The four-wheel-drive system was put back in its proper position (compared to its predecessor) - a floor mounted, lever-shift stick giving the driver the ability to swiftly switch from two-wheel-drive to four-high on the fly. Four wheel “low” is incredibly grippy and functions properly.
The great thing about this particular 4Runner is that it has everything you would want today while leaving outdated technology behind. This SR5 is nearly as equipped as a Limited Edition 4Runner minus navigation/DVD and the premium wheel package. It allows for modern connectivity through bluetooth and AUX inputs utilizing the simplicity of button select toggling on the center dash.
The interior lathers the driver and passengers in comfortable, heated and powered leather seating and front/rear heat and air conditioning. Very minimal wear is present on seating and carpeting. Third row seating is also equipped offering room for up to six passengers plus the driver. When the third row is not needed, it conveniently folds flat for ample cargo storage.
The exterior is very clean with only minor imperfections being light scratches and rock chips. The body is free from rust and peeling paint. The windows are free from pits and cracks and all trim is intact and free from damage.
For a New England 4x4, the chassis is very clean as it has maintained its factory black finish with only minor surface corrosion. All components on the underside have been inspected and are free from leaks. The engine bay is also remarkably clean with no inner fender oxidation or oil leaks coming from any section of the motor.
Recent work includes general fluid maintenance (coolant, oil/filter and drivetrain fluid inspection). New Front Rotors, pads and caliper were just replaced. The front sway bar bushings were also replaced with Toyota OEM parts. The rear brake pads, rotors and calipers were replaced as well and the tires still have 60%+ tread life left. Maine State inspection is valid until March 2019.