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By Cars.com Staff
July 15, 2012
The Toyota 4Runner comes standard with rear-wheel drive, and two types of four-wheel drive are optional. This truck-based SUV offers up to three rows of seats and competes with the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Trim levels are the base SR5, off-road Trail edition and well-equipped Limited. New for 2013 There are no significant changes for 2013. Exterior The 4Runner has a squared-off nose and creased headlights that look similar to ones on Toyota's Sequoia SUV and Tundra pickup truck. The liftgate features a power window.
Trail editions get a hood scoop, unique 17-inch wheels, front and rear bumper guards, and smoked headlamps and taillamps. Exterior features include:
Standard 17-inch alloy wheels
Standard roof rails
Optional 20-inch wheels
Optional power-extending running boards
Interior The dashboard carries similar themes to Toyota's Land Cruiser SUV, with a bulky gated shifter and plenty of silver trim. The optional third-row seat brings maximum seating capacity to seven. Both the second and third rows fold flat. There is also an optional sliding rear cargo deck that can extend several inches beyond the rear bumper to form a makeshift picnic table or seat. It's rated to hold 440 pounds. Interior features include:
Standard CD stereo with iPod connectivity and Bluetooth audio streaming
Optional Entune multimedia system
Optional water-resistant cloth seats
Optional navigation system and backup camera
Optional dual-zone automatic climate control
Optional leather upholstery
Under the Hood There is an optional four-wheel-drive system with a two-speed transfer case; the four-wheel-drive Limited gets a full-time system that doesn't require driver intervention.
A long list of off-road equipment includes available locking center and rear differentials and a terrain selection system that allows drivers to match drivetrain settings to off-road conditions. Crawl mode can keep the 4Runner moving at a constant slow speed so drivers don't have to feather the gas pedal in tight off-road situations, and Toyota's A-TRAC traction control system purports to distribute power to any wheel with traction, even if the other three are slipping. Hill descent control can restrict the 4Runner to a slow downhill crawl — again, to help drivers work through serious off-road terrain without having to worry about managing vehicle speed. An optional disconnecting stabilizer bar system allows more suspension travel for extreme off-road situations.
For better on-road comfort, optional adaptive shock absorbers automatically adjust to changing road conditions. Other mechanical features include:
270-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 with a five-speed automatic transmission
Maximum towing capacity is 5,000 pounds
Skid plates for the engine and radiator, front suspension, transfer case (four-wheel-drive versions) and gas tank
Safety Standard safety features include:
Eight airbags — frontal chest and knee airbags, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for all rows of seats
Electronic stability system
Rear parking sensors
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