Toyota 4Runner Depreciation

A Toyota 4Runner will depreciate 33% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $30,010.

The Toyota 4Runner ranks in our Top 10 for both the 5-year and 7-year rankings, and does very well for retaining its value over time. The 4Runner has been in production since 1984, and has a very loyal following. If you can find one in good shape, without a ton of miles on it, it could be your next SUV for the next decade. Make sure it hasn't spent too much time on the beach or in the woods, however, as owners tend to really use this vehicle as an off-roader.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 13,500 miles per year, and assumes a purchase price of $44,844 when new. Key in your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated annual miles driven into our depreciation calculator, and we'll predict an expected resale value just for you.

Toyota 4Runner Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $7,736 82.75% $37,108 13,500 2021
2 $8,117 81.90% $36,727 27,000 2022
3 $11,121 75.20% $33,723 40,500 2023
4 $12,265 72.65% $32,579 54,000 2024
5 $14,834 66.92% $30,010 67,500 2025
6 $17,740 60.44% $27,104 81,000 2026
7 $21,252 52.61% $23,592 94,500 2027
8 $22,942 48.84% $21,902 108,000 2028
9 $24,099 46.26% $20,745 121,500 2029
10 $25,731 42.62% $19,113 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $7,736 82.75% $37,108
2 $8,117 81.90% $36,727
3 $11,121 75.20% $33,723
4 $12,265 72.65% $32,579
5 $14,834 66.92% $30,010
6 $17,740 60.44% $27,104
7 $21,252 52.61% $23,592
8 $22,942 48.84% $21,902
9 $24,099 46.26% $20,745
10 $25,731 42.62% $19,113

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If you purchase a used Toyota 4Runner that is 2 years old, then you could save $8,117 compared to buying new, and still have a relatively new model with plenty of useful life remaining. If you plan to keep this vehicle for 3 years then your total cost of depreciation would be $6,717. Try other age and ownership length combinations, or different vehicles to see if you can find depreciation sweetspots where this cost is the lowest. Hint: Try vehicles between 2 and 4 years old, as brand new vehicles depreciate quickly. Also, if this is a recently released model and buying a few years old isn't possible, consider another vehicle, or perhaps wait until more used 4Runner models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Toyota 4Runner

The 2019 Toyota 4Runner is our top pick for the best model year value for the 4Runner. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 83% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2017 model years are also attractive years for the 4Runner, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the 4Runner's price as new, current price, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money of the Toyota 4Runner models.

Toyota 4Runner Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $44,844 $44,844 $146 $0 0% 100%
2019 $44,162 $36,720 $175 $8,124 18.12% 82.75% Best
2018 $43,548 $35,896 $230 $824 2.24% 81.9% Better
2017 $44,855 $34,046 $313 $1,850 5.15% 75.2% Better
2016 $42,118 $30,965 $368 $3,081 9.05% 72.65% Good
2015 $41,378 $28,168 $478 $2,797 9.03% 66.92% Good
2014 $41,086 $25,515 $681 $2,653 9.42% 60.44%
2013 $40,310 $21,985 $777 $3,530 13.83% 52.61%
2012 $39,926 $20,342 $841 $1,643 7.47% 48.84%
2011 $37,856 $18,482 $968 $1,860 9.14% 46.26%
2010 $38,360 $17,343 $995 $1,139 6.16% 42.62%
2009 $36,851 $12,691 $1,148 $4,652 26.82% 31.32%
2008 $35,937 $11,890 $1,364 $801 6.31% 29.29%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $44,844 100%
2019 $36,720 82.75% Best
2018 $35,896 81.9% Better
2017 $34,046 75.2% Better
2016 $30,965 72.65% Good
2015 $28,168 66.92% Good
2014 $25,515 60.44%
2013 $21,985 52.61%
2012 $20,342 48.84%
2011 $18,482 46.26%
2010 $17,343 42.62%
2009 $12,691 31.32%
2008 $11,890 29.29%
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About Our Data and "Useful Lifespan"

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The historical depreciation tables, charts, values and overall rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in September 2020.

While the "Useful Lifespan" of a vehicle will vary greatly from one model to the next, and even one owner to the next, we have determined that twelve years is the most appropriate timeframe which will yield us good, usable data - and that any data beyond that timeframe becomes more dispersed, and ultimately less reliable. Moreover, maintenance costs beyond that timeframe become significantly more varied, as a vehicle owner's care of a particular vehicle will greatly impact its value, and ongoing maintenance costs. We are very much hopeful, however, that your car or truck will last well beyond twelve years, and that it gets you to where you want to go.

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