off road capable midsize SUV
Pros - Rugged exterior styling, good off roading capability, strong V-6 engine and ample cargo space.
Cons - Choppy highway ride and cramped third row seat.
affordable midsize SUV with plenty of power but noisy at times. My hulking 4Runner is aimed at off-road fanatics who occasionally need to transport the whole family. Even after three years, it continues to pulse through the steering wheel at all speeds. Although the engine provides adequate power it is quite noisy at times, especially on highways. My 4Runner is surprisingly smooth and comfy when cruising around town. Despite being constructed on a truck chassis, the ride isn't as bouncy and over-sprung as you'd expect from a body-on-frame car capable of significant off-roading. And although the third row seats are cramped, its interior has a geometric, industrial concept that complements the SUV's rou...