Used 2003 Toyota4Runner SR5 Sport 4.0 SUV

  • VIN: JTEBU14R930018671
  • Stock: 10288AB

Toyota 4Runner
  • Certified
236,035 miles
Fuel Economy
17.0/20.0 mpg City/Hwy
Exterior Color
Interior Color
SUV/5 seats
4 speed automatic

Dealer Notes



2003 Toyota 4Runner
Vehicle Overview
A redesigned version of the Toyota 4Runner went on sale in October 2002. Adding a V-8 engine choice is just one of the notable changes that Toyota made to its popular sport utility vehicle. In the prior generation, a V-6 was the only power plant available, but the 2003 model offers both choices. The V-8-equipped model went on sale first, and the V-6 version should be on the market in January 2003, according to the Japanese automaker. Toyota expects that close to two-thirds of all 4Runners will have the V-6 engine. 

Toyota also sought to make the truck-based 4Runner larger and roomier so that it yields a more comfortable highway ride and great fuel efficiency while maintaining its offroad ability. Toyota’s Vehicle Skid Control electronic stability system is standard on all models. When equipped with four-wheel drive (4WD), the new 4Runner features Downhill Assist Control that restricts velocity to 4 to 7 mph when going down a steep grade. A new Hill-Start Assist Control does not stop the vehicle completely, but it keeps the vehicle from rolling excessively on an upgrade at the moment the driver moves his foot from the brake to the gas pedal. 

Customers will find three versions of the 4Runner, at dealerships: the SR5, Sport and Limited. Standard equipment in the base SR5 model includes 16-inch tires, multireflector headlights and taillamps, and an integrated towing hitch. The Sport features a hood scoop, a new diagonal-linked sport-enhanced suspension and 17-inch tires. The Limited has a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, 17-inch tires, and silver-painted running boards, bumper accents and roof rails. The 4Runner occupies the middle of Toyota’s five-model SUV lineup. 

The new 4Runner’s wheelbase is 4.5 inches longer than its predecessor, and it measures 5.7 inches longer overall. Toyota’s SUV is 7.4 inches longer than the Jeep Grand Cherokee. It’s also gained 3 inches in width. A new body-on-frame chassis has full-length boxed-section frame rails. The rear liftgate contains a standard power window and a power opening closing feature. 

A speed-sensitive sunroof wind deflector is installed. A plastic composite fuel tank fits within a steel cage, which allows all connections to be plastic to plastic. 

The 4Runner seats five occupants in front buckets and a three-place, 60/40-split rear bench that folds downs. Cargo capacity is 75.1 cubic feet. Leather upholstery is standard in the Limited. 

Cargo-area backup mirrors that are mounted in the rear pillars of models with the base-grade audio system allow the driver to see oncoming vehicles when backing out of a parking stall. For the first time, a navigation system is now available. Options include a JBL Synthesis 10-speaker surround-sound audio system. 

Under the Hood 
Toyota’s 4.7-liter I-Force V-8 engine sends 235 horsepower and 320 pounds-feet of torque to an all-new five-speed-automatic transmission. The 4.0-liter V-6 produces 245 hp. Both engines work with either rear-wheel drive or 4WD. A differential lock switch and full-time 4WD are included with the V-8 engine. A new cranking hold system is now offered on the 4Runner; when the driver holds the key in the Start position for two-tenths of a second, the engine keeps on cranking even after the key is let go. The system also prevents the driver from grinding the starter if the engine is already running. 

Antilock brakes are standard. Side curtain-type airbags and seat-mounted side-impact airbags are optional in all models. 

Driving Impressions 
Performance is a big plus with the 4Runner’s new V-8 engine, which is very quiet. A tap on the gas pedal from a standstill sends the SUV practically lunging ahead with eager passion. Acceleration while passing and merging is wholly confident. 

The 4Runner steers easily and with a reasonably good feel, which is a cut above the truck-based SUV norm, and its handling is also above average. The 4Runner produces comfortable sensations on the road, and it doesn’t feel antagonistic in any way. For this type of vehicle, the ride is pleasantly soft; it’s not quite cushiony, but the suspension absorbs many bumps. The Sport model feels a bit tauter and ride quality is a tad stiffer.

