Unique interior touches like the that doubled as a shovel handle, removable interior lights which doubled as flashlights, and flat-folding front seats were removed, though several concept items remained as factory options. Req's Extra Cost Customer Paid Subscription After Initial Complimentary Term. Available Only in Southeast Region. In its proper guise--equipped with four-wheel drive, low-range gearing, a live rear axle, plentiful ground clearance, and suitable…. The 4x2 model is offered only with a five-speed automatic; the 4x4 can be had with a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic with Toyota's artificial-intelligence shift control, which varies shifting based on road conditions and driving style.
The Bad Some function is sacrificed to fashion, as style impedes visibility. Available Only in Southeast Region. The manual feels appropriate in a truck of this type, and its six gears are generous. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. Req's Extra Cost Customer Paid Subscription After Initial Complimentary Term.
The upgraded audio system is available with or without a subwoofer mounted in the side of the cargo area. Special high-strength steel was used to give the vehicle side impact protection without the need for a. Available Only in Southeast Region. If you do your oil changes regularly and use good quality oil, your engine will be in good shape longer. Available Only in Gulf States.
Front seats are manually adjustable in keeping with cost and simplicity. Available Only in Southeast Region. Due to insufficient strength of the access door panel, cracks may develop in the panel if the access door is repeatedly and forcefully closed over an extended period of time. Just looking at this truck makes you want to pack it up with camping gear and drive somewhere far. We saw 17mpg in mixed driving. Is it a good choice to buy used? Available Only in Gulf States.
The standard three-prong outlet is in the cargo area. It's rated high in owner satisfaction, according to Consumer Reports. Available Only in Gulf States. For models with a manual transmission, check the clutch operation. Also, because of variances in aftermarket tire sizes, speedometer calibration was provided to ensure correct vehicle speed and mileage are recorded. As Toyota's Land Cruiser and even 4Runner grew up and became more expensive, a hole opened in the affordable and off-road-capable niche in the Toyota truck line. Overall, this is a strong solid engine.
This engine has a timing chain instead of a belt. It works quite well, with clean, well-separated sound. Side airbags and side curtain airbags were optional on early models; standard from 2008. Available Only in Gulf States. Available Only in Southeast Region. The latches for these doors are on the inside, and finding them from the outside of the car takes a little hunting around.
The instruments are simple and easy to read. Manual models have the same full-time four-wheel-drive transfer case as the V-6 4Runner unsurprising, as the engine is also the same , while automatics get a part-time system. However sales took a sharp nosedive from a high of 56,225 units sold in North America in 2006 to less than 12,000 units by 2009. Rear access is basic, helped only by folding the front seat backs. Archived from on 27 April 2007.
A timing chain doesn't need to be replaced unless there is a problem with it. The suspension also raises the vehicle slightly taller than stock as to achieve a leveled stance. The only engine choice is the 239-hp 4. The low gunport windows that give it the look reduce visibility, particularly forward and up, directly to the rear, where the externally mounted spare further intrudes into the center of the field of vision and to the rear quarters. Parts of the frame and suspension are visible underneath the body, adding to its rugged, vintage look.