Friday, May 27, 2016

2016 Toyota 4Runner Review: Old-School SUV

Overview: The Toyota 4Runner remains what it has always been, an SUV with pickup-truck DNA. It has a solid rear axle and body-on-frame construction. Order four-wheel drive, and you get a two-speed transfer case with a low range in the SR5 and Trail models. (The Limited gets a full-time all-wheel-drive system with no low range.) This is how SUVs used to be built, when gas cost less than a buck a gallon, back before the term “crossover” entered the automotive lexicon. Most automakers have abandoned this original SUV formula in favor of the lighter, carlike, more fuel-efficient crossover. The 4Runner’s closest competitor, the Nissan Xterra, was discontinued last year. But the 4Runner remains true to its roots and is now one of the last of its species. READ MORE ››

from Car and Driver Blog

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