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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 4 reviews
1996 Toyota 4Runner Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 4 reviews
Another generation, another step away from the truck-with-a-lid genesis the 4Runner had seen. The 1996 Toyota 4Runner somehow grew while becoming more car-esque, kind of like an SUV puberty.
Perhaps as a reaction to all the complaints about the back seat, the leg room for it was 3 inches longer, and the door was now 1.5 inches longer. The standard engine was a 2.7-liter I4, while the V6 was now 3.4 liters. (Definitely SUV puberty, as these numbers still seem a bit away from full-grown. Anyway....)
A new one-Touch, Hi-4 system was available as part of the Limited package, which allowed the driver to shift between driving a rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. Reviewers seem to love this option, along with the durability of the truck, though the SUV is still noted to have poor gas mileage, and some have cited high maintenance costs.
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Toyota 4Runner Questions
Rear Window Defogger Just Stopped Working On My 96 Toyo 4runner Sr5 2wd. Wi...
Rear window defogger stopped working on my 96 Toyota 4runner SR5. All else works. Could it be a fuse and where is it? Had a roof leak once, did something short out? Or what else could be the problem...
Swapping Out 4 Runner Seats?
I have a '96 4Runner with leather seats that are well worn. I spotted an ad for 2001 4Runner seats, so just wondering if they would fit in my '96? Thanks!
Replace Tail Light Assembly
How do I remove and replace the tail light assembly on my 1996 4runner? It seems to be attached by two phillips-head screws but when I remove these, it will not come off. There is clearly a trick tha...
I am trying to locate the reason why I don't have a passing gear anymore. It sputters and loses power when I step on it. When I let off the gas it resumes speed and acts normal. It is also worse the...
Car Idles With Foot On Gas. Take It Off And Car Shuts Off
keep foot on gas car will run. Remove and car will die. You can rev engine perfectly.