2006 Toyota 4Runner Consumer Review: Logical choice

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By JCM on


2006 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


My 2005 Limited V8 is the first SUV I've owned and the X-REAS suspension and V8 have eased the transition. X- REAS (option for Ltd) "flattens" the vehicle on turns with any kind of speed and reduces lean/roll. My 4Runner is more nimble than I imagined it would be and the turning radius is quite manageable. The V8 has a snarl when the gearing allows it to stay above 2,000 RPM... passing is a joy. You will get pushed into the seat if you floor it (after 1,000 mi break-in!). The interior is firm, but not plush and the dash, etc. is top notch. However, be careful cleaning the clear plastic--it will scratch easily. If you leave the gate window open, you will smell exhaust. MPG? Feh.

Best Features

Overall package and fit and finish. A quality vehicle on many levels. Good tires come OEM (Michelin Cross- Terrain). Cubbyholes and small storage space galore. Ignition only requires a quick twist-- the starter turns on its own thereafter. 4Runner gets to 80 mph quickly and confidently.

Worst Features

There is a discernable grinding/vibration in the accelerator pedal under 2,000 RPM. 4runner buff websites indicate this is to be expected? My volume control (steering wheel/radio) has not worked 4x so far. Had to restart the car to fix. Stereo will not satisfy the "tube-woofer" generation.
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