2003 Toyota 4Runner Consumer Review: 33,000 Miles and no problems

2003 Toyota 4Runner - Consumer Review

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Limited 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 4x4 4-speed Automatic)

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Reliability Value
33,000 Miles and no problems
By GrapeApe on


2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


Purchased vehicle used with 22,000 miles, now has 33,000. So far we haven't had to make a single trip to a dealer. For it's size, it drives great and has fairly quick acceleration. The ride quality is quite good, although not "car-like" as in the Highlander. Although we don't have the X-REAS suspension, body roll is minimal under moderate cornering. Gas mileage has been surprisingly good at about 19-20 mpg for mixed driving. Interior quality is excellent, and the 'Granite' trim on the Limited is a nice departure from the fake wood trim that is in so many vehicles these days. The climate contols seem foreign at first, but become intuitive after a brief amout of time with the vehicle.

Best Features

Overall package of performance and luxury combined with the right amount of ruggedness. Yes we have gone off- roading in it! The double decker storage, and 115V Outlet are great innovations.

Worst Features

Compared to other vehicles, the relationship between the seat height and the floor is rather low, so you kind of feel that you are sitting on the floor. The 4wd is sometimes slow to engage. The VSC/Traction Control/Stability Control can be a bit intrusive at times, should be able to over-ride them
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