2013 Toyota 4Runner

MSRP $31,490

Ranked #8 in Suv

7.8

Overall Rating

2013 Toyota 4Runner Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 28, 2021

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The Toyota 4Runner stands out from a crowd of SUVs getting tamed, simpler and road-focused day by day. The 4Runner retains its rugged and off-road-oriented looks and still has the boxy, lifted stance aimed at maximum practicality. Hence, the interior might not be the most luxurious or the most premium but it definitely is of high quality. For 2013, the Toyota 4Runner comes with no major changes as a carryover model. 

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Pros

Powerful engine

Superb offroad capabilities

Lots of cargo space

Cons

Interior not as plush as some rivals

Sub-par fuel efficiency 

The rear row lacks legroom

What's New?

No significant changes for 2013


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$31490

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

241 cu.in.

horsepower

270 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

278 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

5 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

double wishbone front suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

109.8 in.

length

189.9 in.

width

75.8 in.

height

71.5 in.

curb weight

4400 lbs.

ground clearance

9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

97.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

89.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

5000 lbs.

payload capacity

1700 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/19/22 mpg

highway range

506 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

SR5$31,490 onwards

Colors and Styles

2013 Toyota 4Runner in Classic Silver Metallic color
Classic Silver Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

9.0

Features

8.5

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

7.0

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.8

Overall Rating


The 2013 Toyota 4Runner comes in three trim options starting at $31,490 and going well above $41,030 for the top-end trim. The engine under the hood is a 4.0 L V6 mated to a 5-speed automatic which is the only powertrain combination on offer whereas RWD is standard and 4WD is also available. The 2013 Toyota 4Runner competes with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Edge, and Nissan Murano


8.5/10
Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety


2013 Toyota 4Runner Features

8.5/10

The 2013 Toyota 4Runner is available in three trim options, which are the base SR5, the more off-road-oriented Trail, and the top-of-the-line Limited trim. The SR5 and Limited trims come with 2WD as standard and 4WD is optional whereas the Trail model comes in a 4WD configuration as standard. All models come with the same 4.0 L V6 engine under the hood mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The detailed list of features and prices of the 2013 4Runner’s trims are listed in the table below- 

Trim

SR5

Trail

Limited

MSRP

$31,490 (RWD)

$33,365 (4WD)

$37,155 (4WD)

$38,995 (RWD)

$41,030 (4WD)

Key Features

17-in. 6-spoke alloy wheels

17-in. alloy wheels

20-in. split 6-spoke alloy wheels

 

Multi-reflector halogen headlights with auto-off feature

Black front and rear bumpers, door handles, heated power outside mirrors

Multi-reflector halogen headlights with auto on/off feature

 

Air conditioning with air filter and second-row vents

Smoked headlight and taillight bezels

Dual-zone automatic climate control with air filter and second-row vents

 

AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability, eight speakers

Sliding rear cargo deck with under-floor storage compartment

Display Audio with Navigation and Entune with 6.1-in. touch-screen with integrated backup camera display

 

Fabric-trimmed front seats

Water-resistant fabric-trimmed front seats

Leather-trimmed and multi-stage heated front seats

 

Overhead console with HomeLink universal transceiver and sunglasses storage

Overhead console with HomeLink universal transceiver, Multi-terrain Select, Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), VSC19 cutoff, locking rear differential, and Crawl Control (CRAWL) switches 

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The 4Runner is the Trail trim would be the best choice. It comes with 4WD as standard and a lot more off-road-oriented features over the base trim. It also gets a more stealthy and rugged treatment on the exterior making it look better than the base SR5 trim. However, for a more luxurious interior, a more road-focused configuration, and more features, the Limited trim in a 2WD configuration would be ideal. 

2013 Toyota 4Runner Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The Toyota 4Runner comes with a 4.0 L V6 engine under the hood mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. This is the only powertrain combination available with the 4Runner. The base SR5 and the top-end Limited trims come in a 2WD configuration as standard and 4WD is optional for an extra cost for these models while the Trail trim comes exclusively with 4WD. The engine puts out a strong 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of maximum power and torque. 

