2006 Toyota 4Runner User Reviews
Limited 4X2 V8 shown
- $11,880 - $15,818
- No trim specified for this review
- good rides, responsive handling, low noises, very tight turns and little leaning
- brake grabs and cannot stop completely without jerking forward, window switches hard to see at night
I bought my new 4runner 2WD Sport Edition in 10/2006 and driven for 5500 miles in rain,wind, and dry pavement in highway and city only but not yet on dirt or snow. It handles extremely well and very quiet. There is occasional wind noises heard coming from the roof possibly the roof rack. Almost no lean turning at highway curves at high 40-60 mph due to X_REAS system. Very good acceleration and feel light and occasional feel of heaviness. OVERALL, I LOVE TO DRIVE IT.
The seats are comfortable but the dark color ampilfies small messes. 2nd row seats are comfortable but feel little bumpy when travelling over rough roads. The cd/radio sounds okay definitely not the best. Entering the vehicle is not the easiest. exiting out vehicle is harder. Challenged height persons might consider it before buying any SUV. However, high seating position results in better visibility, a plus, for short persons might find this to their advantage.
The steering wheel was shaking and dealer diagnosed due to imbalanced dunlop grandtrekat20 and dealer replaced with all 5 michellincrossterrain tire without cost. Now the shaking steering wheel disappeared. ocassional rattles from the sun visor, have not told the dealer to fix it yet.
MPG computer register is about 18.5 - +1 in the city, 24 + - 2 on highway depending on wind and speed factors on moslty flat roads. Common sense, increased speed and wind decrease mpg. better mpg at mph range of 50-65.
It is $$xpensive but it is worth it. It retains excellent resale value. Insurance co. charges less than for a new Camry. This is my 8th toyota and my first SUV and 3rd new toyota. all my 2 previous new toyota have been extremely reliable. I predict this 4runner will either have same high reliability or better.
I highly RECOMMEND the 4runner to anyone who is looking for SUV. If you are only looking a car, I suggest you try test driving 4Runner. Afterward, you might want to buy this 4Runner. This 4Runnner drives like very close to a car. I tested driven Highlander, in some way Highlander is better but not much. I can say 4runner handles better at highway curves. Entering and exiting Highlander is easier for kids and old peoples.
If you are looking good MPG and fuel conscious vehicle, SUV is not for you. My CAMRY gets at least 7-12 MPG better. The fuel gap between SUV and car is still huge.
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