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About the 2016 Toyota 4Runner

Vehicle Summary

If playing in the mud is your idea of fun, the 2016 Toyota 4Runner might be the vehicle you’re looking for. The midsize SUV offers an impressive level of capability in the dirt and on pavement. All trims save for the Limited offer a part-time 4WD system with Toyota’s Active Traction Control system. The ritzy Limited trim is the only one available with the full-time 4WD system. While the 2016 Toyota 4Runner makes a great vehicle for the adventurer in you, you’ll also appreciate its creature comforts, potent V6 performance and ability to seat up to seven people thanks to the optional third-row seat.

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Q: Is the 2016 4Runner’s 4WD system part-time or full-time?

A: The 2016 4Runner features both 4WD systems, with the latter available only on the Limited trim.

Q: What does TRD stand for?

A: “TRD” stands for “Toyota Racing Development,” an in-house tuning shop for Toyota vehicles.

Q: What is the TRD Pro?

A: The TRD Pro is a dedicated off-road trim featuring upgraded shocks, increased ground clearance and a locking rear differential, among other features.

Q: Is the 2016 Toyota 4Runner available with a V8 engine?

A: The last V8-powered 4Runner was offered in 2009. The 2016 does not offer a V8 option.

Generation Overview

It’s no secret that the Toyota 4Runner is a hallowed name among off-road enthusiasts. Introduced in 1984 as a modified version of the famous Toyota Pickup, also known under the Hilux name in other markets, the 4Runner evolved from a relatively bare-bones off-roader to a surprisingly sophisticated SUV at home in the mud as well as on pavement.

The 2016 Toyota 4Runner is part of the fifth generation of 4Runner models, offering increasing levels of refinement and capability. Like the distantly related Toyota Tacoma, the 2016 4Runner makes do with a 4.0L V6 engine, outputting a capable 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a five-speed automatic transmission, the 2016 4Runner delivers admirable performance while returning an EPA-estimated 19 mpg combined in 2WD guise and 18 mpg combined when equipped with either part-time or full-time 4WD system.1

The 2016 Toyota 4Runner comes available in six trims: SR5, SR5 Premium, Trail, Trail Premium, Limited and TRD Pro. The SR5 and SR5 Premium both offer a healthy list of features, including a leather-trimmed steering wheel as well as first- and second-row seats trimmed in SofTex® seating material. The TRD Pro stands at the top of the stack, boasting a variety of serious off-roading features including TRD-tuned springs and TRD Bilstein® shocks. The TRD Pro is also the most visually unique trim, featuring its own unique front fascia with a block-lettered “TOYOTA” badge replacing the standard logo.

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle 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

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2016 Toyota 4Runner. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2016 Toyota 4Runner

Overall Rating

4.4 out of 5 (15 reviews)

Last SUV if its kind!

Awesome, body on frame SUV. Rides beautifully, it will take you anywhere with 4 WD, and looks different from all the same old crossovers that are sadly flooding the market.


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- Heidi Blackman, 2016 Toyota 4Runner

2nd 4Runner and I love this vehicle!

I feel safe when I drive it. The interior is very luxurious and I love the way the dash looks. I think it’s also the perfect size for my needs.


  • Ride and Handling: Just very smooth and comfortable.
  • Cabin Noise: There is none.
  • Styling: It looks great and I’m seen by other motorists.

- Sarah Walsworth, 2016 Toyota 4Runner

dad of three

love my new 4Runner! It was just what my family of five needed. Also fits our lifestyle living so close to the beach. Carmax experience was excellent. the process transferring the car went well and I am so glad I was able to find the exact car and color as well as features I wanted!


  • Ride and Handling: smooth ride!
  • Interior Space: love the third row for an option when I need to separate my three kids!
  • Seat Comfort: very comfortable and love my heated and cooled seats


  • Technology and Entertainment: wish it had a power lift gate on the back, but not a big issue.

- stephen Kosydar, 2016 Toyota 4Runner

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