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2010 Toyota 4Runner redesign



  • got the pic from here:

    i assume they'll add more to the album with time
  • Hard to see the frame with all that skid plating. Is it a frame or unibody?
  • tangmantangman Posts: 127
    The picture shows a vehicle without fog lights? That would be a departure from the 4-runner, unless they are now optional. Per another post, picture is a tease.
  • Fog lights are an option. Those look like delete panels in the pic
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,695
    2010 Toyota 4Runner to be revealed at Texas State Fair

    August 27, 2009 - 1:54 pm ET

    In a nod to its rugged nature, the 2010 Toyota 4Runner will debut on Sept. 24 in Dallas at the Texas State Fair.

    More details will be revealed then, but Toyota hinted today that the interior will be upgraded with added room and comfort for the fifth-generation sport-utility vehicle.

    Just what you need in a rugged offroad vehicle, "added room and comfort". ;-)

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • iwant12iwant12 Posts: 269
    I like the grips on the steering wheel. Wish my 07 Sport had them. Can't wait, though, to see the whole vehicle and read the initial reviews. I was kind of hoping they would've leaned more toward the 02 body style. Personally, I hardly ever like a new body style at first sight . . . it has to grow on me.
  • I'm the owner of a 2000 taco and 2000 JGC, both off-road stars. Didn't like the interior of the current generation 4-runner, so never gave it another look. The new FJ is a wannbee offroad Scion weirdo with terrible blind spots and it should have been designed more like a Wrangler or LR Defender. If Toyota produces a better dimension 4-runner with back-to basics style, them I'm interested. I hope they don't put any of that weird crap on it that makes it more of a gimmick. If so, I'll just get a redesigned 2010 JGC.
  • trout6trout6 Posts: 3
    I hope that they've improved fuel economy or something mechanical in a drastic way. The looks may grow on me but my first reaction is not positive.

    Like to know others thoughts.
  • rsarramirsarrami Posts: 47
    By now we have all seen the pics of the 2010 4Runner.

    The trail edition with black plastic mat bumper does not appeal to me. You can see the screws where plate was put on. In my view, make it steel for off road edition or leave color coded. Toyota is mistaken to classify/characterize off roaders as yupee or as tailor boys. We require a functional vehicle for the purposes of significant city & hwy driving to get where we need to go as well around town, towing our toys and off roading once we get there.

    It is difficult to comment on what else is difference in trail edition, but as you said, I would not hesitate to move away from Toyota if it is anything like FJ with non-functional features aimed at yupees
  • chuck1919chuck1919 Posts: 176
    Owning an '05 4Runner Sport Edition w/ a V8 that I tow a 21 foot travel trailer with...let me say this:

    Toyota will not sell many of these...they are ugly and lack a wide choice of motors.

    Look at the Tundra-for reasons only known to Toyota-they went with a "swiss cheese" frame and their sales volume isn't any where near their projections. They have "bed bounce" and tailgates that don't hold up to the normal uses of a truck.

    Even Toyota can make mistakes....
  • cgriff1cgriff1 Posts: 2
    I am in utter shock after looking at these photos.

    I don't know who was designing this horrid monster, it is unfortunate because the 4runner has always been a staple of Toyota. I feel that it no longer will be. Looks like I won't be in the market for the new 2010 models

    ...Looks like Toyota really screwed this one up.
  • qs933qs933 Posts: 302
    Unless there are other photos floating around, I'm assuming folks are looking at a few blurry cell phone pics and the Toyota teaser. I'm going to wait for clearer photos before I cast too strong of an opinion one way or the other. The white Limited looks odd to me, but it could be the angle and/or the lack of running boards. The others seem to be a nice evolution of the current design.

    I want to see a Limited interior in beige. Black interiors often look cheap in photos (an often in real life too).
  • Just out of curiosity, what did you guys pay for one of these? I know I don't have much leverage, but the dealer wants ~39K with a warranty. Is this reasonable?
  • tangmantangman Posts: 127
    If you are in the US, that price is highfor an SR5. Since Toyota reduced 4-Runner production, my experience is you will pay more today than 9 months ago. Just not many available. Cash For Clunker cleaned their lots, so even in the case of the 4-Runner they are motivated to significantly discount. Just my experience.
  • Looking at those pictures, it looks like Toyota is taking some design pages from 09 Pilot. More Boxy outside. Almost a cross between Pilot and FJ Cruiser. New Pilot has given a little competition to 4runner but because of Boxy shape and added weight, towing received bad reviews. Hope Toyota does better. I personally like the 4th generation, our 02 tows like a mother and mileage is ok
  • God, I hope it doesn't like a Pilot, or a box, or anything else that's horribly dated looking! Theres everything right with updating style - I don't wear the same style clothes I wore ten years ago either, some of you seem to be stuck in the past, let's look forward! Hope Toyota didn't listen too much to all of this loving the body style of the last couple of versions, the body style needs updating without losing its great driving experience and four wheel prowess! If you guys want a throwback, buy an old one or the FJ. Personally I want my $40k truck to be more modern looking more like the X5, Audi Q7, Cayenne, Toureg or the upcoming 2011 Grand Cherokee, but with it's own sporty 4runner style, kinda of Landcruiser Jr with balls!
  • Hi jtothej:

    I couldn't have said it better. Nothing wrong with style and functionality at the same time.
  • I like these shots better than the white limited pics that first surfaced. I can see this looking good in person.
  • Thanks for the link to the latest pics. They are much better than the "spied" shots.

    Has any information been published regarding the specs (width, height, length) of the new 4Runner? To me, the new version appears to be taller and possibly wider (although I can't be certain).
  • ratmratm Posts: 11
    You can find the specs in the PDF at the beginning of the tundrasolutions thread I posted earlier (not sure if the PDF is still available though)
    In that PDF you can see these values:

    L = 4820mm (189.8in)
    W = 1925mm (75.8in)
    H = 1780mm (70.1in)

  • Hey! Thanks for the quick reply. Looks as though the new model is roughly the same size as the 2009 (just slight differences - for the most part).
  • Is it me or does this one look more squared off/rectangular and boxy than the current one? Certainly doesn't look cool, more utilitarian, wife certainaly isn't gonna like it, hopefully looks better in person. The back looked cool in the spy photo, hope that is the case. Sorta looks out of style, it would have been better with a little more modern rounded style and edge, it kinda looks 10 years old already. Oh well, hope the throwback crowd has their checkbooks ready, don't think the yuppies will have much interest in this, hopefully the new V8 GX 460 will be the bomb! Any photos or news of it anywhere??
  • tangmantangman Posts: 127
    Concur that it does look boxy and not very aero dynamic for the green people and better highway milage.. Since picture is of a limited, this is probably one of the more pricy models (guess $45K loaded) with the external appearance frills. The trail version will tell the story for many with the matt black out finish. I cann't image a true four wheeler wanting those low profile tires. Hopefull it is better in person, than on the pictures. And as always, Toyota appears to have stayed with their boring external colors. I assume that picture is the new blue that is becoming available.
  • Hi sven007:

    Thanks for the pics.

    I would be very interested to see how the trail edition will look.
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