The 4Runner comes with the most torque in the segment and is also the most off-road-oriented one. This results in the 4Runner performing just above average on the road. It takes 7.8 seconds to gain a speed of 60mph and crosses the quarter-mile mark in 15.9 seconds. The ride is extremely comfortable and the engine is super refined and delivers power smoothly.

Model

2013 Toyota 4Runner Trail

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

2013 Ford Edge Limited

2013 Nissan Murano SL

MSRP

$37,155

$37,095

$37,050

$36,990

Engine

4.0 L V6

3.6 L V6

3.5 L V6

3.5 L V6

Drivetrain

4WD

4WD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

5-speed shiftable automatic

5-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

CVT

Power

270 hp @ 5600 rpm

290 hp @ 6400 rpm

285 hp @ 6500 rpm

260 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque

278 ft-lbs. @ 4400 rpm

260 ft-lbs. @ 4800 rpm

253 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

240 ft-lbs. @ 4400 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.8

7.7

6.8

8.6

Quarter mile (mph)

15.9

15.8

15.4

16.6

Top speed (mph)

120

128

136

135

The Jeep Cherokee is the most powerful one while the 4Runner is the most torquey. Despite all of this, the Grand Cherokee is the fastest followed by the Ford. The 4Runner however, stands out with its extreme offroad abilities and very good ride comfort. The Trail model that comes with the upgraded offroad suspension is one of the best off-roaders in the segment. 

2013 Toyota 4Runner Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The 4Runner has the largest displacement engine among all of these machines. It also weighs on the higher side. And all of this means that fuel efficiency is not the best in the segment. The 4Runner performs pretty well and delivers an efficiency of 17 mpg in the city, 21 on the highway, and a combined efficiency of 18 mpg. The 4Runner has a large 23.0-gallon fuel capacity and provides a combined range of around 414 miles. 

Model

2013 Toyota 4Runner Trail

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

2013 Ford Edge Limited

2013 Nissan Murano SL

MPG (city)

17

16

18

18

MPG (Highway)

21

23

25

23

MPG (Combined)

18

19

21

20

Fuel Capacity

23.0

24.6

19.0

21.7

Range (City/Highway/Combined)

391/483/414

394/566/467

342/475/399

391/499/434

The most powerful Ford Edge also happens to be the most fuel-efficient. However, the Grand Cherokee with the largest fuel capacity delivers the most range. The 4Runner is the least efficient among the ones compared here. The Grand Cherokee and the Nissan Murano stay in the middle grounds in terms of fuel efficiency. 

2013 Toyota 4Runner Interior

6.0/10

The interior of the 2013 Toyota 4Runner is straightforward and simple. It is designed not to be shown off, but to be the most practical and usable cabin. The interior is spacious and comes with plenty of space in the front row. But the 4Runner significantly lacks space in the second row. It is a 5-seater as standard while a 7-seater model is available to opt for and comes with a super-cramped third row. 

The interior features dual-zone automatic climate control to keep the occupants comfortable. The seats are fabric wrapped in the base level trim which gets upgraded to water-resistant ones in the Trail model and leather-wrapped seats with heating functionality in the highest trims. The cargo capacity in the 4Runner is huge and measures a whopping 46.3 cu-ft. Overall the 4Runner comes with an interior that matches its practicality.

Model

2013 Toyota 4Runner Trail

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

2013 Ford Edge Limited

2013 Nissan Murano SL

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.6/57.8/41.7

39.9/58.7/40.3

40.0/58.9/40.7

38.3/59.6/43.6

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.6/57.8/32.9

39.2/58.0/38.6

39.3/58.7/39.6

38.1/58.7/36.3

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

46.3

35.1

32.2

31.6

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has the most beautiful interior and has the most elite and premium look inside the cabin. The 4Runner looks the most barebones while the Nissan’s interior looks outdated and the Edge has an average-looking one. The Grand Cherokee is the overall most spacious one while the 4Runner offers the most cargo space. The following are some of the most important interior features-

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with air filter and second-row vents 
  • Leather-trimmed and multi-stage heated front seats 
  • 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support
  • 4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Second-row-seat center armrest with cup holders
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio, Bluetooth hands-free phone, and voice-command controls

How intuitive is the 2013 Toyota 4Runner’s infotainment unit?

