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1996 Toyota 4Runner

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 20/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.7 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

1996 Toyota 4Runner Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.5
Out of 10

Based on 816 Ratings for the 1996 - 2002 models.

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  • Value
    9.5/10
    Quality
    9.6/10
  • Reliability
    9.7/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

Bullet Proof

By on Monday, February 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 171,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Dependability, style. Great in snow."

Cons: "Less than smooth ride, low gas mileage."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my 2000 4Runner with 100,000 miles on it. It now has 171,000 and still runs strong. Great in snow and has survived two teenage drivers! Can't say enough. Just do routine maintenance and it just keeps running."

1999 Toyota 4Runner is the best car ever made

By on Friday, February 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 285,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Stable, reliable, safe"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car new in 1999 and have driven it every where. My 4Runner has traveled 285,000 miles. It is a high-clearance 4-wheel drive and I love it. It is reliable and has never let me down. I love sitting up high where I can see everything on the road ahead, behind and beside me. Since the car sits so high, the driver must not make any quick turns, but that has not been a problem for me for 15 years. I am aware and avoid doing this. I have the 4Runner serviced at the dealership where I bought it. The service representatives always try to buy it from me. After reading the reviews of other owners, I know why. A few months ago I was at a dinner and met a man who previously owned the Toyota dealership in Santa Fe, NM. I told him how pleased I was the my 4Runner. He said I could probably get 700,000 miles on it before buying a new vehicle. I could not be more pleased with any car."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Best Vehicle I ever had

By on Thursday, February 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 213,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This truck holds up to rear end crash, front end crash and side door very well. Although my airbags have never gone off, but the people who have hit me have been going 45 to 55 MPH and the vehicle due to being metal and not plastic does more damage to the persons car hitting me then my Toyota. Im looking for the same year to replace the one that was just totaled because I was hit on the freeway from rear corner and broke the back axle. If axle hadnt of broken I would push to get it fixed."

Dependable quality ride

By on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 260,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Substantial Could take a lick in a crash"

Cons: "High center of gravity"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Owned this 1999 unlimited for 8 years. Safe heavy dependable substantial comes to mind. 260k currently on odometer. High center of gravity must be considered therefore would not recommend for a new driver."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Wonderful Vehicle

By on Monday, December 22, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: time for a new car

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The only complaint I ever had about my 1999 4runner is that the AC could barely be felt when I had it set at low, but when I put it on the next setting up (1) it was like I was in a refrigerator. Anyway, I loved this car for 15 years, never had any real problems. It is going to a good home tomorrow. Sad to end this stage of my car life. Such an awesome car."

8 people out of 11 found this review helpful

this rEALLY IS the best vehicle I've ever had.

By on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 154,549

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Just LOVE the whole look and operation."

Cons: "uses a lot of gas"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I don't know the value of my truck for the rating above, that is why I am on this site. It has the power of a truck, but the smooth ride of a car. I always get comments on how great the "ride" is. Am thinking of upgrading, so need help putting a value on this truck. It has been "A GOOD ONE" for me over the past years. I love my 16" wheels so I can see over cars on the Interstates, and spot signs."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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