1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4×4 :: Classifieds

Toyota 4Runner SR5

Over the past few years, the cost of used 4WDs, especially Toyotas, and even more so Tacomas and 4Runners, has skyrocketed. In the past these models were affordable workhorses but with the advent of the overlanding boom these rigs became increasingly coveted for their dependable backcountry credentials. The inflated costs are rough but there’s simply no denying the build quality and longevity of these iconic platforms. Fortunately, there are still deals to be had including today’s (197,000 miles) daily-driven 1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5, which showcases an array of tasteful upgrades. The 4Runner is a fantastic option for travel thanks to a bulletproof V6 motor, parts availability (both OEM and aftermarket) internationally, and impressive capability. It’s a popular choice on our forum with recent adventure-ready examples including this 1987 first-gen, a 1999, and a 1998 SR5 with a pop-top conversion. If you’d like a better idea of how the third-generation 4Runner can be outfitted for travel then check out the inspiring builds from Xandera and Expedition Overland.

Overland ready 4Runner interior

From the Seller:

This 4Runner is in amazing condition for a 1999. Sad to see it go but I’m on to the next adventure full-timing in a truck camper and won’t have a place to store it or someone to drive it. Would love to see it land in good hands and enjoyed/adventured.”

Toyota 4Runner rear end

1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4×4

The 4Runner is fitted with a 3.4-liter V6 motor that produces 183 horsepower, 217 pound-feet of torque, and returns a combined 17 mpg. A long-lived engine is matched with excellent capability thanks to a body-on-frame design, 4WD, and a 2-speed transfer case. These rugged credentials are balanced with driver comforts that include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Center console
  • Power steering, windows, and locks
  • Cruise control
  • Pioneer audio

4Runner SR5 V6

Distinguishing Features

  • Bilstein 5100 shocks with Old Man Emu springs
  • OEM alloy wheels with BFGoodrich KO2 all-terrain tires
  • Roof rails

4Runner SR5 trunk

This 1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4×4 is listed for $14,000 OBO and is currently located in Dana Point, California. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

4Runner SR5 rear seats

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