• Two- or Three-Row Versatility
• Body-on-Frame Durability
• Three Distinct Model Grades
• Rugged Trail Model for Ultimate Off-Roading
The 2011 4Runner is powered by a 4.0-liter V6 that generates 270 horsepower and 278 lb.-ft. of torque. Through the use of advanced engine management that includes dual independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), the new 4.0-liter engine gained power over the previous 4Runner’s V6 and even V8 engines, yet is more efficient than either. The new 4.0-liter fuel economy ratings rival car-based platforms at 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway for 4×2 models (22 mpg highway for 4×4). Maximum towing capacity is 5,000 pounds.
A double-wishbone independent front suspension, combined with a variable-flow rack and pinion steering, makes for precise control on demanding roadways. Coil springs over gas shocks are used at all four wheels for a comfortable ride and controlled handling. The four-link rear suspension minimizes axle hop and assures a smooth ride for back seat passengers. Large diameter wheels and tires not only improve off-road performance, but also enhance the 4Runner’s rugged demeanor.
The newest 4Runner shares the same platform as the Toyota FJ Cruiser. Extensive frame and body reinforcements have been added, using high-tensile materials to add strength without adding weight. The SR5 and Trail 4×4 models have a two-speed lever-operated, part-time four-wheel-drive system with neutral position. The 4Runner Limited is equipped with full-time, four-wheel-drive system with a locking center differential and a three-mode, center console-mounted switch. The new 4Runner is also equipped with a stronger rear differential than the previous model, with a larger ring gear.
The new 4Runner’s design emphasizes a more rugged, powerful stance, combining the 4Runner’s traditional form with progressive styling cues. Careful attention to wind flow reduced aerodynamic drag to a Cd of 0.365.
A suite of high-performance, state-of-the-art safety systems further enhances on-road vehicle dynamics in the 2011 4Runner. The standard Toyota Star Safety System™ includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with traction control (TRAC), an Anti-Lock Brake System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. VSC helps the driver to ensure control by compensating for front and rear wheel slip. The system uses selective braking and modulated engine output to help keep the vehicle in line with the driver’s steering inputs. On 4×2 vehicles, the Auto LSD (Limited Slip Differential) system allows for better traction on slippery sections of roadway.
The 2011 4Runner is thoughtfully equipped with features and systems to create a comfortable travel space, providing convenient operation in everyday use. The front seats have a greater range of adjustment than the previous model, both in height and front to rear.
Versatility and Convenience