The fourth-generation 4Runner sport utility vehicle (SUV), which received V8 powertrain enhancements last year, gains freshened styling and interior upgrades for the new model year. The 4Runner is offered in three grade levels in two- and four-wheel-drive: the SR5, the Sport Edition that features a distinct appearance and enhanced handling capabilities, and the Limited grade with additional comfort amenities.
The 4Runner’s standard 4.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC) V6 engine produces 236 horsepower, with 266 lb-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. The available 4.7-liter i-Force DOHC V8 produces 260 horsepower, with 306 lb-ft. of torque at 3,400 rpm.
The advanced five-speed automatic transmission in all 4Runner models provides seamless shift quality. Shift logic holds gears on inclines for power and on descents for increased engine braking – helpful when towing. Artificial Intelligence (AI) shift control changes gear-shifting patterns according to driving conditions and driver input.