2011 Toyota 4Runner Overview.
Since its 2003 introduction, the Toyota 4Runner has been greatly loved by all those who want a truck but also want an SUV. It is still strong and sporty. This is a truck has been a capable off-road vehicle with terrible fuel economy and a lousy highway ride. Toyota has changed a lot in the 2010 4Runner, so there are going to be slight changes for the 2011 model year.
For a starting MSRP that’s approximately $30,000, the Toyota 4Runner has a whole lot of features for 2011 model year. Even as only one engine is offered - a 4.0-liter V6 - the 4Runner does have an option of rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Additionally, a 5-speed automatic transmission copes to make gear shifts comparatively smooth and seamless. The real thrill, though, lies in the 4Runner’s off-road driving abilities. For motorists who long to drive on real dirt, the 2011Toyota 4Runner is a reasonable and comfortable option.
Regardless of its reasonably powerful V6 engine, the SUV still manages to generate a rather lethargic and unresponsive driving experience. Unlike today’s SUVs, the 4Runner definitely has a truck-like feel. That said, it’s also unpredictably smooth and handles with respectable accuracy. If you don’t intend to go for an off-road drive, although, you will almost certainly be somewhat disappointed. If you’re into off-roading, you’re sure to be overjoyed.
If you don't need a strong off-roading capable ride, there are better alternatives available. The Toyota Highlander keeps the Toyota 4Runner's sturdy styling but costs roughly $1,000 less and offers enhanced fuel economy and a comfortable highway ride. Although it costs almost $3,000 more than the Toyota 4Runner, the GMC Acadia is a lot more comfortable ride for families who need to go around the town everyday. It still has a strong look, but shows off minivan-like qualities such as 17mpg city / 24mpg highway fuel economy and comfortably seating for seven or eight.
The 4Runner is tied in with Toyota's basic 36-month or 36,000 mile warranty. Additionally, it gets a 60-month or 60,000 mile powertrain warranty.
The warranty period starts either on the date of first retail sale, or the date the vehicle is first placed in service as an instructor, service loaner or company vehicle, whichever is earlier. Plus from that moment on, your Toyota 4Runner is looked after during the coverage period, not considering of whether you're the first owner or a subsequent owner.