Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Average Consumer Rating 88 Total Reviews
Write a review

Performance
Comfort
Value
Fun-to-Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
High miles, low costs
By captron2 on
Vehicle
1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4dr SUV
Review
Swallowed my misgivings and bought this SUV with 118,000 on the odometer. Car now has 190k miles. 4Runners, I learned the hard way, have one generic flaw: rear axle seals. I have had to replace them twice. If there's gear oil in the rear brake drums, plan on spending $1000 to repair. Otherwise, no problems whatsoever. V6 gives decent mileage, too: 20 in city, as much as 26 on highway if you can drive a steady 63 mph.
Favorite Features
Great for road trips, comfortable leather seats, great sunroof.
Suggested Improvements
Cupholders a joke. Solid rear axle gives rough ride on bumpy roads.
Recommend (0) (0)
Report it
Comments (1) Post a Comment
By rpozo
on 10/02/14 05:25 AM (PDT)

The EPA's fuel economy rating is a joke, but the highway mileage given here is overstated. MPG is something more like 19-20 city, 21-23 highway, with the V6. Only time I saw 15 mpg (the EPA's low average) was when driving a steady 90 mph in West Texas. Worst ever was towing a 3000# boat; at 50 mph, it delivered about 12.5 mpg. Best ever was 26 mpg in Mexico, at a steady 50 mph (or so I think --- the dual conversion process of miles-to-kilometers and liters-to-gallons could have skewed the calculation done in my head).

Report it
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.

Register

ADVERTISEMENT
Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411