2016 TOYOTA 4RUNNER

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Vehicle Details

Color: BLACK
Body Style: SUV
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6 4.0 L/241
Drive Train: RWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Burleson, TX
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Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2016 Toyota Yaris, Rav4, Land Cruiser and 4Runner vehicles, and Scion FR-S, iM, and TC vehicles manufactured January 28, 2016, to March 14, 2016. The Load Carrying Capacity Modification Label may not reflect the correct added weight of the installed accessories. As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars."


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Good none pressured sale

4.7
Glenn G on 11/23/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 4.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

Went to look at a vehicle, my truck had a lot of miles and was starting to cost. So I was greeted by Alexx, and within hours I was leaving with a newer model truck of the make that I traded in. All was great and staff all seemed nice and I was not pressured I told them what I needed and wanted and they worked to get me in a newer Truck.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.6
  Based on 53 reviews

2016 4Runner Trail

5
Supersurfer on 11/22/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

My 1997 4Runner SR5 lasted over 350,000 miles. It was the most solid piece of equipment I've ever owned. When the engine failed (broke a rod) I decided to go for a new 4Runner instead of wasting my time looking at other vehicles. So far it's gone over 19,000 miles without any adjustments or repairs. The 4Runner is one of the few Toyota models made completely in Japan and the fit and finish reflect this excellence of craftsmanship.

16 years different yet same

3
4Runner#2 on 11/17/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 3

I bought a new 2016 4Runner Limited based of previous experience of buying new and still owning a 2000 $Runner SR5. Although both are truck-based body on frame, the newer one is noticable tighter in handling, noise, harshness and brakes are dramatically better. Both units have leather and moonroof, with notable differences in newer unit has automatic transmission and electronic 4WD switch-gear and 20" wheels vs. 16". Electronics, including NAV, blootooth, 120V, SiriusXM,climate control, heated/ventilated power seats, third row seating, enhanced lighting inside and out, steering wheel control and better fit/finish are all welcome modernized additions. The most striking thing to me is that it feels bigger with both drive and view being more like my 2009 Tacoma, only quieter. Hopefully this unit is still a 4Runner and will be good for over 300K and running as well.

Great 4Runner

4
Eddie Suiter on 11/10/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: Value Rating: 4

The 4 runner trail premium is an excellent vehicle if you want to balance comfort, reliability, with off road capability. Highly recommend.

Love my 2016 Limited

1
Bobby on 11/05/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 1 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 1

This makes my third Limited 4 runner they are the best suv on the road I have never had a problem out of a Toyota they are low cost to own. Some reviews from people state that they ride and handle like a truck that's not so my Limited rides very smooth and has plenty of room in it love the third row seating the body style is rugged looking . I like the body on frame it just don't get any better than the 4 runner.

4RUNNER the TRUE SUV

5
Tonya Dailey on 10/30/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

The truth is you get what you pay for! The 4RUNNER is a little pricey but it's totally worth it! There are so many crossovers on the road now claiming the SUV category and I am glad to see that the 4RUNNER is a true SUV on a truck body with the design only TOYOTA can produce. I am 150% pleased. The 4RUNNER holds its value in a class of its own so you never lose $$ on this one. Its almost like an investment. If you don't believe me, compare prices of new vs. used and see for yourself! TOTALLY recommend it!

Excellent "truck-like" SUV

5
Micah on 10/24/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 5

With a household of boys, I was looking for something very versatile and capable that had more than 5 seat belts. It needed to be something that was fit for 4 boys (and their dad), and could do the things desired without feeling like a big corporate box SUV. This has been more than delightful to drive. Only drawback is that it could feature a few more modern safety features like lane-assist.

