2011 Toyota 4Runner Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, We were hoping for the addition of the company’s new 4.6L V-8 as an option, but that hasn’t happened. In fact, there are only minor changes for 2011: the sport/utility vehicle receives a new brake override system. In addition, the sliding cargo tray/cargo organizer is a standalone option on two-row Limited models; the cargo organizer is a separate option on Trail models. The Toyota 4Runner entered the market in the 1980s. It’s a five-passenger, compact truck with a permanent bed shell. Now, the truck has a body-on-frame SUV-based style, and it has been changed so that it can compete with other car-based, biased crossover offerings.

Features found in the 4Runner include Crawl Control: a function that manages throttle and brakes when speeds are reduced so the driver can focus on steering. This vehicle has 9.6-inches of ground clearance as well. It has a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension too that disengages the anti roll bars so that wheel and travel articulation is enhanced. This vehicle has a preprogrammed system for off roading as well. It also has the Multi-Terrain system.

The 4Runner model for 2011 is wider, taller, and longer than previous models. It is offered with a 2.7-Liter four-cylinder engine. In rear-drive configurations, the engine is joined to a four-speed auto tranny. It is also offered with a 4.0-Liter V-6 joined to a five-speed auto tranny. The 4Runner is definitely improved and it is even off road worthy, more so than earlier versions.

The new 4Runner is bigger, more rugged-looking, and bolder than before, with a bold, in-your-face style that screams off-road. The 4Runner Trail Edition adds black fender flares, grille, utility roof rack, and the hood received a hood scoop. Seventeen-inch wheels are standard; 20-inchers are optional. Five-passenger seating is standard for the 4Runner, and room for seven is optional. All 4Runners come standard with an eight-speaker audio system, tailgate party audio, a slide-out cargo tray, and an eight-way adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support.

While the 4Runner excels off-road – Toyota tested it at speed in the Baja 1000 and as a slow rock-crawler on the world-famous Rubicon Trail — it is surprisingly capable on the road as well. While its body-on-frame architecture and live rear axle can make for a bouncy ride, its steering is linear and responsive, and its brakes are responsive and easy to modulate. The 4.0-liter V-6 4Runner reaches 60 mph in 7.8 seconds.

Driver and front passenger airbags are standard, as are front seat-mounted side airbags, roll-sensing side curtain airbags for all rows, and dual front knee airbags. Stability control, traction control, and ABS with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist are also standard.

Body styles: SUV
Engines: 2.7L I-4, 4.0L V-6
Transmissions: 4-speed automatic, 6-speed automatic
Models: SR5, Trail, Limited

EPA Fuel Economy
SR5: 17-18 mpg city/22-23 mpg highway
Trail: 17 mpg city/22 mpg highway
Limited: 17 mpg city/22-23 mpg highway