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About The Toyota 4Runner

Vehicle Summary

The Toyota 4Runner is a stand-out, off-road-focused SUV with a ton of cool features to satisfy even the most hardcore outdoor fan. Pack up your highly capable 4Runner for a long weekend camping or for a family road trip and it will deliver a memorable experience. All 4Runners come with available four-wheel drive (4WD) and a variety of trim levels from modest to luxurious. 

Fourth generation (2003–2009) 4Runners came in three trim levels with a variety of standard and optional features. The fifth-generation model (2010 to present) comes with a 270-horsepower 4.0L V6 and adds even more off-road capabilities with new trim levels that can take you even further off of the paved roads to explore the world around you. Regardless of which one you choose, the 4Runner is the perfect basecamp for your next adventure. 

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Q: Do all 4Runners have 3rd row seats?

A: A third row is not a standard feature, but it is an available option. Third row seating has been an option since the 2004 model year, during the 4Runner's fourth generation. 

Q: Does the Toyota 4Runner come with a V8?

A: 4.7L V8 was available on the 4Runner only during the 2003–2004 model years. Most 4Runners across other years feature a 270-horsepower 4.0L V6, depending on the trim. 

Q: Does the Toyota 4Runner have CarPlay?

A: Currently, the 4Runner does not have Apple CarPlay™. However, it will be available in future 4Runner models starting in 2020. 

Q: Is Toyota still making the Toyota 4Runner?

A: Yes, Toyota is currently producing the 4Runner. The 4Runner that is in production currently is part of its fifth generation (2010–Present). 

Toyota 4Runner Trim Configurations

Fourth-Generation (2003–2009) Toyota 4Runner Trim Levels:

  • SR5: The base fourth-generation 4Runner came well-equipped with standard rear-wheel drive and optional Multi-Mode four-wheel drive (on V6 models) and full-time four-wheel drive (on V8 models). The SR5 also featured Vehicle Skid Control, Traction Control, a four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), as well as cool off-road features like Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), and Downhill Assist Control (DAC) (4WD models only). Inside, you get automatic climate control, power windows (including a power rear window), power-adjustable driver's seat (starting in 2004), and remote keyless entry. 
  • Sport Edition: The Sport Edition added enhanced suspension elements, exterior upgrades like fog lights, and added a leather wrapped steering wheel on the interior. 
  • Limited: The Limited upped the luxury factor with amenities like a full leather-trimmed interior with heated front seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, as well as an anti-theft system, and auto on/off headlights among others! On the outside, the Limited added numerous silver accents and integrated fog lamps. 

Fifth-Generation (2010–Present) Toyota 4Runner Trim Levels:

  • SR5: Still the base model, and still well-equipped, the fifth generation SR5 comes with off-road goodies like Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), Downhill Assist Control (DAC) (4WD models only), and underbody skid plates. On the inside, you get fabric seats with optional leather, plus power windows and optional third row seating (2004 onward). 
  • SR5 Premium (2014–Present): Adds interior upgrades like SofTex®-trimmed and heated front seats with an eight-way, power-adjustable driver's seat, and power lumbar support. In the rear you get a 40/20/40 split reclining and fold-flat second-row seat. The premium SR5 also adds a power tilt/slide moonroof with sunshade, a standard auto-dimming rearview mirror and Entune™ Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite to the list of interior upgrades. 
  • Trail Edition (2010–2016): Upgraded off-road bits are added, including a higher ground clearance, standard part-time 4WD with Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), a locking rear differential, Multi-terrain Select, Crawl Control, and front and rear mudguards. Inside you get water-resistant fabric seats with an eight-way power adjustable driver's seat, a moonroof, plus a cool overhead console to select your perfect on and off-road setting. Starting in 2014, the Trail came standard with Toyota's Entune Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite. 
  • Trail Edition Premium (2014–2016): Take all the standard stuff from the Trail Edition and add SofTex-trimmed and heated front seats with the eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat complete with power lumbar support. In the back you get a 40/20/40 split reclining and fold-flat second-row seat. The moonroof became standard only on the Trail Premium starting in 2014. 
  • TRD Off-Road (2017–Present): Includes part-time 4WD system with Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), Multi-terrain Select and Crawl Control (CRAWL), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), and a locking rear differential. Outside you get lots of “TRD Off-Road" badges and inside you get a TRD shift knob and trim-specific floor mats. 
  • TRD Off-Road Premium (2017–Present): Includes all of the TRD Off-Road standard features, plus heated powered outside mirrors, SofTex-trimmed eight-way adjustable heated front seats, 40/20/40 split reclining, and fold-flat second-row seat. Add to that the Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite among other great features. 
  • Limited: Outside, you get 20-inch six-spoke alloy wheels, exterior chrome accents including chrome door handles with touch-sensor lock and unlock feature (2012 model year and up). On the inside you get leather on all seating surfaces (new premium perforated leather arrived for 2013) including a heated eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support, dual zone automatic digital climate control with rear ventilation and air filter, premium JBL® sound options (the new Entune system with Navigation and App Suite was added for 2012), and smart key system with push button start. 
  • TRD PRO (2015–Present): The super capable TRD Pro adds TRD Bilstein® high-performance shocks with rear remote reservoirs, as well as TRD-tuned front springs to the list of proven off-road parts. Outside, it gets lots of cool black badging and a more aggressive front end. Inside you get the ultimate off-road control center with Multi-terrain Select and Crawl Control (CRAWL) switches, plus eight-way power adjustable and heated SofTex®-trimmed heated front seats, and lots more TRD badging. 
  • Nightshade Special Edition (2019): This special 2019-only edition is very similar to the Limited but features 20-inch black wheels, a host of black accents on the inside and out. 

