- suv 85,868
- below average 605
- 25,591 fair
- Davenport, IA
- 5 years
- below average 605 suv 85,868 gasoline black automatic
2012 toyota 4runner review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Using rugged body-on-frame construction, the 4runner is intended to be a tough and reliable sport utility for the more adventurous owner. all 2012 toyota 4runners are powered by a 4. 0-liter v6 that generates 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy ratings are 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway with 4wd. Maximum towing capacity is 5,000 pounds, enough for light boats, atvs, snowmobiles, and motorcycles. two-row and three-row seating configurations are available, for five or seven passengers. the 2012 toyota 4runner comes in three distinct models, each with specialized equipment packages, to suit a variety of luxury, recreational capability, and affordability priorities. All are sturdily built, with an extensive suite of safety features, flexible seating, and multiple cargo options. the 4runner sr5 is the standard grade with cloth upholstery, automatic air conditioning, and 17-inch wheels, while the limited is loaded with leather, dual-zone climate control, and 20-inch wheels. The mid-range trail edition is designed to maximize off-road performance with superior approach and departure angles, high ground clearance, and an array of functional upgrades for the most demanding active outdoor enthusiast. It is distinguished by a unique hood scoop, unique 17-inch wheels, black side mirrors, front and rear bumper guards and dark smoke treatment on the head lamps and tail lamps. all three models benefit from equipment upgrades for 2012. The 2012 toyota 4runner sr5 and trail edition come standard with siriusxm satellite radio, a usb port with ipod connectivity, and bluetooth phone capability and music streaming. Still available for limited only is a premium 15-speaker system from jbl. 2012 sr5 and limited now offer the option of automatic retractable running boards. we found the 4runner has good on-road dynamics with rack-and-pinion steering and well-proportioned disc brakes. It may be as nimble as the lighter-duty highlander crossover. But the key point here is that the 4runner is far more capable and much more durable for use on rough terrain. That durability factor is crucial for owners who frequently drive on rough, unpaved roads or over rugged terrain. Compared to the fj cruiser, the 4runner is more versatile and more passenger-friendly, and nearly as capable off-road. lineupthe 2012 toyota 4runner is available in sr5, limited, and trail grade. Two-row or three-row seating configurations are available, for five or seven passengers. Third-row seats are optional 805). A convenience package 1580) includes power seats, a power moonroof, upgraded sport upholstery, and thee 120v power outlets. 4runner trail edition 4wd 36,755) includes special trim, unique 17-inch wheels, upgraded cloth upholstery, a power moonroof, rearview camera (small display inside rearview mirror), power front seats, and under-floor storage. Optional is the kinetic dynamic suspension system 1750), which automatically disconnects the stabilizer bars to allow for more axle travel and better suspension articulation in slow, difficult terrain. 4runner limited 38,595) upgrades to leather upholstery in the first and second rows, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, chrome exterior trim, push-button start, heated front seats, leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio and telephone controls, x-reas sport enhancement suspension, and 245/60r20 mud and snow tires on 20-inch alloy wheels. The new-for-2012 touch-screen navigation/audio system includes all the features of the standard sr5/trail audio setup, plus wma playback, hd radio with itunes tagging, auxiliary audio jack, toyota entune, a rear-view camera, and much, much more. Third-row seats, leather trimmed, are optional 1365), as is an even more sophisticated 15-speaker jbl stereo-with-navigation 1155). the limited's navigation/audio package is optional on sr5 1520) and trail edition 995). A premium package 4775) for sr5 combines the navigation/audio system with leather seats, power moonroof, and other limited-style luxuries. Power-retractable running boards 1500) are available on sr5 and limited only. safety features on all 4runner models include active front head restraints, abs, electronic brake-force distribution, quick brake assist, vehicle stability control, traction control, hill-start assist control, latch child-seat anchors, seat belts with alr/elr, force limiters, pretensioners, tire-pressure monitor, downhill assist control (dac) is included on 4wd models. walkaroundthe toyota 4runner has a boxy form with a wide stance, with wide fenders to suggest muscularity. The wheelwells are squared off and generously sized for larger tires, like the fj cruiser. The bumpers add a sense of heft. Roof rails are standard on all models, emphasizing the 4runner's potential as a recreational gear transporter. projection-beam headlights lend a technical appearance, with high-tech taillights distinguished by unusually conspicuous lens bulges. The effect is contemporary, advanced, and yet in keeping with 4runner's five-generation tradition of body-on-frame construction. the trail edition is styled to project rugged good looks, a sense of mystery, and a sporting nature. It has a sporty hood scoop, blacked-out mirrors and bumpers, and a dark smoke treatment on the headlights and tail lights. trail edition and sr5 have similarly styled overfenders and mud guards, and both have 17-inch alloy wheels as standard equipment, although each grade has its own distinctive wheel. On the sr5, there is greater use of chrome accents, and the roof rack is silver with black end caps. Heated exterior mirrors have turn signal indicators and puddle lamps. the limited comes on lower-profile p245/60r20 tires mounted on 20-inch alloy wheels. All models come with a full-size spare, and the limited has a matching alloy spare. Like the sr5 and trail grade, the limited has a rear spoiler that houses the rear wiper, keeping it tucked away when not in use. interiorthe toyota 4runner interior was designed with an eye toward practicality, comfort, and utility. All rows are relatively roomy. The instrument cluster is bright with large dials. The standard three-gauge cluster combines orange-numeral speedometer and tachometer with temperature and fuel meters; on trail and limited, white-numeral optitron gauges are used. All grades share an accessory meter that displays time, average fuel consumption, range, compass direction, and outside temperature. an automatic dual-zone climate controlled air conditioning system is standard on the limited; sr5 and trail edition have manual climate control. three 12-volt outlets are located in the glove box, the center console sack, and the cargo area. Optional 120-volt ac outlets, useful for charging batteries or running appliances at the campsite, are located in the center console box and cargo area. on the trail edition, there is an overhead panel with two dials that house the crawl control and multi-terrain select system. The trail edition gets water-resistant seat fabric in a charcoal gray color. the front seats in the 4runner are comfortable and supportive, with a lot of adjustability. The standard sr5 cloth seat adjusts six ways manually; trail and limited models get eight-way power adjustments. Limited features flawless leather, heated seats. Active headrests are standard for all front seats. The seats are easily wide enough for an average-size body, with low bolsters on the seat cushion and taller side bolstering on the seat back. We found they provide cornering support on winding roads, without making the driver's seat hard to get into. With everything folded flat, cargo volume is just short of 90 cubic feet, or 88. 8 cubic feet on models with third-row seating. the third-row seating is functional for everyday use. The seats are realistically sized and there's a livable amount of space. Access to the third row is made easier with second-row seats split into a 40/20/40 configuration, so it.
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