2006 Toyota 4Runner User Reviews

2006 Toyota 4Runner Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 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" 14 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews

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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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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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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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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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Fall_city4john writes:
2006 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition V6 4WD Review
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4

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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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4runnerfan writes:
2006 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition V6 4WD Review
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Fantastically reliable, great visibility, plenty of interior room and very comfortable; terrific SUV.

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Absolutely nothing.

4runnerfan
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The Benchmark Of Mid-sized Suvs — I absolutely love this car; it's too bad I hadn't purchased the version with 3rd row seating initially. Compared to other offerings in this category the 4Runner is a much more serious vehicle when it comes to 4WD capabilities and rugged dependability.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kellie01 writes:
2006 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 Review
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Looks good, low maintenance, reliable

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gas mileage

Kellie01
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Great Suv — I love this truck. It is very reliable. I have had no mechanical issues with it. We have been on many family trips and it's had plenty of room for luggage and everything else we needed to bring. It is a quality truck!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Aranda writes:
2006 Toyota 4Runner Limited V6 Review
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Good power, mpg, features!

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None.

Aranda
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Dependable, Smooth Ride, Awesome Power! — Low maintenance costs, dependable, fun to drive. Safe and durable. It has awesome horsepower! Easy to get in and out of. Very spacious, well designed, gives you a truck like feel, maintains value, fuel efficient, feature packed, it's a Toyota! Worth every dollar.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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rx7_fiend writes:
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Strong resale value with minimal maintenance.

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Gas mileage is around 22mpg around town and highway combined

rx7_fiend
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Very Dependable Mid Size Suv With The Best Resale Value — If you're looking for a mid size SUV, get a 4Runner V6. It has timing chain and sealed auto transmission, which equals no maintenance required except for oil changes every 5k miles. Just wish they made these with 3rd row seats.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

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2011 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

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2010 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

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2008 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

This Is A Great Combination Of A Luxury Vehicle With The Option To Go Off The Road. By MTHAND

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