• Aug 11, 2011
It's no secret that our friends at Xplore want you to see the country. The company is dedicated to building rambling rides that will let you venture to our nation's most scenic parks. The newest creation rolling out of the Xplore garage is a trip-ready Toyota 4Runner that's packed with the usual assortment of off-road goodies we've come to expect.

Like all Xplore vehicles, the 4Runner can be equipped in stages. Three stages are available, and they range from an upgraded interior and a few external bolt ons to the expedition-grade 4Runner shown above. The full monty comes with a slew of ARB items such as a winch and front brush guard, as well as a set of Method aluminum wheels, upgraded suspension components and extra beefy BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain tires.

The 4Runner joins the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota FJ Cruiser in the Xplore lineup. Each time a vehicle is sold, Xplore hands over a portion of the cash to the National Parks Foundation. Besides the keys to the car, you will also enjoy a one-year pass to visit the our National Parks and a subscription to the Xplore Lifestyle Journal, which basically provides you with excuses to go use your new vehicle as much as possible. See all the details in the press release after the break.
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XPLORE ADVENTURE SERIES TOYOTA 4RUNNER HEADS FOR THE OUTDOORS

Families who love camping have a new adventure machine waiting for them in
Toyota showrooms Nationwide!

Adrian, MI (August 1, 2011) – Adventure in the Great Outdoors for American families who love
the outdoor lifestyle just got better. Today Venchurs announced the newest member to the
XPLORE family with the Adventure Series Toyota 4Runner. As with all XPLORE vehicles, the
4Runner will support our national parks.

"The new Toyota 4Runner is an absolutely amazing vehicle," states Jeff Wyatt, CEO of
Venchurs. "On a recent trip to Ouray, Colorado, I witnessed firsthand how impressive it's
capabilities are as it scrambled up a rocky shale trail I didn't even think was possible to climb."

XPLORE Adventure Series 4Runners are now available through select Toyota dealerships
nationwide along with the XPLORE FJ Cruiser. Each XPLORE Toyota owner receives a free,
one-year annual pass to all National Parks and other Federal lands, a one-year membership
in XPLORE CLUB and a subscription to XPLORE Lifestyle Journal; a high quality quarterly
featuring amazing places to go, fun things to do and interesting people. For every XPLORE
Toyota sold, a donation is made to the National Park Foundation, the official charity of
America's national parks..

XPLORE Adventure Series Toyota 4Runners are available in four packages featuring increasing
levels of equipment and capability. XPLORE Stage 1 Vehicle Packages feature Katzkin leather
interiors as a builder level for a wide variety of options including dealer installed genuine Toyota
and TRD Performance Parts and Accessories.

XPLORE Stage 2 vehicle packages feature Xplore/Method aluminum wheels, BF Goodrich off-
road tires, Bilstein 5100 Series shocks, a polished stainless-steel cat-back exhaust and Xplore
aluminum badges and floormats. XPLORE Stage 3 gets serious with expedition quality ARB
roof racks, roof-top tents, bumpers, Warn winches and IPF lighting; all available as mix-and-
match accessories.

"Our Xplore Toyotas are the real deal, not showroom pretenders" quotes Ron Flint, XPLORE
Program Director. "These are incredibly capable vehicles that can transport you and your family
to wonderful adventures in the great outdoors and get you home again".


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      Robert Fahey
      • 3 Years Ago
      My wife would drive that -- to the mall.
      The Other Bob
      • 3 Years Ago
      WHAT? I thought Toyota only made hybrids? (Feel free to downgrade me, its worth it.)
      Stuka87
      • 3 Years Ago
      That bumper is obnoxiously big. There is no valid reason to have it that large, other than to add lots of weight and a worse approach angle.
        dinobot666
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Stuka87
        Looks like it has a winch mounted in there. That typically adds a few inches to the front of the bumper.
        Young Oh
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Stuka87
        your eyes are bad, its not that big
        Jason
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Stuka87
        What I don't like/understand are the huge skirts under the sides of the bumper, just forward of the wheels. The center skid I can understand, because the vehicle is IFS, and the rest of the bumper is fine because it's an ARB Bullbar w/winch mount. Those big side skirts really bulk up the look of the bumper though (and not in a good way).
      Rayvan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Knoing how weak the frames are on those "trucks", I'll bet that bumper bounces all over the place when off-roading.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rayvan
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          Rayvan
          • 3 Years Ago
          I don't speak in 'idiot. ' I even tried to decipher what you've written by using one of those on-line translation sites, and there was no choice for 'idiot-to-english' listed.
      Bruno Nekic
      • 3 Years Ago
      How is the frame/front end weak when the 4Runner is made for off roading? Please stop talking out of your ass and show some facts to prove your point.
        Rayvan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bruno Nekic
        @bnekic wrote: How is the frame/front end weak when the 4Runner is made for off roading? Please stop talking out of your ass and show some facts to prove your point. Oh, yeah. Because it's made for offroading, Toyota frames can *never* have problems. Right? Toyota wrote the book on frame failures. http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=49360&highlight=cracked+frame They're the first "truck" company in history to buy-back, & condemn their "trucks" because of crappy frames. Have you read about all the off-road FJ Cruiser problems cause by frame flex? Google "FJ Fender Cracks" Toyota has introduced America to the term "Bed Bounce" as well. Google it.
      Basil Exposition
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice to see a "tuner" actually improove the look of a vehicle for a change.
      JR
      • 3 Years Ago
      Needs more bumper.
      • 3 Years Ago
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