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2010 Toyota 4 Runner

2010 Toyota 4Runner

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Best Car I've Ever Had

by from East Coast (NC) on January 5, 2012

This is my 5th vehicle and by far the best. Bought the 2010 new and couldn't be happier. New Toyotas run a little high in the price but it's because of their overall quality and reliability. I replace...
This is my 5th vehicle and by far the best. Bought the 2010 new and couldn't be happier. New Toyotas run a little high in the price but it's because of their overall quality and reliability. I replaced a 2008 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara with the 4Runner and they are worlds apart. The 4Runner offers great creature comforts including leather interior, heated seats and mirrors, bluetooth and touchscreen navigation/stereo. I love the design of the new body (2010 was the first year for the new design) but that's personal preference. For the size, the vehicle gets great mileage, the sticker ranges 18-22, I average 21.2 to 21.4, up about 3-4 MPG from the Wrangler (and this economy is city driving). The four wheel drive is easy to operate and though very much a "civilized" SUV it's still very capable off-road. The interior is roomy with plenty of space for 4 people very comfortably and 5 people comfortably with room to spare for cargo (don't bother with the third-row option as it's suited for small children at best but would be a pain to get to for them, you get more function out of the rear cargo area with sliding shelf). The 4Runner offers a smooth, comfortable ride on the road with a relatively quiet interior. The power rear window is a nice touch and helps with air flow and noise from driving with windows down (on the highway at 70 with windows down plus the rear down you can easily hear your music as the air doesn't search for an outflow). The standard (SR5) stereo with USB in the glove box is completely sufficient and the USB is nice as the stereo interfaces with iPods and allows you to access your iPod media directly from the stereo. A 2 inch hitch is a standard feature along with 7 and 4 pin trailer wiring (hidden near the spare tire under the car). Overall this is a great car that will surely last forever just as the previous generations have, I can't say enough good things about this car. Note to anyone considering a roof rack: the price and weight ratings are about the same for factory and aftermarket cross bars (required to put anything on the roof). I bought the aftermarket which produce a bit of noise at speed, I recommend the factory bars due to the aerodynamic design and therefore reduced noise.
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Good truck - hope it lasts me a long, long time

by from Olympia, WA on June 7, 2010

Was looking for a larger vehicle with some more rugged capability to replace my '06 RAV4 Limited. As a fan and previous owner of other Toyotas, I was naturally inclined to find and like the 4Runner, w...
Was looking for a larger vehicle with some more rugged capability to replace my '06 RAV4 Limited. As a fan and previous owner of other Toyotas, I was naturally inclined to find and like the 4Runner, which I purchased in early February 2010. Have found the 4Runner SR5 to handle well, deliver adequate power, and be very capable, though it does take a good yank to go from 2 to 4wd and it is a bit of a reach for my petite size (5'2"). The added height is a bonus, and even without the running board or other step, I find it easy to get in and out. As for interior options/accessories, I love some and hate a couple things. First, having Homelink is wonderful and there are enough buttons for all of my garage doors and gate. I also like the integrated BlueTooth, though that isn't new. Storage compartments up front are convenient. I also love the auto rear window -- perfect for toting my two dogs. I HATE, HATE, HATE the sliding rear cargo deck. What a useless space-waster! I would find far more use out of a false-bottom floor where I could stash first aid kits, shopping bags or tools... Which brings me to my next complaint -- too little hidden storage in the cargo area. Admittedly, I was spoiled by the RAV4's hidden storage; however, the 4Runner has only a thin covered caddy behind the back seats and a few open spots on the side. A few essentials (emergency kit, first aid gear) should be with you at all times, neatly stowed away from the other daily cargo for only those times you need them. My last minor complaint are the stereo options. Pretty lame compared to other Toyota vehicle options, but that can be fixed with aftermarket equipment.
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Durable everyday + Off Road in one package

by from Upstate NY on May 1, 2010

This truck replaced my Highlander. I was afraid of the gas mileage, but it is almost a tie (19mpg avg.) My Limited Edition is not wallowing as some reveiws indicate. The ride is not as carlike as cros...
This truck replaced my Highlander. I was afraid of the gas mileage, but it is almost a tie (19mpg avg.) My Limited Edition is not wallowing as some reveiws indicate. The ride is not as carlike as crossover's, but the feel of the body on frame is worth the sacrifice. On the positive side it glides over New England potholes with aplomb without any sign of the suspension distruction (fFixing the suspension is so costly on the crossovers.) I hope that this truck will be safe, much more durable and last longer.
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Best Toyota I have purchased, I have owned three

by from Phoenix, Arizona on January 13, 2011

My SR5 4Runner 4X4 is Great! I owned a 2004 Sequoia, 2008 Highlander Sport, and now my 2010 SR5 4Runner 4X4. I am averaging 19mpg in town driving (excellent for a 4X4). Love the way it handles. I have...
My SR5 4Runner 4X4 is Great! I owned a 2004 Sequoia, 2008 Highlander Sport, and now my 2010 SR5 4Runner 4X4. I am averaging 19mpg in town driving (excellent for a 4X4). Love the way it handles. I have pulled a sandrail and other trailer with plenty of power to spare. Love the color (Manetic Gray w/Blk interior). Very roomy inside, and has an excellent sound system. The sliding deck in the rear is very handy for loading and unloading cargo. A Great Veheicle!! I would recommend this vehicle to anyone who is looking for a quaility all around SUV.
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Good, but not equal to the 4th Gen 4-Runner

