2004 Toyota 4Runner Overview


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4.45 stars

Based on 19 reviews

Safe Safe Safe by shldofh4d4v8
 — This is the best truck I have ever owened! It does ride like a truck, so if you want a truck that rides like a car buy a Highlander, they are built to ride like a car a Toyota Camry in fact. My son w... Read More
Far Cry From The All Wheel Drive Minivans That Dominate The Suv Class by Doug
 — An absolute tank in deep snow. With off road capabilities has a surprisingly smooth ride on the road. Could have more storage space, though I'd trade the space to get the advantages of the independen... Read More
Sweet Car by Eric4184
 — It rocks!! Acceleration is amazing braking is good handling is great. Little scraps here and there not to bad. Interior is awesome nice leather seats and awesome radio. Would like it black but you tak... Read More

2004 Toyota 4Runner Overview

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2004 Toyota 4Runner

The 2004 Toyota 4Runner is nearly identical to the 2003 model, which was a complete redesign from 2002.

The base engine is 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. Reviewers for both 2003 and 2004 have noted that the V8 is only necessary for heavy towing jobs; the V6 is so well designed that it should be able to handle 99% of what is put before it.

The 2004 4Runner-like the 2003-is larger than any of the earlier generations of 4Runners, with an extra 4.5 inches of length and a wheelbase that is 3 inches wider. Somehow, Toyota manages to make the 4Runner as easy to corner as the earlier, smaller models.


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2004 Toyota 4runner V6 Cylinder 4 Misfire

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I bought a 2004 Toyota forerunner for use in snow (Penna .) It slides all over no matter what I do. Do they require a certain type tire? Mine are in good condition. Ifso, what do you recommend?

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Hi. I am considering trading in my 02 Ford Escape with 149K miles on it for an 04 Toyota 4Runner with 178K miles on it. Is this a bad move? I know Toyotas are known to last forever..... please gi...

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