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4Runner - 4 Generations


In an automotive world that caters to crossovers, the Toyota 4Runner SUV is a purebred in a dying breed. It's a mid-size SUV with body-on-frame architecture and seating for up to seven (when equipped with an optional third-row seat). Offered with a V-6 powertrain, the 4Runner faces competition from the Jeep Grand Cherokee, among others. As one of the market’s few mid-size SUVs with a bona-fide off-road passport, ready to take you beyond where the pavement ends, the 4Runner is ideally suited for drivers with an appetite for adventure and a tolerance for its sometimes-clumsy street manners. It comes in a bevy of configurations for a range of budgets.

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Off Road Shoppers

Off-Road vehicles include four-wheel-drive SUVs and pickup trucks with the extra feature of a dual-range transfer case or dedicated crawl mode for extreme off-road driving. May require specific trim level and/or optional features.

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Small Families

Small Family vehicles include mid-size and larger sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, SUVs and minivans with four doors and five seats.

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Towing

Towing vehicles can tow a minimum of 2,000 pounds (see specifications for maximum). May require specific trim level and/or optional features.

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2010–2020 4Runner

Redesigned in 2010


The current iteration of the 4Runner brought boxier styling when it debuted for 2010. It’s offered with rear- or four-wheel drive, and its standard 4.0-liter V-6 pairs with a five-speed automatic transmission. The 4Runner received aggressive new front-end styling for 2014, and for the 2015 model year the TRD Pro trim level was introduced in the United States.

2010–2020 4Runner Generation, 2020 Toyota 4Runner model shown Showing the 2020 Toyota 4Runner
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MSRP Range $36,020–$49,765
Consumer Rating
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Combined MPG 17
Body Styles SUV
Read About the 2020 Model 2020 4Runner Articles
  • MSRP Range $35,310–$47,400
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 137 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-19
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2019
  • New Nightshade Special Edition
  • 270-hp V-6 standard
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Seats up to seven with available third row
  • Off-road-oriented TRD Pro version available
  • MSRP Range $25,858–$51,012
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 225 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-19
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2018
  • New Wilderness and TRD Enhancement packages
  • TRD Pro Series version available
  • Seats five, or seven with optional third row
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • V-6 engine standard
  • Current List Price $27,395–$42,187
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 139 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-19
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2017
  • Body-on-frame SUV
  • Automatic or manually selectable transfer case
  • TRD Pro version available for max off-roading
  • Seats five or seven with optional third row
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • V-6 engine standard
  • Current List Price $24,205–$39,321
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 119 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2016
  • TRD Pro Series version
  • Seats five or seven with optional third row
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • V-6 engine standard
  • Current List Price $21,587–$37,219
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 84 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2015
  • New TRD Pro off-road version
  • Seats five, or seven with optional third row
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • V-6 engine standard
  • Current List Price $21,462–$33,074
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 62 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2014
  • Redesigned for 2014
  • Choice of new grilles
  • New gauge cluster
  • Current List Price $17,095–$30,803
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 58 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2013
  • 270-hp V-6
  • Off-road Trail edition
  • Two available four-wheel-drive systems
  • Seats up to seven
  • Current List Price $15,313–$28,037
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 31 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19-20
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2012
  • 270-hp V-6
  • Off-road Trail edition
  • Two available four-wheel-drive systems
  • Seats up to seven
  • Current List Price $13,310–$25,298
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 59 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19-20
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2011
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • No more V-8 option
  • Off-road Trail edition
  • Two available four-wheel-drive systems
  • Seats up to seven
  • Current List Price $11,931–$24,491
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 41 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19-20
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2010
  • Redesigned for 2010
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • No more V-8 option
  • Off-road Trail edition
  • Two available four-wheel-drive systems
  • Seats up to seven

2003–2009 4Runner

Redesigned in 2003


The redesigned 2003 4Runner marked the first time the SUV could have a V-8 engine instead of the standard V-6. The V-8's output jumped from 235 to 270 horsepower in 2005.

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  • Current List Price $8,870–$22,090
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 9 reviews
  • Combined MPG 15-18
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2009
  • Standard 236-hp V-6
  • Available 260-hp V-8
  • Available Trail Package
  • Two or three rows of seats
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Current List Price $7,169–$18,265
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 55 reviews
  • Combined MPG 15-18
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2008
  • Standard 236-hp V-6
  • Available 260-hp V-8
  • Two or three rows of seats
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Current List Price $5,145–$16,345
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 60 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-20
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2007
  • Standard 236-hp V-6
  • Available 260-hp V-8
  • Two or three rows of seats
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Current List Price $4,849–$15,441
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 94 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-20
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2006
  • Standard 236-hp V-6
  • Available 260-hp V-8
  • Two or three rows of seats
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Face-lifted for 2006
  • Current List Price $3,670–$14,498
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 54 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-20
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2005
  • V-6 power
  • Available V-8 boosted to 270 hp
  • Two or three rows of seats
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Current List Price $3,292–$13,004
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 61 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-19
  • Body Styles SUV
Notable Features in 2004
  • i-Force V-8
  • Two or three rows of seats
  • Three model choices
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Midsize dimensions
  • Current List Price $2,047–$12,067
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 57 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-19
  • Body Styles SUV
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1996–2002 4Runner

Redesigned in 1996


Changes in this generation included an all-new body on an all-new chassis. With a larger body on a longer wheelbase, larger cargo area, more cabin space and more aerodynamic styling, this 4Runner shared little with the pickup truck from which the nameplate originated. This 4Runner was also available with a selectable electronic-locking rear differential, a first for the 4Runner.

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  • Current List Price $1,878–$10,478
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 52 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-18
  • Body Styles SUV
  • Current List Price $240–$13,044
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 24 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-18
  • Body Styles SUV
Read About the 2001 Model 2001 4Runner Articles
  • Current List Price $861–$11,949
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 42 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-20
  • Body Styles SUV
  • Current List Price $312–$12,148
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 39 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-20
  • Body Styles SUV
Read About the 1999 Model 1999 4Runner Articles
  • Current List Price $763–$9,083
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 36 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-21
  • Body Styles SUV
  • Current List Price $1,129–$7,213
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 45 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-21
  • Body Styles SUV
  • Current List Price $2,539–$9,403
  • Consumer Rating
    (5.0) 8 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-20
  • Body Styles SUV
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1990–1995 4Runner

Redesigned in 1990


This second-generation 4Runner featured a newly designed body mounted on the existing frame. It gained a new coil-spring rear suspension that proved to be just as vulnerable to sagging as the leaf springs of the outgoing 4Runner. A wide-body version was introduced in 1991 featuring extended wheel arches and wider wheels and tires.

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  • Current List Price $413–$10,117
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 6 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-20
  • Body Styles SUV
Read About the 1994 Model 1994 4Runner Articles
  • Current List Price $2,765–$7,989
  • Consumer Rating
    (5.0) 2 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-20
  • Body Styles SUV
  • Current List Price $1,240–$6,536
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 5 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-19
  • Body Styles SUV
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