1998 Toyota 4Runner Consumer Review: Good, Dependable SUV

1998 Toyota 4Runner - Consumer Review

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SR5 4dr SUV (3.4L V6 4x4 5-speed Manual)

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Good, Dependable SUV
By RSL on


1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD


I bought this vehicle in August 1998 and have put over 113,000 miles on it since then. Overall, it has been a reliable SUV. The fit and finish are still excellent after 8 years of ownership. Mechanically, the car has been virtually maintenance free. My only significant complaints are the stereo and the power antenna. I had the stereo replaced 3 separate times. The power antenna was replaced twice. Gas mileage averages about 15 in the city and 20 on the highway. Power is only adequate. I still get compliments on this vehicle 8+ years later. The paint and overall look still is appealing. I would highly recommend this SUV to anyone looking for a highly reliable SUV.

Best Features

Exterior styling, high ground clearance, and overall high build quality.

Worst Features

The stereo and power antenna are extremely unreliable. Be prepared for one of these to break. Also, the cup holder is a joke and covers up the heating/air conditioning controls when a drink is placed in it.
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