Friday 21st December 2012
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We want to hear what you think about the Toyota 4Runner 4x4. If you have ever owned one and had to replace any parts then let us know how these parts performed. Leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Toyota 4Runner 4x4 Overview

The Toyota 4Runner 4x4 is classed as a SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) and is produced by the Japanese automakers Toyota Motors. This vehicle has been in production since 1984 and was classed as a compact SUV until 2002, where it changed to a mid-sized SUV. The 4Runner 4x4 is a very good on and off road performer, and is a very comfortable ride. They have good safety features and are well refined, well built vehicles. They compete with the likes of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and are available in three rows of seating, making it a 7-seater. Does this sound anything like your experience of the Toyota 4Runner 4x4?

Toyota 4Runner 4x4 History

The first generation (1984-89) was based on the Toyota pickup and was almost identical to this vehicle with the addition of the fibreglass removable rear roof and the rear seats. The second generation (1989-95) was a totally new design with a brand new body built on an existing design platform. Both the first and second generation models had very poor safety features, scoring one out of five in safety tests. The third generation (1995-2002) looked very similar to the previous version but it was made much more luxurious and moved it up a step in class. This version was designed on the same platform as the Land Cruiser Prado, moving away from the original pickup design. The fourth generation (2002-09) was designed on a new chassis and had a brand new body design which took it from a compact SUV to a mid-sized SUV. The fifth generation (2009-present) is the current version on the market.

Model Types


Fuel Economy

The Toyota 4Runner 4x4 has been available in the following engines: 2.0, 2.4, 2.7, 3.0, 3.4, 4.0 and 4.7L petrol and 2.4, 2.8 and 3.0L diesel engines. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically? The smaller sized diesel engines are the most economical of the range. Remember to think about the age, fuel type and engine size when considering fuel economy of any vehicle.


The Toyota 4Runner 4x4 has been available in 4 or 5 speed automatic and 5 speed manual gearboxes. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? We have a section of our website dedicated to Toyota gearbox parts where you can begin to search for your 4Runner 4x4 gearbox parts.


You can find the exact Toyota 4Runner 4x4 parts you are looking for at amazingly low prices. We have a comprehensive network of UK Breakers with parts available for all makes and models. You can either visit our 4Runner 4x4 parts page or you can enter your vehicle details in our part finder.