The 1999 Toyota 4Runner is a compact to midsize SUV that was formally a pickup truck in the first generation. It started production in 1984. The models up to 1995 were smaller and within the compact category and later models were upgraded to midsize SUVs. The third generation was a larger, four-door model from 1996 through 2002. Engine power increased as well starting with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder up to a 3.4-liter V-6. The 1999 model year is known for its dependability, drivability, and manageable dimensions next to other SUVs.
Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 2.7-liter four-cylinder, 3.4-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic with overdrive, five-speed manual with overdrive
Models: Toyota 4Runner 4x2, Toyota 4Runner 4x4, Toyota 4Runner SR5 4x2, Toyota 4Runner SR5 4x4, Toyota 4Runner Limited 4x2, Toyota 4Runner Limited 4x4
The 1999 Toyota 4Runner increased the length of the body slightly, adding a new bumper designed to absorb more energy on impact, an optional all-wheel drive system, and a wide range of interior options.
The 1999 Toyota 4Runner is a four-door midsize SUV with a body that sits fairly high off the ground. The exterior impression is still a mix between the early SUVs and an extended cab pickup with camper, though there is no bed. Some features include heated mirrors on all but the base models, standard skid plates, and optional trailer hitch on all models. It also has a rear wiper and front fog lights.
The 1999 Toyota 4Runner is roomy and comfortable with a range of colors and trims available. It added more features for 1999; Some standard and available features include CD player with a four- or six-speaker system, air-conditioning, tilt steering wheel, remote keyless entry, power windows and locks, automatic temperature control, standard leather upholstery on the limited edition and optional leather on other models, power front seats, and more.
Performance & Handling
The 1999 Toyota 4Runner comes with either a 150-hp, 2.7-liter four-cylinder or a 183-hp, 3.4-liter V-6. Both take regular gas and can be paired with a four-speed automatic with overdrive or a five-speed manual with overdrive. Models are 4x4 or 4x2. The larger engine has descent acceleration, and the smaller engine only moderately so. The 4x4 has moderate off-road capability. Handling is easy and responsive and it provides a comfortable ride.
The 1999 Toyota 4Runner provides safety features that include dual front airbags and optional ABS brakes and security system.
EPA Fuel Economy
Toyota 4Runner: 17/19 mpg city/highway
- Number of features
You Won't Like
- Outdated style
- No high-powered options
A good commuter SUV do to reliability, drivability, and range of features.
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