(TORONTO) – With its potent combination of power and refinement, the Toyota 4Runner provides owners with both commanding off-road capability and comfortable on-road ride and handling. 

 

For 2007, the 4Runner comes equipped with an outstanding level of standard equipment to enhance comfort and convenience as well as its go-anywhere SUV attitude.  Standard equipment includes:

         Power windows, door locks and exterior mirrors

         Multi-information display showing time, ambient temperature, distance/speed/fuel consumption information, and interior climate control

         Automatic climate control with air conditioning, clean air filter and non-rotary, direct-touch controls

         Keyless entry with trunk release

         Cruise control

         Privacy glass

         Alloy wheels

         Sport seats

         Running boards

         Fog lamps

 

4Runner is available in either V6 or V8 models.  For the SR5 V8 model, the base version now includes new standard equipment such as:

 

         X-REAS sport suspension

         17-inch alloy wheels with P265/65R17 mud and snow tires

         Power moonroof

         In-dash 6-CD changer

         Hood Scoop

         Double decker cargo floor

         Silver painted roof rack

         Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

         Two-tone premium cloth seats

         Anti-theft system

 

“With a choice of two commanding powertrains, significant payload and towing capacity and advanced Toyota stability and traction technology, the Toyota 4Runner is an outstanding choice for anyone who wants true SUV offroad capabilitiy,” said Tony Wearing, Managing Director of Toyota Canada Inc.  “Combining these qualities with a roomy, comfortable cabin, an extensive range of standard and optional equipment, and polished on-road handling makes 4Runner a vehicle of exceptional versatility.”

 

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2007 4Runner SR5 V6 starts at $39,970, while the Limited V6 has an MSRP of $49,960.  MSRP for the 4Runner SR5 V8 with its new complement of standard equipment is $46,700, while the Limited V8 has an MSRP of $52,595.

 

2007 TOYOTA 4RUNNER – PRODUCT DETAIL

 

DRIVETRAIN

Power is crucial to total SUV performance and 4Runner offers a choice of drivetrains to suit the most demanding owners.  No matter which 4Runner they choose, drivers appreciate both the ability to cover rugged off-road terrain with ease and confidence, and the composed on-road handling. 

 

Powering V6 4Runners is Toyota's high output, low mass 4.0-litre, DOHC 24-valve V6 engine, which produces 236 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 266 lb/ft of torque at 4,000 rpm.  The V6 engine also uses VVT-i and ACIS technology to enhance performance.

 

The DOHC 32-valve, 4.7-litre V8 engine that powers both 4Runner SR5 V8 and the Limited V8 is similar to the commanding powerplant under the hood of Toyota's full-sized Sequoia SUV.  Variable Valve Timing-intelligent (VVT-i) technology optimizes valve overlap throughout the engine's speed range to boost torque and improve fuel economy while reducing exhaust emissions.  In the 4Runner, it produces 260 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 306 lb/ft of torque at 3,400 rpm.  A two-stage Acoustic Control Induction System (ACIS) enhances engine performance in all speed ranges by tuning the intake manifold length according to engine operating conditions.

 

V6 and V8 4Runner meets Environment Canada's stringent Tier 2 emission standards.  Both designed to meet not only current but also future environmental standards.  In addition, the 4Runner has excellent fuel economy in both powertrains; 13.5 L/100 km in the city and 10.2 L/100 km on the highway for the V6 models, and for the V8 models, 14.6 L/100 km for the city and 11.3 L/100 km for the highway.

 

Both V6 and V8 4Runners are also equipped with a 5-speed, Super ECT (Super Electronically-Controlled Transmission).  This adaptive transmission is capable of learning and adjusting to the operator's driving style.  It also manages shift decisions based on engine speed and load, controlling engine torque to deliver smooth output and seamless shifts.  Uphill and Downhill Shift Logic monitor throttle angle and vehicle speed so that the transmission stays in the appropriate gear for extra control while climbing or descending a grade.

 

ADVANCED TRACTION AND STABILITY TECHNOLOGY

All V8 4Runners feature full-time 4-wheel drive (4WD) to deliver all-wheel drive confidence and stability at all times.  The Torsen limited-slip centre differential may be locked by the driver for maximum traction on very slippery or uneven surfaces.  Under normal driving conditions, torque splits 40 per cent front and 60 per cent rear for stable tracking on- or off-road, accelerating or decelerating, when both axles have equal traction.  If slippage occurs, the system will direct more power to the axle that has the most grip.

