1997 Toyota 4Runner Overview


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4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV
Avg. Price: $5,415
4 Dr Limited SUV
Avg. Price: $4,824
4 Dr SR5 4WD SUV
41 national listings
4 Dr SR5 SUV
18 national listings
3 national listings
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Average User Score

4.65 stars

Based on 17 reviews

Good Investment. Toyota Can Build Them And Worth The High Resale Value They Carry. by kingvonh
 — I purchased this vehicle approx a week ago for my wife. We have 3 small children and her two door car wasn't very practical. The 4Runner is known for reliability, safety and overall performance. We pu... Read More
Rock Solid by jorgeix
 — 230K miles and still going strong. This is my 2nd 4runner and I'm getting ready for the 3rd one, exept this one still doesn't want to quit. If you are looking for a reliable SUV, that is not too expe... Read More
A Surprise Suv Gem! by cashcarz
 — This car has quick and precise handling, easy acceleration and you can whip right into parking space as if it was a car. You will be pleased to know that even at 14years old, this car requires minimu... Read More

1997 Toyota 4Runner Overview

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Based on 17 reviews

1997 Toyota 4Runner

After a complete redesign in 1996, the 1997 Toyota 4Runner remained primarily unchanged. A new 2WD Limited V6 model was available, and leather trim was now available on all SR5's in addition to being standard on the Limited.

The base engine remained the 2.4-liter I4, while the 3.4-liter V6 rated at 183 horsepower remained the optional power motor. It has higher ground clearance than its competitors (Jeep Cherokee, Chevy Blazer, etc.), yet has many of the car-like luxuries that 4Runner owners have come to expect, such as an available moon roof and intelligently designed instrument panel.

Reviewers have continued to knock the power and gas mileage of the vehicle, while they praise its reliability and roominess.


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Toyota 4Runner Questions


I Have A '97 Toyota 4runner 4 Cyl/man.trans That Will Not Start!

I tested the battery when I was unable to jump start it, and the battery is strong. The fuses are good. I have a battery shut-off valve on my battery due to a parasitic battery drain that I haven't ...

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Back Window Problem

My 97 4runner my back window goes down every time I start it... An I can't find the problem

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My 97 4 Runner Door Locks Are Constantly Locking Them Self,

it is happening while running and moving and when totally turned off and the key isnt in the ignition. All the time. It seems to have started after I washed the engine compartment.

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How Long Can I Run A 1997 Toyota 4runner With A Rear Differential That Make...

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97 Forerunner Doesn't Start When Hot

My 97 forerunner 3.4 v6 180,000 4 wheel drive starts cold but doesn't start after driven about 30 mins. engine will turn over but won't start. after about 10 yo 15 minutes it will start to pop a littl...

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