2003 Toyota 4Runner Overview


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Avg. Price: $9,538
Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,533
Sport Edition
Avg. Price: $8,574
Sport Edition 4WD
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Avg. Price: $8,507
Avg. Price: $10,466

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Average User Score

4.85 stars

Based on 15 reviews

I Love My 4runner by Giovanna
 — Build Quality: This 4Runner sustained a rear end collision while we were stopped when the other driver hit me at a speed between 45-55 MPH - it was verified that she didn't try to stop. My 4Runner... Read More
2003 Toyota 4-runner Suv by James
 — Its fast. It is way dependable. The vehicle drives its self down the road. Its silver, so I never have to wash it and it STILL looks clean. I don't like the fact that it is hard to keep aligned. I bo... Read More
All Around Good Suv by GameCon
 — I have a 03' 4runner that I bought certified preowned this year. I found one with 24k miles on it. Back to the car, I love it. It drives really well for an SUV of its size. I have the 4.0 V6 and it mo... Read More

2003 Toyota 4Runner Overview

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Based on 13 reviews

2003 Toyota 4Runner

After the success of the 2002 model, it would have been easy for Toyota to sit back and enjoy few changes for the next model year. Instead, the 2003 Toyota 4Runner is completely redesigned, inside and out.

Toyota replaced the 3.4-liter V6 with a 4.0-liter V6 rated at 245 horsepower and 283 lb/ft torque, with a 4.7-liter V8 rated at 235 horsepower and 325 lb/ft of torque available as an upgrade.  The V6 gets 18/21 (4x2) or 17/20 (4x4) city/highway fuel efficiency, while the tow-intended V8 gets 16/19.

The 4Runner manages to maintain the comfort of a car while getting near the strength of a full-size SUV and true off-road vehicle. Reviewers love the strong ride and seem to only complain about the mileage.


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Toyota 4Runner Questions

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Spare Tire Cable Hoist Rusted,how To Lubricate?

2003 forerunner,mechanism frozen from neglect, and road salt. I have tried to squirt penetrating oil up the crank extension,I'm letting it set for a while.Is there another point to access the cable wi...

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Where Is The Tire Jack On A 2003 4runner?

where is the tire jack located??

476 views with 1 answer (last answer 7 years ago)

Has Anyone Installed A Cold Air Intake With Good Results On Improved Fuel E...

I'm not interested in improving horsepower or needing a cool throaty sound. I like the quiet ride I have now just would like some extra MPG.

3,883 views with 9 answers (last answer 3 years ago)

Is The Splash Guard Necessary?

I'm referring to the thin piece of metal behind the tire, behind the caliper and wheel bearing assembly. Ours makes a rattle sound and the noise is gone when this guard is removed. Is it necessary...

127 views with 3 answers (last answer about a year ago)
Lora Rice-Archuleta

2003 Toyota 4runner Sr5

the rear defrost and wiper will not work on 2003 SR5 4WD. The fuses were checked and are in working order. What could be wrong with it?

87 views with 1 answer (last answer 10 months ago)