In addition to the standard Toyota’s 4Runner model, the company will also launch the top ranging version. It is going to be the 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro. So, how the TRD Pro will differ from the standard model? First of all, the TRD Pro will arrive with standard all-wheel drive system unlike the standard version which will arrive with standard rear-wheel drive. However, the four-wheel drive will be optional. Furthermore, the Toyota TRD will be offered with some new exterior colors. As well, it will arrive with different design of the wheels and some adjustments in exterior styling. What you might find interesting too, since the 4Runner is truly great off-roader, the TRD Pro will feature improved off-road capabilities thanks to the multi-terrain select system, off-road tires, a TRD-tuned suspension and so on.
Inside the cabin, the 4Runner TRD Pro is expected to arrive with the same design and technology like the rest of the models in the lineup. Its main rivals will include Toyota Highlander, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Subaru Outback and Dodge Durango.
Engine and performance of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
Speaking of the engines, all Toyota 4Runners come with one engine option under the hood. So, the all-new 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro will be powered by a 4.0-liter V-6 engine. This unit will be able to make 270 horses and 278 pound-feet of torque. The engine will pair with a 5-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive will be standard for TRD Pro, while the rear-wheel drive will be standard for all the other trim levels. As for the fuel efficiency, it gets 17 mpg in the city, 20 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg combined.
Furthermore, for enhanced off-road performance, the 4Runner TRD Pro will arrive with crawl control, off-road tires, Kinetic dynamic suspension system, a locking rear differential and so on.
Design of exterior and interior
When it comes to exterior design, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro will feature the same boxy shape as the standard version. The only differences we will notice are the TRD front skid plate, slightly revised grille, and the new 17-inch matte gray alloy wheels. As well, the TRD Pro will arrive with three new exterior colors. Those will be: Super White, Midnight Black and Calvary Blue shades.
Inside the cabin, unlike the rest of the lineup, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro won’t offer the third row. So, it will be able to accommodate up to five passengers. The seats are very comfortable, supportive and upholstered in leather. The lower trims will get a cloth and synthetic leather upholstery. The dashboard will feature the standard 6.1-inch touchscreen with Toyota’s latest Entune infotainment system.
Some of the standard equipment in the TRD Pro will include ventilated front seats, a JBL premium audio system with 15 speakers, dual-zone climate control, navigation etc. As for the safety, all 4Runners will arrive with 8 airbags, a rearview camera, anti-lock brakes, stability control and so on.
Release date and price
The 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro should arrive later this year. Its price will start at around $42,600.