2014 Toyota 4RunnerChris Brown - Sacramento, CA02/17/2016
I have owned 4 runners for the last 8 years. They have never let me down. Very dependable vehicle. Great for large animals. How would have recommended Toyota 4runner for anybody who wants a sport utility vehicle for driving in the snow going off Roe calling large loads and transporting large animals.
2003 was my #1 choice
2003 Toyota 4RunnerMike - San Antonio, TX10/12/2009
When it came time for me to sell my Toyota truck with 350,000 miles (and daily driver) I did plenty of research for my next vehicle. I needed dependable, tow hitch, 4WD, V8, and 'used' as I could not afford a new vehicle. I narrowed the search to a 2003 Toyota 4-Runner as it was the first year with a V8. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE my 4-Runner. I drive it as a daily driver and take it to the hills in 4WD.
Zippy little car
2008 Toyota 4RunnerKaren - Hagerstown, MD11/26/2014
I traded from an older Toyota Sequoiah, which had been a great vehicle but just too large and gas-guzzling for me now. The 4Runner gets much better mileage and even though it's V6 instead of V8 it has plenty of pick up. Smooth handling on turns and great acceleration getting into traffic on interstate.
Toyota 4Runner Overview
Though it is definitely a mid-size SUV, the other drivers would never mistake the Toyota 4Runner for a family vehicle; it's large, rugged, and designed to tackle the toughest off-road obstacles. The 4Runner has a reputation for capability, longevity, and sturdiness that other competitors have grown to lack. The 4Runner remains a vehicle built to tow anything and conquer any terrain.
Toyota 4Runner History
The Toyota 4Runner was introduced in 1984. The update in 1996 was the first to include the flexibility to have either a four-cylinder or a V6 engine. The 4runner was again redesigned in 2003, this time becoming significantly larger while still retaining its trademark body-on-frame design. This changed its class as a compact SUV to a mid-size SUV. This was also the year that a 4.7L V8 engine was available as an option for the 4Runner. Since the current generation arrived in 2010, the changes to the vehicle have been minor, specific to features.
How It Drives
True to its truck inspiration, the 4Runner stands tall. The vehicle will feel weighty with the steering to match. The V6 engine works to accelerate the heavy vehicle quickly while remaining staunchly quiet throughout acceleration and standard on-road driving.
Used Toyota 4Runner Value
Most of the Toyota 4Runners competitors have gone extinct, leaving either it or the Jeep Grand Cherokee as the only options left for large, trailblazing SUVs. The Toyota 4Runner is one of the only SUVs that is built body-on-frame. Though it leads the pack in terms of sturdiness, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has a superior driving experience.
Toyota 4Runner Standard Features
The Toyota 4Runner's core is the 4.0L V6 engine. Automatic transmission is the only powertrain available. As in every 4Runner since 1984, you can lower the rear liftgate window. Newer models of the 4Runner come equipped with Bluetooth connectivity and navigation features.
Toyota builds nearly every type of car for every kind of driver, and used models are highly sought after, thanks to their reputation. Whether you’re looking for a used sedan, SUV, pickup truck, minivan, sports car, or fuel-efficient hybrid, there’s almost certainly a Toyota out there for you.
We’re taking a closer look at the most searched cars and trucks on carmax.com in 2017. Shoppers across the country are looking for Jeep Wranglers, Ford F-150s, and Honda Accords. They also want lots of vehicle features to enhance their rides. Shoppers in Atlanta want a Chevy Tahoe and third-row seats. People in Washington, DC, like looking for a Jeep Wrangler and Bluetooth®. In Austin, shoppers are hunting for a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and leather seats. And, in Boise, folks can’t get enough of the Ford F-150 with 4X4 power!
With so many options for families on the roads today, CarMax is here to help guide you on your search for your next family car. This article covers a list of some of the best SUVs, sedans and minivans for families of all sizes.
The best trucks for the money are out there for the finding. Check out these 10 best-selling trucks at CarMax, based on vehicles and sales data from January 1, 2018, through April 30, 2018. All of the used pickups on this list have average prices at CarMax under $25,000 (based on average prices between 1/1/2018 and 4/30/18).