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MPG: 17 city/22 hwy

2012 Toyota 4Runner SR5 SUV

2012 Toyota 4Runner Review

(0 Stars)  An SUV, not a crossover.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The 4Runner is in many respects a throwback and, like the related Tacoma, is one of the only remaining vehicles of its kind. Its body-on-frame construction and live rear axle appeal to those who still expect their mid-size SUV to do the things for which SUVs were actually invented: going off-road and towing. Those who spend most or all of their time traversing parking lots and highways may want to stick with the Highlander, as the 4Runner suffers from a bumpier ride and vague steering. That said, the 4Runner is a much more refined and efficient vehicle than the trucks that dominated the sales charts even ten years ago. For one, it comes with only a V-6 engine, the same 4.0-liter offered in the FJ Cruiser and the Tundra. Toyota initially offered a four-cylinder as well but killed it after less than a year when it became clear that not many people were interested in lugging around a 4400-pound vehicle with only 182 hp. The interior isn't luxurious (there needs to be a reason for the Lexus GX460 to exist, after all), but it is comfortable and nicely laid out, with fold-flat second- and (optional) third-row seats. It also incorporates a neat party trick, literally: at the push of a button, the stereo will send full power to the back speakers, creating a fun-hearted atmosphere for tailgate parties.

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2012 4Runner SR5 Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 4.0L V six-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 17 MPG city, 22 MPG highway, 19 MPG combined and 437 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
23.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 270 hp @ 5,600 rpm; 278 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm

'12 Toyota SR5 SUV Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Air Filtration System
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Hill Decent Control
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Knee Air Bag
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Limited Slip Differential
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Parking Distance Control
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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Full Spare Tire
  Trucks and Towing  
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Trailer Hitch
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