(TORONTO, ON. – September 23, 2014) There’s no substitute for experience – and Toyota draws on more than 70 years of experience to engineer trucks that conquer the most punishing weather and driving conditions on the planet. Trucks like the 2015 Toyota 4Runner – the rugged, go-anywhere mid-size SUV.
“When adventure calls, it calls for a 4Runner – and today’s 4Runner is our best ever: The product of more than three decades of manufacturing the 4Runner for customers around the world,” noted Larry Hutchinson, Vice President of Toyota Canada Inc. “4Runner’s rugged good looks, go-anywhere capability, and surprising comfort and convenience features ably demonstrate Toyota’s commitment to Canadian drivers who need an authentic body-on-frame SUV.”
The 4Runner legend is built on performance, which is why every 2015 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.
A five-speed super ECT automatic transmission with overdrive, lock-up torque converter and 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, supplemental transmission cooler and transmission fluid temperature gauge.
The 2015 4Runner features styling cues distinctive to each of three available grades: SR5, Trail Edition, and Limited. SR5 and Trail Grades are muscular and rugged – a nod to the model’s well-earned off-road reputation. The exterior design of the Limited grade is also aggressive, but with premium details.
Inside, the 4Runner – available in five-passenger and seven-passenger configurations – establishes the benchmark for refinement in the mid-size SUV category. Second-row seats slide and recline. 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. Like the exterior, the interior features details and styling cues that highlight the attitude of each grade.
Safety is always a priority on a Toyota, and every 2015 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, a direct tire pressure monitoring system, and more. As with every new Toyota since 2011, the 2015 4Runner is 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 2015 4Runner is offered in a single model with a choice of five configurations across a three-grade structure:
2015 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 (MSRP starting at $39,060)
The SR5 grade is a fully-capable SUV packed with an impressive list of standard features, including: Toyota’s 6.1” Display Audio system with eight-speakers, USB audio input, Bluetooth capability, integrated XM Satellite radio, steering wheel-mounted audio controls; air conditioning; leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; premium cloth seating material; power-adjustable driver seat; 40/20/40 split fold-down rear seats; power door locks with keyless entry; illuminated entry; power windows with auto up/down function on all windows; power vertical sliding rear window with auto up function and jam protection; tilting/telescoping steering column; a driver-focused cockpit with tachometer, multi-information display, digital compass, trip computer, Eco Drive monitor, cruise control, backup camera; five 12v accessory power outlets; 17” aluminum alloy wheels with locks; dual power adjustable and heated exterior mirrors; running boards; roof rails; colour-keyed fender flares; front and rear splash guards; rear spoiler; and more.
• The SR5 grade may be fitted with an available Upgrade Package, which adds: Navigation; SMS-to-Speech and Email-to-Speech, advanced voice recognition; 3rd row seats for seven-passenger capacity; SofTex leather seat surfaces; heated front seats; power adjustable front passenger seat; power moon roof; integrated garage door opener and signal lamps; power moonroof; auto-dimming rear view mirror; anti-theft system; rear door courtesy and puddle lamps.
2015 Toyota 4Runner Trail Edition (MSRP starting at $45,475)
The Trail Edition grade delivers impressive off-road capability and surprisingly smooth on-road manners. In addition to features found in the SR5 grade, the five-passenger Trail Edition builds on the Upgrade Package and adds technologies and systems designed for maximum off-road prowess, including: lever-type 4WD selector; 4-wheel Crawl Control; Multi-terrain Select system; 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; dark silver brushed metallic trim; tonneau cover; sliding cargo-area tray; and more.
2015 Toyota 4Runner Limited five-passenger (MSRP starting at $48,430)
2015 Toyota 4Runner Limited seven-passenger (MSRP starting at $49,625)
The top-tier, Limited grade 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; the Smart Key System with Push Button Start; driver’s seat memory system; leather seat surfaces; heated and ventilated front seats; clearance and backup sensors; chrome body side moldings, grille, fog lamp surround and rear trunk trim; chrome-finished door handles; unique running boards; interior woodgrain trim; and the automatic headlamp system.
The 2015 Toyota 4Runner is now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada.
For more information on features and specifications, visit toyota.ca/4runner.
* Fuel efficiency ratings are based on the new 5-cycle testing procedures (Natural Resources Canada)
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. Incorporated in 1964, Toyota has sold more than 4 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 286 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 which build popular Canadian vehicles: Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.