Disappointing party mode news
The 2010 Toyota 4Runner used to ship with this button:
The new 2014 model, does not.
Pressing the Party Mode button "raises the bass and transfers the equalization to the rear of the vehicle," for tailgating, I guess.
“The 2014 Toyota 4Runner will no longer receive the Party Mode feature when it goes on sale later this summer,” said a Toyota representative in an email we received this morning. “The reason Party Mode is being discontinued is because the 4Runner will be receiving a new and updated standard audio system that will allow you to easily shift speaker balance to the rear speakers, which are still on the hatch. This will allow for the same ‘party mode’ experience. It also means there will no longer be a Party Mode button in the vehicle.”
Same "party mode" experience my ass!