Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro 2017 TestDriveNow Video Review By Auto Critic Steve Hammes.
The 4Runner is one of a trifecta of seemingly timeless Toyota SUVs that subscribe to theory “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” And it’s this one that possesses the most off-road worthy chops.

MSRP as-tested: $45,069
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Comments

    • Snake eyes
      Snake eyes

      if not having auto 4wd is a bad thing, i dont want to be right. todays drivers want everything done for them, god forbid you have to pay attention and make a decision for your self to have better driving.

      about 26 days ago
    • Ju M.
      Ju M.

      This is the same model Im looking for. Color is hot.

      about 5 months ago
    • Crunchi
      Crunchi

      Its 2019, they NEED to come with LED headlights

      about 5 months ago
    • JoshuaCushing
      JoshuaCushing

      everything you listed as negatives are the exact reasons why it is so popular. manual controls, less electronics to break, tried and true reliability... sign me up

      about 5 months ago
    • TestDriveNow Reviews by Auto Critic Steve Hammes
      TestDriveNow Reviews by Auto Critic Steve Hammes In reply to JoshuaCushing

      Yeah, because the power seats in my other cars are always breaking ;-) HA!!! Silly gimmicks.

      about 5 months ago
    • Jimmy Meatwhistle
      Jimmy Meatwhistle

      wow, that sucked, the review I mean

      about 5 months ago
    • TestDriveNow Reviews by Auto Critic Steve Hammes
      TestDriveNow Reviews by Auto Critic Steve Hammes In reply to Jimmy Meatwhistle

      Wow. That sucked. Jimmy, I mean.

      about 5 months ago
    • Michael Kastner
      Michael Kastner

      I love my 2016-TRD-Pro !!! Ya its basic, but sure feels good !!!!

      about 5 months ago
    • Michael Kastner
      Michael Kastner

      Wicked power gain with the Magnuson SC

      about 5 months ago
    • Michael Kastner
      Michael Kastner

      Needs aMagnuson Super Charger!!!!!

      about 5 months ago
    • Spektacle
      Spektacle

      WHERE ARE ALL THE GADGETS? HOW AM I TO CHANGE LANES WITHOUT THE BLINKY LIGHT ON MY MIRROR? "Awd is better than 4x4 cuz it does it for you" LOL! Aww muffin..... This was like a figure skater reviewing a hockey game.

      about 6 months ago
    • mbbroker79
      mbbroker79

      I still like the 4 runner

      about 6 months ago
    • Rick Sanchez
      Rick Sanchez

      My truck needs me to lock its hubs out in the snow and rain and this mf complains about a truck having a selectable low range gearbox? Why dont we make it a front wheel drive unibody with independent rear suspension and a hybrid battery pack with factory installed rainbow bumper stickers? smh...

      about 7 months ago
    • Rick Sanchez
      Rick Sanchez In reply to Rick Sanchez

      For sure, rotary still works when the powers out! Im sorry knobs and levers trigger you

      about 7 months ago
    • TestDriveNow Reviews by Auto Critic Steve Hammes
      TestDriveNow Reviews by Auto Critic Steve Hammes In reply to Rick Sanchez

      Still got your rotary dial phone, too? I hope so. Otherwise you're a hypocrite.

      about 7 months ago
    • Patrick Lawrence
      Patrick Lawrence

      And for all of the Jeep-love, features and all...somebody explain this recall/no-sell order for the new wonderful wrangler? All the features in the world but the have welds that will leave you at the side of the road just driving it home from the dealership. I’ll take my T4R every time. ‘14 with 85k miles and not one issue

      about 9 months ago
    • Weekend Warrior
      Weekend Warrior

      Great honest review, per the usual

      about 9 months ago
    • Thu Key
      Thu Key

      Beautiful beautiful suv

      about 10 months ago
    • Steve Pounder
      Steve Pounder

      Kind of a mixed bag. Yeah there’s more modern transmissions and engines but at the same time buying this vehicle you know you have a drive train that will last 300k or more miles if you keep it that long.

      about 11 months ago
    • Zooks
      Zooks

      I think the reviewer has missed the point with this vehicle. There's nothing wrong with 'old'. Vehicles of legendary status always remain true to their product and dont worry about the latest 'updates'. Its the durability and ability of this vehicle that makes it desirable, not the push button start and an 8inch touchscreen.

      about 11 months ago
    • Leonard Simmons
      Leonard Simmons

      This truck is built well, wrong guy to do this review. I am all about simple and tough.

      about 1 year ago
    • Peter Tyrell
      Peter Tyrell

      People are Techno weinie s today.
      Many would perish if the grid went out and they didn't have access to Siri ,google and Social media. 4 runners are very well built but people don't seem to care about that in these techy times.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jacksonthomas01
      Jacksonthomas01

      Who gives a shit about all these gimmicks like safety features that will only raise the price for no reason ? Just don’t drive like a dumbass and you won’t need it. Enough said

      about 1 year ago
    • TestDriveNow Reviews by Auto Critic Steve Hammes
      TestDriveNow Reviews by Auto Critic Steve Hammes In reply to Jacksonthomas01

      I don't even want the doors! Wish Toyota would leave those off, too.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jolkrae Remeark
      Jolkrae Remeark

