Top 7 Best 4Runner Gun Safes: The Best Options for Your Vehicle

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The 5th generation 4Runner is an awesome vehicle. I have had a chance to drive one for an extended period and enjoyed its ride, the build quality, and everything about it. However, what happens if you need some awesome lockable storage?

Well, we compiled a list of six awesome options to install a gun safe into your 4Runner. Three of the options are specific to the 4Runner, while the other three are built to be a little more universal, but no less effective.

So without more to do, here are the top six gun safes that you should install into your 4Runner today.

Our FavoritesThe Safe
Best Console SafeConsole Vault 1037
Best Budget OptionSecureIt Fast Box Model 40
Fastest AccessHornady Rapid Safe
Thickest SteelFort Knox PB4 Auto
Best Drawer StyleSnapsafe Under Bed Safe Large

1. Console Vault 1037

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Not the actual application [Image courtesy of Console Vault]

Console Vault has been around for quite some time! They are also the industry leader right now in high-quality gun safes that replace your console with lockable storage.

The 1037 specifically is built to fit perfectly in a 4Runner from 2010 until the current year. This means that if you own a 5th generation Toyota 4Runner, it will work for you!

These custom-built safes offer an easy installation of a steel-constructed safe, pry-resistant door, drill-resistant locks, and of course a lifetime warranty.

Now, these are by no means cheap, but they do offer some of the best protection against thieves out there, as they are not only strong but are hidden as well.

2. Lock’er Down LD2048

If you want something similar to the Console Vault above, but want a bit of a different locking mechanism, then you should think about getting yourself a Lock’er Down LD2048. This is the same basic idea as the Console Vault, however, it offers 12 gauge steel, is made in the USA, and has different lock selections.

On the locking mechanism side, you can choose from a standard 4-digit lock, a 7-sided tubular key lock, an Abloy key lock (what the police use), or even an electronic locking mechanism. Having these additional selections is really what sets this one out of the industry.

3. SecureIt Fast Box Model 40

If you are on a budget, need to store a rifle in your vehicle, and want something high quality, then the Model 40 is an awesome option.

Not only will this work well (and can be bolted into) for your 4Runner, but it can be removed, and placed in your home as well (upright or horizontal).

The safe also offers SecureIt’s cradle grid technology, so if it is in the vertical position, it can store more than just firearms when you install bins and more.

It is also extremely easy to open by using SecureIt’s electronic keypad, or by utilizing the key backup that is provided.

If you are looking for a simple, high-quality solution, I would highly recommend this one right here.

4. Lock’er Down SUVAULT MODEL LD3048

Yes, you read that right, Lock’er Down is on this list one more time! This is another gun safe that is built specifically for the Toyota 4Runner. However, instead of being built for the console in the front of the vehicle, it instead sits in the rear of the vehicle in the cargo area.

This safe will essentially replace about 10 1/4″ of height from your cargo area and turn it into a lockable 12 gauge steel drawer for whatever you would like to put into it.

Much like the console safe above, it also comes with a variety of lock options, including the same Abloy key locks. If you need to place more than one item or larger items in a locked storage bin, then this is going to be the best option for a 5th generation 4Runner.

5. SnapSafe Under Bed Safe Large

Alright, the first three safes on this list are specific to the 4Runner, however, there are other safes on the market that are built to be universal and still make awesome vehicle safes.

The first one that comes to mind is the Snapsafe Underbed Safe. While its name says it is more for going under your bed, it also can be placed in the cargo area of your 4Runner, much like the SUVAULT we talked about above.

The Under Bed Safe offers 14 gauge steel, a pry-resistant door, and a Snapsafe-specific electronic lock with a key backup. Now, don’t count on these being quite as high-end when it comes to security as the SUVAULT above, but it is an awesome option that should be considered.

6. Fort Knox PB4 Auto

If you are on the hunt for an awesome, smaller, under-the-seat, thick steel, mechanical locking mechanism safe for your vehicle, then you probably should just stop right here.

The Fort Knox PB4 is built specifically for sitting under the seat of your vehicle (with the front-facing door). It also offers an industry-leading 10 gauge steel, and uses one of my favorite locking mechanisms, the Simplex Lock.

This safe is also backed by one of my favorite safe companies, Fort Knox, which backs its products up with a lifetime warranty, and makes some of the highest quality safes on the market to match.

I’m serious when I mean, if you are looking for something like this, there really isn’t anything better out there.

7. Hornady Rapid Safe

Are you hoping to keep multiple long guns in the rear of your 4Runner? The Hornady Rapid Safe is a great option. Not only does it allow you to stack up to three rifles on top of each other (safely), but it also gets you into the safe quickly by utilizing RFID technology.

Essentially, you can unlock the safe with a provided keychain, bracelet, or electronic keypad or you can always open it with a key backup.

You can also easily connect this safe to your vehicle by tying it down via a cable that comes with the unit. Keep in mind though, that this safe is only 16 gauge steel, so you won’t want to leave your firearms in this one for extended periods.

What do you need out of a good safe for your 4Runner?

Quick Access

The first thing that you are going to want to consider is how quickly you need access to your firearms. If you are the type of person who only needs access to their firearms while they are at the range but not an emergency, then you can get away with a safe that is a little more difficult to access.

On the other hand, if you are someone who likes to take their 4Runner off-roading or camping in bear country, then you are going to want a safe that is easy to access in an emergency. This might mean choosing a console safe over an under-seat safe or choosing a safe with an electronic keypad over a mechanical lock.

High quality

The next thing you are going to want to consider is the quality of the safe. This is going to be directly related to how much you are willing to spend on a safe. If you are looking for a cheap option, then you are going to have to sacrifice some quality.

On the other hand, if you are willing to spend a little bit more money, then you can get a safe that is made out of thicker steel, has a better locking mechanism, and is overall a higher quality product.


The final thing you are going to want to consider is the size of the safe. This is going to be directly related to how many firearms you want to be able to store in the safe. If you only need to store a couple of handguns, then you can get away with a smaller safe.

On the other hand, if you want to be able to store multiple long guns, then you are going to need a larger safe.


If you are looking for a 4Runner gun safe, there are a few great options to choose from. It just comes down to what your needs are, where you want the safe to be, and what your budget is.

Do you want something that is going to be quickly accessible? If so, I would recommend either the Lock’er Down Console Safe or the Hornady Rapid Safe. If you need something a little more heavy-duty, then the SUVAULT 4Runner Safe would be a great option.

No matter what safe you choose, just make sure that you are taking steps to secure your firearms while they are in your vehicle.

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