A silver 2007 Mercedes G550 G-Wagon drives on a mountain road
Trucks & SUVs

A Used Mercedes G-Wagon Is a Better Toyota 4Runner

For fans of old-school off-road SUVs, the Toyota 4Runner has a lot to offer. But the TRD Pro models, new or used, aren’t exactly cheap. Plus, although the 4Runner received some welcome upgrades recently, it’s definitely showing its age. However, if you’re after a similarly-hardcore SUV, there’s one which also adds a bit more luxury: …

Is the 2021 Toyota 4Runner’s Lunar Inspiration Enough?
Trucks & SUVs

Is the 2021 Toyota 4Runner’s Lunar Inspiration Enough?

One thing you’ve got to appreciate about the Toyota 4Runner SUV is that it is not pretending to be a luxurious and peaceful SUV. For 2021 Toyota did absolutely nothing to improve the 4Runner’s road manners. But a few tuning tweaks have been implemented to help it out on the trails. Plus, there’s a new …

2021 Toyota 4Runner Trail Edition off-roading
Trucks & SUVs

Three Reasons Not to Buy the 2020 Toyota 4Runner

Before you buy the 2020 Toyota 4Runner, there are a few things to consider. Not everything with the 2020 model is great, and you might be able to get more value for your money elsewhere. Check out why it might be better to pass on the Toyota 4Runner.  Reasons not the buy the 2020 Toyota …

2021 Toyota 4Runner on display with new lunar paint color
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is Trying to Make a Comeback

In recent years, the same old Toyota 4Runner has been a little underwhelming. But to remain relevant against the new Ford Bronco and other off-roaders, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner is receiving significant upgrades, including the infamous Trail edition.  The 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro and Trail Edition are coming  The Toyota 4Runner hasn’t been redesigned …

2020 Toyota 4Runner Venture Edition driving through mud
Trucks & SUVs

The Toyota 4Runner’s Third Row Is Pointless But Who Cares?

The Toyota 4Runner SUV is easily one of the most appealing family SUVs on the market. The fifth-generation Toyota 4Runner comes in a wide spectrum of trims and configurations, including some pretty awesome designated off-road packages. But the third row is barely anything besides an absolute joke. Access is limited, adults don’t really fit, there …

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71
Trucks & SUVs

The Chevy Tahoe Surprisingly Beats the Toyota 4Runner

What the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV is to the Chevy Silverado pickup truck, the 2020 Toyota 4Runner SUV is to the Toyota Tacoma pickup. They are closely related to their truck siblings in both style and capability. The 2020 Tahoe is definitely a larger SUV than the 2020 4Runner. Plus the Tahoe’s only engine option …

2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro vs. 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
Trucks & SUVs

How to Choose Between the Toyota 4Runner and Sequoia

The Toyota 4Runner and Sequoia are both iconic SUVs with proven dependability. But how is the Toyota Sequoia different from the 4Runner? Which option is the better SUV for your family? Let’s dive in and see how the Toyota 4Runner and Sequoia are different.  The Toyota 4Runner VS the Toyota Sequoia  If you’ve made it …

2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Why Are Used Toyota 4Runners Still so Expensive?

Toyota cars, trucks, and SUVs have a good reputation for reliability and retaining resale value. The Toyota 4Runner is no exception. Each Toyota shares the brand name, but still each are different. What is it about the 4Runner that makes its price so expensive––even used? New and used Toyota 4Runner SUV pricing The current fifth …

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 overhead
Trucks & SUVs

Land Rover SUVs Are a Maintenance Nightmare

Land Rovers have a certain allure. They are a status SUV with an expensive price tag. But they are also pretty capable in terms of off-road excitement. Some, like the Land Rover Defender, have become iconic overland vehicles in their own right. But how are they when it comes to upkeep? As much of a …

2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD parked on the street
Trucks & SUVs

The Best Toyota 4Runner Years For A Used Model

Are you looking to save with a used Toyota 4Runner instead of buying the new 2020 model? Smart, that’s a great way to get the Toyota 4Runner capabilities you need without totally emptying your pockets. Now to avoid trouble, be sure to go with one of these best Toyota 4Runner years. The Best Used Toyota …

a gray 2019 Lexus gx luxury SUV driving through the neighborhoodl
Trucks & SUVs

Beauty and Beast Mode: This 2020 Lexus SUV Does Both

A car that can both go off-road plus look stunning and sleek in the driveway has an obvious draw. The more versatile a vehicle is, the more appealing. There is one Lexus SUV that is both beautiful and beastly. The Lexus GX is an all-around vehicle that boast luxury and capability. A luxury SUV with …

