(TORONTO, ON – September 3, 2015) Authentic isn’t made: it’s earned. And the Toyota 4Runner has earned its place in automotive legends with more than three decades of satisfying SUV drivers around the world. Drawing upon more than 70 years of truck-building experience at Toyota, the Toyota 4Runner can conquer the most punishing weather and driving conditions on the planet. And for the 2016 model year, the 4Runner does this with an even longer list of popular features included as standard equipment.

“When adventure calls, it calls for 4Runner’s winning combination of rugged good looks, go-anywhere capability, and surprising comfort and convenience features,” said Larry Hutchinson, Vice President of Toyota Canada Inc. “For 2016, Toyota has added even more convenience equipment, technology and premium features as standard on all 4Runner models, underlining our commitment to Canadian drivers who need an authentic body-on-frame SUV.”

The 4Runner legend is built on performance, which is why every 2016 Toyota 4Runner is built around a powerful yet efficient 4.0-litre V6. Generating 270 peak horsepower and up to 278 lb-ft of torque, this engine maximizes power, torque and efficiency across its operating range. A five-speed super ECT automatic transmission with transmission cooler delivers confident acceleration, endurance under any weather and driving conditions, and a fuel efficiency rating of 12.8 litres per 100 kilometres (city/highway combined).

With a 2,268 kg (5,000 lb) towing capability, all 4Runners are standard equipped with a tow package – including heavy duty tow-hitch receiver, 4+7 pin wiring harness, trailer brake controller pre-wire, and supplemental transmission cooler.

Inside, the 2016 4Runner is available in five-passenger and seven-passenger configurations. The interior establishes the benchmark for refinement in the mid-size SUV category. Seven-passenger models feature impressive legroom for 3rd row passengers, plus a one-touch walk-in function on the second-row seats to make getting into and out of the back seats an easy experience.

Safety is always a priority on a Toyota, and every 2016 4Runner features eight standard airbags, active front headrests with whiplash protection for driver and front passenger, three-point lap and shoulder belts for all seating positions, anchor points for child seats and child protector rear door locks, tire pressure monitoring system, and more. As with every new Toyota since 2011, the 2016 4Runner is also standard equipped with the six active safety technologies of the Star Safety System: Antilock Brake System, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control and Smart Stop Technology work together to help drivers avoid potential accident situations.

 

The 2016 4Runner is available in four models:

2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5 (MSRP starting at $43,790)

For 2016, the 4Runner receives a longer list of impressive standard features including: Toyota’s 6.1” Display Audio system with eight-speakers, Navigation, Bluetooth capability, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, eight-way power-adjustable driver seat and four-way power adjustable front passenger seat, SofTex seating, heated front seats, 40/20/40 split fold-down rear seats, power door locks with keyless entry, power windows with auto up/down function on all windows,; power rear hatch window with auto up/down function and jam protection, moonroof, tilting/telescoping steering column, a driver-focused cockpit with tachometer, multi-information display, digital compass, auto dimming rear view mirror, trip computer, ECO Drive monitor, cruise control, backup camera, 17” aluminum alloy wheels, heated exterior mirrors, running boards, rear spoiler, tonneau cover, and more.

 

2016 Toyota 4Runner Trail Edition (MSRP starting at $45,710)

The Trail Edition delivers impressive off-road capability and surprisingly smooth on-road manners. In addition to features found in the base 4Runner, the five-passenger Trail Edition adds technologies and systems designed for maximum off-road prowess, including: lever-type 4WD selector, 4-wheel Crawl Control, Multi-terrain Select, automatic disconnecting differential, Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, Multi-terrain ABS, and off-road style aluminum alloy wheels. The Trail Edition also comes with: unique black seats with red stitching, Optitron instrumentation gauges, a hood scoop, unique exterior styling cues – including black roof rails and dark silver brushed metallic trim and more.

 

2016 Toyota 4Runner Limited five-passenger (MSRP starting at $49,295)

2016 Toyota 4Runner Limited seven-passenger (MSRP starting at $50,490)

The exterior design of this top-tier model is aggressive, but with premium details. This model features full-time 4WD with X-REAS Sport Suspension and 20” aluminum alloy wheels – including a full-size spare tire. It then boosts style, comfort and convenience, with additional features including: dual-zone automatic climate control, a 15-speaker JBL audio system with subwoofer, Premium Navigation, Smart Key System with Push Button Start, driver’s seat memory system, leather seat surfaces, heated and ventilated front seats, interior woodgrain trim, exterior chrome accents, unique running boards, clearance and backup sensors, and the automatic headlamp system.

 

The 2016 Toyota 4Runner is now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada.

For more information on features and specifications, visit www.toyota.ca/4runner.

 

About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles.  Toyota has sold over 4.6 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 285 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships.  Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive.  TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.  Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than six million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.

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