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2010 Toyota 4Runner

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 22/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 7
Engine: V6, 4.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic, 5-Spd w/Overdrive
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2010 Toyota 4Runner Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 188 Ratings for the 2010 - 2016 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    8.7/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

Good vehicle but needs some upgrades

By on Tuesday, May 03, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 10,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliability & value retention"

Cons: "not as stylish and definitely with less options"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Having owned several Grand Cherokees and now a 4Runner, I feel that the former gives you more bang for the buck. I know, or I'm told, the resale value or value retention of the 4Runner is far more superior than the competition, the aforementioned Grand Cherokee. However, the 4Runner, even the Limited, which is what I have, has subpar features that I consider pretty standard for even lesser "quality" vehicles. In comparison to the Limited Grand Cherokee (I owned 2 of those), the 4Runner has far less options. The interior layout of the GC is also much more stylish with a ton of options the 4Runner doesn't offer. The 4x4 knob on the 4Runner just looks out of place, as opposed to that of the GC, which looks pretty slick. Finally, the factory remote start on the 4Runner is a joke because it kills the engine once you unlock the doors."

My second 5th generation 4Runner

By on Thursday, April 14, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,300

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: "Ruggedness, power, comfort, convenience"

Cons: "5 speed (should have 6 speed at a minimum."

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

"I purchased a 2010 4Runner when the new 5th generation was introduced. It was an SR5 with part-time 4WD. While I absolutely loved everything about the vehicle, my wife drove it more than I and she did not like having to stop to shift it into 4WD when the roads were snowy/icy. We traded it in after two years of ownership. Fast-forward to 2015 and while looking for a Toyota Sequoia, we saw the 4Runner Limited sitting on the dealer lot and drove off with it a few hours later. This vehicle is not for everyone, so if you're looking to purchase a 4Runner, here are some helpful tips: This is a truck. It's very high off the ground and can be hard to enter/exit (small children need help getting in and out). If you have back problems, getting in can be difficult. This is not an issue for me, but wanted you to be aware. Regarding the 4Runner being a truck, it's body on frame design. This means you don't have to worry about shaking things loose when driving over bumpy roads or terrain. It's solid, and durable. Unlike cross-over or uni-body SUVs, you never have to worry about breaking something loose if you hit a bump. It drives like a truck, feels like a truck, and sits high off the ground like a truck. If you don't like trucks, don't buy the 4Runner. If you want a vehicle that feels powerful with a slight push of the accelerator, you may be disappointed. However, the 4Runner has great power (270 HP 278 lbs torque). I've heard from most people who take one for a test drive that they're not happy with the power. However, the 4Runner has Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVTI) and is meant to feel less powerful at times. It provides less power when you don't need power, and an extremely high amount of power when you do need it. When you need power, it's very simple. You just press down on the pedal more. The pickup in this vehicle is amazing, and the engine sounds like a powerful sports car. I haven't met anyone who has driven this vehicle for a good amount of time talk badly about the power. If gas mileage is a top priority for you, you'll be disappointed. I average about 16 MPG in mixed driving (around 18-20 when driving on highways). You'll make frequent stops at the gas station. The 4WD system can take you anywhere. Face it, the 4Runner is a beast in the snow. It can go anywhere, any time. My favorite thing to do is stopping the middle of a hill in the snow, and then flooring it to go up the hill. Visibility is amazing when sitting in the cockpit. You have a great view of the road and everything around you. Very few blind spots, and the sunroof is extremely large (trust me, you'll want a sunroof in this vehicle). One of my favorite things about the 4Runner is the power rear window. Even though it's not recommended due to fumes, I love driving around on a hot summer day with the sunroof open, and all five windows rolled down. It's the closest thing you can get to having a convertible, and I enjoy every minute of it. I hope these tips help."

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Excellent Vehicle - Tough to compare to others

By on Tuesday, February 09, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Roomy, comfortable, very capable & reliable"

Cons: "No remote fuel filler latch. Only 5 gears."

