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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Medium SUV

Toyota introduced the 4Runner's second generation in late 1989 with a closed bodywork and four doors, fixing the main issue of the first generation, but lost the open-top option in the process.

The craze for SUVs and crossovers was not started yet at the beginning of the '90s when Toyota introduced the second generation. Those were the times when an SUV had to cope with offroad trails, snow, and deep mud paths without tearing a sweat. The carmaker still made it on the same chassis as the HiLux pickup but added some comfort features that made the 4Runner an excellent daily driver, as long as the driver was not in a hurry.

With its four-door bodywork, the 4Runner became a family car overnight. It still had the same rugged appearance with its flat front fascia and short overhang. The carmaker designed the front bumper with a chromed upper side and a black lower side. For those who were still nostalgic for the first generation, Toyota offered a two-door version as well, with a pop-out window for the rear passengers. The tailgate was opened downward in the back, like in a pickup, with the rear window rolled inside.

Inside, Toyota tried to make a car-like interior with a low seating position, which was not very good while offroading, but great in any other situation. The dashboard was simple, narrow, and curved. It sported a wide instrument cluster extended over the center stack where the carmaker placed the climate control unit above the radio cassette player. For the rear passengers, Toyota installed a split-folding bench.

Under the hood, Toyota installed the same engines as its predecessor: an inline-four and a V-6. The main difference was for the drivetrain, where the carmaker traded the older front solid axle with an independent suspension, which provided a much comfortable ride.

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TOYOTA 4Runner 1990 - 1995
  1 gasoline engine
  • 3.0L V6 5MT (145 HP)
  1 diesel engine
  • 2.4L TD 5MT (90 HP)

TOYOTA 4Runner 3.0L V6 5MT (145 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L V6 5MT (145 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2959 cm3
Power
106.6 KW @ 4600 RPM
145 HP @ 4600 RPM
143 BHP @ 4600 RPM
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM
240 Nm @ 3400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
102.5 mph (165 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
15 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
215R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
176.8 in (4491 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
68.9 in (1750 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.3/56.3 in (1,430/1,430 mm)
Wheelbase
103.5 in (2629 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.3 in (211 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.3 cuFT (490 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3895.6 lbs (1767 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5357.2 lbs (2430 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
16.1 mpg US (14.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
347.5 g/km

TOYOTA 4Runner 2.4L TD 5MT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.4L TD 5MT (90 HP)
Cylinders
V4
Displacement
2446 cm3
Power
66 KW @ 3500 RPM
90 HP @ 3500 RPM
89 BHP @ 3500 RPM
Torque
159 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM
215 Nm @ 2400 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
90.1 mph (145 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
215R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
176.8 in (4491 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
68.9 in (1750 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.3/56.3 in (1,430/1,430 mm)
Wheelbase
103.5 in (2629 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.3 in (211 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.3 cuFT (490 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.4
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3968.3 lbs (1800 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5357.2 lbs (2430 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
19.9 mpg US (11.8 L/100Km)
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