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2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium – A Start-Up & Complete Documentation

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This video is a first-person tour and documentation of a 2018 Toyota 4Runner. I cover the vehicle’s history, specifications & other details, as well as start the engine and give a thorough showcase of both the interior and exterior.

Welcome to another startup and complete car documentation what we have here is a 2018 toyota 4runner trt off-road premium this forerunner is painted at midnight black metallic on the key you have the buttons four lock unlock and panic foreign s have storage areas with bottle holders and you do get power windows locks and mirrors the trd off-road premium trim

Adds softex seat upholstery and this one’s sporting a black interior with red contrast stitching and red trd logos embroidered into the front headrests both front seats are fully powered now that we’re behind the wheel let’s go ahead and start the engine thank you so the forerunner is quite an adored model from toyota to this day it’s still a true body on

Frame suv very reliable very durable and very off-road capable the model made its debut in 1984 and was basically a toyota hilux or toyota pickup with a removable fiberglass rear cap on the roof with a set of rear seats added as well similar to the ford bronco the next generation was a full-on steel-bonded suv and the model has been one ever since as of the 2023

Model year the forerunners in its fifth generation this 2018 model we have here represents the 4runner’s fifth and so far current generation which made its debut for model year 2010 although it might appear to at first glance the 5th gen 4runner actually does not use the same platform as the current tacoma pickup at least as of 2023 the tacoma was last redesigned

For 2016 while the forerunner as i mentioned before was last redesigned for 2010. the tacoma’s v6 engine is a 3.5 5 liter while the forerunners is a 4 liter and then the tacoma’s automatic transmission is a six-speed with the four runners still being a 5 speed the gen 5 4runner uses the same platform as the internationally sold toyota land cruiser prado and the

Current lexus gx now although the 5th gen 4runner has been updated over the past decade with the number of face lifts adding the latest technology and safety features under the skin it’s been the same vehicle since 2010. it’s somewhat dated it’s still using a trusty old five-speed automatic and whatnot but part of that is why i think people love these so much

They’re simple capable and just plain awesome rigs not to mention you get that trademark toyota reliability as well at least as of 2023 this generation is still being produced and a great example of the saying if it ain’t broke don’t fix it the us market 2018 model year 4runner came in the following trim levels sr5 sr5 premium trd off-road trd off-road premium

Limited and finally trd pro sr5 and limited models also offer an available third row of seats across the range is one sole engine and transmission combo which is a 270 horse 4 liter v6 compared to a 5-speed automatic available drive trains include rear-wheel drive part-time four-wheel drive and also full-time four-wheel drive as town unlimited models part-time

Four-wheel drive is standard on the trd branded variants as if it wasn’t already massively capable the range dropping trd pro model takes off-road ability to the next level with things like underbody skid plates and a copious amount of suspension upgrades in toyota’s u.s 2018 body on frame suv lineup the midsize 4runner is the smallest slotting below the larger

Land cruiser and sequoia in the instrument cluster you have four analog gauges which of course your tachometer speedometer fuel gauge temperature gauge and there’s also a digital info display from here you can toggle between your odometer and trip computers it has a four spoke design leather wrapped multifunctional steering wheel there are sport grips at 10 and 2.

Does house your audio controls bluetooth and voice control controls info display control and then it also has your cruise control stock steering wheel is tilt and telescopic the vehicle’s parking brake is foot operated you have your wiper de-icer button you can also toggle on or off power to the household style power outlet in the back aforementioned power mirror

Controls panel dim climate vent for the driver right here is your exterior lighting stock then on this side is your wiper stock going down the center stack you have a digital clock your central climate vents hazard switch right here is your whole radio slash head unit with a touch screen interface along with some physical controls including volume power seat

Track tuning and then some shortcuts we’ll go over that system more in a bit got all of your single zone climate controls a couple of storage areas you also have a 12 volt power outlet a usb port and an aux port a cup holder nice carbon fiber-esque trim storage another cup holder right here is your four-wheel drive selector old school lever you have two high four

High four low and neutral a little storage in front of the shifter putting it in reverse does reveal a backup camera with this switch you can roll up or down the back window and it is one touch automatic up and down next to that are the controls for your heated front seats center console which has more storage along with the second 12 volt power outlet glove

Box is lockable auto dimming rear view both sun visors do have vanity mirrors lights and extensions as for the overhead console got your crawl control and multi-terrain select dials your traction control active traction control and rear diff lock okay garage home link and your power sunroof controls it is one touch auto and your overhead lighting and there are

Grab handles at all four corners now here is the infotainment system you got in 2018 forerunners of this trim level right now we’re on the home screen it is configurable right now you got your audio status local weather and your navigation map this audio shortcut button takes you to your well sources for listening to music am fm siriusxm bluetooth audio streaming

And you install the cd player in this one same thing as the audio button in the apps section navigation nice nav map phone anything you might have paired up any messages for that then you go to setup it takes you through a lot of other stuff configurable things then you get your travel link kind of stuff with your local traffic local weather your routine

Maintenance schedule the home screen you also have a micro sd slot but now let’s go ahead and roll down the driver’s window and take a look at the engine bay all four windows are fully automatic trd off-road models are equipped with this set of 17-inch 7-spoke two-tone alloy rims under the hood of the forerunner sits toyota’s 1grfe 4-liter naturally aspirated v6

Engine this engine features dual overhead camshafts four valves for cylinder direct injection and vvti technology horsepower is rated at 270 at 5600 rpm and torque is rated at 278 pound-feet at 4400 rpm that power is transmitted through the standard 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting capabilities and as mentioned before all trd models come with

A part-time four-wheel drive system running on regular unleaded with a 23 gallon fuel tank epa estimates are 17 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway it has a double wishbone front suspension and a solid axle multi-link rear suspension stopping the forerunner are four-wheel disc brakes with vented front rotors and trd off-road models offer multi-terrain abs

Base curb weight is 4750 pounds for trd off-road models max towing capacity is 5 000 pounds foreign as you saw earlier the fuel cap is on the driver’s side storage and bottle holders on the back door panels as well foreign seats rear passengers also get their own climate vents and a couple of power outlets there’s also a folding center armrest with two cup

Holders coat hooks i’m about six foot one and i put the driver’s seat roughly where i’d have it if i was driving and the space is pretty good it’s a mid-size suv you’d expect it to be not too bad and you know still have some leg room my headroom is also pretty good they kind of raised the ceiling so there is yeah not too many problems of space back here nice

And roomy and if you’re smaller or if the seats even further forward it’s only going to get even more spacious foreign tipped rear wiper is hidden under this spoiler the forerunner offers 46.3 cubic feet of space with the back seats up and 88.8 cubic feet of space after folding them down at household style power outlet and you get another 12 volt storage codecs

Anyhow thanks for checking out this tour of this 2018 toyota 4runner and as always stay on the lookout for future tours

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2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium – A Start-Up & Complete Documentation By Cal’s Car Corner