2002 Toyota 4Runner

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

183.3” x 68.5”


Rear-wheel drive



2 trims

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2002 Toyota 4Runner review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Occupying the middle of Toyota’s five-model sport utility vehicle lineup, the 4Runner ranks in size below the Sequoia and Land Cruiser but above the Highlander and RAV4. Modifications to the available Sport Edition Package include optional tube steps, integrated fog lights, and color-keyed fender flares, bumpers and grille. Other new features for 2002 include a Chrome Package that adds chrome accents to the exterior of the SR5, and 15-inch aluminum alloy wheels are standard on both the SR5 and Limited models.

During 2002, 111,797 copies of Toyota’s most popular SUV were sold, though that total was down from the previous year. Only a V-6 engine and automatic transmission are available.

Slightly longer than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the four-door 4Runner measures 183.3 inches long overall and sits on a 105.3-inch wheelbase. At 66.5 inches wide, it’s nearly 6 inches narrower than the Grand Cherokee, and it stands about 68.5 inches tall. At the rear is a one-piece liftgate that contains a standard power window that lowers to provide partial access to the cargo space.

The 4Runner seats five occupants on its front buckets and three-place rear bench. Leather seats are standard on the top-of-the-line Limited model and optional on the sporty SR5. The rear seat folds flat to create a wide cargo floor, and the spare tire is stored underneath the vehicle. Cargo volume is close to 80 cubic feet.

Under the Hood
A 3.4-liter V-6 sends 183 horsepower to a four-speed-automatic transmission, and either rear-drive or four-wheel drive is available. Vehicle Skid Control, Toyota’s electronic stability system, is standard. All 4×4 models have a one-touch full-time system operated by a transfer-case switch, which can be left engaged on dry pavement. Antilock brakes are standard on upper-end models and optional on the base 4WD 4Runner.


Reported by Jim Flammang  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2002 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.3
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


Great SUV!

Wow ! I bought my 4 runner sport edition when it was 2 years old . I now have 200k miles on it and the engine still purrs . Runs like a champ ! I’ve had this car for 19 years now ! The gas mileage is not that great . But , I figure I save money because this SUV is so dependable , nothing ever goes wrong ! Great great car !


419k MILES and STILL Kickin’ it !!

419k and still hauling the trailer with the boat and Home Depot Runs with the trailer. The BEST CAR EVER!!! Snow driving it is stellar! We did 3k oil changes and dealer regular maintenance. Love this car. Wish they made them this well now. They don’t .


Most badass reliable 100% turn key SUV

So you are looking for a SUV to be dependable and always start this is the SUV. 2wd or 4wd they are all great. the interior will fall apart a bit but all in all its going to get you A to B 100% of the time. If sometime does break nothing costs a lot to repair

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Based on the 2002 Toyota 4Runner base trim.
Nhtsa rollover rating


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
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