1996 Toyota 4Runner Overview


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4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV
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4 Dr SR5 4WD SUV
12 national listings
4 Dr SR5 SUV
9 national listings
2 national listings

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Average User Score

45 stars

Based on 4 reviews

Bulletproof Road Warrior by Tyler
 — This is a great all around car. Good utility functionality, great driver, substantial performance at the time it came out, there isin't much amazing to say about it, but there are very very few weakne... Read More
Awsome by Andrew
 — This truck is awsome in every way! love it. its my first car and it is everything i ever wanted. This truck is fun to drive and has a great look and feel to it> Deffinately recomend to my friends and ... Read More
Get One by Mikey
 — this suv is aawesome off road as well on road it gets decent gas mileage braking is good could be better interior is nice , exterior is good i like the body lines ride height stance its a nive vehicle... Read More

1996 Toyota 4Runner Overview

Overall User Score

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1996 Toyota 4Runner

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

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Were Is The Alarm Fuse On A 1996 Toyota 4runner

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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...

176 views with 2 answers (last answer 9 months ago)

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!

163 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)

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...

1,129 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 years ago)

1996 4runner

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...

197 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 years ago)