2010 Toyota 4Runner Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$27,500-$39,800
$25,025-$36,218
17 /CITY / 22 /HWY
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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)

The Toyota 4Runner is a midsize, traditional truck-based SUV, not a crossover. It underwent an extensive redesign for 2010, mainly to produce a smoother on-road experience, but the SUV is still capable of rugged off-road use.

Three trim levels are available for the 2010 Toyota 4Runner. The base 4Runner SR5 features 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, power accessories, skid plates, and a sound system. Adding a V-6 engine and/or 4-wheel drive (4WD) brings a few extra enhancements. The 4Runner Trail trim adds the V-6 and 4WD to the standard drivetrain, as well as a special off-road suspension, locking rear differential, more power accessories, sliding rear cargo deck, water-resistant upholstery, and a long list of performance features. The 4Runner Limited trim loses the off-road suspension but features 20-inch alloy wheels, proprietary adaptive suspension dampers, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a 15-speaker sound system, and much more. A voice-activated navigation system, sunroof, and a third-row seat are stand-alone options.

Standard on all 2010 Toyota 4Runner models except the base SR5 is a 270-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine with a 5-speed automatic transmission, which delivers 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway with rear-wheel drive (2WD), according to the EPA. With 4WD, which is optional on the 4Runner SR5 and Limited and standard on the Trail, the gas mileage is 17 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway. The 4Runner SR5 with 2WD employs a 157-horsepower, 2.7-liter, inline 4-cylinder engine.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Toyota 4Runner include anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, traction control, active front head restraints, front side air bags, side curtain air bags, and front knee air bags. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the 4Runner its highest-possible \"Good\" ratings in frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests. In government crash tests, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded 5 out of 5 stars for driver protection and 4 stars for front-passenger protection in front-impact tests, and 5 stars across the board in side-impact tests.

Starting MSRPs for the 2010 Toyota 4Runner ranged from $27,500 to $39,800.

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)

The Toyota 4Runner is a midsize, traditional truck-based SUV, not a crossover. It underwent an extensive redesign for 2010, mainly to produce a smoother on-road experience, but the SUV is still capable of rugged off-road use.

Three trim levels are available for the 2010 Toyota 4Runner. The base 4Runner SR5 features 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, power accessories, skid plates, and a sound system. Adding a V-6 engine and/or 4-wheel drive (4WD) brings a few extra enhancements. The 4Runner Trail trim adds the V-6 and 4WD to the standard drivetrain, as well as a special off-road suspension, locking rear differential, more power accessories, sliding rear cargo deck, water-resistant upholstery, and a long list of performance features. The 4Runner Limited trim loses the off-road suspension but features 20-inch alloy wheels, proprietary adaptive suspension dampers, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a 15-speaker sound system, and much more. A voice-activated navigation system, sunroof, and a third-row seat are stand-alone options.

Standard on all 2010 Toyota 4Runner models except the base SR5 is a 270-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine with a 5-speed automatic transmission, which delivers 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway with rear-wheel drive (2WD), according to the EPA. With 4WD, which is optional on the 4Runner SR5 and Limited and standard on the Trail, the gas mileage is 17 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway. The 4Runner SR5 with 2WD employs a 157-horsepower, 2.7-liter, inline 4-cylinder engine.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Toyota 4Runner include anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, traction control, active front head restraints, front side air bags, side curtain air bags, and front knee air bags. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the 4Runner its highest-possible \"Good\" ratings in frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests. In government crash tests, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded 5 out of 5 stars for driver protection and 4 stars for front-passenger protection in front-impact tests, and 5 stars across the board in side-impact tests.

Starting MSRPs for the 2010 Toyota 4Runner ranged from $27,500 to $39,800.

