2012 Toyota 4Runner Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$31,090-$40,630
$28,603-$37,380
17 /CITY / 22 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- Upgraded sound/communications systems
- Available automatic running boards

Exterior Features
The 2012 Toyota 4Runner is a midsize truck-based SUV built for rugged off-road use, as well as for everyday driving. The 4Runner is available in three trims: SR5, Trail, and Limited. The SR5 and Limited are offered in 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive (2WD or 4WD); the Trail is 4WD only. Standard equipment includes hill-start assist, hill-descent control, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The Trail trim adds a hood scoop and fender flares to the basic SR5 design, as well as a locking rear differential, mud guards, and off-road tires. The Limited trim features an adaptive suspension, automatic headlights, and 20-inch wheels. Towing capacity for all trims, with proper equipment, is 5,000 pounds.

Interior Features
Standard interior features on the Toyota 4Runner SR5 include air conditioning, power rear window, Bluetooth connectivity, and an 8-speaker sound system. The Trail adds water-resistant upholstery (useful for situations that involve a lot of loading and unloading or getting in and out), more power features, sunroof, rearview camera, and more. The Limited includes leather upholstery, heated front seats, automatic climate control, automatic headlights, and a navigation system. With rear seats folded down, cargo capacity is 90 cubic feet.

Optional Features
Many of the 2012 Toyota 4Runner's upper-trim features are optional on the SR5. Automatic retractable running boards are optional on the SR5 and Limited, and special off-road suspension is optional on the Trail trim. A sliding rear cargo deck and third-row seating are available.

Under the Hood
The Toyota 4Runner's standard power plant is a 4.0-liter V-6 engine rated at 270 horsepower and mated with a 5-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Toyota 4Runner are:
- 4Runner with 2WD: 17/23/19 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- 4Runner with 4WD: 16/22/18 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2012 Toyota 4Runner include anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front-seat side air bags, knee air bags, and full-length side curtain air bags. Toyota's proprietary emergency assistance system is standard on the Limited model.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Toyota 4Runner received 4 (out of 5) stars for frontal crash protection; 5 stars for side-impact crash protection; 3 stars for rollover protection; and an overall rating of 4 stars. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 4Runner received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection, and an \"Acceptable\" rating for roof strength.


What's New for 2012:
- Upgraded sound/communications systems
- Available automatic running boards

Exterior Features
The 2012 Toyota 4Runner is a midsize truck-based SUV built for rugged off-road use, as well as for everyday driving. The 4Runner is available in three trims: SR5, Trail, and Limited. The SR5 and Limited are offered in 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive (2WD or 4WD); the Trail is 4WD only. Standard equipment includes hill-start assist, hill-descent control, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The Trail trim adds a hood scoop and fender flares to the basic SR5 design, as well as a locking rear differential, mud guards, and off-road tires. The Limited trim features an adaptive suspension, automatic headlights, and 20-inch wheels. Towing capacity for all trims, with proper equipment, is 5,000 pounds.

Interior Features
Standard interior features on the Toyota 4Runner SR5 include air conditioning, power rear window, Bluetooth connectivity, and an 8-speaker sound system. The Trail adds water-resistant upholstery (useful for situations that involve a lot of loading and unloading or getting in and out), more power features, sunroof, rearview camera, and more. The Limited includes leather upholstery, heated front seats, automatic climate control, automatic headlights, and a navigation system. With rear seats folded down, cargo capacity is 90 cubic feet.

Optional Features
Many of the 2012 Toyota 4Runner's upper-trim features are optional on the SR5. Automatic retractable running boards are optional on the SR5 and Limited, and special off-road suspension is optional on the Trail trim. A sliding rear cargo deck and third-row seating are available.

Under the Hood
The Toyota 4Runner's standard power plant is a 4.0-liter V-6 engine rated at 270 horsepower and mated with a 5-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Toyota 4Runner are:
- 4Runner with 2WD: 17/23/19 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- 4Runner with 4WD: 16/22/18 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2012 Toyota 4Runner include anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front-seat side air bags, knee air bags, and full-length side curtain air bags. Toyota's proprietary emergency assistance system is standard on the Limited model.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Toyota 4Runner received 4 (out of 5) stars for frontal crash protection; 5 stars for side-impact crash protection; 3 stars for rollover protection; and an overall rating of 4 stars. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 4Runner received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection, and an \"Acceptable\" rating for roof strength.


