Toyota 4Runner

Toyota 4Runner

About Toyota 4Runner

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is a durable, 5-passenger body-on-frame SUV that also happens to have a well-earned reputation for reliability, longevity and high resale. On paved roads, the 4Runner’s standard suspension won’t ride or drive as smoothly as will a Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot or Nissan Pathfinder, but you’d be hard-pressed to take any of these competitors over the kind of terrain the 4Runner tackles without fuss. On the flip side, the 4Runner’s stiff ride feels a bit truckish, and it lacks many of today’s modern safety and driver-assist features such as blind-spot monitor, lane-keep assist and forward-collision mitigation. However, if you need your SUV to be more capable off-road than on, a 2017 Toyota 4Runner is probably the perfect fit.

LATEST MODEL
2017 Toyota 4Runner
What's new for 2017?
2017 Toyota 4Runner

For 2017, the Toyota 4Runner Trail and Trail Premium are renamed TRD Off-Road and TRD Off-Road Premium.

  • Expert Rating: 6.3
  • Consumers Rating: 8.9
  • MPG 17|20
2016 Toyota 4Runner
What's new for 2016?
2016 Toyota 4Runner

Other than a new Quicksand color for the TRD trim, the 2016 4Runner SUV from Toyota carries over unchanged. All models gain the latest 2.5 version for Entune, bringing the ability to connect your cell phone’s navigation to the head unit, plus adds Siri Eyes Free for iPhone users.

2015 Toyota 4Runner
What's new for 2015?
2015 Toyota 4Runner

For 2015, the Toyota 4Runner gains a few new trims, including Premium grades for the SR5 and Trail and a new TRD Pro Series trim that includes 17-inch TRD wheels, off-road tires, Bilstein shocks with remote reservoirs, a TRD tuned suspension, and TRD trim.

2014 Toyota 4Runner
What's new for 2014?
2014 Toyota 4Runner

Updates have been made to the front fascia, while interior upgrades include the addition of soft-touch material to the door trim and Entune Audio Plus multimedia on SR5 and Trail models. With the new audio system, the "party mode" rear liftgate-speaker audio setting feature has bid adieu.

2013 Toyota 4Runner
What's new for 2013?
2013 Toyota 4Runner

Changes to the 2013 Toyota 4Runner are limited to a new switch-type control for the transfer case, replacing the old-fashioned pull lever.

2012 Toyota 4Runner
What's new for 2012?
2012 Toyota 4Runner

The 2012 Toyota 4Runner adds major audio and connectivity updates such as standard SiriusXM satellite radio, a USB port with iPod connectivity, and hands-free phone capability. For those who refuse to leave their technology behind, there is Toyota's available Entune multimedia system: a collection of popular mobile apps including Bing and Pandora, as well as data services like a fuel price guide and sports scores that will keep you connected.

2009 Toyota 4Runner
What's new for 2009?
2009 Toyota 4Runner

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.

2008 Toyota 4Runner
What's new for 2008?
2008 Toyota 4Runner

Every 4Runner now has roll-sensing side-curtain airbags as standard equipment.

2007 Toyota 4Runner
What's new for 2007?
2007 Toyota 4Runner

No major changes for 2007.

Consumer Reviews

4Runner 4Ever!

By on Thursday, September 14, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 187

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Quality, dependability, durability, fun to drive"

Cons: "No blind-spot monitoring"

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

"Purchased new Gray Metallic w/Redwood seats 2017 4Runner Limited 4X4 and loving it! Rides very comfortable Id say even fun to drive. Feels sturdy when going over bumps with no rattling. The Limited edition has everything you could want minus the blind spot monitoring which Toyota should include however you do get an excellent field of vision as you sit high like in a truck. I got the optional 3rd row seat since we travel alot with friends and we all pile in but I will say smaller people will fit best back there and only for shorter trips as theres not much leg room. 2nd row seats are great, comfy and roomy and even recline. The V6/270 HP engine is not what I would describe as quick but you can definitely feel the torque of power there when you need to speed up. Its a beautiful vehicle inside and out and well thought out and made and no wonder it hasnt changed much year after year. The Entune Premium JBL infotainment system you will either love or hate and the radio screen is smaller on 4Runners than on the Highlander or even Tacoma Limited editions and Id like to see Toyota change that but over-all Im happy with the phone pairing and use as well as the Navigation features and voice command features of Entune. The AC system is powerful and cold air feels great here in Central Texas. Im still in the break-in period so I have not towed anything yet or been off-roading but those things are legendary for Toyota and the 4Runner so I dont expect any surprises there. If youre considering which 4Runner model to get and you do not plan on doing any serious off-roading Id go with the Limited edition since it has all the creature comforts at the top of the line but is still capable enough to give you 4X4 when you need it. All-in all Im very happy with my purchase and would do it again exactly the same if given a choice. I also have a Tundra and the wife drives an Avalon and we got both through Toyota Financial at zero percent interest but Ive never seen Toyota offer the 4Runner at zero so I ended up going with a local credit union at 3.45 percent for 72 months."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Traded a 2014 SR5 for a 2016 SR5 Premium

By on Monday, January 2, 2017

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Lease a new 4 runner

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
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Lots of extras in every model"

Cons: "gas mileage , added running boards for better look"

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

"I hunt every fall in upper MI off road on 2 tracks. Never a problem very sure footed. Hi-way driving was comfortable and safe, dry, rain or snow. Base model is well equipped. My 2nd SR5 premium has sun roof, pseudo leather, w/out the extra seating. Plenty of room with a nice roof rack, heated seats, both electric adjustments."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

2016 4Runner SR5 Premium 5 stars *****

By on Saturday, January 28, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,800

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: "Great value for the price, we love our 4Runner"

Cons: "4wd selector is an weird place, thats it"

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

"This is a highly under rated vehicle. We love it. We owned a 2004 4Runner prior to purchasing this. The reliability on the 4Runners (at least for us) has been great. Vehicle is on a truck frame so the ride is little different than a crossover but it is not an issue to us at all. We love that the rear window goes up and down. Controls are easy. The one thing, the 4WD selector is in a weird place, right next to the front cup holder. I think a better place would have been next to heat controls, more out of the way. Head room with sun roof is a about 1" less than our older model, but so far not an issue. Backup camera is nice to have. Engine has plenty of power. We have noticed the mileage is 1-2 MPG lower than our old model and whats rated but we live in a very cold climate and maybe it needs to be broke in also. We are seeing 19 MPG HWY & 16-17 average. Not sure we will monitor and see what changes come summer. Seats are comfortable, ride for us is quiet. View area is clear, A-pillars are not overly obstructive."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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