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New for 2010-Toyota Trucks

New for 2010-Toyota Trucks

By Jeff Youngs, December 31, 2009
2010 Toyota 4RunnerCritical Knowledge:

2010 Toyota 4Runner: All-new for 2010.

2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser: The big news is the arrival of a new 4.0-liter V-6 engine that runs on regular unleaded fuel, yet delivers improved fuel economy and better power. A new Trail Teams package bundles off-road equipment into a single option.

2010 Toyota Land Cruiser: A new "Safety Connect" telematics system alerts emergency responders in the event of air bag deployment and the navigation system has been enhanced with XM NavTraffic.

2010 Toyota Sequoia: Like the Tundra, the Sequoia receives a new 4.6-liter V-8 engine, promising increased efficiency. The audio system is upgraded and several option packages are reconfigured.

2010 Toyota Tacoma: A carryover for 2010.

2010 Toyota Tundra: A new 4.6-liter V-8 engine debuts with improved power and efficiency, there is new standard safety equipment, and several trim and option changes take place.

2010 Toyota 4Runner
When it arrived in the mid-1980s, the 4Runner was a unique variant of the standard Toyota pickup with two rows of seating and a fiberglass top. It has evolved significantly over the past two decades to become a popular-and rugged-midsize SUV. All-new for 2010, the fifth-generation 4Runner shares its truck roots with the Toyota FJ Cruiser, yet it offers a sophisticated suspension, powertrains, and appointments more common on luxury sport utility vehicles.
  • All-new for 2010
  • New body-on-frame platform
  • New lower floor height improves passenger room
  • New multi-terrain driving system controls throttle, traction control and braking during off-road driving
  • New optional Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS)
  • Available third-row seating
  • Standard 157-horsepower, 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • Optional 270-horsepower, 4.0-liter 6-cylinder engine
  • Rear- or 4-wheel drive
  • Standard 4-speed automatic transmission (4-cylinder models)
  • Standard 5-speed automatic transmission (6-cylinder models)

2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Offering unique retro styling-penned after the original FJ40 Land Cruiser that was sold in the 1960s-the Toyota FJ Cruiser is a traditional body-on-frame SUV that shares platform content with the Toyota 4Runner. For 2010, Toyota has upgraded the 4.0-liter V-6 engine for more power and better efficiency. A new off-road option, called the Trail Teams Special Edition package, draws on the model's rugged design to better equip the FJ for off-pavement driving.
  • New 259-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine
  • New engine operates on regular unleaded gasoline and delivers better fuel economy with an increase in horsepower
  • New Trail Teams Special Edition package with exclusive exterior paint, off-road equipment and "trail driving" accessories
  • New exterior color: Army Green replaces Voodoo Blue

2010 Toyota Land Cruiser
The Toyota Land Cruiser is as comfortable in rugged off-road venues as it is shuttling dinner guests to the country club. Earning its reputation over decades, the full-size, 7-passenger SUV has more recently become Toyota's flagship model (the Lexus LX is a derivative of the Land Cruiser). As such, it is outfitted with many of the automaker's luxury appointments. Last redesigned for the 2008 model year, the 2010 model receives only minor updates.
  • Mostly a carryover for 2010
  • New "Safety Connect" telematics system to dispatch emergency responders in the event of a serious collision
  • New enhanced navigation system with XM NavTraffic
  • New Bluetooth connectivity

2010 Toyota Sequoia
The Toyota Sequoia is a full-size SUV with seating for up to 8 passengers. The rugged and capable Sequoia has shared its heavy-duty mechanicals with the Toyota Tundra pickup truck since its introduction. For 2010, the previously standard 4.7-liter V-8 engine is replaced with an all-new, more efficient 4.6-liter V-8. Toyota also adds more standard safety equipment, and many of the SUV's trim packages are reconfigured.
  • New standard driver and passenger knee air bags
  • All-new, 310-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 engine
  • Updated 381-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 engine (now flex-fuel capable)
  • Upgraded audio system with Bluetooth, satellite radio, USB and AUX inputs on SR5 trim level
  • New daytime running lamps, fog lights, running boards, roof rack, rear spoiler and moonroof on SR5 trim level
  • New 20-inch wheels, rearview back-up camera, interior chrome trim, power rear door on Limited trim level
  • New interior chrome and wood trim, laser cruise control on Platinum trim level

2010 Toyota Tacoma
The Toyota Tacoma is a compact pickup truck offered in no fewer than nine different models. These include 4- and 6-cylinder powerplants, three different cab configurations, and regular or off-road driveline options. The Tacoma received a small refresh for 2009 that included a revised grille and several option changes. The 2010 Toyota Tacoma is a carryover.
  • Carryover for 2010

2010 Toyota Tundra
Introduced as a replacement for the Toyota T100 pickup, and last redesigned for 2007, the Toyota Tundra is a full-size pickup offered with three cab configurations, two driveline choices, and three engine options. For 2010, the Tundra receives a new 4.6-liter V-8 engine, new safety equipment and several trim and option changes.
  • New Work Truck package includes vinyl seats, rubber floor mats, black-out grille and bumpers, and new instrumentation
  • New Platinum package for Limited Crew Max model includes billet-style grille, chrome bumpers, upgraded audio package, 20-inch wheels, navigation system, heated/cooled seats, sunroof, interior chrome and wood trim, and more
  • New lower glovebox shelf
  • New power rear window for Double Cab models
  • New standard driver and passenger knee air bags
  • Two new exterior colors: Sandy Beach Metallic and Spruce Mica
  • All-new, 310-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 engine
  • Updated 381-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 engine (now flex-fuel capable)
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