Patrick Olsen from Cars.com reviews the Toyota runner and its important new features.
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Toyota 4Runner Review
Hi! I'm Patrick Olsen of Suburban Dad for Cars.com, and today we are at the state affair of Texas looking of the all new 2010 Toyota 4Runner. We’re going to talk about three things today; the exterior styling, the interior styling and the cargo space.
For this, the 5th generation of the 4Runner, we see that it’s added a lot more curves to the body and got rid of that box style. Still, the headlights flare out in a way that sort of reminiscing the V-FJ cruiser and gets in front of very angry appearance. You can see that the 4Runner has gain more of the barrel shape that came with the latest Sequoia but it also knows that even though it’s got these rounder lines, it still has this really deep wheel wells that add to that rugged appearance, so it doesn’t gone soft at all.
The 4Runner’s high step in height remind you that this is a body on a frame truck more than it is a car and even you're having a slightly rougher ride because of that. While the inside of those come in interesting mixture between the FJ Cruiser off-road vehicle than the Highlander very much of a failing vehicle. For example, in the center console, there’s a huge well here for stuff that you’ll need to carry with your family. The controls are blended as well. They have the size that you’ll find in the FJ Cruiser, they really have more of the refinement that you’ll find in the Highlander.
Now, there are three approaches that you can get to the cargo area of the 4Runner. Now there's a tip of flat floor or there’s a version that has some cool tailgating and camping features. For example, there is a load for that pulls out that can carry up to 400 pounds. In addition, there's a regular household outlet and a 12-volt outlet in the back. What's also cool is that in the tailgate, the speakers here can be adjusted with a button in the front of the car called “party mode”. What party mode does is that it adjusts the base and all the music back here, so when you're having a tailgating party, you can blast away.
The 4Runner’s optional third row is a lot like other SUV’s third rows and that the seats are a little thin and a little small and really typically meant for kids. JDM’s made a lot of styling shades just to the 4Runner and they’ve also made some engine changes. They’ve gotten rid of optional V8 and invented a four-cylinder. We haven’t driven them yet but once we do, we’ll tell you how they work.