INTRO: The venerable Toyota 4Runner is one year removed from a redesign that placed a focus on off-road capabilities while retaining the creature comforts that make the 4Runner 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 4Runner is 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 2011 Toyota 4Runner is $29,525. A 4-wheel drive Limited model starts at $39,685. The 4Runner is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
CLOSING: The 2011 Toyota 4Runner delivers a rugged setup to keep the off-road crowd happy while offering plenty of luxury amenities for those who want the best of both worlds.