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2010 Toyota 4Runner

Day 1

2010 Toyota 4Runner
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Into another truck this week, although this truck is disguised as an SUV: the all-new for 2010 Toyota 4Runner, one of the few left of a dying breed of body-on-frame constructed SUVs. Although the 2010 4Runner retains the off-road capabilities it is known for, it does lose its V8 engine option while adding luxury features like navigation, 20-inch wheels, push button start and chrome door handles.

2010 Toyota 4Runner
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The 2010 4Runner is available with a dual variable valve timing equipped 4.0-litre V6 engine that produces more power than the outgoing V6, while improving fuel efficiency. There is a large list of newly standard features for 2010; some of them include: tilt & telescoping steering wheel, front seat knee airbags, eight-speaker autdio system, fuel eocnomy meter, windshield wiper de-icer, VSC cut-off switch, power windows with up/down for all windows and colour-keyed heated mirrors.

My tester is an SR5 V6 model with the upgrade package, otherwise known as the “B” package. This adds $4,750 to the base SR5 price of $36,800 and includes: steering wheel audio controls, bluetooth connectivity, integrated XM radio, USB audio input, leather seats, heated front seats, power moonroof, running boards, auto-dimming rear view mirror with integrated backup camera, cargo area tonneau cover, theft deterrent system and rear door courtesy lamp.

I have to say the 4Runner certainly is something a little bit different. I was a little taken back when I first stepped into it and motored away — more in the coming days on that, but this does not drive, feel or look like anything else I have driven in recent memory.

2010 Toyota 4Runner
MSRP as tested (excluding destination): $41,550

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