 

V6 4Runners are equipped with Toyota's sophisticated Multi-Mode One-Touch 4WD system and an Automatic Disconnecting Differential (ADD).  This system provides the benefits of both full- and part-time 4WD in one system.  This system combines with highly effective traction and stability control technology to help make driving on loose surfaces controlled and predictable.

 

Both V8 and V6 models are equipped with a range of stability and traction technology to enhance driving confidence.   A Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system works with the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), controlling both engine output and brakes to correct yaw rate.  Using a yaw sensor in conjunction with the ABS and traction control systems, VSC enhances cornering stability by correcting oversteer and understeer situations, managing both engine output and brakes to dampen the unstable condition.  VSC is prohibited when the centre differential is locked.

 

During rugged 4WD off‑road situations, Active Traction Control (A‑TRAC) works closely with the ABS and Engine Control Module (ECM), using the sensors and actuators to apply braking force and restore traction to a slipping wheel while the ECM modulates power.  The torque that would have been lost through slippage is then distributed to the remaining wheels, achieving an effect similar to that of three limited-slip differentials. 

 

Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) automatically increases stability when the vehicle is starting on an incline.  When the 4Runner is in any forward gear, HAC briefly applies the brakes to reduce the backward speed of the vehicle.  This controls and slows backward roll long enough for the driver to switch from the brake pedal to the throttle.  As soon as the throttle is depressed, HAC disengages and A-TRAC engages.

 

Downhill Assist Control (DAC) uses brake intervention to improve directional control while driving down a steep or slippery incline.  With the transmission in L4, drivers engage DAC via a switch on the console.  With no pedal input from the driver, DAC uses the brakes to maintain an optimum speed between 5 and 7 km/h (2 to 4 mph) for a controlled descent.

 

Power-assisted ventilated discs in front and solid discs in the rear, and a 4-sensor, 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) are standard, enhanced with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.  EBD controls brake pressure to help prevent rear-wheel lockup and maintain good directional stability and steerability on slippery surfaces.  EBD also controls the distribution of the left and right brake forces when the vehicle is turning.  The system monitors wheel speed sensors and the rate of deceleration, controlling brake force to the inner wheels during cornering.  Brake Assist interprets a fast application of the brake pedal as emergency braking and unobtrusively exerts additional brake pressure for short, controlled stops.

 

STRONG, QUIET, SAFE

The 4Runner's cabin design incorporates deformable structures behind the interior trim to reduce the chance of injury due to secondary impacts within the vehicle in the event of a collision or roll-over.

 

The fuel tank is extremely lightweight and durable.  It is made of a 7-layer composite plastic resin material which helps reduce drumming effects and resonance which sometimes occur in steel tanks with low level fuels.  The composite plastic material also eliminates the chance of long term corrosion commonly found on 4WD vehicles used in extreme conditions.

 

A front bumper box-beam cross member, mounted low between the frame rails prevents under-ride of a vehicle in front during a collision, and crumple points ahead of the front axle and a diagonal shear area absorbs and redirects impact energies away from the passenger cabin.

 

The 4Runner's chassis design uses full-length boxed section frame rails with nine fully-welded cross members for excellent torsional rigidity.  This also reduces road and drivetrain vibration transferred to the passenger cabin and provides better occupant protection in the event of an impact.

 

The double wishbone, independent front suspension is a long-stroke design with front coil-springs and shock absorbers.  For precise steering and excellent off-road driveability, this system minimizes changes in track and camber during cornering and when driving over bumps.  This arrangement also reduces the unsprung mass for better on-road tracking.

 

In the rear, 4Runner has a 4-link suspension with gas shock absorbers, coil springs and stabilizer bar.  A diagonal-linked Relative Absorber System (X-REAS) is standard on the SR5 V8 and all Limited models and optional on the SR5 V6.  This sport enhancement links the compression chamber of each shock absorber to its diagonal counterpart using a piston system pushing against a low-pressure nitrogen charge.

