Arab Today, arab today 2011 toyota 4runner sr5
Last Updated : GMT 16:31:56
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today 2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5

London - Arabstoday

The Toyota 4Runner is a guilty pleasure for me. I\'m not a huge fan of SUVs but I\'ve always liked the 4Runner for some reason. I talked my stepfather into buying one in 1997, and he piled up more than 350,000 miles on that white SR5 model before he had to junk it because of an unfortunate accident. The drivetrain was still strong at the end, but the body and suspension damage made repairing it not worth it. That was three years ago. If not for that accident, I have no doubt that it would still be running strong. Now in its fifth generation, which debuted for the 2010 model year, the 4Runner is still a body-on-frame vehicle, which is rare nowadays for SUVs. Styling was updated some, as was the interior. It wasn\'t a drastic change, which is a good thing for a nameplate such as the 4Runner. Toyota dropped the V8 engine option that I don\'t really miss; I always thought the V6 was more than sufficient. After spending more than a week in our 2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5 tester, my appreciation for it remains strong. I piled on a good number of miles running errands, heading to family functions and moving a bunch of stuff and people around. I never tired of its trucklike ride quality, which for a full-frame vehicle is quite comfortable. Sure, it\'s rougher than the unibody SUVs on the market, but the ride fits the character of the 4Runner. And one has to remember that the 4Runner is well respected in off-roading circles. There are the meaty tires, plenty of ground clearance and a 4WD system that\'s been around for quite some time. The most extreme driving I did was plow through some big puddles of water and pound down some badly rutted dirt roads. A small part of me even hoped for some snow, but that never came during my time. Either way, the 4Runner has serious off-road credibility, and a rougher on-road ride quality is acceptable. The 4.0-liter V6 with 270 hp got the near 4,700 pounds of 4Runner moving along fine for merging and passing. It\'s a smooth engine connected to an equally smooth five-speed automatic transmission. Steering is responsive for a truck shod with tires more off-road-oriented, but the brakes took getting used to with an aggressive bite point. The optional premium package provided the creature comforts such as leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats and a decent-sounding eight-speaker sound system with the tailgate function that I activated when I helped swap on a set of winter tires and rims at a friend\'s house. And the satellite radio was a bonus. I also appreciated the sliding rear cargo floor that made loading and unloading those tires easy. Instead of having to lean in, you just need to slide the entire floor out. As I said, SUVs such as the 4Runner are rare now. I guess you can consider it a rugged, old-school SUV from a time when fuel economy didn\'t matter all that much. Ah, those were the days. I still love the 4Runner, though. I wonder whether my stepfather is looking to replace his Honda Pilot anytime soon. SENIOR ART DIRECTOR CHERYL L. BLAHNIK: I liked this 2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5 a lot. It\'s a perfect outdoor-activity vehicle with lots of cargo room, comfy seats and off-road capability to get to a campsite or ski resort up in the mountains. As Wong said, it\'s a real truck, and that can\'t be said about many of the car-based crossovers flooding the market nowadays. Most of those vehicles have become too fluffy in an effort to appeal to a broader audience, which is understandable. As for the 4Runner, the interior is still comfortable with plenty of room, heated leather seats and a nice sound system. On the outside it has a simple, retro feel with its flared wheel wells and chunky taillights. It looks rugged, and it\'s nice to know that it has the capabilities to back up its appearance.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today 2011 toyota 4runner sr5 Arab Today, arab today 2011 toyota 4runner sr5

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today 2011 toyota 4runner sr5 Arab Today, arab today 2011 toyota 4runner sr5

 



Arab Today, arab today Designer prepared new set of ornaments

GMT 02:45 2017 Wednesday ,28 June

Designer prepared new set of ornaments
Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Mai Al-Jeddawi presents décor ideas for Ramadan

GMT 12:32 2015 Thursday ,16 July

New Toyota EV to offer 107km per gallon

GMT 10:06 2015 Saturday ,27 June

Chevrolet lifts lid on 2016 Camaro Convertible

GMT 11:39 2015 Monday ,08 June

New Opel Astra fit for fun

GMT 07:47 2015 Saturday ,18 April

2016 ELR advances with more power, technology

GMT 05:30 2015 Saturday ,04 April

GMC Introduces 2016 Terrain

GMT 12:59 2015 Tuesday ,31 March

Porsche announces special edition Panamera
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 08:23 2017 Saturday ,24 June

Actress Feryal Yussef received new drama offers

GMT 09:49 2017 Tuesday ,02 May

Girl barred from Malaysia chess competition

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 16:25 2017 Sunday ,04 June

“Suhoor” is basic meal for fasting

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 11:09 2017 Sunday ,25 June

HUAWEI P10 the ‘guru’ of portrait shots

GMT 17:59 2017 Monday ,12 June

Designer Rania Adel reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday