2013 Toyota 4Runner

February 23rd, 2013 · Comments Closed · Toyota

2013 Toyota 4Runner – The Toyota 4Runner is an SUV manufactured by Toyota and distributed worldwide to present the 1984. Japan is known as the Toyota Hilux Surf. The original 4Runner was a compact SUV and a little more than a Toyota pickup with a layer of fiberglass on the bed, but the model has since undergone significant independent development into a cross between an SME and mid-size SUV completely. All 4Runners have been built at Toyota’s plant in Tahara Tahara, Aichi, Japan or plant Hamura Hino Motors in Japan and Brazil. Their average size crossover SUV is a counterpart of the Highlander.

Toyota has undergone a major refit in 1983 for model year 1984. Many other car manufacturers were introduced mid-size SUV from mid 1980 (eg Ford Bronco II, Chevrolet S-10 Blazer, Nissan Pathfinder) and the pressure mounted on Toyota to develop a model competition. Instead of developing an entirely new vehicle, Toyota took its current form, short chassis pick-up bed, made some simple changes, and added an open one-piece fiberglass body with a removable lid and removable rear seat.

Therefore, the first generation 4Runner is nearly mechanically identical to the Toyota. All first generation 4Runners had two doors and were indistinguishable from the pads on the control panel forward. Almost all changes are for the second half of the body, in fact, because the rear springs is not updated to handle the additional weight of the rear seats and the upper end of the fiber, tend to suffer from these early models sagging rear suspension.

In 1986, Toyota has learned all American truck market is a major design change that the suspension was changed from a rigid front axle with independent front suspension. Track width was increased by three inches. These changes to truck more comfortable on the road, and a greater stability and maneuverability. However, this change probably reduced capacity off-highway vehicles. Outside the U.S., the Hilux Surf also gained new independent suspension design, marketed under the Hi-Trac. The pickups in those markets retained the more rugged and capable, if less refined, solid axle configuration. The 4Runner grille changed the nature of the three segments of the network into two segments on all 4Runners in 1986. Tops were colored blue, red and some gold 4Runners, while other colors were sold body with white or black caps. While many 4Runners were imported from 1984 to 1986 in the U.S. without rear seats. With only two seats the vehicle could be a truck and could lead to higher tariffs on sports and recreational vehicles placed on bypass. Most had added free seats and seat belts of North American dealers after they were introduced.

A turbocharged version of the 22R-E engine was introduced in 1986, although this engine is much less than the base 22R-E. It appears that all turbocharged 4Runner models sold equipped in the U.S. with an automatic transmission were a five-speed manual transmission can still be ordered in the turbocharged pickups. Most Turbo 4Runners were equipped with the SR5 package, and all turbo trucks had as standard a heavier rear differential. Sub-option models had a little light on the set of indicators to indicate turbo, while more plush vehicles were equipped with a set of indicators includes a fully digital boost gauge. Naturally aspirated and turbocharged diesel engines are also in tablet form were available at that time too, but apparently not 4Runners diesel imported into the United States.

All 4Runner comes with the Star Safety System includes Toyota, the anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, traction control and vehicle stability. Side torso airbags for the front rows, and side curtain airbags for front and rear lines are optional on 2005-2007 models and became standard on 2008 models.


April 2007 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety report shows also the 4Runner, a mortality rate of the lowest of all vehicles on the road than 13 million registered vehicle deaths per year in the calendar years 2002 -2005. Only the Infiniti G35 and BMW 7 Series, the lower rates. IIHS rated the 4Runner as a “good” set in the frontal offset crash test, and “good” set in the side impact test for vehicles with side airbags, these results, the 4Runner classified at the top of the truck based on crash tests midsize SUVs. The 4Runner was a “good” in 13 of the 14 categories measured.