1994 Toyota 4Runner User Reviews

1994 Toyota 4Runner Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews

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T.J. writes:
1994 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 V6 4WD SUV Review
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High-efficiency V6 4WD
High ground clearance
Excellent cornering for its high center of gravity
Parts interchangeable with Tacoma, Celica, Camry
Low gearing for pulling/hauling
20 mpg highway
Easy to work on
Power everything including moon roof

Cons

Low power-to-weight ratio
Susceptible to sidewinds
Complicated air intake (I've modded mine)
No positrac on 94 model

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Long-lasting Suv That Keeps Its Value. — Although the acceleration is at the lower end of the spectrum, my 4Runner handles like a car when cornering and the braking is excellent. I havent had to replace many stock engine parts (although I have, just to make it more efficient). The engine runs good even in sub-zero (Butte) weather. The front make funny noises when heating up in the winter. It has a great paint job, good suspension for on and off-roading. Once you understand the mass of vaccuum hoses, it's easy to work on since it is ODB-1 and parts are relatively easy to find even though it's foreign. It can fit places that full-size trucks can't and has enough power and gears to go anywhere.

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Laurie writes:
1994 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 V6 SUV Review
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5

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Over 20 years old and still kicking. Works to hauls stuff around yet perfect as the family car. All power features still work, a few window motors are a little slow,  but nothing to complain about.

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Only con I have for my truck is that she is now beginning to loose power but I blame that in the age.

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Love My Truck. — There really is nothing to complain about. All power features still work after 20 years. Power is not as good as before but what can you expect for an older vehicle. Great car for out family. We have already decided that we will keep her and just get me a newer 4runner when we can.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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BrianOosrio writes:
1994 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 V6 4WD SUV Review
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5

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Handling, Gas for an SUV, big tiny car

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sort of small

BrianOosrio
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Reliable And Great! — I love my 4runner, it has been good to me for many years. Mine is hitting 320000 miles and still runs like new. Gas mileage is not that bad for an SUV. I have the manual transmission so when theres traffic it is a pain sometimes. Although it is not a powerful car but for driving its perfect and handling is great, feels like your driving a small car, I never get a sense of roll over on sharp turns. As long as you take care of the it, it will take care of you. Once you own one you start loving it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Allyx writes:
1994 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 V6 4WD SUV Review
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I Absolutely Love This Truck With All My Heart! — I bought this truck brand new in 1994 and have loved driving it every single day. It's my family vehicle,my load it up and drag it home from Home Depot vehicle,countless daily errand runner,moms taxi service, my feed,hay and horse equipment delivery vehicle and everything else in between.I'm totally lost without "him" if he's having any repair work done at the dealers. One of the things that I love the best about this truck is that it has a 5 speed in it.Unfortunately, Toyota does not offer this option any more (I find automatics boring and not fun to drive) So, I guess I'll have to keep this guy going for me as long as I can. It's my real workhorse!

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David writes:
1994 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 V6 4WD SUV Review
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build quality, appearace, fun factor

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performance

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'94 4runner — I love my truck but it needs more power. It is built like everything should be, very solid. It's a pretty good looking truck. It is pretty expensive to own as far as gas. It is really fun to drive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jordan writes:
1994 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 V6 4WD SUV Review
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4x4

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Rust

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Could Be Better — Its a Toyota. Has 4 wheel drive. Good for getting through the bush. Acceleration sucks, its more of a cruising truck. Has a pretty big sunroof which is bossy. Can be turned into a nice truck if you have the money.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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James writes:
1994 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 V6 SUV Review
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decent fuel mileage, strong like ox

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none

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Old 4 Runner Ticking Like A Clock — My step father has had his since he bought it brand new has over 300,000 miles on it still runs like a fox had to adjust the throttle cable once but other than that it has never been into the shop for anything!!! he changes and maintains the oil and fluids himself and hes no mechanic but it is very easy great running vehicle. i hav seen him pull a massive stump out of the ground with his 4 runner it is a great SUV i recommend for anyone who wants to pay for what they get

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Andy writes:
1994 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 V6 4WD SUV Review
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Durablity, looks

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economy, power

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One Great Solid Toyota — 1994 4Runner SR5 V6 4X4. light mods, 180,000+ miles. Drinks like a sailor (oil, gas) and I love it.

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Lance235 writes:
1994 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 V6 4WD SUV Review
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Headroom, shifting, off-road capability, longevity

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Gas mileage and the engine

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'94 4runner — Great for off-road driving, handles like a dream. real bargain for the price I bought. Longevity of the vehicle is surprising. Not too bad on the eyes, but worth the beating up. This truck will take anything you throw at it!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Eric writes:
1994 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 V6 4WD SUV Review
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Excellent build quality, always ready to go

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Doesn't have a lot of power on the highway, doesn't get the best mileage in the world

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Excellent First Car And Mild Offroader — It is very solid for a 15 year old SUV, has only 103,000 miles, has the 3VZ-E V6 with the A340H 4 speed automatic transmission, has every factory option except the alarm, and is my first vehicle that I hope to never sell!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1986 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Bad By Christopher

The handling sucked it had no power no off road abilities it was really bad for snow and ice and rain for that matter it was OK for goi to work n back but not much else it had a five speed in it Read More

I Love My Toy. (just Not Rich Enough To Treat It Right) By Sloth

project truck 22re auto on 31's. Warm weater only! (body like swiss cheese) was daily driver but started to fall apart. needs: full front end upgrade (its all shot) brake work (one day they quit wor... Read More

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1987 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Love The 4runner ! By Mike

For my use , which is mostly as an off roader and commuter , it's power is enopugh . i don't tow anything bigger than a utility trailer . Off road , it's hard to beat ....the locking hubs and low gear... Read More

I Will Not Sell This Car As Long As I Can Fix It - So Far So Good! By mshields8

This is the only new car I've ever bought because it has been a great drive. When new the only problem was faulty thermostats - once I swithed from Toyota replacements no problems. Head gaskets went... Read More

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1988 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Awesome Trail Rig By namze

Well not sure how it is stock but my setup was great! Decent gas mileage. Not a lot of power but enough to do the job I wanted. Lots of room in the front seats and back seats. Removable back top was g... Read More

Boom! By David

She's pretty great. Came with 250,000 miles on her. Just took the motor apart to change the timing belt and it was clean as a whistle! New owner to anything besides Volkswagen for the most part and ... Read More

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