1996 Toyota 4Runner Overview


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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.


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    Toyota 4Runner Questions

    Brake Light Issue

    Well my brake lights work turn signals work but when I hit the brake my left brake light work but my right one goes out completely I just installed new tail light assemblies plz help

    20 views with 5 answers (last answer 5 months ago)

    I Have A 96 4runner That Has A Problem With The Rear Tailgate Window. It R...

    20 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)

    My Battery Is Dead And Than Started But Turned Up Heater And It Died Again ...

    43 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)

    Rear Window Defogger Just Stopped Working On My 96 Toyo 4runner Sr5 2wd. Wi...

    Rear window defogger stopped working on my 96 Toyota 4runner SR5. All else works. Could it be a fuse and where is it? Had a roof leak once, did something short out? Or what else could be the problem...

    451 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

    Swapping Out 4 Runner Seats?

    I have a '96 4Runner with leather seats that are well worn. I spotted an ad for 2001 4Runner seats, so just wondering if they would fit in my '96? Thanks!

    379 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 years ago)