Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,277 - $14,527
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 17 HWY
Horsepower
236-260
Seats
5-7
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,277 - $14,527
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 17 HWY
Horsepower
236-260
Seats
5-7

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You'll Like The 2008 Toyota 4Runner If...

The 2008 Toyota 4Runner provides ample space for four adults and their gear but, in a pinch, can fit seven people. If you're looking for a rugged, powerful midsize SUV that has a reputation for...

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2008 Toyota 4Runner Owner Reviews

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73 Reviews
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Very reliable, no new technology needed.

2008 Toyota 4Runner

I bought this vehicle used, from a Toyota dealership, when it was four years and 51 thousand miles old. I've had it for nearly seven years now and have had nearly no problems with it. While it is not used for long daily commuting, but mostly short distance, around the town driving, I have also taken many road trips without incident. Having put 80 thousand miles on it since my purchase, I have made sure to keep up on all regular and recommended maintenance. Some minor problems I have experienced have been the abs assembly unit making a noise and possibly not working anymore, but no lights come on. I got my second set of new tires about a month ago and also replaced all five tire pressure sensors, which had probably never been done before. Those are only estimated to last seven years, but I got ten out of them, so that is a positive. There was a recall a few years back on some sort of part that caused the car to make an almost unnoticeable/slight jerk while driving. This would only happen randomly while driving, but stopped with foot on brake at a stop light or similar. I took it to a dealership to have the part replaced, but sometimes I still think I feel it. In general, I do not recommend dealerships for service, as I also had a different one leave out the transfer case plug when I had the 110, 000 mile service done. It drained all the way out and I drove for a couple days with dry gears. After taking it to a local oil change station, they had to put 5 quarts in, so I wouldn't be surprised if my rear-end goes out sooner than later because of that poor service job. Overall, the I love the features in this car and am unimpressed by the technology in newer vehicles. It has just what I need and has always proved reliable, comfortable and nice to look at. Although, my husband does not agree about it is comfortableness, but he rarely drives or rides in it, so that is irrelevant.

- Leigh S

Fantastic vehicle for travel and children!

2008 Toyota 4Runner

I quite like my 2008 Toyota 4Runner... The "front seat" has multiple storage compartments and cup holders (it adjusts to accommodate various container sizes) including a flip down that functions like a table.... In the "rear seat" we find a garbage bag holder, a flip down console which also extends into cup holders and a table (similar to the front) great for snacks, etc. Very reliable, as long as there is regular maintenance great for road trips and children! Love the large trunk and spacious backseat... Would absolutely recommend it to those who love road trips or have growing families.

- Katherine W

Toyota 4Runner is a great car that is very reliable with awesome control!

2008 Toyota 4Runner

I love this car! It has plenty of room for multiple passengers. It also has tons of room for moving or hauling big loads when you put the seats down. My biggest complaint is that the gas mileage is not great. And that I has a really big tank so it is very expensive to fill, usually cost me around $60. The four-wheel-drive is very helpful in the snow and has great control in bad weather. I have owned the car for three years and it has not had any maintenance issues. With that being said I do keep up on oil changes and tire rotation and general maintenance.

- Audrey B

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$28,415 - $32,705
$35,100 - $39,135

Horsepower

Horsepower
236 - 260 hp
236 - 260 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.8 in.
41.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 - 39.7 in.
38.3 - 39.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.6 in.
34.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

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

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 7
5 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/65R17 - P265/70R16
P265/60R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.8 in.
109.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
37.4 ft.

Length

Length
189.2 in.
189.2 in.

Width

Width
75.2 in.
75.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4045 - 4505 lbs.
4065 - 4530 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
236 - 260 hp
236 - 260 hp

Torque

Torque
266 - 306 ft. lbs.
266 - 306 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
500 lbs.
500 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
23 gal.
23 gal.

Combined

Combined
16 - 19 mpg
16 - 19 mpg

City

City
14 - 16 mpg
14 - 16 mpg

Highway

Highway
17 - 21 mpg
17 - 21 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

    (Not Rated)

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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