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2019 Toyota TRD Pro lineup is perfect for your off-road adventures

Toyota’s big plan for the 2018 Chicago Auto Show was to reveal their updated and more powerful 2019 TRD Pro lineup of off road ready models. These models consist of the 4Runner, Tacoma and the Tundra. One of the upgrades here is the 2.5 inch internal bypass shock absorbers from Fox. Customers can get any of the three models in shades like Midnight Black Metallic, Super White or the exclusive Voodoo Blue.

The Fox shocks are initially soft, but they become stiffer as the piston moves through it. The oil increases volume for better damping during hard driving - thanks to the external reservoirs. Dust boots, on the other hand, protect parts from debris.

First up is the 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro that got suspension upgrades for when the road gets rough. The front part is raised by an inch, because of the spring, and there’s a larger front sway bar for easier handling. Important mechanical parts are protected by the skid plates that also give the TRD a better style. A set of 16 inch wheels was added and was finished in black. These are then wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler Kevlar All-Terrain tires.

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2015 SEMA Show: Toyota Tonka 4Runner Concept is both a toy and a vehicle

Have you seen a life-sized toy SUV? Technically, the Tonka 4Runner concept vehicle – a collaboration between Toyota and Funrise Toy Corp. -- is both a toy and a vehicle.

This Tonka 4Runner concept vehicle – produced with the theme “the ultimate off-road adventure” -- is being showcased at Toyota’s booth (#24700) at the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

It is powered by the same 4.0-liter V6 engine that powers the production 4Runner on which it was derived. The Tonka 4Runner boasts of an ample ground clearance thanks to its ten-inch Bulletproof Suspension lift kit, which includes King 8×2.5-inch and 10×2.5-inch coilovers and an array of Bulletproof Suspension components. Tonka 4Runner’s welded bumpers, roof rack, side steps and ladders are also designed by Bulletproof.

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Toyota told to pay $12.5 million to 4Runner crash victim

Toyota Motor Corp. will have to pay $12.5 million after a California jury found it responsible for lap-only seat belt injuries in a crash on Feb. 21, 2010. That day, Chelsie Hill rode as a passenger on a rear center seat of a 1996 Toyota 4Runner driven by Aaron Corn. Corn was then under the influence of alcohol and was driving 30mph when the vehicle crashed into a tree in Monterey, Calif.

Hill was debilitated and now needs a wheelchair to move around. The jury, which rendered its verdict following a four-week trial, determined Corn was 5-percent responsible for Hill’s injuries. Hill was also determined for getting in a car with a drunken driver.

The rear center seat of the car was the only one seat. Although she wore the seatbelt, the lap belt wasn’t enough to protect her in the crash. She “jackknifed” over the belt during the crash, thereby injuring her abdomen and lower spinal column and leaving her paraplegic, according to a statement by the jury.

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2014 Chicago Auto Show: 2015 Toyota Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner TRD Pro Series

At last, the new TRD Pro Series from Toyota was revealed at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. For the fans of 2015 Toyota Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner we have great news as these vehicles will get even more capable with the aggressive off-road packages designed from the experts at Toyota Racing Development (TRD).

The new TRD Pro Series 2015 Toyota Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner will be equipped with TRD Billstein shocks with remote reservoirs, TRD-tuned front springs, TRD front skid plate, unique front grille with ‘TOYOTA’ badging, TRD floor mars, TRD shift knobs and black wheels. As you can see from the photos, a hot new color is available and it is called Inferno and is joined by Black and Super White.

In addition, the 2015 Tundra TRD Pro comes equipped with TRD-tuned springs with 2” lift for the front of the vehicle, decreased spring rate, black 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin ORP tires, TRD dual exhaust system, TRD PRO quarter panel bed stamping, unique interior seat color with red stitching and unique instrument panel ornament insert.

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The redesigned 2014 Toyota 4Runner is offering a new exterior and an improved interior that allow the mid-size sport utility vehicle to combine comfort and convenience with performance and value. The 4Runner features a rugged body-on-frame construction with inclusive suspension technology that provides the mid-size SUV with optimal off-road capability merged with riding comfort typically associated with crossovers.

2014 4Runner could be availed in three grades: the practical SR5, the range-topping Limited, and the off-road capable Trail. A customer could opt for third-row seats on SR5 and Limited grades to increase the vehicle’s capacity to seven persons.