 

In this way, small motions are transmitted across the vehicle, from front to rear, enabling the suspension to balance the differences.  By doing this, X-REAS dampens overall suspension compression and extension motions, dampens diagonal roll and pitch, improves on-road stability and handling, and reduces vehicle bottoming.

Standard tires are P265/70R16 all-season radials with alloy wheels for the 4Runner SR5 V6 models and P265/60R18 all-season radials for the Limited versions.  The SR5 V8 model is equipped with P265/65R17 mud and snow tires.  All models have a full-sized spare and are fitted with a tire pressure monitoring system.  Ground clearance is a useful 231 mm (9.1 inches), while towing capacity is 2268 kgs (5000 lbs).

 

OUTSTANDING LEVELS OF COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

Inside, 4Runner's passenger cabin offers occupants exceptional levels of comfort and safety. 

Seats are covered in a high-quality, durable fabric on SR5 models, with a two-tone premium cloth seats on the SR5 V8 and in leather on the Limited models.  On Limited models, the front seats are power adjustable and heated.

 

The second row bench seat splits 60/40 for flexible passenger/cargo configurations, and easily folds flat with just one hand and no need to remove the headrests.  Standard on the SR5 V8 and Limited models and as part of the optional Sport Package for the SR5 V6, storage space is made even more flexible with a ‘double decker' rear shelf that permits a two-level cargo configuration.  The shelf locks to the wheel wells and folds flat or lifts up when not in use.

 

Standard audio system on SR5 models is a 6-speaker, 160-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 with diversity antenna while the SR5 V8 model also includes a 6-disc CD changer and steering wheel audio controls.  Limited models are equipped with a premium 360-watt stereo with AM/FM/MP3 with an in-dash 6-CD changer, 10 speakers, independent audio controls on the steering wheel, and its own security system.

 

The Sport Package, which can be added to the SR5 V6, includes:

         X-REAS sport suspension

         In-dash 6-CD changer

         Power moonroof

         Larger diameter front ventilated disc brakes

         Two-tone premium cloth seats with power adjustments for the driver and front passenger

         Coloured power remote heated mirrors

         Hood scoop

         Silver-painted roof rack

         Leather-wrapped telescopic steering wheel and shift knob

         Integrated garage door opener

         Double decker cargo floor

         Anti-theft system

         Light control system

         P265/65R17 mud and snow tires on 17-inch alloy wheels

         Telescopic steering wheel

 

SAFETY FIRST, ON- AND OFF-ROAD

In addition to the traction and stability control technology already mentioned, 4Runner is equipped with many safety features to protect occupants, both on-road and off.

 

The dual front airbags use an electronic 3-sensor system that can detect the severity of an impact and modify the speed and pressure of airbag deployment so that passengers are protected with reduced chance of secondary passenger injury.  On the driver's side, a seat position switch gives smaller drivers, sitting closer to the steering wheel, lower deployment force in a lower impact collision.

 

The 4Runner Limited models are also equipped with front seat-mounted side airbags, plus front and rear roll-sensing side curtain airbags, which can be disengaged for off-road use.

 

All five occupants are provided with 3-point seat belts; all have emergency locking retractors and all belts except the driver's have automatic locking retractors for secure child seat installation.  There are also three child restraint system tethers behind the rear seats and two ISO-FIX anchor bars.

 

4Runner is equipped with Toyota's no deductible, no transfer fee, comprehensive warranty that covers the entire vehicle for 3 years/60,000 kilometres.  Power train components are covered for 5 years/100,000 kilometres, major emission control components for 8 years/130,000 kilometres and corrosion perforation for five years with unlimited distance. 

 

Toyota also provides 24-hour Roadside Assistance for all models; help is just a phone call away at 1-888-TOYOTA-8.  Roadside emergency services include battery boost, lockout service, fuel delivery, tire change, winching, and even towing.  Optional Extended Care Protection (ECP) is also available, which includes travel planning and trip interruption assistance, vehicle rental help, lubrication maintenance, and mechanical protection for up to 6 years/200,000 km of 17 major mechanical component groups.

 

The purchase of a new Toyota also includes a free membership in Club Toyota, an on-line service designed for customer convenience, placing vehicle ownership information at the customer's fingertips.