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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Large SUV

The fourth generation of the Toyota 4Runner was introduced in 2002 and it followed the basic principle of its predecessors, featuring a body-on-frame construction and a rugged driveline.

The 4Runner evolved from a modified pickup truck, such it was the T100, to an SUV but without damaging the off-road abilities. Since the third generation, the 4Runner designers were focused on the daily driving needs, offering more comfort and amenities for the driver and passengers. It was offered even in a 2WD configuration, for those who were on the market for an SUV, but didn't need traction on all four wheels.

On the outside, the 4Runner kept the rugged appearance, with a chromed grille for the SR5 trim level and 16” light-alloy wheels. For the Sport Edition, the 4Runner was equipped with 17” wheels. The Limited level added another inch to the size of the wheel.

The interior was fitted as standard with 5 seats but up to seven were available for the SR5 and Limited. The third row could have been removed to clear-up more room for the trunk. For the infotainment unit, there was a 360-watt JBL AM/FM 6-disc sound system with 10 speakers and a 9” LCD screen for the rear-seat entertainment. A navigation system was part of the options list, with a 7” LCD screen.

The 4Runner was available either with a V6 or a V8 for the North American market, but more engine choices were available in other countries, including a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine.

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TOYOTA 4Runner 2003 - 2009
  8 gasoline engines
  • 4.0L V6 2WD 4AT (245 HP)
  • 4.0L V6 2WD 5AT (236 HP)
  • 4.0L V6 4WD 4AT (245 HP)
  • 4.0L V6 4WD 5AT (236 HP)
  • 4.7L V8 2WD 5AT (235 HP)
  • 4.7L V8 2WD 5AT (260 HP)
  • 4.7L V8 4WD 5AT (235 HP)
  • 4.7L V8 4WD 5AT (260 HP)
  1 diesel engine
  • 3.0L D 4WD 5AT (130 HP)

TOYOTA 4Runner 4.0L V6 2WD 4AT (245 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.0L V6 2WD 4AT (245 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3956 cm3
Power
182.7 KW @ 5200 RPM
248 HP @ 5200 RPM
245 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
283 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM
384 Nm @ 3400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
23 gallons (87.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
265/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
189.2 in (4806 mm)
Width
75.2 in (1910 mm)
Height
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Front/rear Track
62/62 in (1,575/1,575 mm)
Wheelbase
109.8 in (2789 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.9 in (226 mm)
Cargo Volume
42.2 cuFT (1195 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4025 lbs (1826 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5120 lbs (2322 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Highway
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)

TOYOTA 4Runner 4.0L V6 2WD 5AT (236 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.0L V6 2WD 5AT (236 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3956 cm3
Power
176 KW @ 5200 RPM
239 HP @ 5200 RPM
236 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
266 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
361 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
23 gallons (87.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
265/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
189.2 in (4806 mm)
Width
75.2 in (1910 mm)
Height
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Front/rear Track
62/62 in (1,575/1,575 mm)
Wheelbase
109.8 in (2789 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.1 in (231 mm)
Cargo Volume
42.2 cuFT (1195 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4045 lbs (1835 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5330 lbs (2418 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16 mpg US (14.7 L/100Km)
Highway
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)

TOYOTA 4Runner 4.0L V6 4WD 4AT (245 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.0L V6 4WD 4AT (245 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3956 cm3
Power
182.7 KW @ 5200 RPM
248 HP @ 5200 RPM
245 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
283 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM
384 Nm @ 3400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
23 gallons (87.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
265/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
189.2 in (4806 mm)
Width
75.2 in (1910 mm)
Height
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Front/rear Track
62/62 in (1,575/1,575 mm)
Wheelbase
109.8 in (2789 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.1 in (231 mm)
Cargo Volume
42.2 cuFT (1195 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4280 lbs (1941 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5380 lbs (2440 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)
Highway
20 mpg US (11.8 L/100Km)

