2007 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

2007 Toyota 4Runner 4.7 V8 from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 4.7 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carToyota Landcruiser

Summary:

Perfect reliability & performer!

Faults:

Absolutely NOTHING. Never had a mechanical or electrical problem. ZERO problems...

General Comments:

Never had a single problem with this 4Runner since ownership in 2007.

The interior is a bit dull, but it is solid. There are no shakes or squeaks that come from any interior component. The seats are still like new. Transmission is an Aisin 5-speed, and is smoother than my Audi A8's dual clutch ZF transmission.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2013

18th Mar 2014, 19:18

Aisin trans was Chrysler's first clone transmission manufacturer. History reminds us that the first Toyota car was a clone of the Chrysler Air-Flow 1936. The Chrysler Torque-Flite trans is the base of Toyota's top of the line cars.

2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition 4.0L V6 from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired2 kilometres
Most recent distance8100 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Avalanche

Summary:

Great truck

Faults:

The only issue I have had is the MP3 CD player. It seems to stop randomly after several hours of playing. Possibly due to overuse after several hours with the heater on.

General Comments:

All around excellent vehicle. 4WD system is fantastic and they look great.

Tires and rims are kind of an odd size which will somewhat limit your options for replacement or winter rubber.

I have been hand calculating the fuel economy and I get approx 18MPG in the city and 23MPG in the highway. The truck is still breaking in and I just just changed the oil to synthetic, so I believe it is possible to still improve 1MPG or so. These numbers aren't fantastic, but just as good as some "car" based SUVs like Subaru's and even Toyota's Highlander.

The V6 is very torquey and entirely adequate for the vehicle. The only reason I would consider a V8 is if you are towing a large trailer often. Also be aware that if you select a V8 4X4, the transfer case is automatically the "inferior" Full time transfer case. the V6 transfer case give you the option of full time if you desire it, in addition to a 2WD mode to save a bit on fuel economy and wear and tear. It boggles my mind as to why Toyota doesn't offer that in the V8.

Only other possible design flaw that comes to mind is the transfer case has no Neutral setting.

These vehicles are not cheap, but they hold their value exceptionally well and are amongst the top rated vehicles you can buy (car, truck, whatever) for overall reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th October, 2007

22nd Oct 2007, 17:05

No neutral setting means you have no low gear setting?? If you do, it means that low gear is driven by the viscous coupling (Jeep 1973 design). Drawback is off-road capability, which is not a concern with the 4Runner, since it is not designed for hardcore use. Go for the Land Cruiser if you are looking for a true 4X4 capable of competing with Rovers and Jeeps. Unfortunatly, only african models, up to the task, are available were Jeep patents are not violated.

2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2wd 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 miles
Most recent distance193500 miles

Summary:

Good car for cheap gas time

Faults:

There are oil leaks through the engine (~ 1 qt per month) and from trans.

Electrical problems - sometimes it does not start, now electricity. Mechanic told about battery, but it connected with alarm system. After 2-5 minutes it starts without any problems.

The steering made a screeching noise when turned to it's maximum. It was connected with iddler arm, ball joints, etc. After idler arm replacement problem was fixed.

General Comments:

I like this car, it runs great and very reliable for 190000 mileage.

Only one problem - the gas mileage is rather bad, about 13 mpg. It's too expensive...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 2007

7th Oct 2007, 10:33

This review seems to be erroneously labeled. A 2007 4Runner should not have over 100000 miles, and the 3.0L V6 the review states he has hasn't been in a 4Runner for many years.

This is obviously a very old vehicle that is reviewed and not a 2007.

25th Jun 2009, 05:46

I think the same. I own a 6 cyl 2007. Rides smooth, good suspension and I get 22 mpg in city 26 on highway. It has a computer that indicates how many MPG it's doing. Pretty good SUV. You won't get that in any 4.0 engine... other than Toyota 4Runner.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 3 reviews