2010 4Runner New Car Test Drive
The Toyota 4Runner is all-new for 2010. This multipurpose midsize SUV combines rugged body-on-frame construction with true all-terrain capability. The 2010 4Runner is intended to be a tough and reliable platform for the more adventurous SUV owner, adding advanced four-wheeling equipment that was previously unavailable.
The 2010 Toyota 4Runner comes in three distinct models, each with specialized equipment packages, to suit a variety of luxury, recreational capability, and affordability priorities. All are sturdily built, with an extensive suite of safety features, flexible seating, and multiple cargo options. The interior design is based on the concept of multi-purpose use, with improved cargo volume, back-row legroom and enhanced storage for 2010.
The all-new 2010 4Runner has more horsepower than ever before, and gets better mileage. The 2010 4Runner engine lineup consists of a standard 4.0-liter V6 and an optional 2.7-liter four-cylinder. The prior 4.7-liter V8 is no longer offered, but the 2010 4Runner is still more energetic than any of the previous editions, thanks to improvements made to the V6. The 2.7-liter four-cylinder is available for 2WD SR5 models only.
The 4Runner has good on-road dynamics with rack-and-pinion steering and well-proportioned disc brakes. It may be as nimble as the lighter-duty Highlander crossover, but it's far more capable and much more durable for use on rough terrain. Compared to the FJ Cruiser, the 4Runner is more versatile and more passenger-friendly, and nearly as capable off-road. The 4Runner seats up to seven people or can haul a lot of cargo. The 4Runner is rated to tow up to 5,000 pounds, enough for light boats, ATVs and snowmobiles.
The 2010 Toyota 4Runner is available in 2WD or 4WD and in three distinct models, SR5, top-of-the-line Limited, and Trail Edition. A full-time multi-mode 4WD system is available with the Limited; a part-time system is standard on SR5 and Trail Edition.
Two-row or three-row seating configurations are available, for five or seven passengers.
The 4.0-liter V6 mated to a five-speed automatic is standard across the range. A lower-cost 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine is available on 4x2 SR5 models.