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2016 Toyota 4Runner

$26,186 — $40,702 USED
Sport Utility
5-7 Seats
19 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Customizable Entune system
  • Gauge cluster offers scrolling info screen
  • Off-road capability

The Bad

  • Tall step-in height
  • Single powertrain
  • Heavy
  • Clumsy on-road driving manners
2016 Toyota 4Runner exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 Toyota 4Runner
  • TRD Pro Series version
  • Seats five or seven with optional third row
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • V-6 engine standard

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

Toyota’s 4Runner retains its body-on-frame architecture for 2016 and its ability to seat up to seven when equipped with an optional third row. Powered by a V-6 engine, the 4Runner faces competition from the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
New for 2016
The base SR5 trim now features Entune Audio Plus with available connected navigation. Higher trim levels feature integrated navigation and the integrated multimedia app suite that includes information ranging from stock quotes and weather to entertainment apps like Slacker Radio.
Significant Standard Features

  • V-6 engine
  • Touch-screen CD stereo with MP3 jack, iPod connectivity and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Five-speed automatic transmission
  • Backup camera
  • Required in all new cars: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Available four-wheel drive
  • TRD Pro Series package
  • Navigation system
  • Third-row seats
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Power moonroof

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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

Read reviews that mention:

(4.0)

Best car I've owned

by Bedwards from Alexandria, VA on November 12, 2018

It is a great vehicle! I never had any issues with it other than maybe the setup of the cup holders in the front. The third row option and tow package are AMAZING! I loved the handling, and the ... Read full review

(5.0)

Top of the pack for SUVs

by Ron from Santa Ana, Ca on November 5, 2018

I bought this newer 4Runner, spending the additional money after finding that they retain their value so well that it was hard to save much money getting an older one. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 Toyota 4Runner currently has 6 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
acceptable
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
acceptable
Overall Evaluation
marginal
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
poor
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    7 years/less than 85,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12, 000 miles

  • Powertrain

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    160- or 174-point inspections

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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.
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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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