We recently had the opportunity to drive the 2014 Tundra and 4Runner, but we found out from Toyota about other changes to the company's truck and sport/utility lineup for 2014. While the automaker hasn't announced all the changes for the new model year, here's what we know so far:
FJ Cruiser: The cool, retro-looking off-roader returns essentially unchanged. Toyota hasn't released details on the Trail Teams Special Edition, but we expect it to be as good as they have been every year.
Land Cruiser: The classic nameplate carries on for 2014. As is the case with the FJ Cruiser, this one is the same for the new model year.
Sequoia: Aside from the addition of Entune Audio Plus in the SR5, Entune Premium Audio standard on the Limited, optional on the SR5, and Entune Premium JBL Audio -- standard on the Platinum and optional on the Limited -- the Sequoia continues on as is for 2014.
Tacoma: While there hadn't been a lot of people buying the X-Runner, we're still sad to hear that the performance-biased model is going away for 2014. There are some new options available, though. There's a new appearance package, called the SR, available on Pre-Runners and base grades, that comes with a color-matched exterior (fenders, door handles, bumpers, side mirrors, and grille surround), smoked headlights, and available foglights. The SR is only offered in Pyrite, Spruce, and Nautical Blue. Other changes: The availability of Entune was expanded, the monitor is now in the head unit instead of in the rearview mirror, and there are 16-inch black Baja wheels offered as part of the ST package. Finally, there are two new exterior colors: Silver Sky Metallic replaces Silver, and Blue Ribbon Metallic replaces Blue.
Venza: The XLE and Limited trims now get power-folding side mirrors, and the Limited receives a front and rear backup sonar system.