The new 2011 Toyota 4Runner eliminated the 4-cylinder engine and has made new improvements such as the brake override system which is a great safety feature because it prevents accidental acceleration. The 2011 model now comes only in a V6 engine.
The exterior appearance of the 2011 4Runner went from soft to square with emphasized edges. Its look is reminiscent of truck-like frames of the classic SUVs. The latest model still has the 109.8 inches wheelbase as the other previous models. The seating capacity remains the same at seven. Its blister fender and bluff side design got its inspiration from the Toyota Land Cruiser. The interior of the 2011 4Runner maintains the tough and rugged theme of the vehicle. Its design is dominated by square shapes and large knobs. Gentle contours are nowhere to be seen inside the 2011 4Runner.It comes in three models: the Limited, the SR5 and the Trail model. The base model is the SR5. Next is the Trail model and lastly is the top of the line Limited model which has alloy wheels and chrome front grille inserts. All 4Runner models have alloy wheels and a regular-sized spare tire. The only difference is that the Limited model is fitted with 20-inch alloy wheels while the Trail and SR5 models only have 17-inch alloy wheels.
The basic features of the 2011 Toyota 4Runner are air conditioning, remote keyless entry, power locks, power windows, cruise control and tilt/telescope steering wheel. For passenger convenience, the interior of the 4Runner has 10 cup holders. Another standard feature is the audio system with satellite radio which also has a Party Mode setting where the music comes out of the tailgate speakers. Optional features for the Trail and Limited models are steering wheel audio controls, Bluetooth phone connectivity for music streaming and USB interface for iPods.
Another add-on is a pop-up organizer for cargo in addition to the sliding cargo platform that can support 440 pounds of weight. The sliding platform can be used as a table for outdoor picnics. The Limited model also has a push button start and leather-covered seats. Also standard on the Limited model is a sliding moon roof which is also optional on the SR5 and Trail models together with the voice-activated, touch screen DVD navigational system that comes along with a 7-inches display monitor mounted on the dashboard.