2015 Toyota 4Runner Overview

Barcelona Red Limited
One of the few body-on-frame SUVs left, 4Runner provides the strength for off-roading and towing while its premium interior provides comfort and practicality. With its powerful 4.0-liter V6, rugged athleticism and plenty of amenities and technology, 4Runner can keep it wild or keep it civilized.


The 2015 4Runner is equipped with a standard 4.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (Dual VVT-i) engine that delivers 270 horsepower and 278 lb.-ft. of torque while still maintaining optimal fuel efficiency with up to 22 highway mpg. Additionally, Limited has the X-REAS Sport Enhancement Suspension, which helps maintain the vehicle’s level ride by balancing shock absorber damping pressure. Other performance features include:

  • 5-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) and sequential shift mode
  • Engine speed-sensing Variable Flow Control (VFC) power-assisted rack-and-pinion
  • Part-time 4WD system with Active Traction Control (A-TRAC ) – SR5 4WD and Trail 4WD
  • Full-time 4WD system with Active Traction Control (A-TRAC ) and Torsen® limited-slip center differential with locking feature – Limited 4WD
  • Coil-spring independent double-wishbone front suspension with stabilizer bar; coil-spring 4-link with lateral rod rear suspension with stabilizer bar
  • X-REAS Sport Enhancement suspension – Limited
  • TRD Bilstein® high performance shocks with remote reservoirs – TRD Pro
  • TRD-tuned front springs – TRD Pro


The information is not available for the 2015 models yet but based on 2014 we expect the Toyota to remain the leader of the pack. 5 Year Cost of Ownership as reported by Intellichoice.com:

4Runner Limited 4WD Ford Explorer Limited 4WD 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
Depreciation: $19,179 $20,555 $24,947
Financing: $4,644 $4,331 $5,225
Insurance: $7,115 $7,580 $7,165
State Fees: $543 $517 $567
Fuel: $13,104 $12,479 $15,409
Maintenance: $2,190 $2,423 $3,421
Repairs: $664 $659 $580
Ownership Costs: $47,439 $48,544 $57,314


2015 4Runner comes with a standard backup camera with projected path and Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) while four-wheel drive models have standard Downhill Assist Control (DAC). And, Limited is equipped with standard front and rear parking sonar and Safety Connect®.  Safety and security features also include:

  • Star Safety System™
  • Driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System
  • Driver and front passenger TAP (Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis) front seat-mounted side airbags, and driver and front passenger knee airbags
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbags
  • Front and all-row (third-row airbags on all models) Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags (RSCA) with cutoff switch
  • Safety Connect® on Limited models
  • Front and rear parking assist sonar on Limited models


Included with every new 2015 4Runner is ToyotaCare for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first which includes Roadside Assistance for 2 years, unlimited miles.

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