Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2007 Toyota 4Runner?
- 3rd row seat is handy for small children.
- Even the V-6 can pull like a Mack truck.
- Great on gas for what it is (at 50 miles per hour).
- Shockingly good off-road for what it is.
- Change the motor oil every 20,000 miles and it will last forever.
- No timing belt on this one (it was the only thing that the previous models ever needed).
- Wheel bearing hub assemblies are over-the-top over-built and last forever no matter how much you abuse the vehicle.
Cons: How would you improve your 2007 Toyota 4Runner?
- 3rd row seat not good for adults.
- Not so comfortable for people over 6 feet tall.
- Not a lot of space behind 3rd row seat.
- Very hard stiff ride.
- Not so good on gas (over 50 miles per hour).
- Weird tire size - 265/65/17 (weird means expensive).
- 2 disc brake sizes, only the dealer knows which one your truck will need, they will never tell you unless you buy from them.
- Toyota dealers are mean and out to make as much money on maintenance as they can (luckily these machines rarely break).
2007 Toyota 4Runner Review:
I use it on a farm. I pull a 20-foot back-hoe trailer with 14 round silage bales (1100 lbs each) with it - it's not happy and stinks of rotten eggs when I do, but it does this pretty often (I have the V-6).
I work in the city also, it is low enough to fit in all of the indoor parking lots. The stiff suspension makes it handle better than most SUVs but it is rough.
I use synthetic and change the oil every 20,000 or so. I have over 160,000 on it and it drives like the day I bought it (yes it has only had the oil changed 7 times).
Off road forums say that it is nowhere near as good as the previous models - I have owned every model of 4Runner and disagree. With the right rubber this is as good as the 1996 to 2002 model, the older ones may have been better but not by a lot (they were gutless). There are better off road vehicles out there, there are better city-based SUVs out there, and there are certainly more comfortable ones for sure.
If you want an indestructible near-0-maintenance vehicle that can handle unspeakable abuse and stay tight and rattle-free, then this model of 4Runner is for you!
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