2004 Toyota 4Runner User Reviews

2004 Toyota 4Runner Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"power" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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88si writes:
2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD Review
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well, none, really.

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handling, braking, reliability, build quality, ugly inside and out, terrible fit and finish, gas mileage, pricey repairs, not fun to drive, confusing option packages when buying.

88si
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Is This Really A Toyota? — my friend bought one of these cars and absolutely hates it. he says that it is uncomfortable, especcially the third row seat, which is barely big enough to support an adult. the horrible handling and breaking cancel out what would be "amazing" performance by the v8 powertrain. the car isn't necessarily your average toyota, being that it is very unreliable.

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shldofh4d4v8 writes:
2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD Review
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I love everything about this truck.

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shldofh4d4v8
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Safe Safe Safe — 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 was involved in a very bad accident in a 2005 version of my 4 runner. A loaded dump truck pulled out in front of my son only able to get up to 8 mph. My son was going 55 mph in the left lane of a major highway just slightly ahead of a fully loaded log truck in the right lane. My son locked the brakes swerved hit the lt rear end with his lt front end of the dump truck. My son was then horizontal in the middle of the highway & the log truck struck the 4 runner broadside on the driver side going 55 mph, fliped the 4 runner over 3 times & came to rest on top of my sons 4 runner. It took 3 tow trucks to remove the log truck off of the 4 runner. My son was trapped for 2 hours. Yes my son was hurt.., however he did not die,he is not paralyzed & his brain was never injured! I believe the many safety features & many air bags of this Toyota 4 runner helped to save his life.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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kcwin writes:
2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD Review
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design aesthetic.

Cons

warranty language is written so toyota coverage is minimal and is as worthless as the paper on which it is written.  

kcwin
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Toyota's Service Rating Is A Scam. — poor paint. ridiculously expensive repairs, most of which are not warrantied.

Owner for 3 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:18,000

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Eddie writes:
2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Review
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Fuel efficient, clean and sporty

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wheel coating deteriating

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Great Car For The Money — One of the best vehicles we have ever owned. Low maintenance costs, sporty and comfortable, never had any major issues. We would definitely buy another Toyota in the future. This is a great vehicle for a young couple with children or a first vehicle for a teenager.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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TTS writes:
2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD Review
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Very capable off-road, excellent handling for a body-on-frame SUV, wonderful in snow.

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Brakes needed to be replaced every 2 years due to seized calipers.

TTS
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Not The Toyota Reliability I Expected — Overall I was very happy with the 4runner. We purchased it at 90K miles and had to put almost $6000 into it over the next 3 years! This was not the 200,000 mile toyota reliability I had come to expect. Other than that, the truck drove well, had plenty of room and was fun.

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DKilpat writes:
2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition 4WD Review
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This vehicle has a very sporty, and stylish appearance. The Sport edition gives this 4runner an X-REAS suspension and unique 6-spoke 17" wheels. Very comfortable ride and low maintenance cost.

Cons

Gets 17/21 MPG

DKilpat
25

Great Suv For Anyone. — I enjoyed the capabilities this 4runner has over some of the other comparable cars. The Sport edition is in my opinion the best option for the 4runner. It gives it a more sporty look, as well as a better suspension. It has a great audio system as well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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simiclr writes:
2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited Review
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5

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good  acceleration
good for trips with kids  

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stock stereo  needed help

simiclr
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Would Buy Again If I Didn't Want A Truck — like car a lot very convenient, but, not a truck very reliable easy to move kids and their equipment in didnt use for towing but has a lot of power for towing good for long trios with cruse control and new stereo

Primary Use: Family transportation

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GreatTahoeSUV writes:
2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD Review
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5

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Great in snow, ice, off roads and driving on the freeway.

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It doesn't have the best gas milage.

GreatTahoeSUV
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This Is The Perfect Sport Suv. It's Rugid Yet Stylish And Drives Like A Gem. — This is a smooth SUV. It handles incredibly well and is very safe and comfortable to drive. It is insanely reliable and has tons of cargo space. It's the perfect sports SUV in that it tows boats, bikes and skis.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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rmaglinger writes:
2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD Review
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Very comfortable, looks very nice

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Its an SUV so it takes more gas than a car, but it is still good- not bad on gas at all.

rmaglinger
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Great Suv — This 4runner is awesome, but we are looking to sell it since we really don't need all the space, like we used to. We would like to downsize to a car. I will definitely miss this Toyota 4runner when we sell it!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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muaze10 writes:
2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition 4WD Review
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it is in a great condition

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cant think of anything

muaze10
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Wonderful — It looks great on the outside and runs great as well. Never had any issues beside the regular maintenance. what I really like about the car is how reliable it is and also how specious it is, though it has only two row sitting the back is huge.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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project truck 22re auto on 31's. Warm weater only! (body like swiss cheese) was daily driver but started to fall apart. needs: full front end upgrade (its all shot) brake work (one day they quit wor... Read More

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