• (4.8) 69 reviews
  • MSRP: $6,548$16,712
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 17-20
  • Engine: 236-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5-7
2006 Toyota 4Runner

Our Take on the 2006 Toyota 4Runner

Our Take

Toyota last redesigned its midsize 4Runner sport utility vehicle for 2003, making a V-8 engine available for the first time. At that time, Toyota wanted to make the truck-based 4Runner larger, roomier and more fuel-efficient, yet still retain its offroad capability.For 2005, the V-8 gained 35 hor... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Ride quality in Sport Edition
  • Difficult entry and exit
  • Side airbags optional

Notable Features

  • Standard 236-hp V-6
  • Available 260-hp V-8
  • Two or three rows of seats
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Face-lifted for 2006

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.8

Average based on 69 reviews

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Oldie But Still A Goodie!

by 4Runner 4U from Brownsville, TX on June 21, 2012

I bought my 06 4Runner in Sept of 2010 and have had it for about a year and a half and have had ZERO problems with it. It's built as solid as a tank and it's my daily driver so I can honestly say it's... Read Full Review

12 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota 4Runner Limited V6

Head Restraints and Seats
P
Moderate overlap front
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota 4Runner Limited V6

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
P
Overall Rear
P
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
A

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota 4Runner Limited V6

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota 4Runner Limited V6

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 5 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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