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2002 Toyota 4Runner

2002 Toyota 4Runner

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$3,026 — $11,546 USED
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Sport Utility
5 Seats
17-18 MPG
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2002 Toyota 4Runner Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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.

Exterior
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.

Interior
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-sp...

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.

Exterior
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.

Interior
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

What drivers are saying

4.8
55 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

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(5.0)

A motor that will last. comfortable on a long trip

by Cruiserfixer from Tx on August 29, 2020

Cheap on repairs, style that last, parts that are available and i have seen many over 500,000 miles. Not a bunch of computers to sort through. Read full review

(5.0)

What can I say. Built in Japan

by Extreme from Detroit, Michigan on January 26, 2020

I bought this because my T-100 had severe frame rot, but the engine was new. I will replace the engine out of my T-100 when the time comes. My brother said "Are you nuts? This current motor, (210,000)... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2002 Toyota 4Runner currently has 3 recalls


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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 4Runner received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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