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1989’s V-6 4Runner was Toyota’s answer to the Bronco

Unlike the still tough-as-nails J60 Land Cruiser generation of the ’80s, the 4Runner first emerged from the Hilux family, developed by Winnebago Industries as the 1981–83 Toyota Trekker. Following its first two years on the market, Toyota’s answer to the Ford Broncos, Chevy Blazers, and Jeep Cherokees of America gained an independent front suspension and, for 1988, a beefier 3.0-liter V-6. The 4Runner SR5’s 3VZ-E produced 145 horsepower at first and five more in 1989, along with 185 pound-feet of torque.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2020/01/10/1989-v-6-4runner-was-toyotas-answer-to-bronco

One of my favorite vehicles of all time. Would love to find a clean one for a good price someday.