Toyota's 2013 4Runner Review

April 15, 2023
David Sunnyside

2013 4runner review

For those of you who have a little more adventure in your life, the Toyota 4runner is a real SUV that can handle anything you throw at it. This tough little truck-based SUV offers up to three rows of seats and competes with the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Edge.

One of the last true body-on-frame SUVs around, the 2013 4Runner retains its steadfast construction and rugged on-road performance. Its 270-horsepower V6 engine has more than enough power for most situations and provides surprisingly decent fuel economy figures.

The interior of this big SUV is also impressive. It comes equipped with smartly designed seating and a spacious, comfortable rear seat area. The 4Runner also has a lot of cargo space with the second and third row seats folding flat, so you can haul all sorts of extra stuff.

Another feature of this SUV that isn't found in most other vehicles is a rear hatch that can be opened from the front. That opens up a huge amount of airflow which is great for storing all sorts of smelly soccer gear or any other items that might otherwise get too hot to transport.

Unlike most other body-on-frame SUVs, the 4Runner is very easy to drive around corners and it doesn't make you feel like you're going to flip over. Fortunately, the 4Runner's chassis and suspension have been tuned to make the ride pleasant and the steering relatively precise.

This 4Runner's 4.0-liter V6 engine produces 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque which allows it to climb steep hills and handle off-road trails with ease. It can also be paired with an automatic transmission to help it run more efficiently on the highway.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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