Best Darn SUV Made and very proud of it

5
carlos carthen on 10/21/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

It has everything, this is my 3rd 4Runner and I still each one

Best Darn SUV Made and very proud of it

5
carlos carthen on 10/21/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

It has everything, this is my 3rd 4Runner and I still each one

Great truck based SUV

5
Former Jeep Owner on 10/19/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: Value Rating:

SUV with the soul of a truck

5
Juan Casero on 10/16/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

I just purchased this vehicle. I traded in a Volkswagen Tiguan that I purchased last year in order to get the 2016 Toyota 4Runner. What people say is true. This vehicle handles like a light truck. It accelerates like one and brakes about the same as one. I already owned a 2005 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport and the new 4Runner feels newer but very similar to my Tacoma. This is not necessarily a bad thing. I spent a year with one of those car like SUV crossovers and I was not that enthused about it. The Tiguan did not seem as durable as the 4Runner and certainly not as spacious in the interior. Yes you get slightly better fuel economy from the Tiguan but not as much as you might think. The Tiguan is a turbo charged 2.0 liter engine and that little engine can consume lots of fuel when the turbo charger kicks in at highway speeds. The durability of the 4Runner should pay dividends as the vehicle gets older. I also like that it's a naturally aspirated engine. Turbo chargers are high maintenance systems that I don't have alot of experience with. Having spent the last 10 years with my Tacoma which has basically the same engine as the 4Runner I know how to do maintenance on it. I like to do my own repair and maintenance work so this is a big plus for me.

Off road capability

5
Nancy J on 10/15/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Handles well, convenient controls and entertainment, excellent 4WD features.

Finally have my dream truck - and I love it!

5
David T on 10/15/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: Value Rating:

I've wanted a 4Runner for 25 years, but it was either too expensive (bought a Jeep in the 90's, and later an Escape instead) or didn't fit the family needs (bought a Prius). The wait was worth it. The Escape was a decent vehicle - I put 120K miles on it and it never gave me any trouble. But the 4Runner was always what I really wanted - something more powerful and rugged than an Escape. I considered another Jeep, but the spotty reliability prevented me from buying it. I've put 1500 miles on my new 4Runner, including 2 long trips to the mountains. The ride is smooth and quiet. Long uphill grades are a breeze, even when I need to pass big rigs. I'm getting use to the instrumentation, but I do wish there was a low fuel light. (Maybe I haven't figured that out yet, but it should be obvious...) I also wish the back up camera beeped when you get close to the object behind you. I figured out the distance each bar represented by getting out and looking, but an audible signal would be nice. I was able to hook up my phone in 2 minutes - and I really love that feature. The touch screen works very well. I haven't need the navigation system yet. The garage door hook up was even easier. The stereo system is great. I hooked up my iPod and it's a lot easier to use via the touch screen. I've wanted a moon roof for a long time, and a back window that goes down significantly enhanced the air flow. I've taken the dogs out in the forest, and there's plenty of space for them. I used the 4WD in deep sand and it performed beautifully. I won't take it out in anything too dicy until I have someone go with me and/or buy a winch - don't want to THAT guy. I'm looking forward to testing it in the snow. All in all I'm thrilled with my purchase, and look forward to many adventures out in the wilderness.

Fun, reliable, comfortable true 4WD

4
Bob Smith on 10/14/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 4

Smooth, comfortable, quiet ride on good roads and Interstates, feel the bumps on poor roads -- which does not bother us. Excellent in snow and mud. Also, the 4Runner has 10 year record as a bombproof reliable vehicle. Both are important in the high desert southwest.

Turned around in 90 minutes!

5
ron manucci on 10/11/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

After being disappointed by the new Arcadia (not a SUV anymore), I started to look around. I learned since my 2 Trailblazers, manufacturers have veered away from the individuals love of a complete midsize "sports utility vehicle". Now everything appears to be 3 row seating crossovers with terribly reduced max cargo space. Within 90 minutes on Edmunds, I learned Toyota offers a new redesigned 2 row seating MIDSIZE with standard roof rack a trailer hitch and lots of space with the rear 40/60 seat down. And in that same amount of time with Edmunds.com my Toyota 4 Runner at a great price .

Love the truck not the sound

5
JR on 10/06/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: Performance Rating: Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

2016 Limited 4500 miles - my wife's truck...love everything except for a transmission noise. It is common to other 4runners as the dealer took us for a ride in a new limited with 0 miles and it also had the noise. It is a sort of tinny rattling sound coming from the transmission and for a tight truck like this you would not expect it. If not for that it would be great, sort of surprised Toyota allows this. If it gets worse we will address it, if not I expect we will live with the annoyance of the sound.