TOYOTA 4Runner 4.0L V6 4WD 5AT (236 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.0L V6 4WD 5AT (236 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3956 cm3
Power
176 KW @ 5200 RPM
239 HP @ 5200 RPM
236 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
266 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
361 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
23 gallons (87.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
265/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
189.2 in (4806 mm)
Width
75.2 in (1910 mm)
Height
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Front/rear Track
62/62 in (1,575/1,575 mm)
Wheelbase
109.8 in (2789 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.1 in (231 mm)
Cargo Volume
42.2 cuFT (1195 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4300 lbs (1950 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5580 lbs (2531 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16 mpg US (14.7 L/100Km)
Highway
20 mpg US (11.8 L/100Km)

TOYOTA 4Runner 4.7L V8 2WD 5AT (235 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.7L V8 2WD 5AT (235 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4667 cm3
Power
175.2 KW @ 4800 RPM
238 HP @ 4800 RPM
235 BHP @ 4800 RPM
Torque
320 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM
434 Nm @ 3400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
23 gallons (87.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
265/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
189.2 in (4806 mm)
Width
75.2 in (1910 mm)
Height
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Front/rear Track
62/62 in (1,575/1,575 mm)
Wheelbase
109.8 in (2789 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.9 in (226 mm)
Cargo Volume
42.2 cuFT (1195 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4155 lbs (1885 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5250 lbs (2381 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)
Highway
19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)

TOYOTA 4Runner 4.7L V8 2WD 5AT (260 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.7L V8 2WD 5AT (260 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4667 cm3
Power
193.9 KW @ 5400 RPM
264 HP @ 5400 RPM
260 BHP @ 5400 RPM
Torque
226 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM
306 Nm @ 3400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
23 gallons (87.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
265/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
189.2 in (4806 mm)
Width
75.2 in (1910 mm)
Height
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Front/rear Track
62/62 in (1,575/1,575 mm)
Wheelbase
109.8 in (2789 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.9 in (226 mm)
Cargo Volume
42.2 cuFT (1195 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4225 lbs (1916 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5490 lbs (2490 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
15 mpg US (15.7 L/100Km)
Highway
19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)

TOYOTA 4Runner 4.7L V8 4WD 5AT (235 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.7L V8 4WD 5AT (235 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4667 cm3
Power
175.2 KW @ 4800 RPM
238 HP @ 4800 RPM
235 BHP @ 4800 RPM
Torque
320 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM
434 Nm @ 3400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
23 gallons (87.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
265/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
189.2 in (4806 mm)
Width
75.2 in (1910 mm)
Height
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Front/rear Track
62/62 in (1,575/1,575 mm)
Wheelbase
109.8 in (2789 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.1 in (231 mm)
Cargo Volume
42.2 cuFT (1195 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4410 lbs (2000 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5510 lbs (2499 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16 mpg US (14.7 L/100Km)
Highway
19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)

TOYOTA 4Runner 4.7L V8 4WD 5AT (260 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.7L V8 4WD 5AT (260 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4667 cm3
Power
193.9 KW @ 5400 RPM
264 HP @ 5400 RPM
260 BHP @ 5400 RPM
Torque
226 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM
306 Nm @ 3400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
23 gallons (87.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
265/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
189.2 in (4806 mm)
Width
75.2 in (1910 mm)
Height
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Front/rear Track
62/62 in (1,575/1,575 mm)
Wheelbase
109.8 in (2789 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.9 in (226 mm)
Cargo Volume
42.2 cuFT (1195 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4505 lbs (2043 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5490 lbs (2490 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
14 mpg US (16.8 L/100Km)
Highway
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)

TOYOTA 4Runner 3.0L D 4WD 5AT (130 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L D 4WD 5AT (130 HP)
Cylinders
L7
Displacement
2982 cm3
Power
96 KW @ 3600 RPM
131 HP @ 3600 RPM
129 BHP @ 3600 RPM
Torque
212 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
287 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
23 gallons (87.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
265/70 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
189.2 in (4806 mm)
Width
75.2 in (1910 mm)
Height
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Front/rear Track
62/62 in (1,575/1,575 mm)
Wheelbase
109.8 in (2789 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.1 in (231 mm)
Cargo Volume
42.2 cuFT (1195 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
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