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Toyota 4x4 Truck & SUV History, Facts, ID and Model Year Changes

Toyotas have earned their place in SUV and 4x4 truck history. Check out the model year changes and historical timelines for the most popular Toyota pickup trucks and SUVs. Also little-known facts about Toyotas, including how to identify Toyota trucks and SUVs from different years by their unique features and specs.
4Runner History
The Toyota 4Runner finds its origins a bit before 1983. Here's the whole story.
Toyota 4Runner History
The Toyota 4Runner was the first of Toyota's comfort-driven SUVs. Unlike the Land Cruiser, the 4Runner was designed around the rugged frame of the truck, and made to be a little more comfortable.
Toyota Highlander History
Toyota Highlander is a uni-body-based, sport utility vehicle made available in 2001.
Toyota Land Cruiser History
From its humble beginnings in 1950 as a development project based on the design of the Willys Jeep, the Land Cruiser has taken its rightful place as Toyota's flagship four-wheel drive vehicle.
Toyota Pickups History
This history of Toyota's pickup trucks from 1979 to 1990.
Toyota Rav4 History
Toyota began selling the RAV4 in Japan in May of 1994 and introduced it to the U.S. in 1996.
Toyota Sequoia History
2001 was the first year for the Sequoia. Following is a description of Toyota's newest full-sized SUV.
Toyota Truck/Tacoma History
Follow along through time, as the Toyota Truck continues to change the face of the modern truck as we know it -- from the 1950 Land Cruiser to the 2000 Tundra and Sequoia 4x4s.
Toyota Tundra/T100 History
Toyota's first full sized pickup. While it started as a slow bulky truck in the T100, the Tundra has grown to be a true competitor to the full sized domestic trucks.
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