2015 Toyota 4Runner Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Magnetic Gray Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$25,928 - $40,795
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
17 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
270
Seats
5-7

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.2 Overall Score
Performance 3.3Comfort 3.3Styling 3.5Value 3.4

Editor's Overview

A craving for comfort has all but killed the rugged SUV. In its place are shapely crossover SUVs such as the Ford Explorer and Nissan Pathfinder, both capable of tackling snow or sand, but not truly off-road ready. However, for those who still need to tackle tough off-road trails, tow heavy loads, and generally take a beating, the 2015 Toyota 4Runner SUV dutifully awaits.

Toyota 4Runner Models & Trims

chevronDown icon SR5 $25,928 - $30,895
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Limited $28,515 - $33,563
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Trail $28,707 - $33,552
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
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chevronDown icon SR5 Premium $27,142 - $32,092
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Trail Premium $30,148 - $35,205
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
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chevronDown icon TRD Pro $35,556 - $40,795
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.75
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The car that will take you anywhere you need to go.

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I love my 4runner! To me it is a perfect vehicle. Small enough that it is easy to drive and maneuver but big enough to haul people and things. It gets decent gas mileage at 17 but one thing I would change is to put a bell on the low fuel light. Sometimes I do not notice it come on and this is the only car I have ever had that does not have one.

Tara S
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Perfect vehicle for a small family

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We love this vehicle! It is the perfect size for our family of 4. Safe and reliable. The truck space is ideal for carrying a double stroller plus groceries and other items. We connect 2 car seats safely in the backseat (using anchors) and there is enough room for a third (or an adult to sit between the two car seats in the back).

Jessa N
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The Toyota 4Runner, an amazing car.

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My Toyota 4Runner is great but. It can hold up to 5 people. Two people in the front and 3 in the back and in the trunk is very spacious. Its perfect if you are looking forward to going to the beach or travelling with the family. It also handle great on long drives. But one problem for me is that the radio will randomly restart.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$25,928 - $30,895
$28,515 - $33,563

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 (hp)
270 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L V6 DOHC SMPI
4.0L V6 DOHC SMPI
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
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Standard

Alarm

Alarm
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Not Available
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Not Available
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 (in.)
41.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 (in.)
38.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
32.9 (in.)
32.9 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.6 (in.)
38.6 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Optional
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Not Available
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Not Available
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 7
5 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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Not Available
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3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Optional
Optional
Optional
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Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/70SR17
P245/60SR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.8 (in.)
109.8 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 (ft.)
37.4 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
75.8 (in.)
75.8 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 (hp)
270 (hp)

Torque

Torque
278 (ft. lbs.)
278 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
4700 (.lbs)
4700 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
470 (.lbs)
470 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
23 (gal.)
23 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
20 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

City

City
17 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
22 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
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ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Not Available
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
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Driver-side Overlap Front
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Good
A
Acceptable
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Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • A-Trac ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags *
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera *
  • Safety Connect Emergency Sos *
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (6)

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Engine And Engine Cooling > Exhaust System > Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe Aug 2, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 2, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V577000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2010-2015 Toyota 4Runner vehicles manufactured September 3, 2009, to December 1, 2014. The affected vehicles may be equipped with accessory exhaust tips installed by SET or SET dealers that may contact people and possibly burn them while they are standing behind the vehicle.
Consequence:
Contact with an exhaust tip may result in personal injury.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will install a re-designed exhaust tip that is smaller in diameter and is more recessed behind the bumper, free of charge. The recall began September 15, 2016. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET16D.
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Structure > Body > Hood > Hinge And Attachments Jul 2, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 2, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V425000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2011-2016 Toyota Tacoma and 4Runner vehicles equipped with accessory hood scoops installed by SET or SET dealers. The adhesive attaching the hood scoop may weaken, allowing the hood scoop to detach from the vehicle.
Consequence:
If the hood scoop detaches, it may become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will mechanically fasten the scoop to the hood, free of charge. The recall began on September 1, 2017. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-954-429-2000. SET's number for this recall is SET17B.
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Structure > Body > Hood Nov 28, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 28, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V763000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Toyota 4Runner vehicles equipped with an accessory Billet Grille Overlay installed by SET or provided by SET and installed by SET dealers. The U-nut that secures the overlay grille may fracture, allowing the Billet Grille Overlay to detach from the vehicle.
Consequence:
If the Billet Grille Overlay detaches while driving, it can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will replace the securing U-nuts with upgraded hardware, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 26, 2018. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET17C.
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Equipment Dec 29, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 29, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V828000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Toyota 4Runner, Tacoma, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, RAV4, Scion FRS, and XB vehicles. The affected vehicles may have accessories installed by SET, such as running boards or other items, that were incorrectly installed. The accessory attaching fasteners were not tightened with the proper torque, possibly causing the accessory to detach from the vehicle.
Consequence:
Accessories that detach from a vehicle may result in a vehicle crash and/or personal injury.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the affected bolts, free of charge. The recall began February 23, 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET-14B.
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Engine And Engine Cooling > Exhaust System > Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe Aug 12, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 12, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V515000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2010-2015 Toyota 4Runner vehicles manufactured March 29, 2010, to July 30, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with accessory exhaust tips installed by SET or SET dealers that may contact people and possibly burn them while they are standing behind the vehicle.
Consequence:
Contact with an exhaust tip may result in personal injury.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will install a re-designed exhaust tip that is smaller in diameter and is more recessed behind the bumper, free of charge. The recall began on September 22, 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for the recall is SET15D.
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Equipment > Other > Labels Apr 19, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 19, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V228000
Summary:
Gulf States Toyota, Inc. (Gulf States) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Toyota 4Runner vehicles manufactured September 22, 2014, to March 23, 2016 and equipped with accessories installed by Gulf States. The Load Carrying Capacity Modification Label may not reflect the correct added weight of the installed accessories. As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars."
Consequence:
An incorrect label may result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Gulf States will notify owners, and dealers will install an accurate label, free of charge. The recall began on June 1, 2016. Owners may contact Gulf States customer service at 1-800-444-1074. Gulf States' number for this recall is 16R2.

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