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Used 2009 Toyota 4Runner

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Combined Fuel Economy
15 MPG
Horsepower
236 HP
KBB Consumer Rating
4.8 
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Pros

The 2009 Toyota 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 power rear window that retracts into the rear liftgate.

Cons

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 Toyota 4Runner may not be the best choice.

What's New For 2009

For 2009, Toyota is offering a new Trail Edition package option for the V6-powered SR5 4WD. Trail Edition 4Runners gain a locking rear differential, Bilstein shock absorbers, Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), water-resistant seat fabric and a new audio system with a detachable TomTom navigation unit. The system also provides Bluetooth connectivity, iPod integration and satellite radio.

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Used 2009 Toyota 4Runner Expert Review

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 and CUV designs with more interior room, smoother rides and more electronic goodies. Budget-conscious buyers will probably suffer sticker shock, as even the most basic rear-wheel drive 4Runner model starts around $29,500.

Driving the Used 2009 Toyota 4Runner

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 rolling backwards 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. Four-wheel-drive models have a Torsen limited-slip center differential which transfers the bulk of the engine's torque to the rear wheels, thus helping 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.

Favorite Features

Rear Back-Up Camera
The 4Runner's rear backup 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 hauler to people hauler in just seconds.

Used 2009 Toyota 4Runner 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 trims. A rearview backup camera is optional. It's linked to the optional GPS navigation viewscreen and engages when the vehicle is placed in reverse. For vehicles not equipped with navigation, standard cargo area backup mirrors built into the rear pillars provide a low-tech solution to better rear visibility.

Used 2009 Toyota 4Runner Exterior

The 2009 Toyota 4Runner uses a compilation of bulging fender flares, blocky front and rear bumpers and a wide-slat grille to convey its message of stylish off-road capability. Standard rear privacy glass hides valuables from prying eyes, and the back window that rolls down into the liftgate is a real bonus. With coil springs front and rear, available auto-leveling rear air shocks (Limited V8 only) and about nine inches of ground clearance, the 4Runners' off-road capabilities are not in doubt. Dealer-installed options such as a front skid plate, ski attachments for the roof rails and seven-pin to four-pin adapter for towing further add to the 4Runner's rugged image.

Used 2009 Toyota 4Runner Standard Features

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, side-curtain airbags, front side airbags, 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.

Used 2009 Toyota 4Runner Options

Options vary by trim and include a V8 engine, four-wheel drive, leather interior, auto-dimming rearview mirror, onboard navigation, rear backup camera, rear DVD entertainment system, JBL audio, upgraded wheels, Trail Edition package, an off-road package and a power glass moonroof. There's also a new Urban Runner package for the Sport trim, which adds the TomTom navigation unit, 18-inch alloy wheels and a number of interior trim upgrades.

Used 2009 Toyota 4Runner Engine

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 use more gas.

4.0-liter V6
236 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
266 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/21 (2WD), 16/20 (4WD)

4.7-liter V8
260 horsepower @ 5400 rpm
306 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/19 (2WD), 14/17 (4WD)

How Much Does the Used 2009 Toyota 4Runner Cost?

The base two-wheel-drive SR5's Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts around $29,500, while the four-wheel-drive model is closer to $31,500. The V8 engine option adds roughly $2,000 to the sticker. A V8-powered two-wheel-drive Sport model starts around $33,000 and a loaded four-wheel drive Limited can easily top $45,000. A look at the Fair Purchase Price shows the typical transaction price being paid for the 4Runner in your area so, before you buy, be sure to check the latest prices. In the volatile world of SUV resale values, the 4Runner continually outperforms the competition. The 4Runner SR5, for example, is projected to retain exceptionally high five-year resale values, far better than those of the Nissan Pathfinder SE, Dodge Durango and Ford Explorer.

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Used 2009 Toyota 4Runner Consumer Reviews

4.8 

Overall Rating

5 star

87%

4 star

9%

3 star

2%

2 star

1%

1 star

0%

Value
4.8 
Performance
4.9 
Quality
4.9 
Comfort
4.8 
Reliability
4.9 
Styling
4.8 

Asmodeus
07/07/2019
2004 Toyota 4Runner

"Finally a good, rugged, off road beast"

Unkillable, ATRAC
Can't fit much larger tires
My first off roader was a Jeep, it did its job great, but I was fixing it daily. The 4runner feels more powerful, and has not had a single problem since I bought it. This thing does everything the Jeep did, but without the worry of a breakdown. The ATRAC system is awesome too, almost as good as a set of lockers most of the time. Only area where the Jeep was better is tire fitment, can't fit much larger tires under the 4Runner without some work.
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cavegol19
06/29/2019
2005 Toyota 4Runner

"VERY RELIABLE, NO PROBLEMS"

