2009 Toyota 4Runner Values
For 2009, the Toyota 4Runner, a five-passenger midsize SUV, adds a new optional trail edition package for off-road adventures. Standard features include 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel and a CD/MP3 player with an auxiliary audio jack. Providing a choice of rear-wheel or four-wheel drive, the 4Runner comes equipped with a standard 4.0L V6 engine that generates 236 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque or an optional 4.7L V8 engine that churns out 260 hp and 306 lb-ft of torque, each paired to a five-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped, the V6 can tow 5,000 pounds, while the rear-wheel-drive V8 can handle 7,300 pounds and the four-wheel-drive V8 can pull 7,000 pounds. EPA fuel economy estimates rate the rear-wheel-drive V6 at 16 mpg city/21 mpg hwy and 18 mpg in combined driving, while the V8 is good for 15/19/17 mpg, and the four-wheel-drive trims rate a bit less. Toyota 4Runner safety equipment includes stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes and a full array of airbags.Read more Read less
Largely unchanged for 2009, the 4runner gets a new SR5 Trail Edition package, which includes a locking rear differential, traction control, 16-inch wheels, and Bilstein shocks. A new Bluetooth- and iPod-compatible audio system with a standard TomTom personal navigation device is also included, as well as a roof rack, tubular side steps, water-resistant seats, and Trail Package badging. An Urban Runner package is also available on the Sport, which includes the same TomTom equipped stereo system as offered in the Trail Edition, unique front and rear seating in Alcantara fabric and dark charcoal leatherette, 18-inch alloy wheels, black painted side steps and roof rails, and a unique rear spoiler.
Towing and hauling ability; seating for up to seven; off-road ability.
The 4Runner packs serious truck-based towing and hauling ability from torquey V6 and V8 engines, along with some measure of tough off-road ability and a ride that's nearly on par with car-based crossover utes. With seating for up to seven, it has a very versatile interior as well.