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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2015 Toyota 4Runner   20 4Runners, 4.9 months of data per 4Runner, average 3900 miles

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2015 Toyota RAV4   21 RAV4s, 3.5 months of data per RAV4, average 3000 miles

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2014 Toyota 4Runner 31 4Runners, 9.0 months of data per 4Runner, average 12800 miles17
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2014 Toyota RAV4 32 RAV4s, 8.9 months of data per RAV4, average 10100 miles17
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2013 Toyota 4Runner   24 4Runners, 10.8 months of data per 4Runner, average 27800 miles

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2013 Toyota RAV4 73 RAV4s, 10.2 months of data per RAV4, average 18400 miles

Redesigned.
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0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Toyota 4Runner   13 4Runners, 9.8 months of data per 4Runner, average 38400 miles

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2012 Toyota RAV4 44 RAV4s, 8.8 months of data per RAV4, average 27900 miles22
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2011 Toyota 4Runner   23 4Runners, 8.6 months of data per 4Runner, average 45900 miles

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2011 Toyota RAV4 56 RAV4s, 9.1 months of data per RAV4, average 44800 miles14
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Toyota 4Runner 34 4Runners, 10.1 months of data per 4Runner, average 63900 miles

Redesigned. A couple reports of leaking struts.
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10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Toyota RAV4 56 RAV4s, 9.2 months of data per RAV4, average 55900 miles19
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Toyota RAV4 58 RAV4s, 10.3 months of data per RAV4, average 68200 miles28
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota 4Runner 30 4Runners, 10.0 months of data per 4Runner, average 89200 miles36
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2008 Toyota RAV4 69 RAV4s, 9.6 months of data per RAV4, average 78500 miles40
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2007 Toyota 4Runner 47 4Runners, 9.8 months of data per 4Runner, average 88800 miles26
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2007 Toyota RAV4 47 RAV4s, 10.4 months of data per RAV4, average 85600 miles42
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2006 Toyota 4Runner 40 4Runners, 9.3 months of data per 4Runner, average 117100 miles

Earlier common problem with brake calipers seizing up. Even 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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2006 Toyota RAV4 41 RAV4s, 8.5 months of data per RAV4, average 100900 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Earlier common problem with ignition coils. Possible continuing common problem with the water pump.
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2005 Toyota 4Runner 32 4Runners, 8.8 months of data per 4Runner, average 125800 miles21
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2005 Toyota RAV4   13 RAV4s, 10.6 months of data per RAV4, average 132400 miles

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2004 Toyota 4Runner 32 4Runners, 8.8 months of data per 4Runner, average 147500 miles64
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2004 Toyota RAV4   13 RAV4s, 8.2 months of data per RAV4, average 123500 miles

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2003 Toyota 4Runner 28 4Runners, 7.0 months of data per 4Runner, average 147000 miles

Redesigned.
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2003 Toyota RAV4   14 RAV4s, 7.0 months of data per RAV4, average 123600 miles

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2002 Toyota 4Runner   10 4Runners, 8.7 months of data per 4Runner, average 159500 miles

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2001 Toyota 4Runner   11 4Runners, 9.1 months of data per 4Runner, average 143700 miles

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2001 Toyota RAV4   10 RAV4s, 6.8 months of data per RAV4, average 132700 miles

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2000 Toyota 4Runner 25 4Runners, 8.5 months of data per 4Runner, average 175800 miles39
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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.

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Toyota 4Runner

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

Toyota 4Runner Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Most reliable true offroad vehicle
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.
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
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
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
Veyr reliable brand and model.
2007 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
No repairs for 2 years.
2007 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
Other than sticking calipers (common problem), the 4Runner was trouble-free for me.
2007 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable 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 260-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
Toyota reputation, expect to own this vehicle for 10 or more years (200,000 miles)
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
its good
Toyota 4Runner Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2003 4dr SUV 260-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.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
I have had zero problems with the car.
2009 4dr SUV 176-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
High ratings from every car review I have read. Very high resale value and see used ones all the time with 150k+ miles - I should be able to own this 10+ years.
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Excellent long term reliablity
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
never owned toyota but based on reputation.I know several people who own toyotas and no dissapointmenta
2008 4dr SUV 176-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It goes without saying that everyone wants a reliable vehicle. I believe that Toyota is not alone in that objective, the other manufacteurs have caught up with them.
2008 4dr SUV 176-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Unfortunately, I had to get rid of this car because with less than 100, 000 miles (it had 95, 000) and having beenexcellently maintained it gave me oil sludge problem, and the dealer recommended engine replacement... Unvelievable in a Toyota with such a low, well maintainedvehicle. I will never, ever again buy a Toyota. It was my first (and last) one. I would not recommend it to any one...
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
This vehicle has consistently rated high in all professional reviews, and in consumers reviews. I agree.
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Toyota reputation.
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Many, many hassle-free miles. Few repairs needed.
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
See above
Toyota RAV4 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Power steering failed within 3 months of new. 4 wheel drive actuator failed.