BIG MIRRORS, STARTS AT ONCE, GREAT RIDE
This is my second review on my 05 4runner SR5. I have to say after putting 66 k miles on it my opinion has not changed that It is one of the best suvs out there. 4runners are legendary for their reliability. Seriously I cant see myself trading it in or buying anything else. Ride is quiet, had new tires put on 38k miles still has a lot of thread on. I had 3 coworkers who have tried to talk me into selling it but I wont budge. Doing oil changes every 5K as recommended. I hope I can put another 155K on it. What the hey I just LOVE MY 4RUNNER!!!
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kvlt_rnr
06/03/2019
2005 Toyota 4Runner

"Most reliable vehicle I've ever owned"

Daily driving comfort, off-road capability AF
It's a V8 with AWD, of course the MPGs suck
Daily driver with 210k. Outside of general maintenance items, the only thing that has failed me was the alternator, which go bad in any vehicle. Great for hauling the kids to school or down high-clearance forest roads.
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T squints
03/02/2019
2007 Toyota 4Runner

"Just traded it in at 220,000 miles"

Able, fun, loyal, looks hot!
Not one
I feel it’s appropriate to give this vehicle the credit it’s due. I bought my 4Runner with nearly 80,000 on it and put over 140,000 on; it never let me down, not once, through ice, snow, rain and sunny days. This ride did it all. So I picked this little gem up when I lived in Wisconsin. I will admit it, the snow kind of made me nervous. This sure footed beauty eased my mind. Blazing tracks (in residential areas) with 10” of snow was done with ease, moving down snow covered rural highways was simple, logging roads in mud and sand? This thing ate it up! This vehicle was designed to work, like a tried and true dog, my 4Runner never let me down. Just like a good dog, I took care of my buddy. Oil changes, filters, brakes, tires, other service; it got all that. In the end, my 4Runner would never leave me. I feel guilty having left it after being such a loyal steed. 30 degrees below zero: yes, pouring rain: happy to go outside, ice covered: let’s get to work. This thing did the job when the job counted and kept me safe and comfortable in conditions I never want to see again. Last week I traded my 4Runner for a 16 Tacoma. Even with 220 showing and being 12 years old, I got 6k trade-in for it. It was a sad day, but just like when it’s time to say good bye to your best four legged friend, my 4Runner was ready but I was not. Gods speed you able friend. Thank you for your service.Read less
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LadyJ
01/24/2019
2004 Toyota 4Runner

"Truly the best of the best"

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Paint and O2 Sensor
I am the original owner of the vehicle. It was always dependable, I could not love it more! Seriously! Next to family and best friends this was the most reliable part of life for almost 15 years. Now selling, but it is hard to let go. We live in an area where snow is common several months out of the year and I have driven often when few others were on the road. Great for my kids with lots of room and AC in the rear. Perfect for towing boats, wave runners and motorcycles when not in use etc... Best of times for many traveling in my truck. Love her beyond these few words!Read less
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2009 Toyota 4Runner Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Cruise Control
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Voice Recognition System

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • CD Changer
  • MP3 Player
  • Premium Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • CD Player
  • Front DVD Entertainment System

Seating

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Third Row Seat
  • Optional Seating Capacity - 7 passenger
  • Cloth Seats
  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Driver's Lumbar Support Seat
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener
  • Power Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 16 mpg
  • EPA Class - Sport Utility Vehicles
  • EPA Hwy - 20 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 17 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 236 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5200 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.74 inches
  • Torque - 266 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 3800 rpm

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • 115V Power Outlet
  • Compass
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Roof Rails
  • Side Steps
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P265/65R17
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P265/70R16
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Aluminum Alloy
  • Tire Type - Mud & Snow
  • Fog Lights
  • Moon Roof/Sun Roof
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Trailer Hitch Receiver

Security

  • Alarm System

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 5 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years

Mechanical

  • Axle Ratio - 3.73
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - 4WD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 6 cylinders
  • Displacement - 4.0 liter
  • Bore - 3.70 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.0
  • Fuel Induction - Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 24 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - V
  • # of Speeds - 5 speed
  • Overdrive - w/Overdrive
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Limited Slip Differential

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 4300 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 103.1 cubic feet
  • EPA Total Interior - 145.3 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 23.0 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 39.7 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 39.1 inches
  • Height - 69.3 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 41.8 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 34.6 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 7
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 9.1 inches
  • Overall Length - 189.2 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 58.0 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 57.2 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - 5000 pounds
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 42.2 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 37.4 feet
  • Wheel Base - 109.8 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 75.2 inches
  • Payload Capacity - 1280 pounds
  • GVWR - 5580 pounds
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2009 Toyota 4Runner Safety

Driver Front
4 
Passenger Front
4 
Front Side
5 
Rear Side
5 
Rollover Rating
3 
Provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2009 Toyota 4Runner Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag

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2009 Toyota 4Runner Rankings

Horsepower
236 HP
MPG Combined
15 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.8 Rating
Rank
Vehicle
HP
#1
400 HP
#43
2009 Toyota 4Runner
236 HP

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