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TOYOTA 4Runner Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 4
First production year: 1990
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel
Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
 

2013 - Present

In 2013, the Toyota 4Runner received an update for the 2014 model-year, coming with a bolder design via the slightly redesigned front and rear fascias with more muscular shapes, while the interior got upgraded materials, more knee room for the second-row passengers as well as more standard features, including air conditioning, fabric-trimmed seats with the driver’s one being eight-way adjustable...

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gasoline engines:

  TOYOTA 4Runner 4.0L V6 5AT 274 HP (4x2)

  TOYOTA 4Runner 4.0L V6 5AT 274 HP (4x4)

2009 - 2013

Toyota introduced the fifth generation of the 4Runner in 2009, and it was already a known, trustworthy SUV desired by those who didn't want to go chasing animals through the forests. With a vast off-road experience, Toyota had it's saying on the SUV market, especially on the mid-size segment where the 4Runner sat. Even though it was introduced as a less-utilitarian version for the H...

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gasoline engines:

  TOYOTA 4Runner 2.7L 4x2 4AT (157 HP)

  TOYOTA 4Runner 4.0L V6 4x2 5AT (274 HP)

  TOYOTA 4Runner 4.0L V6 4x4 5AT (274 HP)

2003 - 2009

The fourth generation of the Toyota 4Runner was introduced in 2002 and it followed the basic principle of its predecessors, featuring a body-on-frame construction and a rugged driveline. The 4Runner evolved from a modified pickup truck, such it was the T100, to an SUV but without damaging the off-road abilities. Since the third generation, the 4Runner designers were focused on the daily drivi...

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diesel engines:

  TOYOTA 4Runner 3.0L D 4WD 5AT (130 HP)

1990 - 1995

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 trai...

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