      "The Real Deal"

      about 1 year ago
    • rick saelee
      rick saelee

      I don't know how I got here but this guy Steve seems like he is reviewing this 4runner compared to the pilot and pathfinder...simply the 4runner has no competition anymore since the Pathfinder went unibody

      about 1 year ago
    • rick saelee
      rick saelee In reply to rick saelee

      Thanks for the reply Steve...4runner buyers love the vehicle for its ruggedness off road and it could be tempered for on road....also it spends most of its time on the road not in the shop...what can you get for 35k (SR5 Runner) that can do the things a 4runner can do on and off the road?

      about 1 year ago
    • TestDriveNow Reviews by Auto Critic Steve Hammes
      TestDriveNow Reviews by Auto Critic Steve Hammes In reply to rick saelee

      Dear, Rick. You have good taste in videos! I'm not going to rehash what I've already said below a million times but tell me why at this price point and in a vehicle that's been neglected for this long can't Toyota give you both? Would side blind zone alert negatively impact your off-road experience? The answer is, of course not. The reason it's not there is because Toyota doesn't want to bother to update their trucks.

      about 1 year ago
    • rick saelee
      rick saelee

      Why would you want blind spot monitoring and collision warning in a 4runner....if you want that get a uni body pathfinder or pilot..the 4runner is beloved because the body on frame and it drives like a truck not a car

      about 1 year ago
    • orpiv
      orpiv

      IF it aint broke don't fix it dude..You need to stick to Volvos and shit or Barbie Jeep!!

      about 1 year ago
    • TestDriveNow Reviews by Auto Critic Steve Hammes
      TestDriveNow Reviews by Auto Critic Steve Hammes In reply to orpiv

      orpiv Normally, I delete dumb ass comments like this but yours actually speaks volumes about fake macho 4Runner guy and makes my argument even stronger.

      about 1 year ago
    • Hakeem Hakim
      Hakeem Hakim

      They are around because they last forever!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • J Thor
      J Thor

      As much as I still like Toyota I do have to agree with Steve that they can do better.

      about 1 year ago
    • Meadmaker 452
      Meadmaker 452

      I've never owned one, but have always found myself looking at the 4Runner and thinking it's a pretty smart looking machine. It's big enough, without being massive, and seems to have genuine off-road cred to boot. Having said that, at $45k for a loaded TRD Pro, I'd say it's overpriced by about $10k for what it is. Leasing schemes drive this, and if people keep buying/leasing them at that price, it's never gonna change.

      I like the manual 4x4 shifter, but the lack of a manual transmission in a rig like this is really off-putting. It doesn't make any sense. The manual FJ cruiser with full-time 4x4 was easily the best version of that particular beast (IMHO), so why not carry it over to the 4Runner. I believe the share the same platform, so why not?

      I'm of the opinion that you should be able to drive without needing gimmicks like lane departure warning (if you're departing a lane and you don't know it until some gizmo tells you, you're not driving properly), so I don't miss stuff like that. Push-button start is a no-brainer for Toyota, really, so it makes me wonder if they've deliberately stuck with the key-in-ignition option just to make it feel more retro.

      I'd love to go drive one of these, but I certainly wouldn't want to pay what they're asking, especially considering the lack of a manual transmission option. Used to be you'd pay more for an automatic, but nowadays there's no choice. Nothing says "Americans can't drive" like not providing a manual transmission option. It's a shame, really. Aside from a Wrangler, or a used FJ with a manual, it's hard to find a good rig like this with a manual transmission made by anybody nowadays.

      Manufacturers will tell you they don't make their cars with manual transmissions anymore because no one buys them. Well, that's a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you don't make them, people can't actually buy they. And, more importantly, the manufacturers are more interested in computer-tuning their automatics to achieve the best EPA numbers, and you can't do that with a manual transmission.

      My Ram 1500 has an 8-speed transmission and it's frankly pretty awful. I hope FCA fired the person who developed the shift map for that transmission. And god forbid you get a tune to fix it, because that would void the warranty!!

      Great review, Steve, as always. I really want to like the 4Runner, but it's just too expensive given what you get for your money (IMHO).

      about 1 year ago
    • GregT
      GregT

      Best review of a 4Runner I have seen. If your going to review a car might as well be honest. It is what it is and its made for a specific nitch so it has drawbacks. You could have they exact vehicle but with a KIA name badge and everyone would agree with you.

      about 1 year ago
    • G&G Auto Reviews
      G&G Auto Reviews

      These TRD Pro 4runners are beast! I was lucky enough to drive and review one and loved it. Nice video!

      about 1 year ago
    • Phil Ward
      Phil Ward

      Where is the manual transmission version? Damn Toyota and most other manufacturers as well, defaulting to the auto trans...

      about 1 year ago
    • XTL
      XTL

      It's 2018. Automatic climate control should not be optional. 5 gear transmission is embarrassing. LED headlights pls - I will pay extra. Jeep's Pentastar 3.6L is better than this 4.0L and the 3.6L is already very outdated in its own right. Toyota can do better. For 40k+ I will get a JL Rubicon. Reliability be damned.

      about 1 year ago
    • Sehh Mie
      Sehh Mie In reply to XTL

      XTL fucking americans

      about 1 year ago