...The optional 4.7-liter V8 generates 260 hp and 306 lb-ft of torque. All 4Runners get a five-speed automatic transmission. Towing capacity is 7,300 pounds on V8 models, while V6 models top out at 5,000 pounds. Safety: Toyota 4Runner models come with standard four-wheel antilock disc brakes with BrakeAssist (BA) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). Stability control (called VSC) is also standard. Optional on all models are front-seat-mounted side airbags and overhead side curtain airbags for first- and second-row passengers. In government crash testing, the 4Runner earned four out of...
...making it clear that Toyota wants to put the "sport" back in sports utility vehicle with the 2006 4Runner. However, the 4Runner is not without some high-end interior touches. Some of the high-tech options include a navigation system with a rear-mounted camera to assist in parallel parking and backing out, Bluetooth technology and a jack for portable audio devices.The 2006 4Runner is available in three trim levels, which include the SR5, the Sport Edition and the Limited. All are available with a V6 or V8 engine and two or four-wheel drive. A third-row seat is available in some combinations...
...For 2006, power-adjustable front seats are standard in the Sport Edition and SR5 V8. Cargo-area backup mirrors mounted in the rear pillars allow the driver to see oncoming vehicles when backing out of a parking stall. Under the Hood Using new testing standards developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers for 2006 models, Toyota's 4.7-liter V-8 is rated at 260 hp and 306 pounds-feet of torque. The 4.0-liter V-6 produces 236 hp. Both engines team with a five-speed-automatic transmission. Rear- and four-wheel-drive models are available. Safety All-disc antilock brakes are standard...
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