Overland Classifieds :: 2017 Toyota 4Runner 4×4 SR5 Premium

The 4Runner is a popular overland platform, with recent expedition-equipped examples including this 2016 TRD Pro, a 2015 TRD Off-Road Camper, and a 2014 Trail Edition. So, what makes this model such a desirable option? Like the rest of Toyota’s 4WD lineup, you can expect bulletproof reliability, excellent go-anywhere capability, class-leading build quality, and access to a huge array of aftermarket parts and services. However, perhaps the main reason the 4Runner is such a great option is that while it’s a dependable round-the-world companion, it’s also a practical, relatively economical, and comfortable daily driver. At the end of the day, having a second dedicated overland rig is a luxury many of us cannot afford, which means choosing a vehicle that’s just as comfortable on the commute as navigating backcountry trails. The 4Runner hits a sweet spot between rugged capability and everyday comfort and usability, so it’s a fantastic choice. Today’s meticulously maintained offering has covered 80,100 miles, features a long list of modifications, and is priced at $42,000 OBO.

From the Seller:

The 5th-generation 4Runner is the perfect sized rig for trails. At around 80,000 miles, this is not just a daily driver, mall crawler, or hard parker. This rig and I have numerous memories together, from local trails in Big Bear to the Black Bear and Imogene passes in Colorado, and it handles all kinds of obstacles with ease. In addition, this setup is built for going high speed in the Mojave, Ocotillo Wells, Stoddard Wells, and Death Valley. Every piece of equipment installed serves a purpose: to enhance the driving experience both on and off pavement. If a part doesn’t improve my driving experience, it won’t be purchased. Understand this: when customers have questions about building their 4Runner, this is the exact example that we refer to them for inspiration, as everything is trail proven. I truly hope this goes to a fellow enthusiast who can appreciate the time, energy, and trial and error that went into this build.”

2017 Toyota 4Runner 4×4 SR5 Premium

The 4Runner is fitted with a V6 motor that produces 270 horsepower, 278 pound-feet of torque, and returns a combined 18 mpg. A long-lived engine is mated with impressive go-anywhere performance thanks to 4WD, a body-on-frame design, and intelligent A-Trac traction control. While the SR5 is very capable, it’s worth noting that there is an optional TRD Off-Road Package fitted to some 4Runners. This further bolsters capability with uprated Bilstein shocks, TRD front springs, Nitto all-terrain tires, skid plates, TRD wheels, locking rear differential, and more. Inside, the SR5 Premium showcases the following driver comforts:

  • Infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, navigation, and more, 8-inch
  • Softex synthetic leather upholstery
  • Power adjustable and heated front seats
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane departure warning and forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking

Distinguishing Features

This 4Runner has been extensively modified, so I’d recommend checking out the original listing linked below for full details (including a comprehensive breakdown of cost). In the meantime here’s a small selection of notable features:

  • BajaRack full rack and ladder
  • Method 701 Bahia Blue wheels with Falken Wildpeak AT3 tires
  • King shocks and front springs with rear Ironman 4×4 springs
  • RCI steel skid plates and Shrockworks sliders
  • Baja Designs lighting
  • Demello front bumper
  • Revolution Gear 4.56 gearing

This 2017 Toyota 4Runner 4×4 SR5 Premium is listed for $42,000 OBO and is currently located in Los Angeles, California. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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