2013 Toyota 4RunnerPosted: February 6th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 New Car Models, Toyota | Leave a comment »
The 2013 Toyota 4Runner is a truck-based SUV that offers up to three rows of seats, a rugged body-on-frame construction and a true off-road competence. The Toyota 4Runner competes with Jeep Grand Cherokee and Nissan Pathfinder.
The 2013 Toyota 4Runner is offered in three trim levels: a well-equipped SR5, top-of-the-line Limited and the off-road oriented Trail. The SR5 and Limited are available with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The Trail model is offered with all-wheel drive only. All 4Runner models are seating for five standard, with an available 50/50-split third-row seat that raises capacity to seven.
The 2013 Toyota 4Runner SRT comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, foglights, skid plates, hill descent control, hill-start assist, keyless entry, rear privacy glass, cruise control, a power-lowering liftgate window, air conditioning, cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a trip computer, a Bluetooth connectivity and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player and iPod/USB interface. The Limited adds leather upholstery, power front seats, 20-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition, keyless entry, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a touchscreen audio interface and Toyota’s Entune integration system.
The Trail model adds to SRT off-road tires, mud guards, extensive off-roading mechanical elements, black exterior trim, a sunroof, a rearview camera, water-resistant cloth upholstery, a sliding rear cargo floor and two 120-volt household power outlets.
A double-wishbone independent front suspension, combined with a variable-flow rack and pinion steering, help the 4Runner to provide a precise control on demanding roads. Coil springs over gas shocks are used at all four wheels for a comfortable ride and controlled handling. The four-link rear suspension minimizes axle hop and assures a smooth ride for rear-seat passengers. The A-TRAC traction control system is standard equipment on all 4×4 models. The system can distribute driving force to any one wheel in contact with the ground, making terrain irregularities and slippery patches transparent to the driver. An electronic-locking rear differential is standard on the Trail model. Also standard on the Trail is CRAWL Control System, that helps maintain an appropiate speed to keep the vehicle under control and minimizes the load on drivetrain and suspension components.
The 2013 Toyota 4Runner comes standard with a 4.0-liter V6 DOHC 24-valve engine with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (CVT-i) that produces 270 hp and 278 pound-feet of torque. The only available transmission is a 5-speed automatic Electronically Controlled with Intelligence (ECT-i) and sequential shift.
Standard safety features of 2013 Toyota 4Runner include stability control, traction control, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, front knee airbags and active front head restraints.