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Toyota Yaris vs. Toyota 4Runner Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. 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 Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Toyota 4Runner 9
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 4Runners, 7.4 months of data per 4Runner, average 7400 miles

 

2014 Toyota 4Runner 11
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 4Runners, 9.7 months of data per 4Runner, average 19600 miles

 

2013 Toyota 4Runner 4
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 4Runners, 10.7 months of data per 4Runner, average 35800 miles

 

2012 Toyota 4Runner   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 4Runners, 9.7 months of data per 4Runner, average 45900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2011 Toyota 4Runner   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 4Runners, 10.6 months of data per 4Runner, average 53800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2010 Toyota 4Runner 29
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 4Runners, 11.0 months of data per 4Runner, average 71400 miles

Redesigned.
2010 Toyota Yaris   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Yarises, 9.6 months of data per Yaris, average 64900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2009 Toyota Yaris   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Yarises, 8.5 months of data per Yaris, average 75400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Toyota 4Runner 18
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 4Runners, 9.4 months of data per 4Runner, average 95900 miles
2008 Toyota Yaris 26
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Yarises, 9.9 months of data per Yaris, average 96100 miles

 

2007 Toyota 4Runner 22
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 4Runners, 9.3 months of data per 4Runner, average 94600 miles
2007 Toyota Yaris 26
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Yarises, 9.4 months of data per Yaris, average 115600 miles

 

2006 Toyota 4Runner 51
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 4Runners, 9.2 months of data per 4Runner, average 118700 miles

 

2005 Toyota 4Runner 57
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 4Runners, 9.2 months of data per 4Runner, average 125300 miles

 

2004 Toyota 4Runner 77
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 4Runners, 8.7 months of data per 4Runner, average 150600 miles

 

2003 Toyota 4Runner   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 4Runners, 8.1 months of data per 4Runner, average 153200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2002 Toyota 4Runner   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 4Runners, 9.2 months of data per 4Runner, average 147000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Toyota 4Runner   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 4Runners, 7.7 months of data per 4Runner, average 138900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2000 Toyota 4Runner   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 4Runners, 5.1 months of data per 4Runner, average 176300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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Toyota Yaris vs. Toyota 4Runner Reliability Comparisons

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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
4-speed automatic FWD
Consumer Reports says that the Yaris is 81% more reliable than average.
2007 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
takes what I dish out....with aplomb.
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, 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 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.