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4 runner 2011
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By yermack
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2011 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I've bought '11 model more than one year ago v6 4L. It feels really big but controls are easy and comfortable. Heating-cooling controls do not work properly-you cannot adjust normal temperature. the gas mpg is pretty good for this monster especially if ECO mode is on. Driving very smooth and slow that annoying in the city traffic.


Favorite Features

This is tow truck. Off road and in deep snow it feels very well.


Suggested Improvements

Very uncomfortable driver seats. Left and right elbow supports misbalanced. Constatly trying to get better sitting position


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watch for recall on 2011 shocks
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By jdijkstra
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2011 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

shocks are weak on the 4runner SR5. pushing down on rear and front ends causes continuos bouncing, as does little hills on the road. My rear passenger had gotten motion sickness from the bouncing . The truck front end dips on braking and any fast emergency braking causes the front end dip to be so excessive that the rear end lifts the tires up enough to cause the automatic braking to kick in. This has happened to me 3 times and is very scary since the abs brakes stay engaged for a min. I almost crashed into car in front of me . I showed the dealer service dept the problem, but was advised that if they exchanged the shocks for Bilstein shocks, toyota would charge them for the ones removed


Suggested Improvements

I think installing strong enough shocks would make the vehicle safer. keep using the Bilstein shocks like they did on their older models ..why go backwards in the new 4Runner design..also the head rests in the rear almost completely block viewing..some improvements on blind spots is a must


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Solid truck
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By avoncarguy
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2011 Toyota 4Runner SUV Limited 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I did a lot of research into different SUV options and the 4Runner came out on top. The European options such as the Land Rover, MB M-class, and BMW X-series are all great options, however in these tough economic times the cost differential simply can't be justified - initial purchase price will be $10k+ over a Japanese option and the maintenance charges are outrageous. Since I do not anticipate going off road, I opted for the 4x2 Limited model. Looks just as good and it is a bit cheaper. While the truck may not be that exciting in terms of fun to drive, the reliability is the main reason I bought it. Do some research and you'll be amazed at the statistics around the 4Runner.


Favorite Features

Exterior and interior style, reliability.


Suggested Improvements

The breaks are a bit weak. Toyota definitely needs to beef up the breaks on the 4Runner.


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'11 4R better than '05
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By jdg613
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2011 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

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.


Favorite Features

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.


Suggested Improvements

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??


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Impressed, as expected.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By foq
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2011 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Well, this is my first truck since I served in military in other country. All my other cars were track runners so I never thought I'd enjoy driving a truck.. as those normally lack power or turning capability. Well, I was in for a treat. truck saved me a few times so far, and the offorad capability was a blessing. Build quality is impressive, interior is great. this truck could use more power, definitely, but for the weight / room / options, the power is ok. On the road it feels like a road truck, off road it feels like a decent, off-road built vehicle. Very happy with this investment. Oh, and estimated MPGs are wrong.. I get anywhere between 18.2-22, depending on areas. 17.5 in Chicago.


Favorite Features

Design is fantastic. Exterior is mean and manly. Interior logical and easy to work around/on. On the high speed the trucks like a larger CUV, minimal wind shake, grips road well, capable of sharp lane changes without top heavy explorer-like balancing. Easy to park (as easy as a large SUV can be), a lot of room, easy to work on.


Suggested Improvements

Options. need more of them. Could use a supercharger or a stronger v8 motor (I know I can go lexus route, but..why? :) ) Could use better tires form the lot. Less space wasted in the rear portion, better sub. Option for Projector headlights and a TRD exhaust would be a popular buy, I think


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