Happy Driver

5
Margaret Walker on 10/02/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I loved my last 4-Runner (2008 SR5) but the 2016 Limited is fantastic. It is a smooth drive for an SUV. Love all the bells and whistles including the JBL stereo and the heated/cooled seats. There is more room in this model so road trips are more comfortable for my family. It's an expensive purchase, but you get what you pay for in my book.

Last Vehicle we need to buy!

5
Mike Kilgore on 09/23/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Ambivalent

4
Jim Cunningham on 09/17/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

Generally a good, solid vehicle, but some major disappointments. First, the roof lacks the strength to car-top a 14' boat [145 lbs. plus rack system]. Didn't know that when I bought it, or would have passed. I hate moonroofs and wish they'd get rid of them for this kind of vehicle. In upstate NY it's just a matter of time before temp extremes kill the seal and cause a leak. Eliminate the damn things and put a roll-bar-type reinforcement in the roof. It's an SUV, for God's sake. Secondly, the neutral safety switch failed at 63K, just out of warranty. $400, 2800 miles from home. [The lifters on the hatch failed while it was still warranted and were replaced., The new ones are now getting a bit saggy.] Also, you should not have to kneel in the driveway or wherever to reach the light harness plug. What a-hole thought it was a good idea to put it BEHIND the bumper? My last gripe: the rear seats don't fold flat, so forget napping back there. On the upside, the 4WD is flawless, and I can get way back in the woods during deer season and get 2 dead ones in back for the ride out. Over several long-haul trips, it's been quite comfortable, and it readily accommodates 2 big adults in the back seat during family visits. In sum, I wish I'd gone for the Sequoia, but since I'll own it in January I'll make do for a while. I already sold my boat.

Toyota 4Runner sr5 premium

5
Theresa on 09/16/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I am very happy with my purchase. It is very comfortable for the entire family. One dealership, (Putnam Toyota)would not come down in price. Was charging for extras that I did not want and would not remove them (mats and cargo cover) I shopped through edmunds and found the price I wanted to pay. Dealership (Dublin Toyota) honored the Edmunds price and the purchase was fast and smooth.

great but outdated.

4
STEFAN EGGERSHAUSEN on 09/10/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

just had the vehicle for a few weeks. took it to mountains, shifted like crazy up and down. ended up shifting manually. great SUV that needs major update, especially engine and tranny. 5 gear? that's so outdated. Otherwise like it.

I love my truck!

