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Toyota Yaris vs. Toyota 4Runner Reliability Comparisons

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

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Toyota Yaris and Toyota 4Runner reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Toyota Yaris and the Toyota 4Runner 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 Yaris and the Toyota 4Runner have been recently.

Toyota Yaris Reliability vs. Toyota 4Runner Reliability: Toyota Yaris Reliability vs. Toyota 4Runner Reliability:
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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Toyota 4Runner 30 4Runners, 7.3 months of data per 4Runner, average 8200 miles11
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Toyota 4Runner   23 4Runners, 10.8 months of data per 4Runner, average 20600 miles

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2012 Toyota 4Runner   15 4Runners, 9.7 months of data per 4Runner, average 31700 miles

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2011 Toyota 4Runner 25 4Runners, 9.2 months of data per 4Runner, average 39100 miles21
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Toyota 4Runner 37 4Runners, 9.8 months of data per 4Runner, average 56600 miles

Redesigned. A couple reports of leaking struts.
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30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Toyota Yaris   20 Yarises, 10.4 months of data per Yaris, average 60400 miles

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2009 Toyota Yaris   16 Yarises, 10.4 months of data per Yaris, average 70800 miles

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2008 Toyota 4Runner 27 4Runners, 9.9 months of data per 4Runner, average 85900 miles36
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota Yaris 42 Yarises, 10.3 months of data per Yaris, average 78700 miles25
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota 4Runner 42 4Runners, 10.2 months of data per 4Runner, average 83500 miles25
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota Yaris 45 Yarises, 9.2 months of data per Yaris, average 104100 miles44
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Toyota 4Runner 40 4Runners, 9.5 months of data per 4Runner, average 109300 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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0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Toyota 4Runner 34 4Runners, 8.1 months of data per 4Runner, average 121300 miles26
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Toyota 4Runner 32 4Runners, 9.8 months of data per 4Runner, average 138900 miles61
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Toyota 4Runner 27 4Runners, 9.6 months of data per 4Runner, average 142100 miles

Redesigned.
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0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Toyota 4Runner   11 4Runners, 8.4 months of data per 4Runner, average 141400 miles

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2000 Toyota 4Runner 26 4Runners, 8.2 months of data per 4Runner, average 170600 miles57
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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1999 Toyota 4Runner   12 4Runners, 5.1 months of data per 4Runner, average 249900 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Toyota Yaris

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

Toyota Yaris Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Its a Toyota, simple as that. They are built to last.
2010 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I am a stickler on maintenance and was very disappointed on the driver side drive shaft seal leaking twice! I was not given any reason why this would happened but so far since the last repair it seems all is fine. I change my own oil and was able to notice the problem way before it was serious as I notice an oozing of manual transmission oil around this drive shaft. I have not been able to find this is a common problem though.
2009 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I have not had a single problem with the car in the first seven months of ownership. Put gas in, change the oil and it just goes.
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Other than a few minor warranty problems the car is solid.
2008 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I have had 3 Toyotas now and all have been trouble free for over 150,000km.
2008 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
It has a good reputation. I have known many Toyotas to have well over 250,000 miles on them without so much as minor maintenance and a few small repairs.
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Have owned this car for almost three years. NO need to go to the shop at all (oil changes and other routine maintenance has been done at home).
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Know others who own Toyotas and all are very happy.
2007 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
This car uses the tried and true 1NZ-FE engine and 2nd generation of the C50 transmission, both of which can take a licking and keep on ticking. It enjoys the typical and legendary Toyota legacy of reliability.
2007 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Many years history of solid red dots on Consumer Reports Reliability Survey.
Toyota Yaris Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
As stated only problem was the driver side drive shaft seal leaking twice.
 

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 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 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
No repairs for 2 years.
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
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)
Toyota 4Runner Reliability and Durability: 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.