2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)
After weeks of research, and several
test-drives, I found the 4Runner to be
the best overall vehicle for my
budget. This truck kicks serious butt
and the price is very reasonable. Its
great to look at, in and out, and the
engine performance is amazing. The only
drawback is the gas mileage! Beware!!
If you live in So. Cal, the sunroof is
a must option. One touch driver-side
window, sunroof, and rear window make
closing up the vehicle a cinch.
Standard in-dash 6 CD with cassette
(for my Ipod!), one-touch passenger
window, and key remote should close, as
well as open rear window. Also, I like
to see a hybrid-4Runner. Is that
2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
I've had one of each of the four
generations of 4Runner and this is the
best yet. So far it had exceeded the
other three in every category except
poddibly exterior style. For my use,
it does everything very well.
2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)
After debating between the Acura MDX
and the Toyota 4Runner, we chose the
4Runner (mostly becuase of cost). Our
previous SUV was a 1997 Ford Explorer.
So, all of my comparisons are between
the 4Runner and the Explorer.
The 4Runner is much quieter and has a
smoother ride. For a truck based SUV,
Toyota did a good job. The 4Runner has
much less body roll than the Explorer
especially over speed bumps in parking
Acceleration is much better than the
Explorer although Toyota should
improve the 4Runner to have a 5 speed
automatic next time.
Finally, the Explorer does have more
room in back, but hey, can't get
Oil filter is on top of the engine
(nice). Plenty of storage. Low tire
pressure alert is standard. Large
glove compartment! Smooth ride
compared to my 1997 Explorer and much
Fix the cup holders (add a dent for
the cup handles like Ford did). Any
cup that has a handle won't fit.
Add a passenger side key entry.
Climate control knobs are quirky,
stick with knobs. Keypad entry would
be nice. Had it on the Ford Explorer
and I miss it already.
2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
I sold my Honda Pilot for obvious
reasons - The 4Runner is quieter,
drives better and awesome v8 power.
The Honda was on par but not as refined
nor as smooth. I had my Honda Pilot
almost two years and with 40k miles.
Its ride is harsh and on par with my
2004 honda civic.
It does everything better than the
Honda Pilot except room accomodation.
Best of all, it doesn't look like a
minivan. Dollar for Dollar, the
4runner overs alot more than the
Pilot. Has the latest technologies
Down Hill Assist, XREAS, and Up Hill