What is the MPG for a 2003 Toyota 4Runner?


Hey everyone,
I’m considering purchasing a 2003 Toyota 4Runner and I’m trying to understand what kind of fuel economy I can expect. I’ve heard different numbers and would appreciate if someone could provide the real-world MPG for both city and highway driving. Does it vary significantly between the V6 and V8 models? Any insights would be really helpful!

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    Hi EmmaW_Future4RunnerOwner,

    I own a 2003 Toyota 4Runner with the V6 engine, and I typically get around 16 MPG in the city and about 20 MPG on the highway. The V8 model tends to be a bit less fuel-efficient, with averages around 15 MPG in the city and 18 MPG on the highway. It’s a great vehicle overall, but just be aware that the fuel economy isn’t its strongest point.

    Hope this helps!


    I’ve got a 2003 4Runner with the V8 engine, and I usually see around 15 MPG in the city and 18 MPG on the highway. The V6 version does slightly better, generally getting about 16 MPG city and 20 MPG highway. If you do a lot of highway driving, you might not notice a huge difference, but city driving can be a bit thirsty.

    Best of luck with your decision!


    V6 Engine (4.0L)

    • City MPG: 15
    • Highway MPG: 19
    • Combined MPG: 17

    V8 Engine (4.7L)

    • City MPG: 14
    • Highway MPG: 17
    • Combined MPG.

    The V6 engine gets slightly better fuel economy, with a combined 17 MPG compared to 15 MPG for the V8 engine. However, real-world mileage can vary based on driving conditions, vehicle load, maintenance, etc. Some owners reported getting around 14-16 MPG city and 19-20 MPG highway for the V8 models.

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