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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.

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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   21 4Runners, 4.3 months of data per 4Runner, average 5000 miles

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2013 Toyota 4Runner   23 4Runners, 9.3 months of data per 4Runner, average 14000 miles

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2012 Toyota 4Runner   15 4Runners, 6.8 months of data per 4Runner, average 27500 miles

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2011 Toyota 4Runner 25 4Runners, 10.1 months of data per 4Runner, average 33200 miles14
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Toyota 4Runner 39 4Runners, 9.8 months of data per 4Runner, average 49200 miles

Redesigned.
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30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Toyota Yaris   22 Yarises, 10.2 months of data per Yaris, average 52600 miles

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2009 Toyota Yaris   19 Yarises, 8.9 months of data per Yaris, average 61500 miles

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2008 Toyota 4Runner   23 4Runners, 10.5 months of data per 4Runner, average 83600 miles

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2008 Toyota Yaris 42 Yarises, 10.1 months of data per Yaris, average 71500 miles23
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota 4Runner 39 4Runners, 10.2 months of data per 4Runner, average 77100 miles24
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota Yaris 45 Yarises, 9.3 months of data per Yaris, average 96500 miles37
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Toyota 4Runner 41 4Runners, 9.6 months of data per 4Runner, average 102400 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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2005 Toyota 4Runner 37 4Runners, 8.5 months of data per 4Runner, average 110900 miles27
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Toyota 4Runner 29 4Runners, 9.7 months of data per 4Runner, average 130000 miles47
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Toyota 4Runner   24 4Runners, 9.6 months of data per 4Runner, average 137000 miles

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2000 Toyota 4Runner 25 4Runners, 8.2 months of data per 4Runner, average 161300 miles47
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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1999 Toyota 4Runner   14 4Runners, 9.0 months of data per 4Runner, average 243800 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
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.
2010 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Its a Toyota, simple as that. They are built to last.
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
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 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 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Know others who own Toyotas and all are very happy.
2007 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
No problems whatsoever, although its only been 14 months and 10,000 miles so far. Seems solid and well made, for a car in this class.
2007 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
No experiences with mechanical defects, just repairs from normal wear and tear, and even those are rare.
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
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
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
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
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.