INTRO: The Toyota 4Runner has been redesigned for 2010. This mid-size SUV focuses on off-road capabilities while retaining the creature comforts that make it a popular family driver.
FEATURES: The 4Runner's appeal to both on-and-off road users is evident in its three distinct trims: The Base SR5 offers rugged affordability ...the functional Trail model includes bumper guards, a utility rack system and a sliding cargo rack capable of holding up to 440 pounds, while the comfort-oriented Limited boasts 20 inch alloy wheels, leather seating and dual-zone climate control.
PERFORMANCE: The Base SR5 is powered by a 157 horsepower 2.7-liter inline-4 routing power through a 4-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels. The up-rated SR5 and Trail models are powered by a 270 horsepower 4-liter V6 sending power through a 5-speed automatic to 4-wheel drive with low range. The Limited gets full-time 4-wheel drive with X-REAS Sport Enhancement Suspension designed for on-road comfort.
FUEL ECONOMY: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
PRICE/WARRANTY: Base MSRP for the 2010 Toyota 4Runner is $27,500. A 4-wheel drive Limited model starts at $39,800. The 4Runner is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
CLOSING: The 2010 4Runner delivers updated styling and a setup to keep the off-road crowd happy while offering plenty of luxury amenities.