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2007 Toyota 4Runner

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2007 Toyota 4Runner Review

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Few SUVs are held in such high regard as the Toyota 4Runner. Generation after generation has come to love this midsize SUV for its near-bulletproof reliability, excellent build quality and strong resale value. Although the 4Runner has grown larger and more luxurious over the years, at its core it remains a versatile and rugged SUV, as comfortable traversing a boulder-strewn desert as a four-lane highway. Still, it is easy to find newer SUV designs with more interior room, a smoother ride and more electronic goodies. Budget-conscious buyers will probably suffer sticker shock, as even the most basic 4Runner model starts around $28,000.

You'll Like This Car If...

The 4Runner provides ample space for four adults and their gear but, in a pinch, can fit seven people. If you're looking for a rugged, powerful midsize SUV that has a reputation for superb reliability and great off-road manners, the 4Runner should be at the top of your list. It also has some exclusive features not found on other SUVs, such as a roll-down back window.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you're one of those people who needs an SUV more for its interior accommodations and sheer size than its ability to leave civilization behind, the 4Runner may not be the best choice.

What's Significant About This Car?

No major changes for 2007.

Driving the 4Runner

Driving Impressions To help the driver remain in control under all driving conditions, Toyota has equipped all 4Runners with a feature known as HAC (Hill Start Assist Control). The HAC system prevents...

the 4Runner from slipping backwards or off to the side when starting to climb a hill from a start. Also standard on all four-wheel-drive 4Runners is the DAC (Downhill Assist Control), which combines the vehicle's brakes with engine braking to avoid unwanted downhill acceleration.

Our four-wheel-drive V6 SR5 included a Torsen limited-slip center differential which transfers the bulk of the engine's torque to the rear wheels. This was evident when driving the 4Runner, as it helped the vehicle remain stable in both off-road and slippery situations. These features complement the 4Runner's standard Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and traction control.

Rear Back-Up Camera
The 4Runner's rear back-up camera option allows you to see objects out of the range of your rearview mirror.

Flip-Up Third-Row Seating
The 4Runner's flip-up third-row seating lets you convert from cargo to people hauler in just seconds.

2007 Toyota 4Runner Details
2007 Toyota 4Runner photo Interior

The 4Runner's dash is typical Toyota: Handsome, functional and assembled of the finest materials with the tightest tolerances. The seats are wide and tall to better accommodate full-sized adults. There is more headroom, shoulder room and, most importantly, rear legroom than in previous models. Toyota adds the option of third-row seats on SR5 and Limited models. Also new is a rearview back-up camera option linked to the optional GPS navigation viewscreen.

Exterior
2007 Toyota 4Runner photo

The 4Runner uses a compilation of bulging fender flares, blocky front and rear bumpers and a wide-slat front grille to convey its message of stylish off-road ability. Standard rear privacy glass hides valuables from prying eyes, and the back window that rolls down into the hatch door is a real bonus.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The 4Runner is available in three trims: SR5, Sport and Limited. Standard features include a V6 engine, five-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), Hill Start Assist Control, Downhill Assist Control, Vehicle Stability Control and traction control, automatic air conditioning, power windows, power locks, remote keyless entry, fog lights, dual power mirrors, three-in-one audio with MP3-compatible CD player, side running boards, cruise control, tilt wheel, 16-inch alloy wheels and a rear wiper/washer.

Optional Equipment

Options vary by trim and include a V8 engine, four-wheel drive, leather interior, Night Vision rearview mirror, onboard navigation, rear backup camera, rear DVD entertainment system, front side airbags and front and rear side-curtain airbags, JBL audio, upgraded wheels, off-road package and a power glass moonroof.

Under the Hood

The 4Runner's V6 is more than adequate to move this vehicle with gusto. For those who need to tow a heavy trailer, the V8 makes perfect sense, but it does guzzle gas.

4.0-liter V6
236 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
266 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/22 (2WD), 17/21 (4WD)

4.7-liter V8
260 horsepower @ 5400 rpm
306 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/20 (2WD), 16/19 (4WD)

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2007 Toyota 4Runner Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.5
Out of 10

Based on 884 Ratings for the 2003 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.5/10
    Quality
    9.6/10
  • Reliability
    9.7/10
    Performance
    9.5/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned!

By on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

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: "Fun, strong, reliable."

Cons: "Kind of hard to handle in extreme wind."

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

"I've owned my 4runner for 9 years and can honestly say, "its been GREAT!" I've had no repairs. The only thing I've changed are the tires, wiper blades and break pads. It's strong and durable on and off road. I've driven it under conditions of ice and snow, extreme heat, through the desert sand and two tracking in the woods. It's amazing! The only drawback that I have found is it is a vehicle that must be "held onto" in extreme wind. Highly recommended to anyone who is looking for something extremely reliable."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Outstanding ride and comfort. Safety is Tops !!

By on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Looks great and is fun to drive."

Cons: "Absolutely NONE"

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

"Second 4Runner. overall mileage is 20 mpg. Super safe and comfortable with the sport Seats. Tows my Bass boat with ease. Wife's car . Rides as well as my Lexus. Great trip car of family car. I'll buy another 4Runner..... Quality and cost effective"

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Love this SUV!

By on Monday, June 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 194,000

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

Pros: "Love the electric back window!"

Cons: "nothing!!"

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

"I bought this SUV loving the electric back window and fell in love with the comfort and ease of driving a midsize SUV. The steering radius is so much better than my daughter's Infinity car and with all the miles on it, I have nothing but praise for the mechanics on my SUV! When I am ready to sell this one, I know I will get a good re-sale price because it has held it's value even with the higher mileage. This was the best vehicle purchase I have ever made! I will buy another Toyota 4Runner for my next purchase!!"

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

best suv ever

By on Thursday, June 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 134,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"the only reason I am considering selling is the shortwheelbase as I now have a heavier boat to tow but this has been the best of 5 new SUV's I have purchased I am one of the few SUV owners that actually go off road and use it for what real suv's were first designed to do Its fun to drive .......has a smooth powerful V8 Engine and can looks great coming out of the carwash when heading out on a saturday night"

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

My THIRD 4Runner .... 2005

By on Tuesday, June 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 210,000

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

Pros: "100% dependable Toyota transportation."

Cons: "You kidding?"

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

"How do I wear these things out? I can't. Gas, oil and tires are all they need. The size is perfect. Bigger than the third gen 1998 I had and smaller than the 'transformer' body of the fifth gen. All I need now is to find a well cared for 2009 to replace this ... someday!"

4 people out of 9 found this review helpful

One of the best vehicles I have ever owned.

By on Sunday, May 31, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, quality built, dependable"

Cons: "Can't think of any"

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

"No trouble at all from this vehicle. The only thing I replaced besides regular maintenance was the master brake cylinder, and the warranty covered it."

7 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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