One turn of the key can lock or unlock the gate and raise or lower the glass. A tilt-up function has been added to the conventional sliding moonroof to maximize interior air circulation, and the center high-mount stop light is integrated into the roof line. Factory manuals, books, and brochures are included in the sale. Additional exterior images are available in the gallery below. When shifting, the torque is momentarily reduced by retarding the engine's ignition timing to help ensure smooth gear changes.
Front suspension on the all-new 4Runner is a coil spring double-wishbone configuration, which replaces the Hi-Trac torsion bar double wishbone suspension on the previous generation. There is, however, a strong family resemblance from the grille to the windshield. It is the first 4Runner to not share either body panels or a frame with Toyota's compact pickup trucks. Side airbags none Wheelbase 106 in. Toyota's third generation 4Runner is the first generation that does not share either sheet metal or chassis with Toyota's compact pickups. A four-valve design and long independent intake runners combine for improved intake efficiency and greater power. The handsome dashboard, subtly redesigned in the new edition, holds a complete array of legible gauges, and has controls placed where they are most accessible to the driver.
No accidents are recorded on the Carfax report, and paint meter readings from 3. Driver- and passenger-side mirror surfaces have been increased for better visibility. In our view, at least, they've done an excellent job. The key here is torque, which the larger engine produces in abundance. A soft-chip primer has been applied to the front edge of the hood and bumpers to help prevent paint damage also due to chipping.
The company's original Land Cruiser gained a solid reputation for toughness; early versions are still a common sight wherever off-roaders gather. The ratings of one vehicle often apply to other models if they are built on the same platform. When they're in use, they severely restrict access to the climate controls, and they won't accommodate an ordinary coffee mug. Ride comfort approaches passenger-car levels thanks to coil springs at all four wheels, and the new rack-and-pinion steering delivers a level of precision that equals the best. However, it's still underwhelming in a 3400-lb.
The 4Runner was the company's second entry into this booming market. This example is finished in a light silver metallic with chrome-finished front and rear bumpers. Pros: Reliability, build quality, off-road capabilities. Factory-rated output was 183 horsepower and 217 lb-ft of torque, and drive is sent to all four wheels through a 4-speed automatic transmission and a 2-speed transfer case. The interior is upholstered in tan with wood trim for the center console and door armrests. Expect an ox cart ride on the straights and lots of body roll in the curves. External variations between the three 4Runner trim levels are easy to spot.
The V6 also utilizes a large-capacity 9. Stainless steel exhaust gas recirculation piping and aluminum alloy crankshaft bearings contribute to improved engine reliability, while balance shafts account for reduced engine noise and vibration. Money aside, though, the 4Runner should be considered a class leader. The odometer shows approximately 166k miles. All are ruggedly constructed, capable, stylish and competitively priced, and each has established a solid customer base.
The first 4Runner, introduced in 1984, was little more than a two-door pickup capped with a fibreglass capsule. The flip side is that, compared with a Chevrolet Blazer, Explorer or Cherokee, the 4Runner — being a Toyota — has a reliability record that is damn near spotless. The side rail bending rigidity has been strengthened for improved steering stability and more precise suspension movement resulting in a more comfortable ride, especially when traveling off-road. The rear window wiper has been repositioned to the bottom of the window improving visibility by preventing washer fluid or rain from dripping down the glass. Summary We have no hesitation in recommending the latest 4Runner to anyone who is in the market for a sophisticated and reliable sport-utility vehicle.
After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury. Anti-corrosion and high-tensile steel are used in key areas of 4Runner to improve resistance to rust and dents. The 2019 Carfax report indicates no accidents or other damage, and lists registration history in New Jersey and New York. The 4Runner of 2003 — the last year of the third-generation models — received only minor trim changes, and some optional features were made standard. The truck was acquired by the seller last year, and features consist of a power sunroof, dual front airbags, air conditioning, cruise control, and more. The front wheels are controlled independently while the rear are controlled simultaneously.
Note: Airbag and safety belt changes beginning with 1998 and 1999 models improved the 4Runner's performance in the federal government's full-width crash test at 35 mph, which evaluates other important aspects of frontal crashworthiness. With a front independent double wishbone, rear multi-link suspension system and 250 millimetres of ground clearance, the 4Runner rarely bottoms out and can steep snowbanks like a dogsled. The seller notes that new brake pads, rotors, and drums were recently installed. Quality of materials and workmanship has long been a given with Toyota products; the 4Runner will do nothing to tarnish that reputation. An all-new 1996 4Runner has been created to capitalize on the success of earlier iterations.