What makes Toyota 4Runner a good choice for off-roading?

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In the Olympia, Washington, area, many off-road enthusiasts choose the 4runner for their vehicle of choice. The 4-Runner first went on sale in the 1980’s, and since then it has earned an excellent reputation for its off-road and 4×4 abilities. Here are some of the reasons that the newest version of the 4Runner is great for taking down the road less traveled.

High Safety Ratings

First of all, if you decide to take your 4Runner off-road, make sure to abide by all local laws and put safety first. The 2014 4Runner has some really great safety features to help your 4Runner keep its traction, and help you stay safe if the unexpected happens. It is equipped with the Toyota STAR Safety System that includes anti-lock brakes, traction control, vehicle stability control, brake assist, electronic brake-force distribution and smart stop technology. It also comes with a total of eight airbags including roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags.

Strong Build

If you are going to be taking your 4Runner through some rough conditions, you want to rest assured knowing that it can handle the most demanding terrain. Not many other SUVs, still use body-on-frame construction, but the 4Runner still does because of its great results for off-road use. The 4Runner also comes with a skid plate underneath it so that it can protect some of your vehicles most important parts.

Plenty of Power

The new 4Runner is equipped with a powerful 4.0L V6 engine. It is estimated at producing 270 horsepower and 278lb-ft of torque. It performs great on hills and slopes, and has a strong acceleration. Your friends will be glad you have a 4Runner if they manage to get stuck, the 4Runner has impressive towing capabilities and is capable of towing up to 4,700 lbs.

Useful Features

Finding your way too and from your destination is pretty important, that is why Toyota has an optional navigation system available in the 2014 4Runner. The Navigation system gives you turn-by-turn directions so you won’t have to worry about getting lost. The back up camera is another great feature that helps you see what is behind your 4Runner while in reverse, and the 120V AC Power outlet is perfect for charging your cellphone.

If you are considering a new 4Runner for off-road use, come and ask about the Trail model. It is specifically equipped for trail use. To learn more about the new 4Runner or to see a new 4Runner for sale near Olympia, come and visit us at I-5 Toyota in Chehalis! We have low sales tax and no second sticker markups. Visit us today off I-5 exit 79!

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