(4.9) 31 reviews
MSRP: $4,450$13,330
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 18-19
Engine: 245-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 5-7
2004 Toyota 4Runner

Our Take on the 2004 Toyota 4Runner

Our Take

A redesigned version of the midsize Toyota 4Runner with a newly available V-8 engine went on sale in 2003. A V-6 was the only engine choice in the prior generation.Toyota sought to make the truck-based 4Runner larger and roomier so it would yield a more comfortable highway ride, obtain greater f... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Ride quality in Sport model
  • Difficult entry and exit

Notable Features

  • i-Force V-8
  • Two or three rows of seats
  • Three model choices
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Midsize dimensions

12 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.