5
Giles on 09/09/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

Executive summary: I’m really happy with it. My 4Runner is a white SR5 Premium with sand beige interior, bought new in February 2016 now has 10,000 miles. I would have considered the Trail Premium, but really did not want to live with the coal mine interior (black/gray) that is the only option on that model. The Limited wasn’t attractive to me because it has several things I did not want (permanent 4WD, lower-profile tires, power running boards, power tailgate, seats made with cow leather). The only option that I chose was the fixed running boards - I know that they might be a compromise off-road, but they make such a difference on entry/exit that there was no question about having them. Driving impressions: Over 10,000 miles I have driven a mix of suburban commute and highway, including a 4,500 mile trip from the East coast to Colorado, where we travelled for 100+ miles on unpaved Forest Service roads. No true off-roading, but the USFS roads were rocky, steep, switchbacked washboards in places. It was excellent, and fast enough for me, even at altitudes of 10,000+ feet. The steep descents and switchbacks on unpaved roads were the first place I’ve actually found a use for manual shifting in an automatic transmission. The truck cruises nicely at 80+mph Out West. It’s no sports car, but feels solid and rides well. I’ve seen reviews that regret the lack of a V8 option, but the current 4L V6 has more power and torque than the previous V8 in a 4Runner, so I’m not sure what the benefit would be. The transmission “only” has five speeds, but that is of no importance to me - it works just fine. Fuel consumption is usually between 19 and 20mpg, and on the long trip was 20.4 from start to finish. Comfort: My wife does not like driving the 4Runner (she says it’s big, heavy and truck-like - all true) but finds riding in it comfortable. For comparison, her vehicle is an Acura RDX. Actually, the 4Runner is a lot easier to park than the RDX because you can see the corners and it doesn’t have the fashionable angled windows. The back seat is spacious and comfortable. The main problem with comfort is for the dog, because it’s quite a jump up to the load area where she has her bed. (BTW: A Weather Tech tray in the load area is a great idea). The dog really likes the opening tailgate window! The only comfort issue I can think of is that it takes longer than I would like to get the heater working in cold weather - it’s nice to have the seat heaters on a cold morning. Interior: The interior is functional, but not bleak, and is a little dated. The cockpit looks like the boombox that you bought in 1985, but all of the controls are well placed and feel solid. Overall, I like it. The fake leather seats in this trim level are comfortable and seem durable. Only the driver’s seat has lumbar and height adjustments, and there is no memory function at this trim level. Electronics: The standard Entune system is just about good enough. I like the head unit, although it’s shorter on power than I would prefer, and the curves of its frequency equalization are weird. The only thing I’ve changed is that I replaced the speakers in the front and rear doors with much better ones. Big improvement for not much money. I love having my entire audio collection on a 128GB thumb drive, and use the XM radio often enough that it’s worth the subscription (despite XM’s nasty compression artefacts). Books on CD work well (as do music CDs). The maps in the navigation system even have the USFS roads - a bit of a surprise there. One irritation with the navigation is that you can’t do much with it when you’re moving, even from the passenger seat. The BlueTooth phone connection works very well; the only problems are that it’s “forgotten” about my phone a couple of times and it can’t see texts or email on my phone (Google Nexus, Android 6). The Entune system has voice recognition that you train to your voice, but is totally worthless - it will cause either laughter or rage but it certainly won’t be of any use to you. The info-tronics play no part in controlling the vehicle, which I see as an advantage - no need to control seat heaters or ventilation through the touch screen. Problems: No real problems. The only issue is a persistent wheel balance shake at 62-63mph. The dealer has tried to fix it three times and has made it different each time. I could probably get it taken care of by a tire specialist, but can live with it for now.

Function Over Form, but damn sexy!

5
Andrew Blomquist on 09/07/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Absolutely love my new 4Runner. It is off the charts in terms of reliability, durability, and pure function; this truck can go anywhere and do anything. Don't let reviews about poor handling sway you - this handles, accelerates, and drives fantastic for the type of vehicle this is: a body on frame truck. For anyone looking for superb reliability, great style, and a vehicle that can go anywhere under any circumstance for 15+ years, this is for you.

You get what you pay for EXCELLENCE..it's a Toyota

5
OSU Cowboy on 08/23/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Only negative I see so far, it lacks a little power on up hill acceleration.

Don't judge a book by it's cover

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Cherokee Jewell on 08/21/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

This has real off road capibilities. Before you had to build a vehicle with locking differentials, and then you lost highway manners. With this you look forward to driving it to Church or the mountains. I find myself driving this over the Lexis around town, all the amenities I need. Great Bluetooth and navigation system, quiet ride. I have always owned 4 wheel drive vehicles and will keep my CJ 7 for hard core trails. This vehicle is a perfect match for me.

4Runner

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Jose's on 08/19/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

We are very happy with our purchased.

Great New Truck

5
Heggar on 08/16/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

If you are looking for an SUV on a car chassis with a soft ride that will be driven exclusively on the road, this not a vehicle for you. If you are looking for a truck that will take you into fields and ditches AND give you a much better ride and performance on paved surfaces than your traditional pick-up, this is the one. I finally parted with my Tacoma of 10 years last March and my 4Runner has been a great step up. With 5000 lbs towing capacity, good ground clearance and great break angles, this truck has been very "well-mannered", meaning it has done everything asked of it without a problem. The third rear seat has been great for my grandsons and the interior capacity has met every need we have needed - which can be alot! Gas mileage is not great, but a large capacity gas tank (compared to my Tacoma) helps and it is certainly better than my neighbor's full-size Ford F150. This is solid vehicle that will easily take you places other SUV's wont dare venture. Love the new truck.

