'11 4R better than '05
By jdg613 on
2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Traded '05 4Runner for '11, and definitely an improvement. Quieter, more responsive handling, just as powerful. Miss the rear door close-assist, and don't understand lack of cross-rails for luggage rack, but add'n of bluetooth phone and leather, electric, heated seats more than acceptable trade-off.
This version even classier than '05, and mpg is the same (18/21). Feels bigger, more substantial, and just as good of quality.
Like the stylish design, and the add'l height makes me feel more confident on the road.
Love the leather, heated seats w/ electric adjust, and the heated side mirrors is a great add! MP3 player and bluetooth phone feature is a nice addition, too. Mist setting of wiper handy, and the rear wiper seated at the top of the window a nice add'n. Puddle lights and turn signals on mirrors a great add'n. Lights above vanity mirrors a great new feature, too. Also a fantastic add'n to add the 12V outlet capability.
Bring back the rear gate close-assist. Also w/b good to allow passenger front seat to adjust for height.
Miss the dual-chamber glovebox and the fold-down "table" on the armrest. And why in the world would you not provide the cargo cover or cargo net in an updated version of this vehicle, that was provided in the '05 model??
Also, a GREAT addition would be a convex mirror on each side mirror. Most other similar vehicles have these as standard equipment...why not 4Runner??