Only a V-6 engine and automatic transmission are available. The 4runner continued to use a construction design and a for strength and durability compromising interior room and on-road handling. The rear seat folds flat to create a wide cargo floor, and the spare tire is stored underneath the vehicle. There was no tailgate on the Trekkers. Good luck to all of you put there. Also included was a new, sleeker side view mirror design. My family owned a jeep for the same period of time and worked it just as hard, the 4runner by far had much fewer engine problems hands down.
However, the 4Runner did remain virtually identical to the Hilux from the B-pillars forward. This facelift distanced the 4Runner somewhat from the Hilux pickups which did not receive the same cosmetic changes. The car handels great in the snow and off road. Comfortable for long road trips, great Off Road, good town car, it does it with Toyota's legendary quality, reliability and dependabilty. For the first generation N60 series Hilux Surf and export specification 4Runner introduced in 1983, Toyota, instead of developing an entirely new model, modified the existing with short-bed pickup body. Significant changes from the second generation models include a larger body on a longer wheelbase, increased interior space, increased cargo space, dual airbags, , lift-up tailgate, coil-spring suspension all around, rack and pinion steering, and aerodynamic contour designed glass headlights.
They were no longer a viable conversion when Toyota started producing the 4Runner in 1984. Nearly all second generation 4Runners were four-door models; however, from launch in 1989 to May 1993, a two-door model was also produced. Opening these tailgates requires first retracting the rear window into the tailgate and then lowering the tailgate much like as on a pickup truck. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. The crash test rating for the second generation 4Runner was one star for the driver's side in a frontal collision while the passenger side received a 4-star rating.
But this car is a workhorse. Go do your research and see. If you find one around 16,000 to 17,000 its a great find and i would recomend you purchase it. The 2002 model year can be distinguished from the rear by their chromed lift gate exterior trim that encompasses the license plate. All 1981 Trekkers had vented canopy windows. The older gear driven case was retained on the 4-cylinder models. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter.
Changes included the removal of the panel with integrated rear window from behind the front seats, the addition of rear seats, and a removable fiberglass canopy. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. I absolutely love this car. These models are similar to the four-door models of the time in that the bodies were formed as a single unit, instead of the fiberglass tops used in the first generation 4Runners. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter.
Cargo volume is close to 80 cubic feet. It's a bit crammed inside. The redesigned bumper eliminates the rear bumper reflectors. This vehicle does it all. The 4Runner first entered dealer showrooms in October 2002 for the 2003 model year. The prior system was retained to give on-the-fly shifting between rear- and four-wheel drive as before. The rear seat folds flat to create a wide cargo floor, and the spare tire is stored underneath the vehicle.
The interior was also updated, with soft-touch door trim, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, revised dashboard and center stack, and the inclusion of Toyota's Optitron instrument cluster as standard across all trim levels. Motors will go for well over 300k with oil changes only. In the United States, the 1994 and 1995 model years added side-impact beams in the doors. For Southeast Asia the Hilux Surf was replaced in 2005 by the similar , which is based on the Hilux platform. All 4×4 models have a one-touch full-time system operated by a transfer-case switch, which can be left engaged on dry pavement. The 2001 model year received new transparent tail lights and new front grille design.
The quality on this truck is amazing, there are no squeaks or rattles when I drive it. The 4Runner is built on the same platform as the. In most areas, there was little more than two pieces of sheet-metal and the window to keep incoming vehicles from impacting passengers. The North American specification Toyota Pickup also adopted this new suspension, but the regular Hilux for other markets at this point retained the more rugged and capable, if less refined, solid axle configuration. This was 'Inferno Orange' for the 2015 model year, 'Quicksand' for 2016, 'Cement' for 2017, 'Cavalry Blue' for 2018, 'Voodoo Blue' for 2019, and 'Army Green' for 2020. Small cosmetic and option changes were made in 1988 for the 1989 model year, but the model was left largely untouched in anticipation of the replacement model then undergoing final development. At this time a wide-body version was introduced featuring extended wheel arch flares along with wider wheels and tires.