4Runner is an awesome blend of cargo capacity, power, and offroad capability. As far a comfortable interior goes, 4Runner is top of its class. To add more technology and spruce it up a bit more, you can look to one of thethree models: the base SR5, the Trail, and the upscale Limited. Technological features, such as a touchscreen-based audio system and Toyota's Entune suite of smartphone-connected apps are standard for all trim levels, as is a rearview camera. In all three models, the instruments and the controls are well placed, and the seats are comfortable front and rear. Optional third-row seating is best for kids or adults who absolutely refuse to wait for the next bus. There are eight standard airbags as well as other important safety features to keep the whole family secure.
The 4Runner packs a4.0-liter V-6 that is rated at 270 horsepower at 5600 rpm, with 278 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm. The ECT-i transmission is the same five-speed automatic Toyota has used for years in both rear- and four-wheel-drive models. The 2014 Toyota 4Runner also manages decent fuel economy on regular gas. The EPA estimates come in at 17/23 mpg city/highway for rear-drive models and 17/22 mpg for the 4x4.