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2010 Toyota 4Runner redesign



  • agnostoagnosto Posts: 205
    No, you can not drive the 2010 SR5 and Trail edition 4WD on the dry pavement at all (unless you want to take the risk of breaking down the 4WD components...) Also as an FYI, I have verified that with TCS (800-331-4331) and that is one main reason I purchased the 2010 Limited edition.
  • 1000 miles of driving in different conditions in last few weeks; 19 MPG on Sierra Mountain Roads, 24MPG on Interstate at 65MPH. 75MPH dropped to 22MPG, 85MPH dropped to 20MPG.

    Anyone put their crossbars on themselves? I purchased the crossbars, floor mats, cargo area cover on line and saved a lot.
  • Just to be clear, we already own a 2009 Sienna LE. Didn't get the AWD, scared of run flat tires.

    Thanks for all your comments, and keep up the discussion on the attributes of various AWD/4WD systems, this is a good read.
  • yassyyassy Posts: 70
    very upset at toyota. What moron is making decisions about only having the LIMITED with 3rd row seats on west coast? I was told by several dealers here that. MAKES NO SENSE. If toyota wants my business, i want the color and options to my liking, not random off the assembly line. Ive been told many dealers dont want the sliding cargo tray on 4runners and will stop ordering them. GOOD! RAV4 has 3rd row seat but 4R i cant get? I will be calling corporate japan next week and speak to them. crazy. People at toyota cant do a job correctly, then dont work there. Smart people with no common sense (or uncommon sense more like it)!
  • Toyota's always had a (somewhat addled) mind of its own when it comes to its option packages. JIT manufacturing be damned, Toyota doesn't offer options a' la carte. it's frustrating.
  • So ... I guess we all agree that the Limited has the best 4 wheel drive for dry pavement. BTW - I have owned a Jeep CJ and a Toyota truck both had part time 4 wheel drive.
  • not to put too fine a point on it, i'd say the Limited has the only 4 wheel drive for dry pavement. :shades:
  • I've had my black 1998 4-runner since new and was thinking of buying the new 4-Runner - that was until I was standing up close to one. VERY DISAPPOINTED !!!!!!!! I liked the sport edition , but the hood scoop could go . And now it's replaced with the trail edition . (with a hood scoop???????) The hood scoop fit's the sport better then the trail though , but anyway . For starters 1. no more locking gas door 2. fixed antenna 3. replaced the L.E.D. rear lights with bulb lights only after 4 years ( 2006,2007.2008, and 2009 4-runners ) 4. the window and door lock switches location 5. head lights and rear tail lights stick out to far from the fenders and rear quarter panel 6. 20 inch rims to big for this truck and to ugly - and the trails rims are flat out ugly - the sr5's are acceptable Good luck selling this truck Toyota you will need all the luck in the world. Didn't you learn from 2003 4-runner with the ugly grey plastic all over the outside and those squared off wheel wells - I'm glad they rounded of the wheel wells in 2006 . Looks much better. Well I will be keeping my black 1998 4-runner SR-5 a little longer - why not it only has 98,000 miles and looks great after all these years. 3rd generation were the best 4-Runners Toyota built. In the meantime I will continue to look for a 2009 4-Runner Sport Edition in black or dark grey
  • Hi: I have been following this blog since August when I was eagerly awaiting the introduction of the gen 5. I bought my 1997 4Runner new, and had to wait a few weeks to get the color I wanted. I like the new model, though the color choices are very lame. I have three salesmen trying to get me a blue one, however they tell me there is not yet a single one in the US! My 97 is the best vehicle ever built, and I can certainly wait for the color I want, but I too feel that Toyota is not building the trucks that it's loyal customers want. They have posters of this machine at every dealership, but only one or two black or grey models to select from. I have become hesitant about pursuing the purchase, though I cannot think of any other new vehicle that I want.
  • I, too, had trouble finding 4R with options like 3rd row seat, etc. The Saleman suggested two reasons that I did not follow-up on so ???? 1. down turn in economy so toyota has fewer units out there to choose from. 2. storm during shipping (I think the 4R is still made/shipped from Japan), that caused lost/damaged inventory.
  • tay528tay528 Posts: 13
    Thanks to both erik10 and stateofmaine for answering my question so quickly.

    Started getting internet quotes today on a SR5 with premium package and have gotten good results so far. Test driving this weekend!
  • embryoembryo Posts: 22
    there was a shoreline blue limited at the dealer i bought my sr5 from located in north atlanta suburb. very nice looking...
  • embryoembryo Posts: 22
    yes the 4runners are still made in japan and i'm sure that has a lot to do with why dealers don't want to custom order.
  • embryoembryo Posts: 22
    it looks like they still have it in stock
  • Does the 2010 Trail Edition 4Runner have anything else in the interior besides the so called "water-resistant" seats like say what is in an FJ Cruiser, like rubber or plastic flooring instead of carpeting?
  • nope, just the water-resistant seats. the vehicle is still quite plush otherwise. plush enough that the water-resistant seats might seem a bit out of place (to some).
  • newdavidqnewdavidq Posts: 146
    I agree with iseegers (post #558) on all points; my '07 4wd v6 sr5 is coming off lease in April and when I compare it with the '10, I see no reason whatsoever to switch into the new vehicle.
    The exterior styling is interesting, but function is more important to me. And the roof rack cross members are an extra cost add-on?
    Toyota gets a D for this one.

    Regards, DQ
  • where did you buy them from. I live in Canada and they cost an arm and leg.
  • For those considering AWD 4runner.

    I test drove all three trim. The worst by far was Limited thanks you AWD. It feels very heavy as it is struggling. The basic SR5 felt much better because of rear wheel drive. The trail was the same with much better road handeling and reduced felt bumps thanks to KDSS. Check this site if you wonder how it works,

    I recommend those seeking AWD to test and compare this vehicle to others such as MDX, M5 and Q5. While this is an excellent true off-road vehicle, it is a poor one for on-road comparing with crossovers. If off roading is not what you need and cottage country gravel roads, snow and pulling your boat is your game, consider these alternatives.
  • embryoembryo Posts: 22
    i agree...this is a truck platform not a morph from a minivan or sedan like the others.
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