The Toyota 4Runner is a mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) produced by the Japanese manufacturer Toyota and sold around the world since 1984 to the present. In Japan it as the Toyota Hilux Surf. The original Toyota 4Runner was a compact SUV and a Toyota pickup truck with a fiberglass shell over the bed, but the model has since undergone significant independent development of a cross between a compact and mid-size a SUV. All Toyota 4Runner built at Toyota Tahara plant at Tahara, Aichi, Japan, or at Hino Motors’ Hamura, Japan plant, and Brazil. Its a mid-size crossover SUV counterpart is the Toyota Highlander.
Hilux Surf models in Japan exported cars used by Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia. For Southeast Asia the Hilux Surf was replaced in 2005 by the same Fortuner, which is based on the Hilux platform. As of 2014, the Toyota 4Runner is sold in the US, Canada, Central America, the Bahamas, Ecuador, Peru, and Chile.
Toyota 4Runner Trucks (1981-1983)
The Toyota 4Runner was one of the first example walk through the modification done to Toyota trucks in the early 1980s was similar to the steps in the 4Runner modification made by Toyota, which started production in 1984, but it was designed and built by Winnebago Industries in Toyota. The Trekkers were no longer a viable conversion when Toyota began production 4Runner 1984 Trekker was in essence the marketing test car for Toyota to be able to present the 4Runner.
The Toyota Trucks was created from early 1981 through 1983 The Trekkers were all built on Toyota chassis box ‘. All Trekkers were classified as SR5 by both Winnebago and Toyota, regardless of the actual VIN denotation. In the beginning there was a version SR5 and Deluxe of the Trekker, windows and other products. All 1981 Trekkers were vented windows of the bed. Non vented windows and the bed were installed Trucks up to model year 1982. Non vented windows were installed because of a leak of issues a forward facing vent on the 1981 Trekkers canopy windows rather than placement SR5 vs Deluxe.
Toyota shipped by trucks from Japan as before and chassis in order to avoid the 25% tax gathered cultural truck. Leading to the production of trucks as Trekkers were shipped to a dealership and handling the distribution of the national Trekker. From there to the Winnebago to the conversion Trucks installed, returned after completion to a dealership for national distribution. Most of the conversions Trucks sold went to the west coast of the USA.
Trucks conversion consisted of a fiber-glass tub, the bed sides, a non removable bed and a rear hatch. The kit included a folding rear seat that could be folded forward to lay flat and add cargo space behind. There was no tailgate on the Trekkers. The factory Toyota vinyl head-liner was changed and coupled with custom rear head-liner bed.
Toyota 4Runner First Generation (N60, 1984-1989)
To the first generation of N60 series Hilux Surf and export sebhithi Toyota 4Runner introduced in 1984, Toyota, instead of developing an example of a completely new, modified the existing Hilux (IN50 / N60 / N70) with a short-bed pickup body. The Toyota Hilux has found a 1983 model year 1984. The changes included the removal of a panel integrated in the rear window behind the front seats, the addition of the rear seats, and removable fiberglass canopy. The implementation was borrowed from both the first generation Ford Bronco, and Chevrolet K5 Blazer, both short-bed trucks with removable fiberglass shells on the rear sections and bench seats installed in the back. Like the Bronco and Blazer, the Hilux Surf / 4Runner and did not have a wall connected to the front section behind the front seats as always Hilux he did. In that sense, all three cars were normal pickup with fiberglass shell.
The Toyota 4Runner first generation is almost mechanically identical to the Toyota Hilux. All 4Runners the first generation had two doors and indistinguishable from the pickups from the dashboard forward. Almost all of the changes was to be the final part of the body; In fact, because the sources behind were the better to carry the weight of the rear seats and fiberglass top, these models in the morning tended to suffer from sagging rear suspension.
In North America, they were sold since 1984½ model since May 1984. For the first this year, all sorts equipped with a white or black fiberglass tops. An SR5 trim package was offered the upgraded interior: additional gauges, the best fabrics, and rear seat as standard package. All 1984 models were equipped with the carbureted 2.4 L 22R engine were all found in the four-wheel drive and capable front wheels through a front axle solid.
1985 (August 1984 production) saw the arrival also called 22R-EC I4 engine electronic fuel injected 2.4 L 22R-E. This upped the numbers of horses from 100 hp for the 22R, to 116 hp for the 22R-E Engine, while carbureted engine remained until 1988. In addition, the rear seats were available in all the 4Runner trim levels in 1985, and not just SR5 upscale more.
During 1984 to 1986 Toyota 4Runner many countries US without the rear seats. With only two car seats could be classified as a truck (rather than sport car) and could go higher customs duties placed on the leisure sports cars. Most had aftermarket seats and seat added by North American dealers after countries belts.
