Toyota 4Runner

BASE PRICE RANGE: $30,335-$40,495

WHAT'S NEW: The four-cylinder 4Runner has been dropped for 2011 leaving the 4.0L V-6 making 270 hp as the only engine. Otherwise, there are only minor changes for 2011: The SUV receives a new brake override system. In addition, Trail and two-row Limited models receive a sliding cargo tray/cargo organizer as a standalone option.

AVOID: Hoping Toyota will drop the company's 4.6L V-8 in the 4Runner, as it may never happen.

SUM UP: Cool, capable off-roader.
RATING: ****

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Toyota Says Good Bye To Four-Cylinder 4Runner for 2011
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2011 Toyota 4Runner
Base Engine 4.0L/270-hp DOHC V-6
Optional Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 5A
0-60 MPH 7.6-7.8 sec
Tow/Payload 5000/1550-1700 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 17/22-23 mpg
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 8