The 2015 Toyota 4Runner is a long-lived sport utility vehicle that has plenty of capability, but lacks the refinement that’s offered by competing crossovers.
The 2015 Toyota 4Runner has an interior and exterior design that is long in the tooth. With the exception of the Trail and new TRD Pro models, the 2015 4Runner has few saving graces in a world that has largely moved on from the traditional SUV.
The 2015 4Runner is offered in SR5, Trail, Limited and TRD Pro models. Standard features include a rearview camera, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, Bluetooth, a USB port and an Entune audio system with a 6.1-inch display.
The 2015 4Runner has classic SUV styling. Most of the emphasis is on an appearance of strength and robust character rather than speed. This reflects the 4Runner’s capability and truck-based roots.
Inside the 4Runner, seating is comfortable and well-positioned, with plenty of room in all seats except the optional third row. That third row is available only in Limited and SR5 models as a 50/50 split option and is best suited for children rather than adults. Seating with the third row is for seven or five without it.
Controls and fittings are high quality and easy to use. Drivers will feel at ease behind the wheel, though the 4Runner’s truck-like mannerisms and driving dynamics may not appeal to everyone. Fit and finish is good at all price points.
A 4.0-liter V6 engine is the only engine offered with the 2015 4Runner, but it’s a well-proven one that enjoys a reputation for longevity and strength. This V6 produces 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque, and is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive is optional (standard on Trail and TRD Pro trims). When properly equipped, the 4Runner is rated to tow up to 4,700 pounds.
The rear-wheel drive Toyota 4Runner gets an EPA-estimated 17/22 mpg city/highway, while four-wheel drive models get 17/21 mpg.
The 2015 4Runner is not speedy, but not slow by class standards either. Its high stance and large tires mean a high center of gravity and plenty of roll in corners. Combine that with its poor fuel economy and the 4Runner is hard to justify as a daily family driver.
Even at its highest fitting, the technology in the 2015 4Runner is behind the curve when compared with other vehicles, including crossovers. Quality is good, but the center screen on the console is positioned so that it often reflects sunlight, making it difficult to read. Additionally, operations for infotainment can be clunky and difficult, especially when driving.
On the whole, the 4Runner has relatively good safety ratings. In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tests, the 4Runner returned four of five stars overall. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 4Runner its highest rating of “Good” for all but the small-overlap frontal offset test, where it received IIHS’ second lowest “Marginal” rating.
Given the competitive and well-heeled field of crossovers in the midsize SUV segment, and the superior fuel economy that many rivals offer, it is difficult to make the case that the 2015 4Runner is cost-effective. However, in terms of off-road prowess for the dollar, the Trial and TRD Pro editions are better than average if you’re planning to hit the trail often.
The 2015 Toyota 4Runner is a sport utility vehicle in a market where crossovers are now the more popular. It has all of the strengths and drawbacks of a body-on-frame truck-based SUV, and none of the advantages that a crossover can offer. Still, if you’re looking specifically for the capability of a rugged SUV, the 4Runner delivers. The 2015 4Runner also remains a strong-selling vehicle with a reputation for reliability.
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User Reviews for 2015 Toyota 4Runner
by Benjamin on September 6, 2017
Very good buy
"Overall it's a very good. I care more about functionality and reliability above all and so in my opinion it is a great vehicle even if the paint quality is cheap, because let's face it, if the paint falls off that won't keep it from rolling down the road."
Comfortable and good quality
Looks good except toyota sprays their paint on as thin as they can to save $ as do all the manufacturers anymore. I've had rocks kick up and chip the paint.
Runs like a champ. It may be a foreign job and not good old fashioned American muscle but it runs like a raped ape.
I feel it is very family friendly and I have a wife and 3 kids.
Overall I think it is very cost effective. I get about 17.5 mpg in town and about 22 mpg on the highway which isn't bad for a 4wd suv. Toyotas hold their value well too.
"The Trail 4Runner is great. Disappointed the door seals were in poor condition have to be replaced; recent rain caused seats to get soaked. Puzzling how this vehicle became Toyota Certified with this fundamental flaw which I have to pay for out of pocket. "
"Bad, Has a truck ride like my F-150.
Good, First tank of gas got 20 mpg. Turns corners like a sports car with KDSS. Off road ability. Loaded with options it cost 20,000 less than a Tahoe. Plenty of interior room. It is not like a car and can tow 5,000 lbs." Read Less
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2015 Toyota 4Runner Pricing
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The price range for the 2015 Toyota 4Runner is $23,888 - $32,990.
The average selling price is $28,353.
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$33,210 - $43,620
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$23,888 - $32,990
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