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This generation of the Toyota 4Runner is the best ever, here’s why

Toyota 4Runner

The Toyota 4Runner is one of the most popular SUVs on the market and rightly so, because Toyota got a lot of things right with 4Runner. If you think about it, Toyota often perfects the formula to make a good car. Whether it was the Toyota Supra or the Toyota Land Cruiser, these cars later established themselves as the best of their time and of the segment in which they competed. Setting benchmarks is not something Toyota finds difficult.

Looking at the current range of cars sold by Toyota, it’s the Toyota 4Runner that looks set to become the next big Toyota to look forward to. It’s undoubtedly been a popular model, but now it’s the best it’s ever been. These are the reasons why we believe the fifth-generation Toyota 4Runner is the best SUV has been since it first arrived.


Fifth generation Toyota 4Runner has an iron heart

When you think of Toyota, the first thing that comes to mind is the extremely high reliability and low maintenance costs that Toyota cars require. In the case of the Toyota 4Runner, you get many model options that come with different powertrain combinations to suit your needs. At the top of the food chain is the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro. It comes with a 4.0-liter DOHC 24-Valve V6 engine that comes with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i). This engine makes 270 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 278 pound-feet of torque delivered at 4,400 rpm. This engine comes in combination with a 5-speed automatic transmission and a part-time 4-wheel drive. The 4Runner’s TRD Pro trim also gets a rear differential and active traction control (A-TRAC).


You get the idea, the 4Runner has a powerful drivetrain. When you combine this with the reliability and longevity that Toyota engines are known for, you have a workhorse that will last for decades if cared for properly.

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Toyota 4Runner is ready for road use

What sweetens the deal is that while the Toyota 4Runner is a family SUV, it’s built so that when the family goes on vacation, the car is more than ready to take on all kinds of challenges. In fact, if you want to go for an off-road experience and ride challenging trails, the Toyota 4Runner is ready to go and you don’t need to tinker with it.


There is a coil spring independent double wishbone front suspension with a stabilizer bar, and at the rear there is a coil spring 4-link with lateral bar rear suspension with also a stabilizer bar. In the TRD Pro trim, you get high-quality shocks and TRD-tuned front springs for added robustness. The reinforced body-on-frame SUV also has 9.6 inches of ground clearance, and the TRD Pro comes with beefy all-terrain tires. There is even a full-fledged spare wheel mounted under the body. Other tools at your disposal that will make you look like an off-highway hero include Multi-Terrain Select for optimal traction, Hill Start Assist Control and Crawl Control, which basically takes care of everything by automatically applying the throttle and throttle. modulate braking. five low speed settings. All you have to do is navigate. Finally, it has an approach angle of 33 degrees and a departure angle of 26 degrees.


With so many options straight from the showroom, you’ll end up looking for the road less traveled in the Toyota 4Runner.

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Toyota 4Runner has just enough technology

With all the off-road capability, you might think the Toyota offers few features and technology, but that’s not the case. Conversely, the 4Runner doesn’t go overboard with touchscreens, nor does it take the good old physical buttons off the dash. It comes with features such as LED headlights and LED fog lights, the signature powered rear glass for easy access to the trunk, a 120V AC outlet for emergency power and a 15-speaker JBL audio system for a great audio experience.


The 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa compatibility and also Bluetooth. In terms of safety, it comes standard with eight airbags, a reversing camera, a tire pressure monitoring system and Toyota’s Star Safety System which includes vehicle stability control, traction control, anti-lock braking system, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, and Smart Stop technology. And remember, this is also very practical, as you can also seat passengers all the way to the third row.

But why are we talking about what all 4Runners come with? The reason is simple: it’s these features and practicality combined with the promise of reliability and off-road capability that make it the ultimate family SUV on the market. With a starting price of just over $38,000 and the top trim costing less than $53,000, the value the 4Runner brings is extremely high. And the Toyota 4Runner makes the strongest for itself with the current generation than ever. There is a brand new generation 4Runner in the works and we can’t wait to see how capable it will be.


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