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2007 Toyota 4Runner

2007 Toyota 4Runner

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$6,277 — $16,501 USED
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Sport Utility
5-7 Seats
17-20 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • V-8 performance
  • Quietness
  • Ride quality
  • Refinement
  • Resale value

The Bad

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

What to Know

about the 2007 Toyota 4Runner
  • Standard 236-hp V-6
  • Available 260-hp V-8
  • Two or three rows of seats
  • RWD or 4WD

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2007 Toyota 4Runner Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Toyota last redesigned its midsize 4Runner SUV 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. After a drivetrain update in 2005 and a face-lift for 2006, the 2007 4Runner is largely unchanged.

Three trim levels are available: SR5, Sport Edition and Limited. Four-wheel-drive-equipped 4Runners feature Downhill Assist Control that restricts speed when going down a steep grade. Hill-start Assist Control works to keep the sport utility vehicle from rolling backward on an upgrade.

Exterior
Built on a 109.8-inch wheelbase, the 4Runner measures 189 inches long overall and stands 68.5 inches tall. Body-on-frame construction uses full-length, boxed-section frame rails. The rear liftgate contains a power window.

Standard SR5 equipment includes 16-inch tires, multireflector headlights and taillights, and an integrated towing hitch. The Sport Edition features a hood scoop, sport suspension, smoked chrome grille and 17-inch wheels. The Limited includes illuminated running boards and 18-inch rims.

Interior
Without the available third-row seat, the 4Runner seats five people on front buckets and a three-place, fold-down 60/40-split rear bench. Seven occupants fit inside models equipped with a third-row seat.

Power front seats are standard in all but the base model. Limited trim levels add leather upholstery and heated front se...

Vehicle Overview
Toyota last redesigned its midsize 4Runner SUV 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. After a drivetrain update in 2005 and a face-lift for 2006, the 2007 4Runner is largely unchanged.

Three trim levels are available: SR5, Sport Edition and Limited. Four-wheel-drive-equipped 4Runners feature Downhill Assist Control that restricts speed when going down a steep grade. Hill-start Assist Control works to keep the sport utility vehicle from rolling backward on an upgrade.

Exterior
Built on a 109.8-inch wheelbase, the 4Runner measures 189 inches long overall and stands 68.5 inches tall. Body-on-frame construction uses full-length, boxed-section frame rails. The rear liftgate contains a power window.

Standard SR5 equipment includes 16-inch tires, multireflector headlights and taillights, and an integrated towing hitch. The Sport Edition features a hood scoop, sport suspension, smoked chrome grille and 17-inch wheels. The Limited includes illuminated running boards and 18-inch rims.

Interior
Without the available third-row seat, the 4Runner seats five people on front buckets and a three-place, fold-down 60/40-split rear bench. Seven occupants fit inside models equipped with a third-row seat.

Power front seats are standard in all but the base model. Limited trim levels add leather upholstery and heated front seats. Cargo-area backup mirrors mounted in the rear pillars allow the driver to see oncoming vehicles when backing out of a parking stall.

Under the Hood
Toyota’s 4.7-liter V-8 is rated at 260 horsepower and 306 pounds-feet of torque. The 4.0-liter V-6 produces 236 hp. Both engines team with a five-speed automatic transmission. Rear- and four-wheel-drive models are available.

Safety
All-disc antilock brakes are standard. Seat-mounted side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags with rollover sensors are optional. An electronic stability system is standard.

Driving Impressions
Performance is a big plus when the 4Runner is equipped with the available, quiet V-8. From a standstill, a tap of the gas pedal sends this SUV practically lunging ahead. Acceleration while passing and merging is wholly confident.

The 4Runner steers easily and with a reasonably good feel, which is a cut above the truck-based SUV norm. Handling skills also rank above average. For this type of vehicle, the ride is pleasantly soft — not really cushy, but the suspension absorbs quite a few bumps. The Sport Edition feels a bit tauter, and its ride quality is a tad stiffer.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
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Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.1)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

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(5.0)

Fiabilité à son meilleur.

by Rick from Rawdon, quebec,canada on September 8, 2020

J’ai possédé plusieurs 4x4: Suzuki sj 410(2), jeep cherokke(2) jeep grand cherokke(1) Toyota 4runner. Je suis du type conservateur, j’use mes vehicules a leurs limites. J’ai mon Toyota depuis 12 ans. ... Read full review

(5.0)

Best vehicle i ever owned

by JauntyJac from Olney on June 22, 2020

Unfortunately, the vehice was wrecked and declared a total loss or I would STILL be driving it. I had such a positive experience with this dealer, that i am checking with them first for a different ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2007 Toyota 4Runner currently has 5 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall Rollover Rating
3 Star
Driver's
4 Star
Passenger's
4 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
5 Star
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.

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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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