2017 Toyota 4Runner  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#31 of 2017 SUVs

#61 of all 2017 vehicles

The 4Runner, a mainstay of Toyota's lineup for decades, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2020. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2017 Toyota 4Runner has a score of 80, implying a 0.041% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Toyota 4Runner has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0413% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7202%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0413% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7202% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9672GMC AcadiaFord FlexToyota 4RunnerChevrolet TraverseFord ExplorerBuick EnclaveJeep Grand CherokeeDodge DurangoLincoln MKXToyota HighlanderHonda PilotCadillac XT5Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Toyota 4Runner with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 72 to 96. The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is safer than the 2017 GMC Acadia and less safe than the 2017 Ford Explorer, the 2017 Buick Enclave, the 2017 Cadillac XT5, the 2017 Honda Pilot, the 2017 Toyota Highlander, the 2017 Lincoln MKX, the 2017 Dodge Durango, and the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is about as safe as the 2017 Ford Flex.

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