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Toyota 4Runner

The Toyota 4Runner is a mid-size SUV that provides spacious seating for its occupants while also delivering an abundance of cargo space and above-class power. This vehicle is a strong option for large families, musicians who may need a lot of space for toting equipment around frequently, and working professionals who may want to carpool comfortably. At CARFAX, you will find a great selection of Toyota 4Runner vehicles with helpful information like number of owners or accidents on each individual car. 

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Used Toyota 4Runner: In Depth


2001 Toyota 4Runner
We had a 97 Suburban for many years and loved the space and the utility as we were raising our 3 kids. When it was totalled a year ago, we decided we would downsize since our kids are driving their own vehicles now. We bought a Honda Accord thinking we would save lots of money on gas. Well yes, we saved some money, but it just wasn't practical for us. Even though our kids are bigger and driving their own cars, if we ever want to go somewhere together or take our dogs with us, we just couldn't fit in a car. We love the 4runner because we think it will last a really long time, it isn't huge like a full size suv, but it gives us space for our family, our dogs, or hauling things.


The optional seven-passenger Toyota 4Runner is a rare SUV because it has two of the most desirable features a vehicle can have; it is as powerful as it is spacious. Its above-average safety ratings and fuel efficiency are also very important factors for the many awards and accolades the Toyota 4Runner has received.

This is a sound choice when you are looking for a vehicle for a family of any size, however, larger families can particularly appreciate that it seats seven comfortably. Working professionals who travel frequently for business purposes may find plenty of cargo room for luggage as well as plenty of comfort in the power seats that come standard. In fact, the 4Runner is a good match for any SUV buyer looking for power and capacity.

Beyond the plush, well-made power seats, further features ensure that all occupants of the more current Toyota 4Runner will continue to be comfortable. Air conditioning and heating come standard in addition to an automatic climate control system. The optional Entune App Suite 16 on the Toyota 4Runner can be used to entertain yourself, fellow adults, or kids. It enables you to access online media destinations such as Pandora. 

This Toyota 4Runner also has voice recognition and hands-free phone capabilities available in the Limited trim. Additionally, the integrated back-up camera is standard on all 2014 trim options.


The Toyota 4Runner was named as a Top Safety Pick for 2013 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and the new model for 2014 is already claiming awards. MSN has given the car the highest possible reliability rating. The vehicle also won the Best Value Off-Road Vehicle award given by the Active Lifestyle Vehicle awards program. 


The Toyota 4Runner has a great deal of safety features that take advantage of cutting edge technology. It has side curtain airbags for all three rows of seats with a rollover sensor that deploys them in case of an upcoming rollover crash. The vehicle also has front seat knee airbags and abdomen airbags.

An anti-lock brake system, traction control, and an electronic stability control are important tools that assist the driver of staying in control in unexpected situations or inclement weather. Daytime running lights help with smooth driving in low light situations during daylight hours. This car also has a rear camera with a projected path to help make parking easier and safer. There are also power door locks and power windows along with tethers for child seats on the second row. 


The 2013 Toyota 4Runner earned high safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, head restraints, and seats garnered the highest possible rating, a "G" for good, from the organization. The overall evaluation was also a "G" for good.  

In addition, the 2013 4Runner received the accolade of the Best Retained Value Vehicle from The 2014 model has been recognized as well receiving the Best Resale Value Award from Kelley Blue Book.

Vehicle Overview

4Runner Number of Owners

Carfax Facts

If you are looking for a 1-owner used 4Runner you will find that 38.8 percent fit the bill. Another 31.8 percent are 2-owner vehicles. 

4Runner Number of Service Records

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Of used Toyota 4Runners for sale, 55 percent have more than 5 service records for such maintenance as oil changes or tire rotations. The 4Runner averages 7 service records reported to CARFAX.

2014 4Runner Specifications

  • From $32,820
  • 4.0-liter V6 

  • 17 city / 22 hwy mpg (2WD)
    17 city / 21 hwy mpg (4WD)

  • Rear wheel drive; all wheel drive
  • 5-Speed shiftable automatic

  • 270 hp @ 5,600 rpm

  • 110 inches

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