Similar to nearly all Toyotas, the interior is well put together. Comfortable and convenient, it comes with lots of storage room and can be fitted with leather upholstery, automatic climate control, and other luxury features. General Comments: I loved my 4Runner!! While some mid-size sport-utilities have front suspensions of struts or even live axles, the 4Runner has an independent suspension with upper and lower control arms and coil springs. The car handels great in the snow and off road. No Review Date: 20th April, 2004. Don't Know Review Date: 24th January, 2008 Faults: Nothing went wrong with my 4Runner.
Any ideas would be much appreciated, thanks in advance. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. This article applies to the Toyota Tundra 2000-present. Everything works properly, extremely comfortable, very efficient, and looks great! It's a bit crammed inside. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. There is a hole rusting through the front one and the back.
I can not tow with the hitch safety issue. I wish I had never traded it in! The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Modifications to the available Sport Edition Package include optional tube steps, integrated fog lights, and color-keyed fender flares, bumpers and grille. From a handling standpoint, the 4Runner has one of the best chassis and suspension arrangements in its class. We also had the chance to take the 4Runner off-road. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
Traction control for rear-wheel drive models, anti-lock brakes, 15-inch wheels and stability control are all standard features. It was primitive but effective. Tubular-shaped running boards add to the rugged appearance. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? The previous owner performed all of the recommended maintenance according to Car Fax and this really paid off. Everytime I see this year on the road, the bumpers are rusting. Under the Hood A 3. Yes Review Date: 27th July, 2007 Year of manufacture 2002 First year of ownership 2002 Most recent year of ownership 2004 Engine and transmission 3.
Rattles and squeaks are sparse, even on high-mileage 4Runners. Each model is offered in two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Backed by Toyota's solid reputation for quality and value, the 4Runner is an easy choice whether you need it for work, family, or leisure. Exterior Features The Toyota 4Runners tough exterior is complimented by color-keyed dual power heated outside mirrors, integrated fog lights, color-keyed bumpers, rear license plate garnish, front grille, and a power rear window. But most of us find getting in and out of the 4Runner easy.
A center differential lock switch located on the instrument panel allows locking and unlocking of the center differential by pressing a button. My family owned a jeep for the same period of time and worked it just as hard, the 4runner by far had much fewer engine problems hands down. All controls are where you expect and need them and operate logically and easily, from your first grab of the door handle to turning on the wipers or using a cup holder. In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. Can be upgraded with bigger brakes and lifted and do all kinds of mods and most of all, make sure you dont get a rusty one. Each of these models offers you a choice between two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive for those with tougher performance demands.
Transmissions: Five-speed manual, four-speed automatic. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. Vehicle Skid Control, Toyotas electronic stability system, is standard. This article applies to the Toyota Tundra 2000-present. All 4×4 models have a one-touch full-time system operated by a transfer-case switch, which can be left engaged on dry pavement. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below.
Late models could be worse. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. There are numerous models available under the G3 umbrella, so depending on what you are looking for, you will either pay more or less. Exterior Slightly longer than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the four-door 4Runner measures 183. Only a V-6 engine and automatic transmission are available. The four-cylinder engine and the five-speed manual transmission were discontinued year. The block actually had a hole low on the passenger side where a rod was thrown through the casing.
But this car is a workhorse. Cargo space in the 4Runner is bountiful — human space, not so much. The 4Runner also has the precise feel of rack-and-pinion steering and a tidy turning circle of 37. The 4Runner Limited adds HomeLink garage door opener, illuminated vanity mirror, rich wood trim color, power driver and passenger seats with heaters, genuine leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and automatic air conditioning. The major systems have been extremely reliable, the only major repair needed was to replace the rear axle bearings because I smacked the rear wheels into a curb on a turn a couple of times. The standard transmission for the 4Runner is a smooth-shifting and efficient automatic. Its coil-spring rear suspension gives it surprisingly good handling.
Last year, my 4Runner was able to get out in the snowy roads without any issue, although my neighbors Jeep Cherokee got stuck before it left the court. The error code was 402 which is the cat efficiency was below 95%. Have had countless thousands of miles, city driving is not as good as on the open road but i think for the quality and reliability you get with these trucks 96-02 were probably the best years of them, if you can get your hands on one of them, just make sure the services are up to date and the transmission shifts smoothly, parts are readily available anywhere. As well, each vehicle features child safety locks, and center high mount stop light. No squeaks, rattles and the engine runs very smooth. Cargo volume is close to 80 cubic feet.