Toyota's 2010 4Runner has just been unveiled at the Texas State Fair. While unconfirmed, it is believed that the latest 4Runner will be offered with the same price as the current model. The 2010 4Runner has a fresh look and its interiors were upgraded.
Instead of the optional V8 engine, the car now offers a modified 4.0-liter V6 configuration that outputs 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. A 2.7-liter engine is standard; it releases a maximum output of 157 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. A single transmission, a five-speed automatic, is available across the entire range.
Toyota worked on improving the car's off-road abilities; therefore, adding a new suspension design with double wishbones up front and a solid axle at the rear.
It is speculated that the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) is available as an option. For the best off-road experience, Toyota equipped the car with a new system that allows the vehicle to better control the throttle, the traction control and braking.
For its interiors, Toyota revised the dashboard and introduced new radio, gauges, and climate controls. The unchanged pricing is an attempt to boost sales of the model since in the last few months, the 4Runner had declining sales. Despite the $28,640 price set by Toyota, sales of the car dropped 63% last August. Toyota's Tahara factory in Japan is manufacturing the 4Runner.
2010MY of the Toyota 4 Runner features a completely redesigned interior. First and foremost are the front passenger and driver seats, which now come with more options for the seater’s preferences in inclination and proximity of the body to the steering wheel and pedals. The illumination in the dashboard has been significantly improved as well.
All the gauges are now more visible thanks to a brighter lighting scheme. In addition, the interiors also feature a new Eco-Driving feedback system that gives driver information on fuel consumption so he or she can adjust driving habits accordingly. The interiors also give the Toyota 4 Runner an overhead console that contains all of the vehicle’s off-road control switches. There are three grades for the Toyota 4 Runner, namely the SR5, Trail and Limited.
SR5 and Trail grade features a standard air conditioning system with manual climate control. For the Limited grade, a fully automatic dual-zone climate control mechanism is available for the car’s air conditioning system. This system makes it possible for the driver and passengers to set different air conditioner settings for themselves. The Limited grade also features a standard leather-dominated interior design, and an exclusive black Black color scheme.
The SR5 and Trail, on the other hand, have Graphite and Sand Beige fabrics as standard, while the Trail has water-resistant upholstery as standard. The second-row passenger compartment also features larger spacing. This is made possible by the specially sculpted shape of the front seats. There’s also enough space in the back for the rear seats to recline up to 16 degrees.
For further comfort, they can place their elbows on the center armrests. A one-touch walk-in function has also been introduced to improve access to the third row from the second row seats. In addition to the function, the second row seats also feature a 40/20/40 seat configuration.