Toyota 4Runner vs. Other SUVs

The 2018 4Runner compares favorably to other 2018 model year vehicles in the US midsize SUV segment such as the Ford Explorer, Jeep Wrangler and Toyota's own Highlander. In the segment, its off-road prowess is unmatched except for the rock crawling abilities found in the Jeep Wrangler four-door. The 4Runner features 9.6 inches of ground clearance (fifth generation 4WD models from 2010), which is significantly more than competitors like the Explorer (7.8 inches) and the midsize Highlander (8.0 inches), but falls short of the 2018 Wrangler's 10.2 inches. 

All four vehicles come with six-cylinder engines as either standard or optional. The 270 horsepower found in the 2018 4Runner's standard 4.0L V6 is a bit less than these three competitors, though all other vehicles offer engines with more horsepower. For comparison, the 2018 Explorer can be had with a maximum of 365 hp (optional), the 2018 Wrangler with 285 hp (standard), and the 2018 Highlander with 295 hp (optional). However, the 4Runner's rating of 278 ft-lbs. of torque bests all three except for the 350 ft-lbs. that come with Explorer's optional 3.5L turbo engine. In the end, the 4Runner offers a versatile powertrain to go with all of the off-road goodies. 

On the miles-per-gallon end, the 2018 4Runner has an EPA-estimated 18 MPG combined city/highway rating.1 That is comparable to the combined city/highway figures for the 2018 AWD Explorer (an EPA-estimated combined 19 MPG with the standard 3.5L V6) and 2018 4WD Wrangler (EPA-estimated 18 MPG combined with the standard 3.6L V6) models, but the 2018 AWD Highlander (EPA-estimated 22 MPG combined when equipped with the comparable 3.5L V6).1 The 4Runner has never been offered with a hybrid engine. 

Inside, the 2018 4Runner has optional seating for seven, which the Explorer and Highlander also offer. The Wrangler only seats five in all four-door variations. 

The amount of technology and optional packages has kept up nicely with the competition, making the 4Runner a must for anyone's midsize SUV shopping list.

1 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See for details.

Reliability Research


RepairPal gave the Toyota 4Runner an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks the Toyota 4Runner 4th out of 31 among Midsize SUVs.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Toyota 4Runner is $416, compared to an average of $475 for Midsize SUVs and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Toyota 4Runner owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.8 times per year, compared to an average of 1.1 times for Midsize SUVs and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 10% for the Toyota 4Runner, compared to an average of 12% for Midsize SUVs and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more.


Reviews for Toyota 4Runner

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5 (135 reviews)

Awesome Truck

This is my second 4runner, and I am a harsh critic when it comes to cars. My first 4runner had 345k miles when she was retired. I wanted another one, but tried a couple different options, only to end up back at this car. Its amazing, long lasting, great driving, and especially the TRD Off Road, which gives you amazing off road control and options for all levels. This truck looks amazing, drives amazingly and is larger then the 2001 4runner which gives us a bit more room for cabin and storage. A+ truck, will probably only have Toyotas going forward.


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- Matthew Luciani, 2019 Toyota 4Runner

4 out of 5 stars, above decent.

Bought this for my wife. Interior of the limited editions is very nice. We have the 4 wheel drive version with hydraulic shocks, considering it is a 4 wheel drive, the ride is extremely smooth. However, the steering is completely numb and somewhat floaty. The engine seems somewhat underpowered for the vehicle, but the 4 cylinder version is horrendous. All and all we're pretty satisfied with the vehicle. Gas mileage could be better. We get between 20 and 22 highway, have gotten 23 drafting an 18 wheeler. Don't drive much in the city but i guess it would be around 16-17. The "Eco" mode/indicator is really pointless.


  • Technology and Entertainment: Guage cluster is pretty nice.
  • Ride and Handling: Hydrolic shocks are the way to go...until we have to replace
  • Reliability: It's a toyota.


  • Braking: Somewhat mushy, related to hydraulic suspension?
  • Interior Space: I'm 6'1, no driver room with carseat behind.
  • Power: Got a lot of options on ours, might be a non issue for others.

- Banks Wright, 2011 Toyota 4Runner

Generous offer as a trade

ease of assessment, speed of decision and easily explained that offer was on the table for 7 days giving me time to research and consider my options. When I reflect how dreadful I was treated recently by a certain Dealer I just couldn’t face the stress and trauma of putting up the same sort of nonsense again. sooner or later these so called Nationally known dealership will realize that trying to con and bully an$ cajole their customers is counterproductive. we were in and out for the full deal in less than two hours, our salesman was polite, engaging informative, gave us the options without pressure, couldn’t be more helpful. instead of a nightmare marathon it was a pleasant experience. my new car is on the drive and I have been treated with the utmost respect. good on Carmax, and good on our salesman John. customer for life after this.


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- Robert Lessemun, 2013 Toyota 4Runner

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