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Toyota 4Runner Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 235 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Toyota 4Runner

  • Highly capable whether on the pavement or in the dirt, the 4Runner is a well-rounded midsize SUV, and one of our favorites, particularly with this year's third-row seat option.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful engines, well mannered on pavement, rugged off-road capability, comfortable cabin, long list of standard equipment.

  • Cons

    Cargo capacity isn't much more than what many compact SUVs offer.

  • What's New for 2004

    A third-row seat is now optional on SR5 and Limited models. Black running boards are standard on SR5 and Sport models, and the optional navigation system now includes a rearview back-up monitor.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



2004 v8 220k

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

In Aug. 2004 I decided to buy a brand new 4Runner Sport Edition V8. Thinking that I too would buy a new one after it started showing signs of use, it's quite comical actually before owning a 4Runner I had got new cars about every 2-3 years, due to maintenance and worrying about breaking down. I travel for work throughout New England for work and still have yet to ever have an issue while driving. I take very good car of my cars and do a lot of preventative maintenance when not on the road but still this SUV has paid for itself at least three times over. I just ordered a new 2014 4runner today and will be giving my old one to my niece for the summer.




Reliable, comfotable, powerful and great

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

I bought my 4runner Sport V8 new in Feb of '04. 8 years and 135K miles later it's time to find a new home for it. It has been the most reliable car I've ever owned in 37 years of driving. Gas mileage is what I expected at about 16/mi overall. I used it to pull a 5K # boat and trailer and never missed beat. Even pulled great through the hills of NH and VT. I've done all of my own maintenance and found it to be very easy to work on. It still looks and drives great. Cloth interior shows no signs of wear. Only significant problem I had was with the sunroof while it was still under warrantee. Took 3 trips to the dealer and they finally replaced the whole thing.




86,000

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

I just bought my Toyota 4runner two days ago. I was in an auto accident and my 2004 Jeep grand Cherokee was totaled. I was a little bummed at first but that went away fast after I bought this vehicle. I was a little worried about buying a vehicle with 86,000 miles used but am I glad I did. This 4runner is smoother and tighter then any vehicle I ever drove even with high miles. I love the ride and the comfort of the 4runner. It feels like you found a SUV thats worth the extra money. I can honestly say unless I have a lot of problems with this SUV, Toyota has made me a life member in just two days. They are head and shoulders above the rest. I believe I will have many more miles left.




Solid reliable performance

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Vehicle is extremely versatile for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. From skiing, backpacking, camping, to towing, this vehicle does it all very well and with style. Form, Fit, and Function are all mastered at a level that makes this SUV a true work horse while yet providing a range of performance and comfort that rivals most performance autos. Like the majority of Toyotas, once you buy one you most likely will not need the warranty. They just keep runing and running....




Hello 4runner - good bye

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

This is my first non-GM SUV, and I am loving it! The 2004 Toyota 4Runner V8 Sport Edition 4WD is a great vehicle for looks, comfort, quietness, value, performance, build, and reliability. Most of my driving tends to be city, on-road, with some highway, variable weather, with a little off-road, but my overall mileage is at 19.2 mpg which is great for a V8 4WD. I am also glad I have a 4Runner model that has all the improvements made since 2003. I have previously owned full-size K-Blazers, S-Blazers, and full-size Tahoes from Chevy, but now I can't ever imagine getting anything else to drive other than another 4Runner. This seems to be the overall best vehicle that I have ever owned. Period.




Had enough blazers!

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Smooth ride,tight steering, lots of power(V8). Stereo could be better....but,you can`t have everything!



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Full 2004 Toyota 4Runner Review

What's New for 2004

A third-row seat is now optional on SR5 and Limited models. Black running boards are standard on SR5 and Sport models, and the optional navigation system now includes a rearview back-up monitor.

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Talk About The 2004 4Runner

2004 Toyota 4Runner Discussions See all Started By

pattoy
pattoy
04-08-2007

lukeg
lukeg
11-24-2003
I am having in my 4Runner (2004 4x4 Sport v8) light vibrations in steering wheel and pedals (floor) at various RPMs. Most noticeable when driving at a steady speed around 30mph. RPM affected is betw...


harryone
harryone
11-06-2003
For what it's worth, Consumer Reports current website report on the 4Runner 2004 states:...



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