1996 Toyota 4Runner Overview

4Runner

Looking for a Used 4Runner in your area?

CarGurus has 32,938 nationwide 4Runner listings starting at $1,900.

ZIP:
Average user score
4 5 stars
Based on 4 reviews

1996 Toyota 4Runner Overview

Another generation, another step away from the truck-with-a-lid genesis the 4Runner had seen. The 1996 Toyota 4Runner somehow grew while becoming more car-esque, kind of like an SUV puberty.

Perhaps as a reaction to all the complaints about the back seat, the leg room for it was 3 inches longer, and the door was now 1.5 inches longer. The standard engine was a 2.7-liter I4, while the V6 was now 3.4 liters. (Definitely SUV puberty, as these numbers still seem a bit away from full-grown. Anyway....)

A new one-Touch, Hi-4 system was available as part of the Limited package, which allowed the driver to shift between driving a rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. Reviewers seem to love this option, along with the durability of the truck, though the SUV is still noted to have poor gas mileage, and some have cited high maintenance costs.

Updated

What's your take on the 1996 Toyota 4Runner?

Have you driven a 1996 Toyota 4Runner?  
Rank This Car
4Runner

Looking for a Used 4Runner in your area?

CarGurus has 32,938 nationwide 4Runner listings starting at $1,900.

ZIP:
Have questions?   Ask a question

Toyota 4Runner Questions

Will A Rear On A 1996 Toyota 4runner Fit A 1997 Toyota 4runner 4wd

5

Car Idles With Foot On Gas. Take It Off And Car Shuts Off

keep foot on gas car will run. Remove and car will die. You can rev engine perfectly.

Will 1997 Toyota 4 Runner Transmission And Motor Fit The 1996 4 Runner SR5 ...

1996 4runner Car Speedometer Not Working And Tachometer Resting At 0 When I...

So my odometer works, and my trip meter. Temp gauge seems to work, fuel gauge works fine, but my speedo needle doesn't move at all, and when I'm idling my tach needle sits on 0, but when I drive i...

215

Tips For Inspecting A Car Befor Buying.

hey i am looking into buying a 1996 Toyota 4runner that has 260k miles on it as a kind of project car and was wondering if any one had any tips for inspecting it. engine is in good condition. has had ...