Last post on Dec 24, 2009 at 12:48 PM
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2010 Toyota 4Runner Trail Grade Full Test - Bottom Line: It's hard to find a real 4WD SUV these days, but this is a great one, no matter how you slice it. (more)
#15 of 24 Re: 4Runner Trail in stock? [canddmeyer]
Dec 07, 2009 (12:36 am)
I called Folsom: they have none.
Checked with a local dealer: their system currently don't show any planned shipment of Trail edition to the west coast. Told me to wait "a few months"
#16 of 24 Re: 4 cyl. [andycarguy]
Dec 10, 2009 (11:13 am)
Probably (hopefully..?) not until the new 2.7L gets DFI (>200HP) and maybe even Toyota's new e/VVT-i Otto/Atkinson engine mode switching technique introduced on teh new HSD, hybrid, systems.
Quite acceptable HP with STELLAR FE.
#17 of 24 Trying to make a decision.
Dec 12, 2009 (12:42 am)
Have a 2003 Limited. Love it. I drive 5 to 10 miles of beach 40 to 50 times a year surf fishing. I am confused. With the new Trail model in the picture, which 2010 model is best for sand?
#19 of 24 Re: Trying to make a decision. [bobby318]
Dec 13, 2009 (6:42 pm)
simple: Limited has Torsen sophisticated center differential system (full-time 4WD), all other grades have simple transfer-case (part-time 4WD). you choose.
#20 of 24 Re: Trying to make a decision. [stateofmaine]
Dec 13, 2009 (11:02 pm)
Personally what I would like to see is just the Torsen center differential, no need for a locked center or granny grunt low.
#21 of 24 Re: Trying to make a decision. [stateofmaine]
Dec 14, 2009 (7:03 am)
True. Although the Limited has Torsen AWD and bigger wheels and navigation and lots more stuffs, it adds $10k to the price.
#22 of 24 Re: Trying to make a decision. [husky55]
Dec 23, 2009 (9:46 am)
I was considering both the trail grade loaded up and the limited. I ended up going with the limited two weeks ago.
I would have gone with the trail ( I like the off road capability) but you cannot get many options on the trail edition. Seem a bit odd to me that you could not get leather in the trail. Also would like to have seen a V8 option in the low 300 hp and low 300 ft lbs range.
I did some tame off roading and went through a snow storm last week with the limited and it performed superbly...stable and confident.
So far I am pleased with this vehicle.
#23 of 24 Re: Trying to make a decision. [pjc1]
Dec 23, 2009 (3:14 pm)
i agree that when a fully loaded Trail Edition comes with a $40K MSRP it seems really out of place that heated leather seats aren't included. the $4K Nav/KDSS option would be much easier to stomach if heated leather seats were included…
i'd really like to get a loaded Trail Edition this year but, as a current V8 4Runner owner, the V6 feels quite mushy to me. i'm hoping Toyota does offer the V8 option again as many industry pundits have surmised. and on the sooner side. my current 4Runner will last many more years, but i'd love to get a new vehicle soon.
#24 of 24 Re: Trying to make a decision. [stateofmaine]
Dec 24, 2009 (12:48 pm)
I agree that the V6 is not stellar. Nor is it a bad powertrain and I have to be careful comparing to my previous vehicle, a supercharged range rover...but even considering that an 8 seems like a no brainer in this truck. I certainly would have opted for the 8 as it is a bigger truck that the last generation.
I suppose Toyota marketing has their opinion too.