Highlighted Features

  • Automatic temperature control
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Rear window wiper
  • Alloy wheels
  • Heated door mirrors

Included Packages & Options

Included Options
  • Power Tilt & Slide Sunroof$900

Detailed Specifications

  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Driver door bin
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Front beverage holders
  • Illuminated entry
  • Overhead console
  • Passenger door bin
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Power windows
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Rear door bins
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Speed control
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Trunk/hatch auto-latch
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Front wheel independent suspension
  • Power steering
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Sport suspension
  • AM/FM radio
  • CD player
  • Cassette
  • Diversity antenna
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Front center armrest
  • Front seats: bucket
  • Leather shift knob
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Max seating capacity: 5
  • Power 2-way driver lumbar support
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Rear seats: split-bench
  • Rear seats Folding position: flip forward cushion/seatback
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Cylinder configuration: V-6
  • Drive type: four-wheel
  • Engine liters: 4.0
  • Engine location: front
  • Fuel economy city: 17mpg
  • Fuel economy highway: 20mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity: 23.0gal.
  • Horsepower: 245hp @ 5,200RPM
  • Number of valves: 24
  • Recommended fuel: Premium Unleaded
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Torque: 282 lb.-ft. @ 3,800RPM
  • Transmission: 4 speed automatic
  • Variable valve control
  • Approach angle: 32 deg
  • Departure angle: 24 deg
  • Ground clearance (min): 231mm (9.1")
  • Door mirrors: body-color
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Power door mirrors
  • Rear cargo: liftgate
  • Roof rack
  • Skid plates
  • Trailer hitch receiver
  • Compression ratio: 10.00 to 1
  • Curb weight: 1,960kg (4,320lbs)
  • Engine bore x stroke: 94.0mm x 95.0mm (3.70" x 3.74")
  • Engine displacement: 4.0 L
  • Engine horsepower: 245hp @ 5,200RPM
  • Engine torque: 282 lb.-ft. @ 3,800RPM
  • Exterior body width: 1,875mm (73.8")
  • Exterior height: 1,819mm (71.6")
  • Exterior length: 4,801mm (189.0")
  • Front hiproom: 1,405mm (55.3")
  • Front legroom: 1,059mm (41.7")
  • Front shoulder room: 1,473mm (58.0")
  • GVWR: 2,440kg (5,380lbs)
  • Passenger volume: 2,919L (103.1 cu.ft.)
  • Payload: 481kg (1,060lbs)
  • Rear hiproom: 1,405mm (55.3")
  • Rear legroom: 881mm (34.7")
  • Rear shoulder room: 1,453mm (57.2")
  • Towing capacity: 2,268kg (5,000lbs)
  • Turning radius: 5.6m (18.3')
  • Wheelbase: 2,789mm (109.8")
  • Display: analog
  • Front fog lights
  • Front reading lights
  • Outside temperature display
  • Rear window defroster
  • Rear window wiper
  • Tachometer
  • Trip computer
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Adjustable head restraints: driver and passenger w/tilt
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Electronic stability
  • Ignition disable
  • Panic alarm
  • Traction control Consumer Reviews

Kelley Blue Book -
Overall4.8Out of 5
  • Best Vehicle Ever

    By richie-rich on Saturday, December 01, 2007

    The 4-Runner is a superb vehicle. i get 20 mpg on the highway using middle grade gas, and it's V-8 with all-wheel drive. the only issue i have is the Dunlop tires -- could never get them properly balanced. i have since put on a set of Michelin Cross-Terrains, and what a difference. the traction is unsurpassed, and it runs super quiet. after getting a lemon Nissan Frontier and an Isuzu Rodeo, it seems good to have something dependable. no repairs at all - just normal maintainance. the Nissan blew the transmission the second day i had it, and the Isuzu had a laundry list of problems. buy a 4-Runner and it will last forever.
  • Best SUV i ever owned out of 4.

    By Joe on Saturday, November 16, 2013

    My Toyota 4runner limited is by far the most reliable vehicle i ever had. I would buy another one if this one ever wears out. Though not likely. 160000 miles and everything still works like new. Will run it until the wheels fall off. Then put them back on and run it again.
  • unreal!

    By twiggy on Friday, November 02, 2007

    I love this suv! I can't begin to tell you how much I absolutely love this truck. I consistanty get 23 mpg with synthetic oil (amsoil), last winter it handled beautifully for me getting me through some deep snow near NYC without any hesitation. When you start this thing you can just tell it's been perfected, it's quiet, powerful and it's the first new car I've ever owned where there was absolutely nothing I could pick at (and i'm very picky). no problems whatsoever. I have a friend who still drives his 1987 4runner 4cyl with over 400k miles so I expect the same sort of bulletproof-ness out of this. I hear this particular model is made at the Lexus plant in Japan which gives me more piece of mind knowing it's built to last. On the highway I'd also give this 5 accelerates quickly (very fast with the v8) and very smoothly. My only gripe is that the rear door is so heavy it literally takes both hands to push it closed but I guess I'd rather have that problem than an suv that was cheaply made. I test drove all sorts of vehicles in this class and by far this was my hands-down winner. resale value, reliability and safety in bad conditions just can't be beat. I was tempted by the Hummer H3 but with horrid reviews by consumer reports I stayed away and glad I did. Buy it, you'll love it too!
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