2012 Toyota 4Runner

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2012 Toyota 4Runner Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize SUV of 2012

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Toyota 4Runner after 90-days of ownership.
  • Forward visibility
  • Comfort of the driver's seat
  • The vehicle's navigation system

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Toyota 4Runner during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Styling of gauges and instruments
  • Vehicle acceleration

Performance Specs

MPG City



22 - 23




5 speed, Automatic w/Manual Shift


Gas V6


Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Toyota 4Runner Review

The 2012 Toyota 4 Runner’s Durability is unbeatable. 4Runner features a powerful new 4.0-litre V6. Generating 270 Horsepower and 278 pound feet of Torque. At the same time it's more fuel-efficient. That's power and performance—pure and simple. Advanced off-road capabilities combine with the latest comfort and performance technologies to deliver the best of two worlds—a rough-and-ready sport utility that also boasts surprisingly civilized on-road manners. Thoughtfully equipped with advanced features and unique functionality 4Runner is the perfect vehicle for everyday use. The Cargo Area opens up a world of possibilities. 2nd and optional 3rd-row seats fold flat to create ample room for longer items. The available Voice-Activated Navigation System can help get you there and back again. 4Runner comes with the Toyota Star Safety System. This integration of advanced safety features seeks to help drivers avoid accidents in the first place. It includes Vehicle Stability Control Traction Control with off switch Anti-lock Brake System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist. The 2012 Toyota 4 Runner . Off-road capability for an enhanced wilderness experience.

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