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Toyota 4Runner Model Years


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We talk in abstract terms about a traditional SUV’s truck-like chassis, but in the mid-1980s Toyota adapted the original 4Runner directly from an existing pickup truck.

It has gotten more upscale and more expensive over the years, but its rugged chassis remains. It’s still capable of serious off-road duty, but it also handles like a truck. But that’s not to say it can’t accelerate like a car—the fifth generation 4Runner storms to 60 mph in just over seven seconds.

Toyota 4Runner Generations

2010 - 2014 Toyota 4Runner

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Major changes included: For 2010, the 4Runner gets even bigger and sports a fresh new design. A 4.0-liter V6 is now the only engine option, but it happens to be capable enough to fill both the roles of the outgoing four-cylinder and V8 engines. The fifth generation 4Runner is available in SR5, Trail and Limited trim levels. Along with the available four-wheel drive, all 4Runners have the option of Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDDS), which was previously only available on high-end models.

See Year: 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014

2003 - 2009 Toyota 4Runner

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Major changes included: The fourth generation 4Runner saw drastic changes to its chassis and body panels. It is available in SR5, Sport Edition, and Limited trims. A 4.7 liter V8 is now an available engine option for the first time in the 4Runner.

See Year: 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009

1996 - 2002 Toyota 4Runner

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Major changes included: The third generation 4Runner brought the model closer to its larger and more rugged cousin, the Toyota Land Cruiser. The 4Runner's dimensions increased inside and out, with a longer wheelbase and more spacious cabin and cargo area. The SUV is also made safer with the addition of dual airbags and anti-lock brakes as standard safety features. A 150-hp 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and 180-hp 3.4-liter V6 were available in three different trim levels, including Base, SR5 and Limited. The Base and SR5 models were available in either rear- or four-wheel drive, while the Limited was only offered with four-wheel drive.

See Year: 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002

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