• (4.7) 69 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $25,794–$43,238
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 19
  • Engine: 270-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5-7
2016 Toyota 4Runner

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 Toyota 4Runner

What We Don't Like

  • Tall step-in height
  • Single powertrain
  • Heavy
  • Clumsy on-road driving manners

Notable Features

  • TRD Pro Series version
  • Seats five or seven with optional third row
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • V-6 engine standard

2016 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Toyota’s 4Runner retains its body-on-frame architecture for 2016 and its ability to seat up to seven when equipped with an optional third row. Powered by a V-6 engine, the 4Runner faces competition from the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
New for 2016
The base SR5 trim now features Entune Audio Plus with available connected navigation. Higher trim levels feature integrated navigation and the integrated multimedia app suite that includes information ranging from stock quotes and weather to entertainment apps like Slacker Radio.
Significant Standard Features

  • V-6 engine
  • Touch-screen CD stereo with MP3 jack, iPod connectivity and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Five-speed automatic transmission
  • Backup camera
  • Required in all new cars: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Available four-wheel drive
  • TRD Pro Series package
  • Navigation system
  • Third-row seats
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Power moonroof

Consumer Reviews

(4.7)

Average based on 69 reviews

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The 4Runner with the third row seat is perfect!

by Bren92 from Clarksville on December 11, 2017

The Toyota 4Runner has room to take the family with the ease getting in and out on trips. When not in use, the third row folds flat and is great for groceries and shopping. The ride is smooth and with... Read Full Review

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9 Trims Available

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2016 Toyota 4Runner Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota 4Runner Limited

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota 4Runner Limited

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
M

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
A
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Small overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Small overlap front
M
Structure and safety cage
P
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota 4Runner Limited

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota 4Runner Limited

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 7 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

24mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/25,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

Other Years