Resale: $33,197
Value: Average Average
MPG: 17 city/22 hwy

2013 Toyota 4Runner Trail SUV

2013 Toyota 4Runner Review

(0 Stars)  The mid-size SUV for people who really want an SUV.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
The 4Runner carries over essentially unchanged.
Overview
The Toyota 4Runner is the last—and best—of its kind. Its body-on-frame and live rear axle appeal to buyers who still expect their mid-size SUV to do the things for which SUVs were actually invented: go off-road and tow. Those who spend most or all of their time traversing parking lots and highways might want to stick with the Highlander, because the 4Runner suffers from a bumpier ride and less-confidence-inspiring steering. That said, the 4Runner, last redesigned for 2010, is a much more refined and efficient vehicle than the mid-size trucks that dominated the sales charts even ten years ago. For one, it comes only with a V-6 engine, the same 4.0-liter that Toyota offers in the FJ Cruiser and the Tundra pickup. 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 lively atmosphere for tailgate parties.

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2013 4Runner Trail Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 4.0L V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 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

'13 Toyota Trail SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear 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 Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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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
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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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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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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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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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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