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The Toyota 4Runner has long been one a popular SUV, but owning a new one isn’t in the budget for everyone. Toyota is well known for its reliability, however, and a used 4Runner can last over 200,000 miles. Here are some of the most reliable Toyota 4Runner model years for under $15,000.

2007 Toyota 4Runner

J.D. Power ranks the 2007 Toyota 4Runner as number one in the midsize SUV category for that year. It was awarded a quality and reliability score of 85 out of 100, and a driving experience score of 83. The 2007 Toyota 4Runner has a price range of $8,669 to $12,315.

There are several factors that earn the 2007 model praise, such as its robust construction, off-road capability, and longevity. It also has a spacious, comfortable interior and a potent V6 engine.

Owners reported to J.D. Power that they enjoy the smoothness of the transmission, the heating, and air-conditioning, as well as the forward visibility. What owners didn’t like is that it’s difficult to get in and out of the 4Runner, the styling of the gauges and instruments, and the flexibility of seat configurations.

2008 Toyota 4Runner

J.D. Power gave the 2008 model a slightly higher score than its predecessor. In this case, it earned an 87 out of 100 when it comes to quality and reliability, as well as a score of 84 for the driving experience. 

Like the 2007 model, the 2008 continues to retain its durability and off-road skills. There is also plenty of room in the cargo area, a solid build, and reliable V6 engine options. The 2008 model should cost you around $9,787 to $14,044.

2009 Toyota 4Runner

J.D. Power ranks the 2009 Toyota 4Runner as number three in the midsize SUV category and awarded it an overall score of 84 out of 100. It currently does not have a rating for quality and reliability, but the driving experience earned a score of 80 out of 100. It has a used price range of $11,069 to $15,400.

The 2009 4Runner is both reliable and has many modern features such as Hill Start Assist and Downhill Assist Control that make it ideal for off-roading. It also has an incredibly comfortable ride, powerful engine choices, and a spacious cabin.

2010 Toyota 4Runner

The 2010 Toyota 4Runner earned a quality and reliability score of 85 out of 100 from J.D. Power. It also received an 81 for the driving experience and is ranked at number two in the midsize SUV category. Currently, most buyers are paying anywhere from $14,042 to $20,079.

Though finding a 2010 model under $15,000 might be difficult, it’s worth considering. The 2010 4Runner is a reliable and capable SUV known for its off-road prowess, comfortable ride, spacious interior, and long-lasting durability. It is equipped with a four-liter V6 that generates 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque, which received a lot of praise from critics.

Owners reported to J.D. Power that they liked the quality of the interior materials, the feel of the seat material, and how smooth the 2010 4Runner feels. What they didn’t like was the difficulty getting in and out, the way the 4Runner handles curves, and the poor acceleration.

Maintenance, overall condition, and mileage are crucial factors regardless of the model year. Before purchasing any used car, obtain a vehicle history report and have a trusted mechanic inspect the vehicle to help identify potential problems. Also, prices may vary depending on factors such as location, trim level, mileage, and overall condition.


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