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Toyota 4Runner vs. Toyota RAV4 Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Toyota 4Runner or Toyota RAV4 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Toyota 4Runner and the Toyota RAV4 truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Toyota 4Runner and Toyota RAV4 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Toyota 4Runner and the Toyota RAV4 were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Toyota 4Runner and the Toyota RAV4 have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2013 Toyota 4Runner   21 4Runners, 8.0 months of data per 4Runner, average 11200 miles

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2013 Toyota RAV4 67 RAV4s, 7.0 months of data per RAV4, average 6000 miles

Redesigned.
15
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Toyota 4Runner   13 4Runners, 4.9 months of data per 4Runner, average 25300 miles

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2012 Toyota RAV4 34 RAV4s, 10.5 months of data per RAV4, average 13700 miles10
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Toyota 4Runner   23 4Runners, 10.3 months of data per 4Runner, average 30500 miles

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2011 Toyota RAV4 45 RAV4s, 9.2 months of data per RAV4, average 31000 miles23
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Toyota 4Runner 39 4Runners, 10.0 months of data per 4Runner, average 45500 miles

Redesigned.
43
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Toyota RAV4 59 RAV4s, 8.6 months of data per RAV4, average 42900 miles17
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Toyota RAV4 56 RAV4s, 9.9 months of data per RAV4, average 51200 miles22
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota 4Runner   22 4Runners, 9.6 months of data per 4Runner, average 77200 miles

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2008 Toyota RAV4 64 RAV4s, 10.0 months of data per RAV4, average 67400 miles28
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota 4Runner 39 4Runners, 9.6 months of data per 4Runner, average 75100 miles23
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota RAV4 61 RAV4s, 9.8 months of data per RAV4, average 70800 miles28
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Toyota 4Runner 37 4Runners, 8.3 months of data per 4Runner, average 94200 miles

Common problem with brake calipers seizing up. Earlier this was a common problem with previous model years of the 4th-gen 4Runner. Not an issue with the 2007s, at least not yet.
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20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Toyota RAV4 47 RAV4s, 10.4 months of data per RAV4, average 88600 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problem with ignition coils.
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50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Toyota 4Runner 35 4Runners, 8.8 months of data per 4Runner, average 106800 miles19
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Toyota RAV4   13 RAV4s, 10.7 months of data per RAV4, average 112900 miles

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2004 Toyota 4Runner 29 4Runners, 9.5 months of data per 4Runner, average 124400 miles35
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Toyota RAV4   10 RAV4s, 8.7 months of data per RAV4, average 107000 miles

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2003 Toyota 4Runner   20 4Runners, 8.2 months of data per 4Runner, average 136600 miles

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2003 Toyota RAV4   11 RAV4s, 7.6 months of data per RAV4, average 120700 miles

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2001 Toyota RAV4   10 RAV4s, 9.4 months of data per RAV4, average 102000 miles

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2000 Toyota 4Runner   18 4Runners, 7.4 months of data per 4Runner, average 165100 miles

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1999 Toyota 4Runner   20 4Runners, 7.5 months of data per 4Runner, average 237600 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Toyota 4Runner

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What Our Members Are Saying about Toyota 4Runner Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Toyota 4Runner: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
We have had zero issues with this vehicle. Solid in every way - highly recommend.
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Most reliable true offroad vehicle
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
Like the new body style and ride, very smooth for a truck. Gas mileage with the new 6 seems to be very good for such a large truck so far. The seating is spacious and the hvac works well for such a large seating area. The features on the limited exceed
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Judging by orevious records 4Runner is the most rliable midsize SUV on the market
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
Veyr reliable brand and model.
2007 4dr SUV 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
This thing is over-the-top-reliable. I take it off-road, slam the under-belly on to rocks, bull it over large stones like a Hummer, pull over 10,000 lbs for drives well over 2 hours (it stinks of sulfer on the hills but...) - only in shop for oil/brakes.
2007 4dr SUV 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Strong reputation for reliability gives confidence for long, out-of-way, and off- highway travels
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
brand proven reliability
2007 4dr SUV 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Other than sticking calipers (common problem), the 4Runner was trouble-free for me.
2007 4dr SUV 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Most Toyotas these days go 200k+ miles.
Reliability and Durability of the Toyota 4Runner: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2003 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
I seemed to have a lemon, with many electrical problems over the 7 years. Door lock actuators broke 8 times (for 4 doors), an AC sensor forced a new compressor, I replaced the AC control panel, I replaced the AC clutch relay and had other such problems.

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