2011 Toyota 4Runner Consumer Review: Please take sufficiently long

2011 Toyota 4Runner SUV - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

50 Total Reviews

All Models

Build Quality
Reliability Value
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Please take sufficiently long test drive
By matt138 on


2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Make sure to test drive with the radio off to see if you can live with the loud cabin noise every time the brake pedal is pressed.
It is a squish sound like walking in a wet shoe.
Also, the transmission is very rough and surges at 45 mph when "cruising" at low RPM.
Neither of which came up during my short test drive (with radio on).

I have only owned it for 300 miles and already had it back to the dealership.
They had it for a full day only to tell me, "brake noise is loud but normal...the others on the lot sound exactly the same", and, they claimed they could not feel the surging/jerky transmission.

Now after further research I see similar posts online.
Very disappointing.

Best Features

Exterior styling.

Worst Features

Admit the 2010 and 2011 4Runner brake noise is a poor design and implement a retrofit to eliminate the situation. Start looking into the surging transmission.
Recommend (4) (1)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (1) Post a Comment
By 4player
on 06/30/11 19:52 PM (PDT)

I have a 2011 with 1000 miles on it. I haven't noticed any noise when braking or unusual shift points in the tranny. That said, I feel the rig is under-powered, but may be because I was used to the power of my trade in, a 3/4 ton diesel pick up.

Report it
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.