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2012 Toyota 4Runner Styling

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The Toyota 4Runner has the brawny good looks of a pickup from the front, with a very traditional, upright SUV silhouette and stance.

Styling remains unchanged; with the 4Runner's last redesign (for 2010), Toyota again kept its toughness intact, and placed an even greater emphasis on off-road ability. The 4Runner became higher, chunkier, and more rugged, with a higher beltline and more flared wheel wells. While inheriting some of the imposing appearance from the Sequoia and Tundra full-size trucks, the 4Runner sticks to more of a conservative, traditional SUV look toward the rear, with a wide, downward-sloping C-pillar looking to past generations of the 4Runner. In back it gets a more conservative, traditional SUV look, with a wide, downward-sloping C-pillar looking to past generations of the 4Runner

The 2012 Toyota 4Runner looks as a good SUV should: brawny and rugged, yet well-detailed.

The 4Runner's cabin also takes a new design direction, with a more upright, chunky look that builds on the fundamentals seen in the Tundra pickup and Sequoia SUV but with better attention to detail. A bright metallic center stack of controls and an easy-to-read gauge cluster highlight the layout, which has big, simple control knobs and a macho, utilitarian look.

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