To help you negotiate uncertain terrain, 4Runner Trail has an electronically controlled locking rear differential that evenly distributes engine power to both rear wheels, so they move at the same speed, even if one is off the ground. It also helps to ensure a predictable output to help you maintain a controlled pace over obstacles.
All 4WD vehicles require a system to transfer power from the transmission to both front and rear wheels. Trail comes with a lever-type transfer case to switch to low range to clear the roughest challenges you encounter, while an electronic transfer case on the SR5/Limited lets you switch with the turn of a dial.
The ventilated disc brake system cools things down to keep the brakes working the way they should, even when taking the long downhill drive back from that summit you've just explored.
4Runner’s standard 4.0-liter V6 engine pumps out 270 horsepower and 278 lb.-ft. of torque. You won’t fall short of power, be it challenging grades or passing an 18-wheeler. And with its ability to tow up to 5,000 lbs., venturing into some of nature’s toughest ranges doesn’t mean you have to leave everything behind. 4Runner adheres to SAE J2807, the standard for tow ratings set by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
When the terrain is unforgiving and civilization is half a day’s drive away, you can’t afford to be saddled with anything less than a full-size spare. That’s why one comes standard on all 4Runner models.
Take it all in. Available on 4Runner SR5 and Trail, and standard on Limited, the power tilt/slide moonroof brings you closer to the great outdoors, without even stepping out of the car.
Function and style come together in 4Runner's projector-beam headlights. These headlights provide a stronger and higher-focused beam than conventional headlights, and the smoked trim adds a stroke of boldness to their style. These also incorporate Daytime Running Lights (DRL) to help make you more visible to approaching vehicles.
4Runner’s instrument panel shape is tailored to accommodate high-end technology, such as the 6.1-in. high-resolution touch-screen display, standard on all models. Also standard is Optitron instrumentation, which makes the gauges easy to see, day or night.
All 4Runners feature an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support. Step up to SR5 Premium or Trail Premium and get a 4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat in addition to heated front seats. Limited adds heated and ventilated front seats, plus driver’s seat memory to automatically go back to your ideal position every time you strap in for a ride.
Every adventure has its own demands. With 4Runner’s 40/20/40 fold-flat second-row seats you can make room for everything you need by folding one or both seats down to accommodate up to 88 cubic feet of cargo. When not folded down, the seatbacks recline for added passenger comfort.
Get quick access to your gear, or the cooler. The available sliding rear cargo deck can support up to 440 lbs. and helps make for an easy reach to your gear, or a quick setup before heading to the great outdoors.
Entune® App Suite brings mobile apps and data right into the heart of your 4Runner. Need to find gear for your upcoming adventure? Use Destination Search. Need to make a dinner reservation? Use OpenTable®. Want to spice up your playlist? Use Pandora®. And that’s just the start: With Facebook Places, Yelp®, iHeartRadio, Slacker Radio and more apps, your smartphone won’t be the only smart tech in the car anymore.
Bluetooth® wireless technology gives you hands-free phone capability, phone book access, advanced voice recognition and music streaming, so you have access to your phone without even glancing at it.
Proper tire pressure is important not only for good handling and fuel economy, but also for your safety. 4Runner’s standard Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) evaluates the pressure of the tires and issues a warning if the pressure becomes critically low.
4Runner is prepared to help protect you and your passengers with our driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, driver and front passenger TAP (Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis) front seat-mounted side airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags and all-row Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags (RSCA).
The standard integrated backup camera display not only helps with backing into a tight spot, but is also the perfect companion for hitching your trailer. Now you can keep an eye on the important things, like your boat. 4Runner Limited’s standard sonar sensors located in the front and rear bumpers help make parallel parking easier by detecting obstacles and warning the driver with a series of tones
Designed to help optimize headrest position during certain types of rear-end collisions, driver and front passenger active headrests move slightly up and forward, helping to reduce neck injuries.