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

"I replaced a Lexus IS350 with this so performance & handling are vastly different. The 4Runner will GO if you push it but it's no speed demon - but that's not what it's for. I find that it can get squirrelly when you go much above 80 - particularly on windy days. That aside I am very pleased with driving characteristics. Decent turning radius, smooth ride. Handles potholes a lot better that the old IS did. The ability to flip into 4wd is what I wanted and this baby does not disappoint. It will go nearly anywhere. I see a significant improvement in MPG at 75mph vs 80mph. Would love to have one more gear but the 5 are very well spaced & perform very well. Some of the interior could use softer touch materials but I bought it knowing about this so I'll end that whine here. Like many others I find no viable excuse for the absence of a remote fuel door release. Roomy, comfortable, very capable & outstanding reliability. Will keep this baby for a long time."

18 people out of 20 found this review helpful

Great SUV

By on Friday, February 05, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "looks, how it drives, included features"

Cons: "turning circumference"

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

"This is my third 4runner. I love it. It has enough space but is not big and bulky like some of the comparison SUv's. It has more than enough power. I love the features and options. It is a great vehicle."

8 people out of 13 found this review helpful

limited options

By on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 41,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "priced fair"

Cons: "seat and carpets stained easlily"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"vehicle was overall great with a few complaints. 1-back up camera in rear view mirror is a distraction. remote start would be a big improvement. running boards would be an improvement."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Don't be fooled, it isn't what it claims to be...

By on Thursday, December 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,900

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Cargo space, heated seats"

Cons: "Underpowered, horrible mpg, not off road"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"Having been a loyal 4-Runner owner for over 20 years I was excited to supposedly upgrade to a newer version having read many positive reviews. I enjoyed taking my old 4-Runner into the Colorado mountains skiing, hiking, camping and moderate off-roading. It was reliable and would go anywhere. A few months ago I purchased a 2015 Trail Premium version and this car is not what it claims to be, quality, rugged or off-road worthy. At first everything seemed fine but within 4 weeks I had started looking for another car to replace the under performing 4-Runner. The 2015 Trail Premium is grossly underpowered, systems don't perform as claimed and I'm reluctant to take it marginally off-road as it isn't designed for anything more than a level dirt road if that. In fact it got high centered/stuck in a mall parking space in 9 inches of packed snow that had previously been parked in. As for its features, my 10-year old hand held GPS is more accurate than the navigation system. The voice recognition system works accurately approximately 10-20% of the time even after taking multiple tutorials, reading the manual and taking it in to the dealership twice. Voice commands, directly from the owners manual, only work 50% of the time. The layout of the console screen is awkward and distracting when driving. The car has a known issue of accelerating backwards after a cold start if your foot isn't placed firmly on the brake peddle when placing it in reverse. I was told by a Toyota dealership "if you think yours is bad try driving a Tundra". Not the answer you would expect given Toyota recently had problems with acceleration issues. In addition, the moon roof started rattling within two weeks of purchasing the car and the dealership has been unable to fix it. At first I was pleased with the gas mileage averaging around 20-21 miles per gallon and even getting up to 24 mpg on one occasion. Five months later I'm lucky to get between 14 and 15 mpg even on the highway and I don't have a "lead foot" and diligently watch and use the "Economy" performance bar. At times the steering wheel will start to vibrate on regular cycles and the engine will shutter in unison and without warning it just goes away. The headlight performance is awful as they project a perfectly straight horizontal line in front of the car, below the line is lite just fine and above is pitch black. When driving on a less than level road the line is constantly moving up and down both revealing and concealing obstacles in front of the car. Friends riding in the 4-Runner have commented on the lighting performance. I've taken the car to the dealership three times and all three times everything mentioned above with the exception of the moon roof squeak have been found, "within performance standards". Lastly, don't lean or even breath on the car or it will scratch. While the car may be within "performance standards" it's an over priced under performing version of the former 4-Runners. If you're looking for a station wagon type car for road trips that won't be used off pavement or in adverse weather conditions this may be your car. The Trail Premium comes with street tires which makes no sense. If you're considering buying a 4-Runner, which I wouldn't recommend, I'd suggest renting one and living with it for a week... I wish I had..."

23 people out of 41 found this review helpful

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