2012 Toyota 4Runner Review

The 2012 Toyota 4Runner Adds a Few Technology Features.


The J.D. Power and Associates U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, “Most Dependable Midsize Crossover/SUV in the U.S.” has added a few features for 2012. The Toyota 4Runner has added a few new technologies to the lineup. New is a sound system, including Toyota’s Entune connectivity system. There are also automatic-deploying running boards as a new option for the SR5 and Limited trim levels. This off-road machine is not ready to kick some butt, but is one sweet ride.

The interior of the 2012 Toyota 4Runner is made to last. The cabin has hard plastics, with most touch points being lightly padded. The centre console has plenty of options: climate control, Entune smartphone integration system and a great base stereo system. The optional third-row seat increases the count to seven, though it`s suitable only for small adults or children. Another unique feature is the Party Mode for the tailgate, which directs most of the audio system’s sound to the speakers to the rear of the vehicle. Say “hello” to a personalized environment of camping and soccer games.


The exterior of the 2012 Toyota 4Runner holds true to its outdoor roots. The 4Runner combines heavy duty body-on-frame construction with advanced multi-terrain functionality. Every feature on the exterior of this bushwhacking machine is ready to take some heat: you are covered from the  impressive front bumper, grille and overfenders all the way back to the rear bumper and  backdoor.

There are four available trim options with the 2012 Toyota Tundra are 4Runner SR5 V6, 4Runner Upgrade Package, 4Runner Trail Edition and 4Runner Limited with Navigation.

The available engine is a 4.0L, 6 cyl, DOHC VVT-i that puts out 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. With this engine is a decent fuel economy. City is 13.83 (17) and highway is 10.22 (23).

With all this performance and decent fuel economy, the best in safety ensures that you can get out of almost any situation. The Star Safety System makes sure that you and your passengers are safe and sound while cruising the pavement. This system includes: Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)1, Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA)2 and Smart Stop Technology (SST).  An added feature is the Hill-start Assist Control which automatically provides temporary pressure to the brakes to help prevent the vehicle from rolling back.

The 2012 Toyota 4Runner keeps the faith in the Toyota name. It is dependable, rugged, fuel efficient and built to last. This is a choice vehicle for anyone who wants to escape for the grind when ever they can or a family who wants a more functional car. Enjoy the historical 4Runner.

Sales Team

Gateway Toyota


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