Toyota 4Runner (5th generation)


Toyota’s 4Runner TRD off road edition.


Replacing the bygone Trail model in the 4Runner stable, TRD Off-Road gets suspension upgrades and styling changes that would befit the little brother of the TRD Pro. Foremost among those upgrades are new Bilstein monotube shock absorbers that provide improved wheel control over bumps. Additionally, an available Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System allows extended wheel travel and articulation under certain circumstances.As on the TRD Pro, the TRD Off-Road gets Toyota’s well-regarded Crawl Control. Crawl Control provides consistent speed modulation at low speeds, which the company says enhances vehicle control when driving over rocks in difficult off-road scenarios. With five different speed settings (all at or around walking pace), Crawl Control allows the driver to focus on wheel placement without needing to feather the throttle or left-foot brake. The system only works in 4-Low, as it should.

The 4Runner TRD Off-Road gets Multi-Terrain Select as well, a system also found on the Tacoma TRD Off-Road. The system has settings for mud/sand/dirt, rocks, and hilly terrain, adjusting the throttle response, shift points, and traction control intervention for each respective operating mode.

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