Overland Classifieds :: 2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Overland Build

The 4Runner, much like the Land Cruiser, is a vehicle that can simply do it all. It’s a go-anywhere rig that’s just as comfortable and refined on the school run or commute as it is navigating backcountry trails. I often make the point that owning one vehicle that’s both a daily driver and a competent overlanding platform is a winning formula. After all, that means that you’re only paying for a single vehicle and the subsequent build-out, accessories, repairs, running costs, tax, and insurance that come with it. Consequently, you’ll have more money to spend on adventures, and because you have just one vehicle, you’re more likely to keep on top of the maintenance. I own a 1986 Vanagon (it’s my sole vehicle), and a lot of people ask me how I trust it to perform as both a daily and an overland rig. I explain that because I absolutely depend on it, I’m fastidious about the upkeep. The 4Runner provides all the comforts you require for everyday life and acceptable on-road performance and economy but also showcases class-leading all-terrain capability and rugged dependability. Hence, it’s a very popular option on our forum, with recent examples including this 2005 Limited, a 2019 TRD Off-Road expedition build, and a 2010 Trail Edition. The 4Runner enjoys extensive aftermarket support, so there’s a wide range of parts and accessories that can be utilized to create a modular camping set-up that’s quick to install and remove. If you’d like to see how this platform performs as a micro-camper, then check out the inspiring builds from All-Terrain family, Yota Force, and Outworld. Today’s 2014 SR5 has covered just 106,280 miles and features premium modifications and a Go Fast Camper V2 rooftop tent.

From the Seller:

I built this rig to be simple, dependable, and capable, and I believe I achieved those goals. In my opinion, it has all the things you need to get lost (good suspension, winch, tow points, dedicated power for the electronics and fridge, solar, a re-gear, etc.) and nothing that makes it burdensome or cumbersome to drive. Additionally, the 4Runner can be relied upon to get you to your favorite spot, whether it be across the continent on top of a mountain, or around the block to the grocery store. In all my travels not once has a warning light or mechanical problem presented itself.”

2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5

The 4Runner is fitted with a V6 that produces 270 horsepower, 278 pound-feet of torque, and returns a combined 18 mpg. A long-lived engine is matched with excellent all-terrain capability thanks to 4WD, body-on-frame design, intelligent A-Trac traction control, center locking differential, and more. Inside, the 4Runner is well-equipped with driver comforts that include:

  • Infotainment system with navigation
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Power steering, locks, windows, and mirrors

Distinguishing Features

  • Old Man Emu suspension and SPC upper control arms
  • Baja Designs lighting
  • TRD Pro wheels with BFGoodrich KO2 tires
  • C4 Lo Pro bumper with Come-Up winch
  • Group 31 Odyssey Extreme AGM battery with Sunflare 180-watt flexible solar
  • Go Fast Camper V2 rooftop tent
  • ARB Twin Air compressor

This 2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 overland build is listed for $36,500 and is currently located in Conway, Arkansas. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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No money in the bank, but gas in the tank. Our resident Bikepacking Editor Jack Mac is an exploration photographer and writer living full-time in his 1986 Vanagon Syncro but spends most days at the garage pondering why he didn’t buy a Land Cruiser Troopy. If he’s not watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, he can be found mountaineering for Berghaus, sea kayaking for Prijon, or bikepacking for Surly Bikes. Jack most recently spent two years on various assignments in the Arctic Circle but is now back in the UK preparing for his upcoming expeditions—looking at Land Cruisers. Find him on his website, Instagram, or on Facebook under Bicycle Touring Apocalypse.