In 2002, the Japanese company Toyota showed to the public a frame SUV “4Runner” of the next, fourth-generation (model index N210) – it became bigger, prettier and more modern, but did not lose its potential. In 2006, the car has undergone a planned restyling, which affected the appearance and interior, but “passed by” the technical part.
The serial production of “Japanese” was stopped in 2009 due to the appearance of the 5th generation model on the market.
The fourth generation of the Toyota 4Runner is a medium-sized off-road vehicle with a frame body structure, offered in a five-door body.
The outer perimeter dimensions are the same: 4806 mm in length, 1911 mm in width, and 1760 mm in height. On the wheelbase is allocated 2788 mm from the total length, and the amount of ground clearance in a camping state is 231 mm.
The power line of the off-road vehicle was formed by two gasoline units:
- The first was a 4.0-liter V6 engine with distributed injection, producing 245 horsepower and 382 Nm of maximum torque.
- The second was a 4.7-liter V8 with 260 “horses” and 415 Nm of torque.
Transmission is one – 5-band automatic, two types of drive are rear or constant full with an asymmetrical differential (torque under normal conditions is “scattered” between the axles in a ratio of 40:60).
The “fourth” Toyota 4Runner is based on the “120th” Land Cruiser Prado and equipped with a frame body structure. The front axle has independent suspension on paired transversal levers, the rear axle has an uncut axle and screw springs. By default, the off-road vehicle is equipped with rack and pinion steering, supplemented with a hydraulic booster. The braking system is equipped with discs on the front and “drums” on the rear wheels and antilock technology (ABS).
Positive features of the 4Runner generation 4 include high reliability, nice appearance, powerful and tractive units under the hood, affordable maintenance, good dynamic performance, and high off-road conquest capabilities.
Negative aspects – low quality of finishing materials, great fuel appetite, and pronounced rolls at corners.