Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,306 - $8,059
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 19 HWY
Horsepower
235-245
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,306 - $8,059
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 19 HWY
Horsepower
235-245
Seats
5

Toyota 4Runner Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2003 Toyota 4Runner Owner Reviews

4.56

61 Reviews

62% 31% 7% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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4runners are reliable, but maintenance costs can be quite high.

The 2003 Toyota 4runner I have is a sport 2wd automatic with a V8. It has cloth seats (very comfortable and easy to maintain) and most of the important features are mechanical as opposed to electrical. I prefer a 4runner this way, as mechanical accouterments tend to be built more robustly and last quite a bit longer (usually even out-living the vehicle). The engine is strong and powerful, but is definitely not frugal in the fuel department. (ironically, the 6-cylinder model of this generation of 4runner wasn't much better in fuel economy, only out-performing the V8 engine by one or two gallons per mile on the whole. ) Overall, the 4runner is a superb SUV that is rugged, sturdy, and stable off-road, while retaining a level of refinement that Toyota is adamant about maintaining. The 4runner series in this model generation begins with the sr5 model which is, even as the base model, loaded with excellent creature comforts. Above that, the sport model with many upgraded feature. It is most prominent upgrade being the x-reas sports suspension (the first time such a suspension was ever included in a mass-produced vehicle), which has a push-me/pull-you type of design, keeping the vehicle stable and level on the street or off-road. Toyota vehicle are, for the most part, quite reliable; however their maintenance costs may be cost-prohibitive for some. Preventative maintenance is recommended. Use mobile-1 oil a the very least and your engine will remain very happy. Use xado 1-stage engine and transmission treatments every 6 months and it will run like new. 4runners are difficult to find used a market-reasonable prices, and for good reason. They are built like tanks and can outperform many other similar vehicles on the road, even today.

- Jason B

Comfortable for the long haul.

The Toyota 4runner has the reliability that you would expect from Toyota. It can take me anywhere with the room and power my family needs. From groceries to yard sales to camping, I can find a way to haul what I need and some of what I don't. That being said, it will cost me; as it has a big gas tank and power, all wheel drive, all the time. The better option is the newer models that give you the ability to switch between drives, so it is there for you if you need it. Overall, I haven't found a more comfortable ride for the long haul.

- Carrie H

Great commuter, and adventurer.

I love my Toyota 4Runner. I have owned several Toyota models in the past, including a Corolla sport, and Tacoma 4x4, and the 4Runner has been my favorite so far. Toyota holds its value better than any other vehicles I have owned. My 2003 4Runner is still in great condition, although unfortunately the bottom has rusted up a bit from the salt on the roads (live in mountains) electronically nothing has failed, and with great gas mileage it still acts as a fair commuter from for work and traveling, camping, etc.

- Jeremy M

Ranked #2 Midsize SUVs by Owners

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,369 - $7,996
$5,319 - $7,898

Horsepower

Horsepower
235 - 245 hp
235 - 245 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L DOHC EFI 24
4.7L DOHC EFI 32
4.0L DOHC EFI 24
4.7L DOHC EFI 32
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 in.
41.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.7 in.
39.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.7 in.
34.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.8 in.
109.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 ft.
36.7 ft.

Length

Length
189 in.
189 in.

Width

Width
73.8 in.
73.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4025 - 4410 .lbs
4065 - 4450 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
235 - 245 hp
235 - 245 hp

Torque

Torque
283 - 320 ft. lbs.
283 - 320 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
500 .lbs
500 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
23 gal.
23 gal.

Combined

Combined
16 - 20 mpg
16 - 20 mpg

City

City
15 - 16 mpg
15 - 16 mpg

Highway

Highway
19 - 20 mpg
19 - 20 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Traction Control

Traction Control

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety