2008 Toyota 4RunnerDavid Pitser - Charlotte, NC02/01/2016
Solid, well built, easy to drive, comfortable. I owned a 2002 4Runner and loved it but gave it to my daughter when she graduated from school and replaced it with a 2008 model for me. I didn't think I would like the newer version as much but I was wrong - it's terrific in almost every way.
Wonderful car well worth the price.
2012 Toyota 4RunnerNieshela - Memphis, TN10/19/2014
This is the first Toyota I have purchased and my family and I love it. It is very roomy compared to over SUVs. I like its sleek look and it rides very well. I feel very comfortable driving it and most importantly my kids love it!
2014 Toyota 4RunnerAlex J - San Diego, CA01/11/2016
This is one of the true remaining SUVs out there. The body-on-frame chassis allows for the truck like ride. If you're looking for the crossover/car-like ride, this is not your beast. This is for driving to work during the week and getting dirty on the weekends; or both.
The redesigned grill gives the SR5 a sinister look that turns quite a few heads. Rugged lines stay true to the previous 4 generations, keeping the original 4Runner look there. The power back window is still one of the coolest concepts and separates the 4Runner from it's competitors.
The interior is spacious. I recently drove across country and back and did not feel cramped in any way. My only gripe with the entire truck is the touch screen entertainment/navigation.
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.
Some of the best compact SUVs today are efficient, with good power and handy features like a turbocharged engine, all-wheel drive, and even third-row seats. Check out this top 10 list, based on CarMax sales data from January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017.