What we think of as SUVs usually aren’t. They’re crossovers that drive like cars and aren’t really built for off-road use. The Toyota 4Runner at Keyes Toyota, on the other hand, is a true body-on-frame SUV that has the size and comfort we all love, but brings the kind of power your average crossover can’t match. It’s a great fit for anyone looking for a new SUV near Los Angeles, CA, especially those of you who expect a bit more from an SUV.
2017 Toyota 4Runner Details
The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is a throwback in the best sense. It’s built on a truck body, and it’s powered by a robust 270 horsepower engine that puts out 278 lb.-ft. of torque, paired to a five-speed automatic transmission. All that power has its perks. For starters, the Toyota 4Runner can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. Its ground clearance also lets the SUV handle off-road duty without breaking a sweat.
Speaking of going off-road, the new TRD Off-Road and Off-Road Premium trims are especially well-suited to a jaunt off the beaten path, though the other trims (SR5 and SR5 Premium) have plenty to offer as well. Each new Toyota SUV has its particular charms, but the Toyota 4Runner is clearly in a class all its own.
2017 Toyota 4Runner Safety and Special Features
An SUV built like a truck has its up-sides, not least of which is that you and your passengers will be safe and sound. Of course, the Toyota STAR safety system (with traction control, stability control, electronic brake force distribution and other features) helps a lot, too.
But more than anything, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner is built for fun. Whatever doesn’t fit in the back — a boat, jet skis, camping gear, travel trailer, or any other “toys” you might want to bring on your next adventure — can be towed behind.
You and your passengers will be comfortable inside, and can while away your next long road trip singing along to the tunes pumping from an optional fifteen-speaker sound system and Entune infotainment (options vary by trim). If you’re trekking back to civilization, you’ll even find traffic, weather, points of interest, and more.
Buying a 2017 Toyota 4Runner
The Toyota Motor Corporation calls the Toyota 4Runner a “Multi-tool on Wheels,” and it’s an apt description. Any SUV or crossover can handle the roads around North Hollywood, or the commute from Glendale to Los Angeles. What’s rarer is finding the right vehicle when you want to leave all of that far behind. Come to 5855 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys, CA to find out more at the Keyes Toyota showroom today.