In 1987, the Toyota 4Runner engine 22R-E became an optional 3.0 L V6 engine, the 3VZ-E. This engine significantly larger and more powerful although not as reliable as the original 4-cylinder offering. Trucks sold with a V6 engine equipped with the same heavy duty rear that was used trucks turbocharged, and a completely new transmission and transfer case; transfer case chain-driven, although it is considered to be a bit rugged, created less noise than the old unit used gear-driven after-cylinder engine.
The Toyota 4Runner, engine which was used in the US market and rarely in the Japanese pickups on the domestic market was 3Y engine, which was used instead of 22R engine in New Zealand models, followed by more rarely by fuel 4Y 2.2 and later versions. This was the decision of Toyota New Zealand to reduce the parts that need to be placed by dealers because no young man sold in New Zealand at the time of using the R series engines. Cosmetic changes and option Small were made in 1988 to the 1989 model year, but the model was left largely untouched in anticipation of the replacement model for emerging final.
Toyota 4Runner Second Generation (N120; N130; 1989-1995)
Toyota issued a generation Hilux Surf and Toyota 4Runner second in 1989 to model year 1990. Known as the Series N120 / N130, these models continued to rely on their Hilux pickup as a basis. It represented a fundamental departure from the first generation model. Instead of a pickup truck with a fiberglass cap an improvement, the new 4Runners featured a newly designed, integrated steel full body mounted on the existing frame. However, Toyota 4Runnerr did not remain almost exactly the Hilux from the B-pillars forward. It benefited from all the new coil spring rear suspension, unfortunately proved to be prone to breakdown as sources of leaf on the rear previous models.
Almost all second generation Toyota 4Runner had a four-door models; However, since the launch in 1989 to May 1993, the two-door model also produced. These models are similar to the four-door models that time the bodies were formed as one, instead of the tops of the fiberglass used in the first generation 4Runners. House Two vehicles of the second generation of the most rare. US sales ended in August 1992, but continued to be available in the Canadian market through 1993, and Japan until May 1993.
Because of the drive train was still came from the same source, the same engines were available: The same 2.4 L-cylinder (22R-E) and 3.0 L V6 (3VZ) engines were available in rear-wheel drive and four-wheel -drive buildings. The 4Runner new and used independent front suspension that had been developed on the previous generation. The old style gear transfer case has been removed by helicopter on the V6 models and now I had to chain driven. The gear-driven adult charge stored on the 4-cylinder models.
The Hilux Surf version for the Japanese market was also available with a range of diesel engines, including a 2.4 L turbodiesel 2L-TE I4 until 1993, followed by a turbodiesel 3.0 L 1KZ-TE I4. Small numbers and it comes with a normally aspirated 2.8 L diesel 3L I4, a 2.0 L 3Y I4 naturally aspirated gasoline engine, and a 2.4 L 22R-E I4 gasoline engine. Most of the gasoline versions of the Hilux Surf received a V6 3.0 L. Various levels of small prayed to Japan from the base model ‘SSR’ through ‘SSR Ltd’, ‘SSR-V’ ‘SSR-X’ and ‘SSR-X Ltd’ range topping ‘SSR-G’. Japanese models are distinguished from the export sebhithi 4Runner for side opening tailgate as opposed to the 4Runner’s lift-up tailgate.
Toyota 4Runner Third Generation (N180; 1995-2002)
In 1995 (for 1996 model year) marked another Toyota 4Runner, with a body shell all-new chassis on an all-new. This time, it shared almost nothing pickup it first appeared, and shared its chassis and those of the Land Cruiser Prado four-door wagon. Although the transition to the second generation Toyota 4Runner was the one that kept the build quality and the options almost on par with the rest of the mid-size SUV market, the changes made to the third generation turned the Toyota 4Runner into a car more luxury-oriented. This move was similar changes to the 1996 Nissan Pathfinder, but moved Toyota 4Runner into a different class of his old rivals, the Ford Explorer, Chevrolet Blazer, and Isuzu Rodeo. Third generation Toyota 4Runner, however, look very similar to the second generation. In 1996 Toyota 4Runner disappeared from sale in the UK, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, which was badged as Toyota Land Cruiser Colorado.
