Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Is The Modern-Day Landcruiser FJ60

The Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is one of the few-remaining body-on-frame SUVs, but that didn’t stop it from selling really well. In fact, 2017 was the 4Runner’s best year ever in the US, with 128,000 units sold across the country.

It’s an impressive achievement, especially when you consider the number of SUVs out there competing for a share of the market. It also shows how important is the so-called ‘cool factor’ of a vehicle in the market; in a sea of boring SUVs, it’s not that hard for the aggressive 4Runner TRD Pro to stand out from the crowd.

The TRD Pro package certainly helps the 4Runner’s case, giving the popular truck a proper off-road stance with its beefed-up suspension, big tires and of course that almost comically big grille at the front with the retro ‘TOYOTA’ in the middle.

It’s a recipe that obviously just works with customers, who are also driven by Toyota’s reliability scores and that fame of building indestructible trucks. In a way, as Doug DeMuro points out in his review, the 4Runner TRD Pro is very much a modern-day 60-Series Landcruiser.

That doesn’t mean that everything’s peachy. Toyota’s truck is still expensive to buy, with prices reaching close to $50k if you start ticking a few options. That’s a lot of money for an SUV that doesn’t offer features like keyless entry or common active safety systems; but then again, people who buy a 4Runner TRD Pro don’t care about this sort of things, do they?

 

  • Nick

    stop reposting this dude’s shit just to up the article count. he’s not even remotely funny and i’d rather read the site’s own reviews

    • Christian

      Don¨t talk like that about Sir Doug DEmero!

    • pcurve

      this site has almost zero original review though. I come here to read funny comments. lolz..

    • dumblikeyou2

      I didn’t mind him in the beginning, but now I do. And the “THIS” is definitely something he feels is his call card which makes you realize he now thinks he’s a persona. Or worse, the dreaded “influencer” tag that every douche on the planet thinks they can attach to themselves nowadays.

  • Jayce Millican

    I care. I also think for the price tag it should be upto date with features. I own one and like it, but constantly tell people what doesn’t make sense. And what doesn’t make sense is the fuel efficiency and the lack of luxary/technology built in. These are not hard things to fix since they already have the development. It seems like this is Toyota deciding to be cheap for profit. Still a great vehicle but it feels like I’m being bullied.

    • brn

      Or just lower the price. I’d consider the non-TRD model, but I’m not stupid with my money.

    • Nordschleife

      Well if you and others like you are still buying it, what’s the incentive to address your aforementioned issues?

      • Jayce Millican

        Integrity

        • Nordschleife

          You may be expecting to much.

  • Liam Paul

    looks like a 4 runner with too much garbage on it

  • Socarboy

    People who buy a 4runner don’t care about any of his gripes

  • 31/12/2999

    4Runner Is so popular, because is not all about design, is more important the performance and good quality and reliability.

  • Panhead

    This 4 Runner is a real offroad truck rather than a awd minivan like the GLC. Hence all the difference in amenities in exchange for beefed up suspension. The roll down rear window is there to facilitate using the truck to transport stuff. For example, lawn mowers, snow blowers, surfboards. Stick a lawnmower in there and let the handle protrude out the open window. Easy peasy. Try that with a honda pilot. Most folks do not need a 4Runner. Same with pick ups. Most do not need a pick up. But when the Apocalypse arrives they will come in handy. Until the fuel supply runs out.

  • dumblikeyou2

    I don’t think it will be one of the last body on frame SUVs for long. Isn’t Ford and GM developing the Canyon/Colorado and up-coming Ranger to be true rear-drive SUVs as again?
    Don’t you think it’s why GM reduced the size of their current med/sml CUVs to make room for a Jimmy/Blazer?

  • FactChecker90803

    And Jeep sold 190,522 Wranglers.

  • Greg Ford

    What A Dip SHIT

  • Greg Ford

    Go back to Anna-No-Place

  • Greg Ford

    I think this guy might (possibly) be good at reviewing Popsicles.

  • Bonzai

    I have a 2015 TRD Pro 4Runner, while everything he says is true, Toyota couldn’t care less what customers want, this thing sells, that is all that matters. They won’t add any options because Toyota the company sucks. They balk when you take it off-road and then something fails later. Also, why the heck does the spare tire not match!? I do like my 4Runner though…

    What would I change, add Android auto, I replaced the stock system with entune, it’s worthless. Upgrade the entire drive train, while it’s bullet proof, add a supercharger or turbocharger option, and a more efficient transmission. Maybe diesel (I have a diesel Colorado too).

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