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2010 Toyota 4Runner redesign



  • I have heated mirrors on my 2010 SR5. That said, there are always other reasons to buy or not buy a truck.
  • What is everyone's take on no V-8 offered in the 2010's. I now have a 05' Sport with a V-8. It was bought to tow my 24" RV trailer. ( 4500 lbs. ) In the city (not towing) I get 17 MPG. On the freeway (Not towing) I get 22-23 MPG at which I keep it under 60 - 65 for the best gas milage. I'm very happy with those numbers. She will getty-up-&-go if pushed, but the MPG goes south... Looks like the 10's are a little heavier with only a 4 or V-6 offered. Towing cap. went from the 7200 lb range for the V-8's to 5000 lb. for the 10' V-6. OUCH.....
  • I have the same vehicle and about the same size trailer. I am really amazed with every car I have owned, when people post their mpg on the internet. First of all, if your going by the dashboard computer, it's about 10% overly optimistic.

    I get no more than 15 city, (usually 14 is more like it) and never more than 21 on the highway.(Usually closer to 20).

    That being said, as far as the 2010s are concerned, there is room underneath the hood for the V8. I think most auto makers are going for the "corporate average fuel economy standards" mandated by the gov't and that is what is causing the moves towards smaller motors.

    The only viable SUV with a big enough motor will be either the Ford Expedition or Chevy Suburban. The Expedition is probably the best alternate choice.
  • tangmantangman Posts: 127
    Toyota elected to offer 4-runner customers older technology for 2010 and put all the goodies on the Lexus GX460. Both the exact same frame, but the GX has the v8, 6 spd tranny, KDSS, led tail lights, HID headlight option, locking gas cap, etc. Of course there is a price to be paid, along with alot of luxury stuff many of us don't want. While I may complain, I am still considering the 4-runner simply because of price and I don't need all the luxury stuff that wastes space and payload. But I wish that Toyota would offer a SUV with just the core good stuff and not all the frills like the "tailgate option and sliding cargo floor."
  • I Agree.

    You may have seen my previous posting complaining about the same issue.

    I live in Canada and this is NOT an inexpensive truck. The MSP for trail on the road is over 50k. Now really how much does it cost to put in the 6 speed tranny? I beat it also gets a better fuel mileage which would have been good for their sales. You may have also noticed that 2010 4Runner fender glares are not fitted with rubber to the body (unlike all other older models). This allows for collection of salt in the winter, not to mention looking cheap.
  • aamixyaamixy Posts: 69
    Tundra and Sequoia are both in the recall list. 4Runner is free of trouble?
  • I predict sometime this year, the 4th generation 4Runner will be recalled for the same part retrofit.

    They just want to get the ones with "problems" done first.

    The number of 4Runners sold compared to their "volume movers" such as Camrys and Corollas, are very, very small.
  • Yep, no 4Runner, no Land Cruiser on the recall list thus far. Can't say why exactly, but could be engineered differently, and there's been no incidents reported. Might be coincidence, but aren't these two models made exclusively in Japan?
  • rjsdrjsd Posts: 5
    Is it that the models made in Japan had no issues because they used the japanese denso part and not the usa built part???
  • agnostoagnosto Posts: 205
    Yes, that is my understanding and as I believe the 4Runner is still 100% made in Japan.
  • pjc1pjc1 Posts: 72
    Quick question... I have a 2010 4Runner limited with Bluetooth and when I use it I have to literally yell into the microphone in the headliner for people to hear me. It is almost impossible for me to carry on a conversation.

    I was wondering if anyone else is experienceing this? The service dept looked at it and said there is nothing wrong with the operation of the bluetooth. Doesn"t make sense to me.
  • Have you tried adjusting the volume using the steering wheel volume button - this does the trick on my Lexus.
  • 4Runner Trail can be optioned with the best of the off-road tech - KDSS, but the 4.6L V-8, a Full-Time 4WD transfer case, and the 6-speed transmission are definitely missed.
  • pjc1pjc1 Posts: 72
    will give it a try..
  • pjc1pjc1 Posts: 72
    Thanks fxoffroad for the suggestion but it did not work.

    The mic in this vehicle is almost non functional...everyone I speak to, whether land line or cell, over the bluetooth tell me that they cannot make out what I am saying or they have a bad connection. Cheap excuse for a functioning bluetooth.

    I am beginning to question the quality of this vehicle.
  • I have 2010 limited with 400 miles on it with no problems bluetooth
    is great. Runs great.Just put gas in it for the first time last night.
  • agnostoagnosto Posts: 205
    Yup, I have the 2010 4Runner Limited 4WD with NAV and the BT works great... wow, I am a little over 4k miles and the computer AVG shows 27.2MPG ... now, who can beat that one? :shades:
  • I have the 2010 4Runner Limited with NAV and BT and all works fine but windows get stuck in the cold, brake pressure in-consistent and after making a turn the transmission revs up and then jerks into gear when you are staying in ECO mode. My rear defrost/side mirror defrost just went out. Plus the brakes squeak every time its been sitting for a while. Anyone else having any of these issues?
  • pjc1pjc1 Posts: 72
    ditto on the frozen windows, brake pressure and the squeeking brakes...

    voice nav system works great though...finding directions with the phone number of the destination is quite nice.
  • agnostoagnosto Posts: 205
    I have the 2010 4Runner Limited 4WD with NAV and have not noticed any of the issues you describe (though mine is parked in the garage).
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