by from Buena Vista, CO on November 23, 2010

5,000 miles on the 2010 4-Runner SR-5, more than half towing a pop-up tent trailer. No real problems, but I miss my 2003 4-Runner's V-8 power and full time all-wheel-drive. Fit and finish on the new c...
5,000 miles on the 2010 4-Runner SR-5, more than half towing a pop-up tent trailer. No real problems, but I miss my 2003 4-Runner's V-8 power and full time all-wheel-drive. Fit and finish on the new car is excellent. 4-wheel drive system is just like my 1996 4-Runner - adequate, but not all-wheel-drive, all the time. I live in the mountains of Colorado, so that's a big deal. V-6 in the 2010 gets pretty good mileage, but doesn't have the torque of the V-8. Cruise control tends to overshoot up to 5mph, especially on short, steep hills, which is a nuisance. We have cops here that will nail you for 5 over. In Colorado, we are forced by Toyota to "buy" the sliding sunroof (unused), the backup camera (worthless) and the backup sonar (a nuisance that I've turned off). The sunroof causes the roof rack bars to be located too far back to appropriately support my bike racks and roof box, so I had to buy a step stool, even though I'm 6'2" tall to reach my goodies (running boards don't help). Fortunately, I got the car for less than the going price for a 2007, similarly equipped!!
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Veddy Niiiiice

by from DFW, TX on August 2, 2011

The 2010 4runner is a legit ride. Everything about it. It is as smooth a ride as the the Lexus', and is pushing near 300 HP. The available supercharger for the Toyota V6 can bump it up to near 500 if ...
The 2010 4runner is a legit ride. Everything about it. It is as smooth a ride as the the Lexus', and is pushing near 300 HP. The available supercharger for the Toyota V6 can bump it up to near 500 if you really need it. Everyone who has ridden in mine has complimented it. It looks refined and rides ironically like a luxury off road vehicle. The just under 40k sticker price keeps it out of most people's grasp, so you won't be the 10th guy on the blck sporting one. But, like I said it's a legit ride.
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Great Truck

by from Las Vegas, NV on February 26, 2010

Solid performance around town and incredible performance off road. What more could you ask for? Exterior is the best looking 4Runner ever, interior is well laid out however some better interior materi...
Solid performance around town and incredible performance off road. What more could you ask for? Exterior is the best looking 4Runner ever, interior is well laid out however some better interior materials could have been used for a truck costing $33k-40k+. Storage bins everywhere, a great feature! Incredible storage area in rear, still not sure if i'm a fan of the sliding cargo deck. Love the face the rear window rolls down, a feature I have loved on my '08 Tundra. This 4Runner drives buttery smooth on the highway and in town, could use a little more power on the low end, but I have gotten used to the ridiculous amounts of power on tap from the 5.7L V8 in my tundra so I guess anything is going to feel "underpowered" in comparison. Suspension is a bit too soft, but it straddles the lines of comfort/off-road prowess/stability very well for a truck based SUV. Gas mileage is good, been averaging about 19+ mpg mixed use, on a recent trip to CA got up to 24mpg. Very good for a vehicle of this size. Definitely happy with my purchase and can't wait till my odometer reaches 300k then 400k then ...
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Best vehicle I've owned

by from Upstate NY on November 14, 2010

Purhased 4runner LTD in October my 56th vehicle and my favorite.Use for business travel. 20mpg within the first week. Drives effortlessy,very quiet,comfortable,roomy, blue tooth GREAT! Rated reliabili...
Purhased 4runner LTD in October my 56th vehicle and my favorite.Use for business travel. 20mpg within the first week. Drives effortlessy,very quiet,comfortable,roomy, blue tooth GREAT! Rated reliability on past performance and future expectation.
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Great Truck

by from LI,NY on August 18, 2011

0wned for over a year with no issues. Avg mpg is 19.7. (around town) It is very quick but a bit clumsy on turns. (nothing earth shattering) I still get compliments in parking lots for its looks. Note:...
0wned for over a year with no issues. Avg mpg is 19.7. (around town) It is very quick but a bit clumsy on turns. (nothing earth shattering) I still get compliments in parking lots for its looks. Note: Opt for steering wheel controls.
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Quality all around

by from Oregon Coast on September 6, 2013

Looked for a very long time to find a used (2011) 4-runner limited (white with tan interior). Finally found one and jumped on it right away. Love the Sturdy feel, solid made product, and nice interior...
Looked for a very long time to find a used (2011) 4-runner limited (white with tan interior). Finally found one and jumped on it right away. Love the Sturdy feel, solid made product, and nice interior design. Love all the bells and whistles that come with the limited edition. The car doesn't ride as smooth as our Lexus 350RX - but it has much more room inside and a lot more head room up front. We've had this car for about four months, not bad on MPG (for a SUV) but we'd rather have this than a gutless car that can't pull a boat, especially up hill. If there was any suggestions for improvement - I'd tell Toyota to put a garage door opening system in the car - (like we have with the Lexus). I would strongly suggest you consider this car - we love it.
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