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SUV that instills confidence. by Satisfied 4Runner owner from Salt Lake City on 03/15/2012. Trim: 2010 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4X4 V6, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Fuel efficiency and reliability are among the best out there. CR states 18 mpg; but we have owned for 2 years and have consistently had 20.9 mpg. For a non-hybrid mid-size SUV, that's incredible! Haven't had any mechanical problems since the day we bought it 2 years ago. The power of the redesigned motor is awesome. We live in the Rocky Mountains and have no problem accelerating up very steep roads. Plus, we see a lot of snow and it handles very well in the snow.
Cons: Would prefer AWD in the Trail trim rather than standard 4WD; however, not a deal breaker for us - just a preference. (AWD is standard in the Limited trim.)
Overall review: Awesome SUV! Big mountains? No problem. Harsh winter weather with lots of snow? No problem. We experience both of these conditions on a regular basis and our 4Runner Trail has come through for us time and time again. It gives us confidence to know that we can handle any driving condition - which is especially important since we have children. I love the new design of the exterior - especially of the Trial with the black trim. Our family loves to drive in this SUV and we will definitely be leaning towards buying one again when the time comes.
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I love my work horse by Debbie from Kentucky on 02/19/2012. Trim: 2010 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4X4 V6, Owned 2 years.
Pros: It's outstanding off-road and handles well on paved roads.
Cons: The transmission can sometimes be a little clunky
Overall review: I've owned three Jeep Cherokees. I kept two of them in excess of 170,000 miles. I did major transmission and rear end work in both of these high mileage vehicles. I wanted a vehicle that would actually last into the +200,000 mile range with few worries. I'm hoping that I've found it. And, I use my vehicles for work, where I am often off-road. The Jeeps were great off-road, but the maintenance issues were to overwhelming. So, mine is behaving like the work horse that I need it to be. Go Toyota!
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The Ultimate Truck by Wayne on 05/12/2011. Trim: 2010 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4X2 V6, Owned 1 year.
Pros: This new generation is bigger, better ride and safer with side air bags. This is what I wanted when I bought my last 4 runner in 2007. It has a big truck ride like a Tahoe.
Overall review: Very happy with this buy.
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Disappointing by Former 4Runner Fan on 01/21/2011. Trim: 2010 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4X4 V6, Owned 1 year.
Pros: 4Runner still has a nice ride and is truly a good utility vehicle.
Cons: Leg and knee room in the front seat is terrible especially for a big vehicle. Its very difficult to get in and out of, and I am not very big. They should have left the size and space from steering wheel to the seat alone. They changed the tilt wheel, it doesn't move enough to get out of the way like the last model. The last model was a perfect size and space design for a mid-size SUV.
Overall review: I have owned three previous 4Runners in a row. This new one is very disappointing. The last model was much better in many ways. Toyota should inquire with and listen to previous 4Runner owners- but they choose to ignore owner comments and complaints about design. Toyota used to have three sizes of SUV- 4Runner was the mid-size. Not any more. If I wanted a bigger SUV, then buy the next larger model. Hope they do a better job on the next 4Runner.
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One step forward, 2 steps back by Mick SFO on 12/06/2010. Trim: 2010 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4X2 V6, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: I like the interior layout much more than the previous generation. The door panels are nicely leather-like. Love the instrumention and the bluetooth works flawlessly. Love that they kept the power sliding rear window.
Cons: With 3 shedding pugs, the cloth interior is impractical, so I had leather installed. I don't like the vague handling and the bouncy suspension. I intend to have a stiffer system installed. I don't love the slide out cargo floor; it doesn't seem to really serve a purpose. No running boards, too much trim around the front and rear bumpers takes away from the "truck" appearance. The overhead console switches need to be lit and clearly marked. Bad headlight design...the top of them get intense sunlight that caused mine to oxidize after 2000 miles and be replaced. So far, the second set is fine. The rear view is just ugly with the bug-eyed tail light design and lack of style.
Overall review: Happy with the acceleration and the size inside. Easy entry and comfortable driving position. Steel gauge seems thin; I already put 2 dents in the hood while I was washing it. They need to find a compromise between the SR5 and Trail styling. The SR5 leans toward too much crossover and the Trail just looks cheap, except for the hood scoop. It is too car-like now and not enough truck. I still miss my 2000 Sport Version (except for the sluggish engine). Still like it better than my 2008 Tundra (too big and used too much gas).
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