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Average User Score
4.7 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 17 reviews
1997 Toyota 4Runner Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 17 reviews
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
Can I Swap-out A 1997 4runner Limited Stereo And Amp With A 2001 4 Runner L...
I have 1997 4Runner Limited stereo/amp system which doesn't light-up anymore (can't see anything at night). A 2001 4 Runner Limited Stereo and amp made itself available. Would like to know if I can ...
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...
Replace Head Or Replace Engine?
Oil in radiator, told head gasket is bad. Question is replace gasket ($$) or replace engine from parts yard?
4wheel Drive Won't Engage.
I have 1997 Toyota 4 runner. 4 wheel drive won't engage. Push button automatic.
Why My 1997 Toyota 4runner Acelerate Unexpectedly
it acelerate itself when turn on the engine and take like 10 minutes to come down and after a few minutes do the same, it is burning the gasoline too fast.