2006 Toyota 4Runner User Reviews

2006 Toyota 4Runner Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 29 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 16 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"reliable car" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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tkay5 writes:
2006 Toyota 4Runner Limited V6 Review
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4

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Smooth ride, ample room,  excellent cargo capacity - especially with seats laid down. Good looking vehicle.

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I wish the back seats reclined more for the comfort of passengers trying to sleep on a longer ride.  

tkay5
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It's Hard To Beat The Comfort, Style, And Sense Of Mind With A 4runner. — This car was perfect! Easy to accommodate the needs of a family on the go. Stylish for the drive around town with adults, roomy for family trips including the dog! Worked well as a teen first car also, safety was not a concern on the part of the vehicle. It never left us stranded. As our family grew with the times my only wish was that it had more options for charging our devices. Love this car!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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utkmacc writes:
2006 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 Review
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5

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200K care free miles-no issues except the LED in the dash

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Gas mileage and LED burning out on the dash

utkmacc
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The Best Car I Have Even Owned — I would recommend the 4runner to anyone. I have put 200K miles and still have the original brakes, battery, etc. on the car. What other car could you say that you have 200K with no issues. I have only changed the oil on the car. I love this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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tfeiten writes:
2006 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V8 4WD Review
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This truck could go anywere, lots of room for going into the mountains and camping.   Also great looking SUV.

Cons

Gas Milage, also cadilidic converter would get the sulfer smell.  
Not super comfortable for  long rides.

tfeiten
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Great Family 4x4 All Purpose! — My 2nd 4Runner, I had owned a 2000 before this one. Really loved this car but traded in for an Acura MDX that I love but not the same for deep snow. As a result I had to get my MDX towed out of the snow in the NC mountains. Thats when I really missed my 4 runner.

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goodnews30 writes:
2006 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition V6 4WD Review
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Handles very well in snow

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Average 18mpg

goodnews30
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Loved This Suv — We have loved owning this vehicle. We have been all over the western USA & Canada with this SUV. Handles great and comfortable drive. This vehicle handles great in snow and ice. Very sturdy. We have expensive Michelin mud and snow tires for smooth, safe ride.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Pierre writes:
2006 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4WD Review
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Off-road ability, toughness, reliability

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If you need a minivan, get a minivan

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One Of The Last Real Suvs Out There — Equipped with things like HAC, DAC, a locking Torsen differential with true low-range, the 4runner is a true 4x4 machine in the same vein as Land Rovers, the legendary Land Cruisers and the Jeep Wrangler. Ours has the 1GR-FE engine - a 4.0L V6 with VVT-i that produces 245HP and 290lb-ft of torque. It accelerates without hesitation while returning about 21 MPG in mixed driving in 4x2 mode. It has a numb steering feel with minimal road feedback and is not fun to drive at all. The ride is comfortable - surprising for a body-on-frame SUV. It is good as a family hauler, with a large cargo area for your groceries, stroller and cooler. Do NOT get the 3rd row option like I did - they are too cramped and seem to be an afterthought meant to provide more appeal to the mass-market minivan converts. If you NEED 3 rows of seats for adults on a regular basis, get a minivan or a car-based SUV like the Pilot or Highlander. It eats snow, rain, mud and gravel for breakfast. It will take you to the ends of the earth and back with proper tires and minimal chassis prep. It looks like a real truck, not a "soft-roader". That being said, I would gladly trade some off-road ability (which I hardly use) for improved interior styling cues and a more intuitive HVAC system. Brakes wore out after 52,000 miles. Replaced original Bridgestone Dueler all-seasons after 54,000 miles with Yokohama Geolandars and handling improved. If you do your research, you will find that this truck has very high resale values and reliability ratings.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Curlidiva writes:
2006 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition V6 Review
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4

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Perfect for carrying people and equipment.
Reliable.
Doesn't need very many repairs.
Comfortable interior.
Smooth ride for SUV.

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Gas milage could be better.
Maintenance cost can sometimes be pricy.
Horrible factory radio (Had two warranty replacements within 4 years.)

Curlidiva
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2006 Toyota 4runner Sport, V6, 2wd — This has to be one of the easiest vehicle to own. This was my first Toyota and midsize SUV. It's fun to drive and it's functionality and reliability can't be beat. I am very satisfied and highly recommend this vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fall_city4john writes:
2006 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition V6 4WD Review
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Looks and handles great. Real nice off road dirt/snow. plenty of  cargo and sitting space. Nice quiet cab. Ergonomics work well in the drivers seat as we'll as the rest of the vehicle. 20 gallon fuel tank rides nearly 400 miles on it.

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Overall an expensive vehicle to purchase new. Expensive to repair. Too many bells and whistles that won't last as long as the vehicle. Example: tire inflation sensor light never functions as designed. Always a false reading when I've checked pressure with a tire gauge

Fall_city4john
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Dependable. Great Handling.comfortable. Stylish. Roomy. — I like Toyota 4runners. They're dependable. They're comfortable. With some pretty intelligent ideas put into the entire vehicle. Handles very well for a bigger SUV. Has superb get up and go and very acceptable gas mileage. Hauls my groceries and my canoe. As well as plenty of passengers with gear. Great for camping in any weather. Blows icy cold in summer. Warm and toasty in the winter. Very happy to have this particular model being the sport edition it lives up to its name

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Douglas writes:
2006 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition V6 4WD Review
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Everything

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Wish it had a DVD player in the dash

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Great Truck. — Lots of space, fast truck (max speed 116 - governer kicks in), tows trailer great. Very stable!

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bijotam writes:
2006 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4WD Review
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Quality and handling in winter conditions

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If you need to seat more than four people....

bijotam
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If You Want A Car That Will Drive Well, And Handle All Road Conditions, I Strongly Recommend This V — This truck/SUV class vehicle is known for top of the line quality. Engine performance on the V6 is sufficient for normal driving conditions. Steering around corners is acceptable when driving appropriate for road conditions. Quality is unquestionably the most compelling feature. Keep up with the maintenance and you'll have a vehicle that will maintain a very robust resale value. Gas mileage is adequate, better than the large gas guzzling SUV's and within range of the small lightweight SUV's. TCO is relatively low.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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bipkas writes:
2006 Toyota 4Runner Limited V6 4WD Review
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One Of The Best In Its Class — Great Toyota quality, smooth ride, good handling and brakes. Probably as good or better than anything in its class.

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:1,000

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1986 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Bad By Christopher

The handling sucked it had no power no off road abilities it was really bad for snow and ice and rain for that matter it was OK for goi to work n back but not much else it had a five speed in it Read More

I Love My Toy. (just Not Rich Enough To Treat It Right) By Sloth

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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1987 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Love The 4runner ! By Mike

For my use , which is mostly as an off roader and commuter , it's power is enopugh . i don't tow anything bigger than a utility trailer . Off road , it's hard to beat ....the locking hubs and low gear... Read More

I Will Not Sell This Car As Long As I Can Fix It - So Far So Good! By mshields8

This is the only new car I've ever bought because it has been a great drive. When new the only problem was faulty thermostats - once I swithed from Toyota replacements no problems. Head gaskets went... Read More

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1988 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Awesome Trail Rig By namze

Well not sure how it is stock but my setup was great! Decent gas mileage. Not a lot of power but enough to do the job I wanted. Lots of room in the front seats and back seats. Removable back top was g... Read More

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She's pretty great. Came with 250,000 miles on her. Just took the motor apart to change the timing belt and it was clean as a whistle! New owner to anything besides Volkswagen for the most part and ... Read More

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