For the right type of buyer, a great car

4
CAndrews on 08/15/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 5

I read a lot of reviews about the 2016 4Runner before buying them. Many were positive, many were negative. None really caught my experience after 6 months of owning. You can read all of those reviews elsewhere but here's my take: in the city, the 4runner is a bit clunky. Its hard to maneuver around; I really notice this when pulling into parking spots and you have to 3-point turn it in. On the highway, it's pretty good, but not perfect -- a bit loud compared to my old car (ok it was an old Lexus). But let me say: I love the car. For two reasons: 1) the value is quite good. When you get that much space and third row seating, with the quality of a toyota, its a pretty decent deal, particularly compared to the premium SUVs. 2) The car really shines in rough conditions -- I'd say this car is built for weekend warriors and off-roaders. We take it to Maine and Vermont to hike/ski and it's in its element. It can handle a lot, its meant to be rough around the edges, you have 4WD in the snow, etc. etc. etc. Finally, I'd say I kind of like the toughness and fun look of the car. From the back window to the tankish-look, it feels tougher and more sporty than all its comparisons, which get better city ratings but which I would not trade this car for. I'm a bit disappointed with the city driving capabilities, but after 6 months, I really like this car (ok, truck).

Great midsize SUV

4
Randy Matthews on 08/12/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

Third row seating not made for adults

Good Looking Ride

5
Dennis on 08/11/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

This is my first Toyota after 40 plus years of owning Ford trucks and SUV's. I like the styling and comfort on a truck platform as I needed towing capacity. Ride is solid though fuel economy is somewhat of a negative, but still much better than the F-150 I traded in after 10 years. When pricing the 4Runner against comparably equipped trucks I felt the value justified the change. Still very new but like my choice so far.

Simply a Fun Ride

5
Shawn Cassidy on 08/01/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating: 21

I previously owned a Toyota 4Runner and find that I love my new 4Runner even more. It has all the functionality I desire in a simple and convenient placement. Quality seems geared to providing long lasting usefulness without the need for replacement. I enjoy driving it everyday.

My red wagon

5
Kim Lambright on 07/12/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Love it!

Loving my 2016 4runner

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Brenda Smith on 07/11/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I love the car. It is a little hard getting in and out with the 20" tires, but other than that I love it!

My 4Runner

5
Barry Kerrigan on 06/22/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

My new 4Runner

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fred jorgensen on 06/19/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

Never had a 4WD vehicle before but took my new ride to the nearby mountains to try it out. Got worried real quick on a few trails that put me at bad angles, but the SUV handled them real well and improved my confidence fast. Worries of low gas mileage, EPA rates at 18, already higher if I limit the 4WD. Last fill I got over 20mpg, but my last car was a Prius which averaged nearly 50. I'm doing okay and expect to get better mileage as I go along. Have been driving Toyotas for 30 years and never had a bad one. At my first fill-up, the guy behind me came up and said I'll enjoy the 4Runner, he has over 300k miles on his with only two minor problems. I expect the same from mine.

Love it!

5
Milly Traut on 06/16/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Even though I just bought the car I instantly loved it! It's the third 4runner I've owned and, in addition to the fabulous new technology, it's still has the 4runner feel!!! I'm delighted with my purchase!

Great to be back in a 4Runner!

5
Head Paneer on 05/20/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 4

SR5 Premium a Great Value

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Robert on 05/19/2016

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I purchased a 2016 SR5 Premium 4Runner with 4WD. This SUV is a better value than the Limited model which, due to its larger tires and full-time 4WD has a harsher and noisier ride than the SR5 Premium. The SR5 Premium has a smooth and comfortable ride, far from truck-like. There is also no difference in comfort between the faux leather seats in the Premium and the real leather in the Limited; the only difference is that the faux leather is more durable and easier to clean. The engine is smooth and has adequate power, while the transmission shifts smoothly. However, it could use an extra gear (or two) as the fuel economy is poor. Have only managed close to 15 mpg in town (2 mpg under the EPA rating), and that is driving modestly to keep the revs in the Eco zone. Highway mileage appears closer to the rated 21 mpg. The brakes are also soft, and require a significant amount of force to stop promptly. When you roll the rear window down and open up the sun roof the ventilation is incredible. Rear seats are easy to fold down and the space it creates is immense.

