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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 Yes

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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Safe and most reliable

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

We bought this car in December 2004. I was pregnant with my first child and wanted a safe and reliable car with good cargo space. This has been our family car for the last 7.5 years and has NEVER failed us. The car now has 134,000 miles & the only maintenance we've done are tires, brakes, a break light & oil changes. I feel so safe in this car; rugged yet has navigation, power everything, rear view camera, great stereo. Although truck-like it has great turning radius & weaves in NYC traffic easily. Powerful V8 accelerates great to merge onto hwy. We tow trailer on camping trips each year! Cargo room is great for house projects & kid gear. Tough, safe, reliable, responsive. I LOVE MY 4RUNNER!




Ltd. v8 4runner

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

Been very happy with the 4Runner. Bought it due to the V8 for towing our travel trailer. The motor is excellent in general, temp. gauge doesn't even move going up steep, long passes in 100+ (40+Celsius) pulling our 4500# travel trailer. The only complaint I have is that it is slightly lacking in power to pull our trailer in windy, open environments. Seems like I need to keep the tranny in 3rd to go up any slight incline or against strong winds. Otherwise it's been an excellent truck. Wish it came with 4.10 gears rather than 3.73; would most likely solve the underpowered issue but unfortunately decrease fuel economy. Generally excellent truck that I would recommend to anyone.




Great truck

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

The 2004 4Runner is truly an excellent SUV. I've owned it for 5+ years, 88,000 miles and it has never required service for any problem. Mine has the V8 and it is AWD. It is really a perfect drive train combination. Handles well, comfortable, smooth ride and looks great. My only complaint is that the interior needs to be some design improvements and the GPS navigation could be a little better. See suggested improvements. This aside, I'd buy another one for sure. It is the best vehicle I've ever owned.




The best investment in my

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

With the 2004 Toyota 4Runner, I have been remarked into a new world, it discarded me from my everyday worries during my drive, yet I feel noticed, and believe me, that feels great. I like how I really enjoy my 4Runner. I call it my best friend, I even talk to my 4Runner! I think that is you were ever to purchase this car, you would feel the same too, or even better. I really like the spacious, and size of my truck. I think that Toyota did well on the 4Runner, and I also have an older model, a 1993 Toyota 4Runner SR% V6 3.0litre, and even that was a great design! I really like my Toyotas, theve really tooken me places in such a way that I couldnt even explain it in words. Its the greatest!!!!




Good

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

A little over priced when I bought it. Fuel Economy is not one of it long suits! It is fun to drive.




4runner -v-8limited awd&loaded.

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

sunroof problems/cables and computer had to be replaced w/only moderate use.Vehicle runs and handles superbly,guiet powen available when needed ;outstanding handling; I love the AWD!



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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