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You are in the Toyota 4Runner
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Toyota 4Runner, Exterior, SUV
#145 of 211 Re: [markjenn]
Aug 20, 2004 (1:02 pm)
It's pretty common for almost any vehicle to receive a mid-life minor style freshening after 3-4 years, especially if certain aspects of the looks have received critisism or if there is a newer competing model that the company feels is taking away sales strictly based on the fact that it has a newer look.
Toyota has made minor cosmetic tweaks to almost all of their vehicles after 3-4 years, cars and trucks alike. The most recent example is the 2005 Camry which was all new in 2002, got a revised V6 motor for 2004 and a minor restyling for 2005... this behavior mirrors what we're all suspecting to happen with the 4Runner which was all new in 2003, will be getting VVT-i for 2005, and likely a refreshening in 2006.
#146 of 211 4Runner vs GX470
Aug 21, 2004 (12:22 pm)
Are these two cars the same in size and performance?
#147 of 211 Re: 4Runner vs GX470 [jimxo]
Aug 22, 2004 (8:41 am)
I don't know if they're the same in size, but performance yes - they both have the 4.7L V8 which for 2005 produces 280HP...I think. They are built on the same platform however.
#148 of 211 V-6/5-speed auto?
Aug 22, 2004 (11:52 am)
Does the 4Runner V-6 get a 5-speed auto tranny for '05?
Aug 22, 2004 (1:35 pm)
Didn't know they were out yet. Kinda odd that MPG remains at 17/21 despite the tranny getting a 5th gear.
#151 of 211 Re: Thanks [otis12]
Aug 25, 2004 (11:10 am)
Good question. Can anyone explain the following: (using 4x2 models as to compare somewhat equally)
- 2005 V6 Tundra 4x2 which weighs about 4215 lbs achieves 18/25 mpg.
- 2005 V6 4Runner 4x2 weighing 4090 lbs achieves 18/21.
Why such a difference in highway mileage?
#152 of 211 The 2005 V6 is in and on the lot
Aug 25, 2004 (11:16 am)
I have found the 2005 V6 4Runner is here in on the lot. Take a look on the inventory in one of the dealer from California.
I decided and bought a 2004 V6 SR5 because there is not too much diference, and there is $1000 rebate on the 2004 V6 model and plus addtional discont. I paied $26,888 before tax and license. The sticker price with the delivery charch is $30,789. Total I have got $3901 discont.
#153 of 211 Re: Thanks [4runnerfan]
Aug 26, 2004 (6:21 am)
You know I saw that too, While I'm waiting for the new 05 tacoma, it will have same motor. Either there are two different 4.0 v6 motors being produced, or toyota kept the 04' mpg numbers on the 4 runner specs, maybe to update later. The taller, wider, heavier Tundra should not be getting better mileage tha the 4 runner with same engine and 5 spd tranny.
Aug 27, 2004 (4:44 am)
The Tundra V6 Access cab is only 100 pounds heavier than the v6 Sport. I am not sure about the drag, The 4runner is more of a box, so I would think the tundra is not as inefficant as you might think.