Toyota to discontinue 4-cylinder 4Runner due to sluggish sales

2010 Toyota 4Runner

Due to low demand, Toyota has decided to discontinue the 4-cylinder version of the new 2010 4Runner. While there aren’t exact numbers on how many 4-cylinder 4Runners were sold, insiders say that the V6 model accounted for well over 90 percent of the model’s sales.

What’s the reason for the low demand? The 2.7L DOHC 16-valve EFI VVT-i 4-cylinder engine makes just 157-hp and 178 lb-ft of torque and we’re pretty sure that isn’t a whole lot of power when you need to take a 4,800 pound beast off-roading.

On the other hand, the 4.0L DOHC 24-valve EFI dual-independent VVT-i V6 makes 270-hp and 278 lb-ft of torque (we recently tested the model – hang on for the review).

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– By: Omar Rana

Source: Motor Trend