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Toyota Yaris vs. Toyota 4Runner Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending September 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model Percent of Average  
2014 - 2016 Toyota 4Runner
2% Best 41% Worst
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2010 - 2013 Toyota 4Runner
0% Best 32% Worst
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2007 - 2011 Toyota Yaris
6% Best 48% Worst
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2003 - 2009 Toyota 4Runner
27.1428571429% Best 85% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Toyota

Toyota 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. full 2010 Toyota review
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. full 2010 Toyota review
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. full 2009 Toyota review
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Other than a few minor warranty problems the car is solid. full 2008 Toyota review
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. full 2008 Toyota review
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. full 2008 Toyota review
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). full 2008 Toyota review
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Know others who own Toyotas and all are very happy. full 2008 Toyota review
2007 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Have had ZERO problems in 31,000 miles. full 2007 Toyota review
2007 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
No matinence really. Oil change is about all it needs for 100,000 miles full 2007 Toyota review
Toyota 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. full 2010 Toyota review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Toyota 4Runner

Toyota 4Runner Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearComment
2014 The current Jeep Grand Cherokee is a very impressive vehicle. As I'll discuss in more detail below, it does many things better than the 4Runner. So why didn't my friend buy the Jeep? Largely because he did not trust it would be reliable. It's record has been so-so in recent years, and the 2014 updates included some glitches. Conversely, the Toyota 4Runner has consistently been among the most reliable models in TrueDelta's car reliability survey. full 2014 Toyota 4Runner review
 

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 full 2011 Toyota 4Runner review
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 full 2010 Toyota 4Runner review
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 full 2010 Toyota 4Runner review
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
Veyr reliable brand and model. full 2008 Toyota 4Runner review
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. full 2007 Toyota 4Runner review
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. full 2007 Toyota 4Runner review
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) full 2007 Toyota 4Runner review
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
its good full 2007 Toyota 4Runner review
2007 4dr SUV 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Most Toyotas these days go 200k+ miles. full 2007 Toyota 4Runner review
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 full 2007 Toyota 4Runner review
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. full 2003 Toyota 4Runner review