Available Trims for the 2010 Toyota 4Runner
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name SR5 (RWD 4dr V6 (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 29175.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/23
Name SR5 (RWD 4dr V6 (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 29175.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/23
Name SR5 (RWD 4dr V6 (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 29175.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/23
Name Limited (RWD 4dr V6 (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 37765.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/23
Name Limited (RWD 4dr V6 (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 37765.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/23
Name Limited (RWD 4dr V6 (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 37765.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/23
Name Trail (4WD 4dr V6 (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 35700.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name Trail (4WD 4dr V6 (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 35700.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name Trail (4WD 4dr V6 (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 35700.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name SR5 (4WD 4dr V6 (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 30915.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name SR5 (4WD 4dr V6 (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 30915.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name SR5 (4WD 4dr V6 (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 30915.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name Limited (4WD 4dr V6 (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 39800.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name Limited (4WD 4dr V6 (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 39800.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name Limited (4WD 4dr V6 (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 39800.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name SR5 (RWD 4dr L4 (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27500.00 Engine 2.7L/164 City/Hwy MPG 18/23
Name SR5 (RWD 4dr L4 (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27500.00 Engine 2.7L/164 City/Hwy MPG 18/23
Name SR5 (RWD 4dr L4 (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27500.00 Engine 2.7L/164 City/Hwy MPG 18/23
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INTERIOR
  • Cloth front bucket seats -inc: 6-way manual driver seat w/pwr lumbar
  • 40/20/40 split reclining fold-flat 2nd row bench seat -inc: adjustable headrests, center console w/cupholders
  • Active headrests
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel
  • Orange illuminated gauges -inc: speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp, LCD odometer, (2) trip meters, computer controlled fuel gauge
  • "Eco" driving indicator
  • Multi-information display -inc: time, fuel consumption, cruise range, temp, compass
  • Pwr windows w/auto up/down
  • Programmable pwr door locks
  • Pwr rear hatch locking system
  • Smart Key system w/remote keyless entry, rear window pwr-down
  • Cruise control
  • Remote fuel door & hood releases
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning w/clean air filter
  • Rear HVAC vents
  • Rear window defogger w/timer
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • 12V pwr outlets -inc: (2) front, (1) rear
  • Locking glove box
  • (10) cup & bottle holders
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Cargo area lighting w/"tailgating" feature
  • Gated shifter
  • Rear trunk carpet
  • Leather heated front bucket seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat, driver pwr lumbar, 4-way pwr passenger seat
  • 2nd row leather seat
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls, Bluetooth controls, cruise controls
  • Optitron gauges -inc: speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp, LCD odometer, (2) trip meters, computer controlled fuel gauge, avg fuel consumption
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Dual-zone auto climate control w/clean air filter
  • 120V 400W AC pwr outlets -inc: (1) front, (1) rear
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror w/integrated backup camera monitor
  • Courtesy lighting
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Sliding rear deck cargo cover -inc: slide deck trunk carpet (N/A w/TS Limited 3rd Row Leather Seat)
  • Water-resistant cloth front bucket sport seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat, driver pwr lumbar, 4-way pwr passenger seat
  • Sliding rear deck cargo cover -inc: slide deck trunk carpet
EXTERIOR
  • 17" 6-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P265/70R17 tires
  • Full-size spare tire w/steel wheel
  • Color-keyed rear spoiler
  • Chrome-painted roof rails w/silver end caps
  • Color-keyed front & rear bumpers w/chrome inserts
  • Color-keyed fender flares & rocker panels w/chrome inserts
  • Color-keyed grille w/chrome insert
  • Aerodynamic multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-off
  • Fog lamps
  • Color-keyed heated pwr mirrors -inc: integrated turn signals, puddle lamps
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/mist cycle
  • Hidden rear intermittent wiper
  • Chrome rear license plate garnish
  • Chrome door handles
  • 20" split 6-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P245/60R20 tires
  • Full-size spare tire w/aluminum wheel
  • Pwr tilt/slide moonroof w/sunshade
  • Aerodynamic multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-on/off
  • 17" styled aluminum wheels
  • Black hood scoop
  • Black utility roof rack w/rail system
  • Black front & rear bumpers w/extensions
  • Black fender flares & rocker panels
  • Black mudguards -inc: front & rear
  • Black grille insert
  • Smoked headlamp, taillamp bezels
  • Black heated pwr mirrors
  • Black rear license plate garnish
  • Black door handles
  • Silver-painted roof rails w/black end caps
  • Color-keyed front & rear bumpers
  • Black mudguards
  • Color-keyed heated pwr mirrors
  • Color-keyed door handles
MECHANICAL
  • 4.0L DOHC 24-valve VVT-i V6 engine
  • 5-speed ECT automatic transmission w/OD -inc: sequential shift mode
  • Automatic limited-slip differential
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Tow hitch receiver
  • Skid plates -inc: engine, fuel tank
  • Independent double wishbone front suspension
  • 4-link rigid type rear suspension w/coil springs
  • Front & rear shock absorbers
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Variable gear pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • Smart Start push button start
  • X-REAS Sport enhancement suspension -inc: X-REAS shock absorbers
  • Crawl control
  • Adaptive terrain management system
  • Locking rear differential
  • Part-time four wheel drive
  • Skid plates -inc: engine, fuel tank , transfer case
  • Locking center differential
  • Full-time four wheel drive
  • DOHC 16-valve L4 engine
  • 4-speed automatic transmission
PACKAGE
  • Convenience pkg -inc: pwr tilt/slide moonroof w/sunshade, 120V 400W AC pwr outlet
SAFETY
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
  • Traction control (TRAC)
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Daytime running lights w/cutoff switch
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbag system
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
  • Driver & front passenger knee airbags
  • 1st & 2nd row roll-sensing side curtain airbags w/cutoff switch
  • Backup & clearance sonar
  • 3-point seat belts in all seating positions -inc: driver emergency locking retractor (ELR), automatic/emergency locking retractor (ALR/ELR) for all passenger positions
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) in 2nd row outboard seating positions
  • Rear child-protector door locks & pwr window lockout
  • Tire pressure monitor system
  • Safety Connect -inc: 1-year subscription
  • Active traction control (A-TRAC)
  • Downhill assist control (DAC)
ENTERTAINMENT
  • AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system -inc: satellite radio ready, (8) speakers
  • Tailgate sound optimization setting
  • (2) aux audio input jacks
  • JBL AM/FM/MP3 6-disc in-dash CD changer audio system -inc: XM satellite radio w/90-day subscription, USB port w/iPod connectivity, hands-free phone capability & music streaming capability through Bluetooth wireless technology, (15) speakers w/16L subwoofer box
  • AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system -inc: XM satellite radio w/90-day subscription, USB port w/iPod connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability, Bluetooth music streaming capability, (8) speakers

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