Minimal changes announced for 2013
The Toyota 4Runner has always been known as one of the more capable SUVs in its segment. It combines style with suspension technology that allows it to ride comfortably even in bad road conditions.
The 2013 Toyota 4Runner will be available in three different trim levels: SR5, Limited, and Trail for off-road capability. All models are offered an optional third-row seat, allowing it to comfortably seat seven passengers.
The 2013 4Runner will be powered by a 4.0-liter V6, capable of producing 270 hp and mated to a five-speed ECT-i automatic transmission. The SR5 model replaces the 2012 model’s lever setup for its transfer case from the 2012 model with a switch-type control. Every 2013 model will be made available in rear-wheel drive, part-time four-wheel drive and full-time multi-mode four-wheel drive configurations.
For 2013 the Limited model also gets a few upgrades including an X-REAS suspension system which improves performance, vehicle control and comfort and control. The X-REAS system works by automatically adjusting restraining force when driving over bumpy surfaces and going around corners. The Limited also gets a full-time, four-wheel drive system equipped with a locking center differential and a three-mode, center console-mounted switch.
The Trail trim of the 2013 Toyota 4Runner offers Toyota’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) as an option, thus allowing it for a smoother trip, as well as better suspension for driving in difficult terrain.
The Trail grade of the 2013 4Runner comes standard equipped with Toyota’s Crawl Control which helps maintain the vehicles speed to keep it under control, thus minimizing load on its drivetrain and suspension components. The Trail model also has an available Multi-Terrain select function.
For the 2013 model year the 4Runner’s SR5 and Limited trims now come with automatic running boards, while the Limited model will get a new Display Audio system that incorporates today’s most in-demand connectivity features such as USB/Ipod connectivity and including Toyota’s Entune system.
While the 2013 4Runner will remain very similar to previous model, the few additions to the 2013 model offer a refreshed version of the already dominant SUV. The entertainment upgrades in the Limited model are also exciting. While not much has changed, we were already very pleased with the previous 4Runner model, and after all, if the shoe fits, wear it right?
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