Many SUVs on the market today offer "off-road" capability, but the design doesn't back up the claim. It is almost as if the other manufacturers consider it a secondary function of their sport utility offerings, an afterthought. Contrarily, when Toyota built the new 4Runner, every inch was designed with off-road ability in mind. Body-on-frame construction lies underneath the aggressive exterior. Toyota has spent the better part of 30 years fine-tuning the 4Runner to conquer all terrains. Where the road ends, is where the 4Runner fun begins.
Skid plates protect your engine, front suspension, fuel tank, and transfer case (on 4x4 models). A double wishbone front/4-link and coil spring suspension is tough enough for trails, yet smooth enough for city driving. With up to 9.6 inches of ground clearance and an approach angle of 33 degrees, and a departure angle of 26 degrees the 4Runner can tackle everything from rocky mountain terrain to absurdly steep parking decks. Depending on the model you choose you will use either a lever-type transfer case, or dial-type case in the SR5 and Limited models. Both allow for easy switching into low range for tough terrain and hard conditions.
If the ample interior passenger and cargo space is not enough to stash all your toys, you can tow up to 4,700 pounds more thanks to 4Runner's powerful engine. For help negotiating tricky trails 4Runner Trail has an electronically controlled locking rear differential, which also helps maintain a controlled pace over obstacles. Inside find an oasis from the rugged outdoors thanks to available Entune Premium Audi with Navigation to help you find your way home. Limited models feature a Smart Key which allows you to keep your keys in your pocket, since your hands are probably full of gear any way. Turn the 4Runner on with just the touch of a button.
Fun features like a sliding rear cargo deck for tailgating in the great outdoors, power rear glass for a breath of fresh air, and 40/20/40 split fold-flat second row seats for optimal configuration options all add to the functionality of your 4Runner. There is so much more to love and the best way to experience the Toyota 4Runner is here at Toyota of Wallingford near Middletown CT. Call to schedule a test drive today. You can also browse our selection online any time to find the model you love at your convenience.