Have 5100 miles and so far and is exceeding my expectations on MPG and comfort. Just got back from a 1200 mile trip and the reclining back seats were a big hit! The lack of freeway noise and great ride and seats make it an excellent long distance cruiser. Easy to avg 20 MPG overall. In daily 25 mile highwy/city commute I typically get 20.5 MPG with some stop and go driving which is amazing. Exceeding 75 mph gets the MPG to drop slightly below 20 mpg. Also nice to use only regular gas as compared to mid-grade or premium in my Tacoma and Lexus.
Toyota=Reliability in my experience and that is why I bought this truck. Now after 16 months and 45k here is the verdict.... Reliable..so far no major issues Comfort - little Performance - well underpowered but gets from point A to B Styling - beautiy is in the eye of the beholder..its ok for me Build quality - tinny construction, lotsa squeaks Fun to drive - Toyota? no, just FUNctional to drive Overall value - ok to me since it seems to be accomplishing the objective i set out to achieve - reliability
I have had the last few 4runners now, the Limited 1997, then the amazing 2007 V8 Limited. I love the cars, performance and Toyota quality. I really didnt want to trade in my 2007 but I hit 100K so figured I would check them out, not too crazy about the new style but it is okay and thought the new higher HP V6 might be okay at 270HP, however it is NOT, it is WAY underpowered for this size vehicle. It also doesn't have the same solid feel that my previous 4runners always had that other's never had. Makes me wonder if they really changed some things here....engine just doesnt feel right.....way to slow, with the Tundra 5.7 v8 as an option this might be a great truck
I owned a 1997 Toyota 4runner for 13 years with only one major repair in $160,000 miles. It never once stranded me. Someone hit me and totaled it. I bought a new 2010 Toyota 4runner. In the last six months it has stranded me twice and I have had 4 major repairs. The throttle body was first, then the brake switch. Next was the blue tooth system and last night the entire windshield cracked in half (stress fracture, not a rock). I just can't trust this car. It is a lemon and Toyota doesn't care. It is also very hard to see out of the back windows. The body is wider than it needs to be. My mileage is 20 mpg, which is fine. Comfort is good for sitting on the side of the road waiting.
AM/FM/MP3 CD player ($585 -- includes eight speakers with satellite radio, USB port with iPod connectivity, Bluetooth, Bluetooth streaming audio and steering-wheel audio controls); Anti-Theft Alarm System With Engine Immobilizer ($220); Carpeted Floor Mat and Cargo Mat ($204); Front and Rear120-Volt AC Power Outlets ($200).
Not much to do here as a driver - the 4Runner responds only slightly to brake torque at launch. I tried one run with some initial spin, but that proved slower due to the big bog once the traction came back.
Long idle-stroke and dramatic dive make the 4Runner feel sub-optimal. However, average stopping distances and good fade resistance are confidence builders.
Slalom: ESP not truly off, hence identical results at the limit. If however, you manage to get into an ESP-provoking maneuver, the system is so reactionary and heavy-handed that steering becomes ineffective as the brakes go to full-stop ABS-pulsing mode. This makes the vehicle go straight, rather than correct/coerce to the intended path. Skid pad: ESP threshold is set to the exact limit of tire-howling understeer. Observers witnessed inside front tire hovering over the ground. Steering is highly isolated -- almost numb.