Available Trims for the 2012 Toyota 4Runner
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name SR5 (RWD 4dr V6 (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 31090.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/23
Name SR5 (RWD 4dr V6 (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 31090.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/23
Name SR5 (RWD 4dr V6 (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 31090.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/23
Name Limited (RWD 4dr V6 (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 38595.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/23
Name Limited (RWD 4dr V6 (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 38595.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/23
Name Limited (RWD 4dr V6 (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 38595.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/23
Name SR5 (4WD 4dr V6 (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 32830.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name SR5 (4WD 4dr V6 (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 32830.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name SR5 (4WD 4dr V6 (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 32830.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name Trail (4WD 4dr V6 (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 36755.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name Trail (4WD 4dr V6 (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 36755.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name Trail (4WD 4dr V6 (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 36755.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name Limited (4WD 4dr V6 (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 40630.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name Limited (4WD 4dr V6 (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 40630.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name Limited (4WD 4dr V6 (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 40630.00 Engine 4.0L/241 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
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INTERIOR
  • Cloth front bucket seats -inc: 6-way manual driver seat w/pwr lumbar, 4-way manual passenger seat
  • 2nd row 40/20/40 split reclining fold-flat cloth bench seat
  • Driver & front passenger active headrests
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel -inc: audio controls
  • Analog instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp, LCD odometer, ECO driving indicator, warning messages
  • Multi-information display -inc: clock, fuel consumption, cruise range, temp, compass
  • Pwr windows w/auto up/down
  • Programmable pwr door locks
  • Pwr rear liftgate window w/auto up/down
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning -inc: air filter
  • Rear HVAC vents
  • Rear window defogger w/timer
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • 12V pwr outlets -inc: (2) front, (1) rear
  • (10) cup & bottle holders
  • Overhead console w/sunglass storage
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Leather heated front bucket seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar, 4-way pwr passenger seat
  • 2nd row 40/20/40 split reclining fold-flat leather bench seat
  • Tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel -inc: audio controls
  • Optitron gauges -inc: speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp, LCD odometer, ECO driving indicator, warning messages
  • Smart Key system w/remote keyless entry, push button start, illuminated entry
  • Anti-theft alarm system w/engine immobilizer
  • Dual-zone auto climate control -inc: air filter
  • 120V AC pwr outlets -inc: (1) front, (1) rear
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/integrated backup camera display
  • Water-resistant cloth front bucket sport seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar, 4-way pwr passenger seat
  • 2nd row 40/20/40 split reclining fold-flat water-resistant cloth bench seat
  • Sliding rear cargo deck -inc: under-floor storage compartment *Supports up to 440 lbs*
EXTERIOR
  • 17" 6-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P265/70R17 mud & snow tires
  • Full-size spare tire w/steel wheel
  • Color-keyed rear spoiler
  • Chrome-painted roof rails
  • Color-keyed front & rear bumpers w/chrome inserts
  • Color-keyed fender flares & rocker panels w/chrome inserts
  • Color-keyed front grille w/chrome insert
  • Aerodynamic multi-reflector auto-off halogen headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • Color-keyed heated pwr mirrors -inc: integrated turn signals, puddle lamps
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/mist cycle
  • Windshield de-icer
  • 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 auto-on/off headlamps
  • Chrome door handles -inc: touch-sensor lock/unlock feature
  • 17" styled aluminum wheels
  • Hood scoop
  • Black utility roof rack w/rail system
  • Black front & rear bumpers
  • Black fender flares & rocker panels
  • Front & rear mudguards
  • Black off-road front grille
  • Smoked headlamp bezels, smoked rear lamp bezels
  • Black heated pwr mirrors -inc: integrated turn signals, puddle lamps
  • Black rear license plate garnish
  • Black 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
  • Integrated tow hitch receiver -inc: wiring harness w/4-pin & 7-pin connectors
  • Skid plates -inc: engine, fuel tank
  • Independent double wishbone front suspension w/coil springs
  • 4-link rigid type rear suspension w/coil springs
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Variable gear pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • Foot pedal parking brake
  • X-REAS Sport enhancement suspension -inc: X-REAS shock absorbers
  • Part-time four wheel drive
  • Skid plates -inc: engine, fuel tank, transfer case
  • Adaptive terrain management system
  • Crawl control
  • Locking rear differential
  • Locking center differential
  • Full-time four wheel drive
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
    • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
    • Smart Stop Technology (SST)
    • 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, driver & front passenger pretensioners w/force limiters
    • 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, Mayday system
    • Downhill assist control (DAC)
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: SIRIUS XM satellite radio w/90-day subscription, aux audio jack, USB port w/iPod connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability, Bluetooth music streaming wireless technology, (8) speakers
    • Display audio w/navigation & Entune -inc: AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3 player, 6.1" touchscreen, integrated backup camera, SIRIUS XM satellite radio w/90-day subscription, HD radio w/iTunes Tagging, aux audio jack, USB port w/iPod connectivity, vehicle information, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability, Bluetooth music streaming wireless technology, (8) speakers

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