styling and interior enhancements for 2006,
Toyota ’s truck-based mid-size sport-utility
vehicle is largely unchanged for 2007. It is offered in both two and
four-wheel-drive layouts, in SR5, Sport or Limited trim levels. The standard
4Runner engine is a 236-horsepower 4.0-liter V-6 with variable valve timing
(VVTi); optional is a 4.7-liter V-8, also equipped with VVTi, which generates
260 horsepower. Both engines are mated to a five-speed automatic gearbox.
Standard equipment includes anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist, Electronic
Brakeforce Distribution, Hill Descent Control, Vehicle Skid Control, and
traction control. An automatic Limited-Slip Differential (LSD) is standard on
2WD models for improved traction in slippery conditions.
Toyota also offers
off-road/activity equipment for the 4Runner, including underbody skid plates,
roof rack, locking Torsen center differential, and M/S-rated tires. The 4Runner
remains true to its off-roading roots even as mainstream SUVs grow softer and