2010 Toyota 4Runner (Video) review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 26 September 2009 , 10:09:47 byVeronica

Filed under ToyotaSUV

Toyota 4Runner (Video)

Japanese carmaker Toyota developed the 4Runner 25 years ago and continues to evolve while remaining close to its roots. The all-new fifth generation 4Runner is even more athletic and packed with more power and better mileage. The carmaker offered a completely redesigned interior and unique cargo area that make it smarter, more comfortable and more versatile than ever. The model is available in a variety of configurations and it will be offered in three models, top-of-the-line limited, a well-equipped SR5, plus a Trail grade for those who require maximum off-road capability. The configurations available include rear wheel 4x2, part-time 4x4 and full-time multi-mode 4x4 with a locking center differential. All 4x4 models are equipped with a 4.0-liter V6 engine that sends the power to the wheels through a 5-speed ECT-I automatic transmission. The 4x4 will be powered by a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 4-speed ECT automatic or the 4.0-liter V6 with the 5-speed ECT-I automatic. In terms of styling, the new design uses a combination of the classic boxy form of the carmaker and progressive styling. All the output is being sent to the road through 17-inch alloy wheels in the case of the SR5 and through 20-inch on the Limited. The 4Runner is available in six exterior colors and under the hood it hides a 4.0-liter V6 engine capable of producing 270 horsepower and 278 lb. ft. of torque. All 4Runner 4x4 models are standard-equipped with Downhill Assist Control, which is designed to augment the low-speed ascending ability of low-range by holding the vehicle to a target speed with no driver intervention. The new 4Runner may be a truck-based SUV, but it offers the kind of drivability and riding comfort more often associated with car-based platforms. On-road vehicle dynamics are further enhanced by a suite of high-performance, state-of-the-art safety systems.