The 2013 Toyota 4Runner gets a 6.4-inch touchscreen infotainment unit along with 8 speakers as standard in the highest trim. The touchscreen unit is good and responsive. There is also an available JBL sound system that comes with 15 speakers including a subwoofer. The Entune infotainment system comes with various apps including Bing, iHeartRadio, MovieTickets.com, OpenTable, and Pandora. The following are the rest of the important infotainment features-

  • 6.4-inch Touch-Screen DVD Navigation
  • Display Audio With Navigation and Entune
  • Available JBL Audio System
  • SiriusXM Radio with NavTraffic with a 90-day complimentary trial
  • AM/FM 4-disc CD changer with MP3/WMA playback capability
  • Multi-Information Display with outside temperature, clock, average fuel economy, distance to empty, and compass

2013 Toyota 4Runner Exterior

8.0/10

There are no bells and whistles or a super sleek, aerodynamic design language to describe the 4Runner. It comes with a simple and straightforward design and that pretty much means that it looks like a brick. However, this traditional design language looks impressive on the 4Runner. It is old-school looking and old-school SUVs are the real deal. The 4Runner’s design clearly shows that it is superbly capable off the road. 

The 4Runner is the most serious looking among the ones in the segment and those, more urbanized SUVs seem puny in front of the 4Runner. There are more beautiful ones, but there just couldn’t be any more practical ones. The 4Runner features 17-inch alloys of different styles in the lower and mid-level trims while the top-end model comes with 20-inch ones. Overall it is a traditionally, beautiful-looking machine that might not impress everyone.

Model

2013 Toyota 4Runner Trail

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

2013 Ford Edge Limited

2013 Nissan Murano SL

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,750

4,890

4,134

4,110

Length (in.)

189.9

189.8

184.2

189.9

Width (in.)

75.8

76.5

76.0

74.1

Height (in.)

74.2

69.3

67.0

68.0

Ground Clearance (in.)

9.6

8.6

7.9

7.4

Wheelbase (in.)

109.8

114.8

111.2

111.2

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most stylish among these vehicles and it just also seems the fastest, in fact, it also actually is. The Nissan on the other hand looks unimpressive and ugly and is a disappointment to look at. The 4Runner as mentioned earlier is the most old-school, rugged, and practical one and also is my personal favorite. The following are some of its important exterior features-

  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights with auto on/off feature 
  • Integrated fog lights 
  • Chrome door handles with touch-sensor lock/unlock feature
  • Color-keyed front and rear bumpers with chrome inserts, 
  • 20-in. split 6-spoke alloy wheels
  • Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators 
  • Chrome-accented front grille insert 

2013 Toyota 4Runner Safety

7.0/10

The 2013 Toyota 4Runner is a very safe vehicle. The crash test score it had received from NHTSA, as well as IIHS, proves it. It gets an overall safety rating of 4-stars from NHTSA and the low rating it got is for rollover safety which is understandable for an SUV of its size. The 4Runner was also selected as the Top Safety Pick of the segment which further ensures the safety of this SUV. The following are some of its most important safety features-

  • Crawl Control (CRAWL) and Multi-terrain Select
  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • Downhill Assist Control
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • Traction Control (TRAC)
  • Brake Assist (BA)
  • Smart Stop Technology (SST)

2013 Toyota 4Runner Final Verdict

The Toyota 4Runner is not a mainstream option in the segment that focuses on interior luxury and on-road performance. The 4Runner is not a crossover like many in this segment, it is a proper SUV and it looks as well as performs like one. The 4Runner has a powerful engine and it performs impressively off the road. In fact, it is one of the best off-roaders in this segment. However, it does with some cons including second-row lacking legroom and lowers fuel efficiency. So go for it if you need a rugged SUV and not a road-focused crossover.

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