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Retracing the History of the Rugged Toyota 4Runner

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For 30 years, the Toyota 4Runner has been iconic for its powerful off-road capabilities and street ready style. Now, in 2013, the Toyota 4Runner has evolved to contain cutting-edge technology and an incredibly powerful drivetrain. If you are looking for a stylish vehicle that can take you from city streets to mountain tracks with ease, look no further than the Toyota 4Runner. Here is a look back at the history of this rugged Toyota model:

1984: Beginnings

The first Toyota 4Runner model debuted in 1984. Originally, Toyota modeled this SUV after the Toyota Hilux pickup truck. Equipped with four-wheel drive capabilities and a spacious rear cargo area, the Toyota 4Runner quickly became a top pick for drivers who craved the ultimate in off-road performance.

1990: The Next Evolution

Due to the popularity of the original 4Runner model, Toyota began working to perfect this capable SUV. By 1990, the Toyota 4Runner lost its ties to the original Toyota pickup models. Instead, Toyota equipped this next evolution of the 4Runner with a full row of back seating and an innovative engine. The compact size of this SUV, coupled with its awe inspiring performance, led the 4Runner to quickly become one of Toyota’s best selling SUV models.

2000-Present: The Journey Continues

Today’s 4Runner combines the rugged capabilities of the original model with the latest and most innovative technology available from Toyota. In 2007, the IIHS honored the Toyota 4Runner as the top safety pick for its class. For the urban adventurer on the go, the 2013 Toyota 4Runner makes the perfect match

To test drive the 2013 Toyota 4Runner, visit Jerry’s Toyota dealership. We serve the Baltimore area with a fantastic selection of new and certified used Toyota vehicles that you will love to drive. When you visit our dealership, we will ensure that you have a great experience when shopping for your vehicle. Call us at (888) 714-6153 to schedule your test drive of a quality Toyota vehicle today!


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