The Toyota 4Runner is a mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) produced by the Japanese manufacturer Toyota and sold throughout the world from 1984 to present. In Japan it was known as the Toyota Hilux Surf. The original 4Runner was a compact SUV and little more than a Toyota pickup truck with a fiberglass shell over the bed, but the model has since undergone significant independent development into a cross between a compact and a mid-size SUV. All 4Runners have been built at Toyota's Tahara plant in Tahara, Aichi, Japan, or at Hino Motors' Hamura, Japan plant, and in Brazil.
Nearly all second generation 4Runners were four-door models; however, from 1989 to 1993, a two-door model was also produced.
Airbags for both the driver and passenger were added in 1995 (1996 model year).