How do you use 4-wheel drive on a Toyota 4Runner?

My wife bought me a Toyota 4Runner Trail for my birthday and I’ve been using it for hiking and fishing trips. I feel like I could be getting more out of it if I could use the four-wheel drive system. How can I access the 4WD on my 4Runner?

Answer
A Toyota 4Runner Trail is a fantastic vehicle for any outdoor enthusiast. And with the four-wheel drive system, you’ll achieve much better control and performance.
To use the four-wheel drive system on your 4Runner, locate the shift lever transfer on your center console. With this shift lever, you can swap between two-wheel drive high, four-wheel drive high, and four-wheel drive low, depending on your needs.
You must come to a complete stop and keep your foot on the brake pedal to adjust this lever. Once stopped, shift the transmission to neutral and move the shift lever transfer to the L4 or H4 position, meaning four-wheel drive low (L4) or four-wheel drive high (H4).
Now that you can access your 4Runner’s 4WD system, there’s no hiking trail or fishing spot out of your reach. But before you get on the road, make sure you have the best car insurance coverage for the lowest price with the Jerry app.
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Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Dec 31, 2021
Chloe has a BA in Communication and Media Arts from Montclair State University and more than four years of experience in content writing, editing, and research. Before getting behind the keyboard at Jerry, Chloe was an Assistant Coordinator at her university and a film enthusiast working for the Montclair Film Festival. When she's not writing about car insurance, she spends her time with her pets, playing video games, or enjoying long weekend hikes.
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