CHANGES FOR 2013:

– Upgraded eight-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA audio with auxiliary/USB inputs and satellite radio.
– Standard steering wheel mounted audio controls.
– Standard Bluetooth capability.
– Electronic switch for 2WD/4WD (except for Trail Edition).

Mechanically, the only change to the 4Runner for 2013 is the addition of electronic 4WD selection in all models except the Trail Edition trim. All models get a new eight-speaker stereo, and the option packages have been tweaked here and there. Option packages up the 4Runner’s already significant off-road cred, especially that Trail Edition model, which gets crawl control and what Toyota calls Kinetic Dynamic Suspension. Like the FJ Cruiser, this truck delivers a surprisingly nice ride on city streets.

Every 4Runner is powered by a 4.0L V6 producing 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque sent through a five-speed automatic transmission. All models are also equipped with four-wheel drive with on-the-fly shifting between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.

Standard features on the SR5 include 17-inch wheels, eight-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA audio with USB and auxiliary input, satellite radio, party mode switch, steering wheel audio controls, Bluetooth capability, climate control, cloth seating, 8-way power driver’s seat with lumbar, 4-way power front passenger seat, 40/20/40 split-fold rear seats, power windows with auto up/down, power locks, digital compass, outside temperature gauge, fuel economy meter, ECO drive monitor with multi-information display, trip computer, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, integrated garage door opener, floor mats, cruise control, map lights, keyless entry with rear door release, rear privacy glass, dual heated power adjustable foldable mirrors, silver painted roof rails, body-colour door handles and mirrors, rear spoiler, splash gauges, heavy duty tow hitch receiver, matte black fender flares, running boards, variable intermittent wipers, auto headlamp cancel function, fog lights, rear clearance sonar, reflector style halogen headlights, airbags (front, driver/front passenger knee, side curtain), and TPMS.

Upgrade Package adds 6.1-inch audio system with navigation, power moonroof, vehicle anti-theft system, auto-dimming rearview mirror, backup camera, leather seating, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 3rd row seating, and rear door courtesy lamps.

Limited Package 7-Passenger adds full-time 4WD system, 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels, full size spare tire, push button start, smart key system, X-REAS sport suspension, 15-speaker JBL audio system with 4-disc changer, rear subwoofer, DVD based navigation, XM Real-Time Traffic Capability, dual-zone automatic climate control, integrated signal lamps, puddle lamps, front door handle touch sensor lock/unlock, automatic headlight system, chrome front grille, chrome fog light surrounds, chrome finished door handles, rear trunk chrome trim, colour-keyed fender flares, roof rails with chrome trim, front and rear underbody spoilers, unique running boards, and optitron instrumentation gauges; removes rear clearance sonar.

Limited Package 5-Passenger removes third-row seating.

Trail Edition adds (to Upgrade Package) 120 volt/400 watt power outlets, kinetic dynamic suspension system, crawl control, multi-terrain select, multi-terrain ABS, rear differential lock, hood scoop, unique alloy wheels, matte black bumpers/door handles/grille/fog light surrounds/exterior mirrors/roof rails, smoked headlight and taillight surround, water repellent seat fabric, sliding cargo area tray, cargo net, tonneau cover, and optitron instrumentation gauges; removes downhill assist control, lever type 4WD selector, rear clearance sonar, leather seat surfaces, heated seats, and 3rd row seating.

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