I love it

5
John on 05/14/2016

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I purchased a kitschy, unique, kinda' cool vehicle during 2007; the FJ Cruiser. I paid, with tax, $23K. My neighbors up here in woodchuckville assumed I paid in the 30's. I spent a few hundred extra bucks and tricked it out with chrome brush guards and nerf bars and tail light guards. Anyway, that son-of-a-beach served me for 305K miles. No joke. No rust. No issues. I hit a deer at 45 and was uninjured. I was rear ended by a guy whose care was stoved in to the windshield. The firefighters used shovels to pick up his car's remnants. I had to replace the cap on my tow hitch. I kid you not. I only passed it on to my son because he is off to grad school and I ain't getting any younger. Time for a new rig. So, with that unbelievable longevity there was no way I wasn't buying another Toyota. So, to be blunt, I LOVE the 4Runner. It is sexy but still very utilitarian. At the end of the day it is a smoothed out, sculpted FJ in my mind. But I will say this. My FJ got 21 miles/gallon. You will be grateful for 17 with this. One thing I love is that I think I am even higher up than my FJ. Also, going up hills it seems to lack power. This wouldn't change my mind. But it was a bit of a surprise.

Great, dependable choice for daily commuting

5
Mike C on 05/09/2016

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I like this SUV a lot. It feels sturdy, stable and strong for occasional off road run/camping. Despite poor fuel economy, it manages quite well given its size. SR5 version requires running board for easy entrance due to higher ground clearance compared to other versions.

Watch out for leather interior

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John B on 04/25/2016

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We bought a new 2016 4Runner Limited in January. The vehicle looks great is fairly comfortable and handles well. Our biggest complaints are: 1. The navigation system seems unnecessarily complicated. Nothing is intuitive when trying to use it. 2. The tan leather interior picks up dye from your clothing immediately. We owned a 2007 Sequoia previously with tan leather and had virtually no staining with it. In the 4Runner, within two weeks there was already a dark blue patch on the drivers seat. Toyota definitely failed on the leather selected. Added Oct 2016. After 1o months of owning the car: 3. The noise level is high in the 4runner when driving. 4. Related to #3 and something I saw in my Ford Explorer, the window glass is thinner than seen on cars in past years. Not only is noise a problem but windshield breakage is a problem. 5. Stereo system is a disappointment. Impossible to get any type of surround sound effect in the front seat. Only the front speakers can be heard.

Perfect

5
Phyllis Abram on 04/18/2016

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We got the SR5 with 3 rows of seats. This beats the 2016 Honda Odessey we traded in in every way. Only one area Toyota missed on the SUV; the Airconditioning. It's not getting to the 3rd row of seats.

Great truck

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Michael Birger on 04/12/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 4

I'm lovin it!

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Terry Clark on 04/11/2016

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Pick something else

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Steve Ott on 04/10/2016

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I wanted to get one because it's one of the last of the body-on-frame SUVs. The ride wasn't as bad as some reviews led me to believe. However, I don't think the vehicle is worth what the dealer was asking. There didn't seem to be a lot of room inside, and the cargo tray option is one totally useless POS.

4 Runners are forever

5
Kathy on 04/07/2016

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In 1997, I purchased a brand new SR5 4 Runner. This year I decided to sell my SR5 and buy a 2016 Trail 4 Runner. 4 Runners are so reliable. I never had any problems with my SR5 and to this day I miss it. On the other hand, I love my new trail. It is amazing on and off road. I purchased the KDSS option and it does make a difference.....less body lean on cornering, smooth ride on and off road and the crawl features are fantastic. This SUV goes anywhere! I am very pleased with little road noise, and great handling for this body on frame suv. You will not be disappointed! This is a practical, reliable and fun vehicle and will take on any challenge. It is truly an amazing SUV.

Great truck

5
Michele on 04/06/2016

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We have the basic 2016 SR5 4Runner. It does everything it's supposed to.