Customers could also choose between a rear wheel 4x2, part-time 4x4 or a full-time multi-mode 4x4 with a locking center differential.  All 4Runner models are powered by a 4.0-liter, 270-hp V6 engine paired teamed to a 5-speed ECT-i automatic gearbox.

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Toyota unveiled the all-new 2014 4Runner this weekend and promised that in its fifth-generation the new SUV will continue the tradition as one of the few fully capable mid-sized SUVs. As expected, the 2014 4Runner will be available in three grades – the well-equipped SR5, top of the line Limited and the Trail grade.

Moreover, the 4Runner will have a choice of a rear wheel 4x2, part-time 4x4 or a full-time multi-mode 4x4 with a locking center differential. All 4Runner models will come as standard with a 4.0-liter V6 engine delivering 270 hp and 278 lb.-ft. of torque capable to achieve an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway for 4x2 models and 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway for 4x4.

Maximum towing capacity is 5,000 pounds and all vehicles feature an integrated tow-hitch receiver and wiring harness as standard equipment. As we said, the 2014 4Runner will be available in three grades: SR5, Trail and Limited. The SRS5 and Trail grades will feature a color-keyed grille insert and front bumper surrounded by fog lamps set in sharply cut inlays that extend from the headlamps down to the bumper.

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Toyota Motor Corp.’s redesigned 2014 4Runner mid-size sports utility vehicle will have its global debut at 1:15 p.m., April 27, 2013 at the 2013 Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, California. This will be Toyota’s first-ever public launch at a major music festival. The Toyota 4Runner has been in the carmaker’s SUV lineup for almost three decades.

The vehicle remains to be one of the few fully capable SUVs available in its segment.  The fifth-generation 4Runner combines jagged body-on-frame construction with suspension technology that provides ride comfort similar to car-based platforms.  The 4Runner could be availed in a number of configurations and in three models: top-of-the-line Limited, a well-equipped SR5, and a Trail grade suited for off-road driving.

In its seventh year as presenting sponsor of the Stagecoach Music Festival, Toyota will commence the three-day event with vintage circus-themed fan experiences, which will be then followed by the unveiling of the 2014 4Runner. The unveiling of the SUV will occur on a distinct Toyota stage and will be hosted by Buzz Brainard, a SiriusXM radio personality.

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The 2013 Toyota 4Runner will only be slightly modified and will be offered in three trim levels -- SR5, Limited, and Trail (for off-road use). The model started selling 28 years ago and is one of the few fully capable SUVs that remain in its segment. It has a rugged body-on frame construction but it also gets suspension technology that makes it a comfortable ride, the same as that of a standard passenger vehicle.

Third-row seating will be optional for all 2013 models, accommodating seven passengers. All 4Runner models will be equipped with a 4.0-liter V6, which produces 270 hp.

It is offered in rear-wheel drive, part-time four-wheel drive and full-time multi-mode four-wheel drive configurations. This engine is coupled to a five-speed ECT-i automatic transmission, while the SR5 model will receive a switch-type control for its transfer case, the replacement for the 2012 model’s lever setup.

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Toyota has announced the pricing of its 2012 4Runner SUV range. The models are more expensive but they come with added standard audio and connectivity features. Delivery costs are included in the prices, which range from $31,875 to $41,440. The following features will now be offered as standard on the SR5 models: a 90-day trial subscription to SiriusXM Radio, hands-free phone capability, a USB port with iPod connectivity, and music streaming with Bluetooth wireless technology.

An SR5 in two-wheel drive has a starting price of $31,875 while the four-wheel drive starts from $33,640.

These prices are higher by $785 than the 2011 models. The limited models will have the following as standard: a display audio system, including a 6.1-inch screen that integrates connectivity features like navigation, a 90-day trial subscription of SiriusXM Radio, HD Radio with iTunes and text and e-mail-to-speech features.

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Toyota teamed up with Four Wheeleer Magazine and revealed today at the 2010 SEMA Show the Toyota 4Runner Backcountry, a special 4Runner designed to explore the roads less traveled and forgotten places in history.

The car comes with a new Old Manu Emu (OME) suspension system, which includes heavy-duty springs and OME NitroCharger Sport shock absorbers, lifting it with almost 2.5-inches.

Furthermore, the manufacturer installed new P285/70R17 Falken WildPeak A/T tires mounted to 17x8 Teflon-coated ATX Mojave wheels, which means that the 4Runner Backcountry sits approximately 3-inches taller than a standard 4Runner.

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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.

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