Toyota 4Runner - Expanding your Universe. Toyota. Moving Forward. The Toyota 4Runner is an SUV manufactured by Toyota. The original 4Runner was a compact SUV and a 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 mid-size SUV. All 4Runners have been built at Toyota's plant in Tahara, Aichi, Japan or at Hino Motors' Hamura, Japan plant. The 4Runner is sold in other markets, for example Pakistan as the Toyota Hilux Surf. For 2008, the 4Runner receives standard side air bags, a switch to disable Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), slightly modified front grille design, refinements in the Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and some changes in the seatbelt warning system and brake system control.