4Runner Trail is a Good Compromise

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brett h on 04/01/2016

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I come from a long line of Toyota vehicles (4runner and pickups). My vehicle for the last 3 years was a Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. Nothing beats a Wrangler off road, and I mean nothing. However ... I needed something that can perform close to the Wrangler off road but with better handling, cargo and acceleration. Had not driven the 4Runner model in about ten years so was surprised to find that Toyota actually improved the off road performance of the 4Runner with wider wheel base and KDSS technology. The 4.0 L engine has plenty of torque and acceleration. The interior of the 2016 4Runner is rugged and refined and the fold down rear seats leave plenty of room gear. Highway driving is very comfortable compared to the Wrangler. No wind noise and wandering. I lifted my 4 Runner 3" in the front and 2" in the rear myself with no difficulty (larger tires and better ground clearance). Toyota reliability is well known unlike Jeep. I am back to Toyota to stay. Grab one while you can.

Solid Vehicle

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mtba bliss on 03/30/2016

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I would have thought that a Trail Premium would have auto climate control and a remote locking gas latch.

4 Runner Won Me Over

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Terry Dymek on 01/05/2016

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looking for a vehicle that delivers better 4WD performance than your typical 'Crossover'? Well the 4 Runner sure fit that bill for me. Looked at EVERYTHING in this segment and found the 4 Runner to be the best overall in terms of comfort, performance, quality and value. Don't be put off by reviews that talk about how body on frame vehicles cannot deliver the same ride and handling quality as the typical unibody. The 4 Runner does not ride or handle like a truck ( I have a 2105 Chevy Silverado so I know what a real truck ride is like). While certainly not car-like, the 4 Runner rolls down the road smoothly and confidently. My main requirement was to be able to drive up a very steep and long driveway during New England winters. Other AWD vehicles (Subaru, Rav 4, etc) could not handle the job if there was more than a couple of inches of snow on the ground. The 4 Runner has absolutely no problems with any snow depth. Sure, I could have bought and Audi Q series but for the money and maintenance costs over the long run, you just can't beat the Toyota 4 Runner

Honeymoon is over - and I still LOVE THIS 4RUNNER!

5
D Johnson on 12/25/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Simple review: Buy one if you want to off-road more than the average bear! Reason for purchase: 4x4 alone quite often and needed a reliable vehicle to get me into the middle of nowhere. As an amateur astronomer, I also needed room for dry/clean storage. Also needed an interior long enough for sleep (I don't tent). To me it's a truck with extra seating and storage. The 4x4, including crawl, locker, and terrain select have been used quite extensively by this driver. I've been in back country fresh snow (a few times now), mud, and desert. The factory Dunlop GrandTrek tires remain as the Achilles heel when playing in fresh deep snow or mud. So far (knock-on-wood) the 4Runner has taken everything I've thrown at it. Of course keep in mind being alone miles from nowhere I've had to keep a conservative approach to things! Engine: (in my opinion) - this is a truck with a large but factory choked V6. Toyota probably keeps it detuned for long lasting and reliable reasons! I'm certain this rig is easily capable of 325+ HP if tuned. Transmission: The 5 speed is dated (albeit reliable as it approaches the end of the development cycle). Even with these minor noted issues, there are no driving complaints. There are no issues merging with traffic or anything like that. I have not towed with it (probably never will), so I can't comment on the 5000 lb rating. Interior - seats are great, heated too. No issues with steering or controls in general. Surprisingly no rattles yet; however I anticipate them as the vehicle ages and is used for intended purposes. Touch screen could be a little bigger. Love the dual map mode - use if often. Audio system is a non-issue - works great. Be nice to have more USB ports. REAR WINDOW DROPS. Yeah, capital letters there - big deal, that rear window....a BIG factor in my purchase of this vehicle. Hauling lumber in an SUV - no prob here. See if you can name all the current SUV's that can drop the rear window? I could type forever and bore you with details for which you will not really 'get'. Let's just say if you want a capable vehicle that will 'mostly' keep up with a stock Wranglers the 4Runner may be your ticket.



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