Essential changes in the second generation models include a large body long wheelbase, increased interior space, increased cargo space, dual airbags, ABS, lift-up tailgate, coil-spring suspension all around, rack and its Opinion, and contour aerodynamic designed for glass lights. In addition, the Hilux Surf translations moved to 16-inch wheels and knew the difference between, making use of four-wheel drive hard without any problem areas first. The system was retained to provide on-the-fly shifting between rear four-wheel drive as before. The Toyota 4Runner was also available with factory installed electrical selectable locker in the difference in the rear, for the first Toyota 4Runner but are available from 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota 4Runner Gourth Generation (N210; 2002-2009)
The fourth-generation Toyota 4Runner is equipped with major changes to the vehicle chassis and body, but he was targeted in almost all sectors of the same as the third generation. Based on the Land Cruiser Prado 120 series Toyota 4Runner maintained the same basic exterior styling themes, and still is being sent as a mid-size semi-luxury SUV with off-road abilities. Trims Available currently in the SR5, Sport Edition, and Limited models. An Lev all-new certified 4.0 L 1GR-FE V6 produces 245 hp (183 kW) and 282 lb·ft (382 N·m) of torque standard, but for the first time, a V8 became available, the Lev certified 4.7 L 2UZ-FE engine which US produced 235 hp model years 2003 and 2004, and, with the addition of VVT-i, 260 hp (194 kW) and 306 lb·ft (415 N·m) from model years 2005-2009. Fuel economy is estimated at 17 mpg city, 20 mpg highway for the V6 and 15/19 mpg for the V8. Carrying capacity LB 5,000 (2,300 kg) on V6 models and 7,300 pounds (3,300 kg) on RWD V8 models. The Toyota 4Runner first entered the dealer showrooms in October 2002 model year 2003. Trims three levels offered, SR5, Sport Edition, and Limited. If introduced in the SR5 and Sport Edition models used gray plastic cladding and Perse. Sport models also featured a non-functional hood scoop.
The front suspension used a double-wishbone at the rear is a solid rear axle. The Toyota 4Runner continued use of body on frame construction design and a axle solid built for strength and durability compromising interior room on-road handling. Toyota some of the mid-size SUV, the Highlander is a crossover which is not designed for off-roading. The optional full-time 4WD systems were on V8 models when the “Multi-Mode” or part-time on V6 models, both used a lockable Torsen center of the difference. A new suspension system, the X-type absorber System (X-Area), became standard on the Edition Sport and optional for the SR5 and Limited models, rear auto-leveling height adjustable air suspension installed in this election Limited models. The X-Areas links dampers diagonally by means of hydraulic hoses and fluid using at a mechanical valve which reduces body roll during hard cornering. All 4runners and skid plates for the engine, transfer case, and fuel tank to prevent damage during off-roading. The Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) system prevents Toyota 4Runner from rolling backwards on the move and Downhill Assist Control (DAC, 4WD only) modulates the brakes and throttle automatically without driver input descents hill very smooth low speed, both electronic aids are standard on 4WD models.
Major standard features included tilt and telescoping wheel of his, remote keyless entry, single-zone automatic climate control, driver power lumbar support, power rear tailgate window, and V8 models a tow hitch receiver mounted directly to the rear frame crossmember. Options included HomeLink, an electrochromic auto-dimming mirror rearview, power moonroof, third row seating, the DVD-based navigation, 10-speaker JBL Synthesis stereo, and rear seat audio. An optional backup camera system on Limited models used two cameras mounted Interiors D-pillars give a broad view of when backing up. Some trim levels get two glasses mounted on the inside of the D-pillars just inside the rear hatch. In 2009 at the end of this generation, Toyota Japan ceased production of the Hilux Surf, leaving only the Toyota 4Runner available in subsequent model series.
Toyota 4Runner Fifth Generation (N280; 2009-present)
Fifth generation Toyota 4Runner was unveiled at the Texas State Fair on September 24, 2009. It is available in 3 trim levels, 2 of which were available previously. The base SR5 trim and Limited trim top-of-the-line are available in 2WD or a 4WD. The new Trail Edition is only available as 4WD. The SR5 and Trail Edition 4WDs will find a part-time 4WD drive system, and the Limited will be a full-time 4WD. All models will come with A-Trác. The new Trail Edition gives Toyota Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) and Crawl Control, which was previously only available to premium Toyota vehicles, and rear locking difference like the last Trail Package.
The V6 4.0-liter adds Dual VVT-i which improves horsepower, torque and fuel economy, and comes standard in all forms. A 2.7-liter I4 was available on 2WD models, but was discontinued after model year 2010. The V8 4.7-liter from the previous generation was carried on the fifth generation Toyota 4Runner. The Toyota 4Runner is built on the same platform as the FJ Cruiser.
For model year 2014, the Toyota 4Runner received a facelift, including before being revised and fascia along with projector headlamps and, tail-lamps clear-lensed LED, and other cosmetic changes without minor. The interior and new, and soft-touch door trim, leather-wrapped wheel steering and shift knob, dashboard revised and the center of the pile, and installed as standard on all trim levels Optitron instrument cluster Toyota. Brake lines were upgraded for action to feel improved, and included electronic Trailer Sway Control. No changes Driveline made.
Model year 2015 saw the launch of the 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro trim level, with Toyota edging on the front and off-road package as part of the TRD Pro Series. The Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro included TRD Bilstein shocks and remote reservoirs, TRD organized in the front springs and Toyota 4Runner TRD front skid plate.