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Old 06-28-2015, 11:36 PM   #29
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Our 2013 Highlander tows our 19 FC effortlessly. We were going with the 4-Runner, but changed to the Highlander for the lower aspect, style we prefer, and gas mileage. It runs a 3.5 V-6. We concluded that the "big truck syndrome" has some false assumptions in practice, and is a source for over powering ASs. We climb steep grades (5-6 percent on the passes) easily on most trips, finding smooth slowing and stopping power on the way down. Curiously, our 2008 Highlander 3.2 was rated at 5,000 GVW for towing. Our 2013 3.5 is rated the same (?). The 4-Runner should be a gem of a tow vehicle for a 19.

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Old 06-30-2015, 09:10 PM   #30
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My wife has a 2010 4-runner and I have a 2011 Tacoma, both 6-cylinder models, and both tow our 19' Bambi very well. 4-runner has automatic transmission and my truck has 6 speed manual, and again both work just fine for towing.

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Old 07-01-2015, 12:04 PM   #31
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When towing with your Gen 5 4Runner, do you use overdrive, or shift into Sport mode? Do you turn off the Econ mode?
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Old 07-01-2015, 05:12 PM   #32
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My 2010 Limited runs on H4F - Everything is automatic with the 5speed transmission and overdrive. Only change for offroad to H4L or L4L. Limited is AWD.

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