A Toyota Tundra TRD Pro on display at an auto show
Autos

Consumer Reports: These Toyota Models Can Go for 200,000 Miles and Beyond

It goes without saying that Toyota is an incredibly reliable car brand. Just what makes Toyota so reliable? For starters, the carmaker is known for prioritizing functionality over frills and for being meticulous when it comes to adding new upgrades. Toyotas are also known for having fewer mechanical issues over time. With the help of …

2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium
Trucks & SUVs

Best Third Row SUVs for an Adventurous Family

There are plenty of SUVs out there that can give you the freedom of off-road exploration. Not all of them have a third row, though, so they aren’t all large enough for adventurous families larger than 4 or 5 people. The third row SUV is the ultimate family vehicle. Give it off-roading capabilities and it’s …

Toyota introduces the 4Runner TRD Pro at the Chicago Auto Show
Trucks & SUVs

The Forgotten Toyota Trekker Gave Birth to the 4Runner

Toyota is known for manufacturing some of the most popular SUVs and pickup trucks on the market. One Toyota SUV that people may not remember is the Toyota Trekker. The Trekker was made in the early ’80s, and only a limited number of these models were created. This is why you don’t see many of these …

2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro crawling over a rock
Trucks & SUVs

How Capable Is The Toyota 4Runner?

The Toyota 4Runner is known for being a reliable, off-roading SUV. It’s a popular model that’s been around since 1984, making it one of the oldest models on the road. However, does the 2020 Toyota 4Runner live up to its name?  How Capable Is The Toyota 4Runner?  If you would like to get started in …

2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro crawling over a rock
Trucks & SUVs

What’s Not to Love About the Toyota 4Runner.

The Toyota 4Runner 2020 is a popular vehicle, no doubt. It’s one that purely defines the sports utility vehicle. This year, the SUV comes in an exciting new color: army green. How much do they cost? The 2020 Toyota 4Runner SR5 starts at $36,120. Then the price point increases depending on which 4Runner you choose. …

2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition with FJ40 off-roading in desert
Crossover & Midsize

What is the Best Toyota SUV?

Unlike Mazda and Honda, Toyota offers both car-based crossovers and body-on-frame SUVs. The wide selection and Toyota’s reputation for reliability is partly why the automaker’s seeing strong sales. But there are some significant differences between passenger cars and body-on-frame SUVs that impact daily-driving. So, with that in mind, which is the best Toyota SUV for …

1993 Mitsubishi Montero
Trucks & SUVs

Can a 90s Mitsubishi Montero Keep up With the Toyota 4Runner?

Toyota 4Runners make for some reliable and capable off-road SUVs. Even older models can keep up with more-expensive Land Cruisers and Jeep Wranglers off-road. However, used 4Runners can still be somewhat expensive, especially if they’ve been modified by previous owners. Luckily, there is an alternative: the Montero/Pajero. This Mitsubishi SUV has a decorated off-road history …

2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro vs. 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
Trucks & SUVs

Toyota TRD Pro 3-Row SUVs: Sequoia vs 4Runner

When it comes to reliable off-road SUVs, the Toyota 4Runner has a lot to offer. New or used, the body-on-frame SUV, especially in Toyota TRD Pro trim, can keep up with icons like the Jeep Wrangler and Land Cruiser. However, family trips in the 4Runner can be inconvenienced by the tiny 3rd-row—that is, if it …

2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Trucks & SUVs

Do the Toyota Tacoma and Toyota 4Runner Have the Same Engine?

When it comes to tough and reliable off-roaders, Toyota’s Tacoma pickup and 4Runner SUV are common choices. Although Jeep’s Gladiator and Wrangler can edge them out in rock-crawling, the Tacoma and 4Runner are better daily-drivers. That’s why, despite their age, they’re still popular, new and used. Used 4Runners hold their value better than almost any …

2020 Toyota 4Runner Limited
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Will a 3rd Row SUV Fit in My Garage?

This is it, you have your new three-row SUV, with all sorts of room for activities. You get it home, and try to park it in the garage—but, oh no, it doesn’t fit. With how big SUVs and trucks have gotten, it’s not uncommon to find owners of F-150s and Silverados who can’t park their …

The Toyota 4Runner on display at the 108th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Trucks & SUVs

How Safe Is the Toyota 4Runner?

The 2020 Toyota 4Runner is a rugged, venerable midsize SUV that has been in production since the early ’80s. For good or for bad, this off-roader has seen relatively few major changes in recent years. But is the Toyota 4Runner up to date on safety? The IIHS and NHTSA, two important automotive safety organizations, have …

The Toyota 4Runner displayed at the Annual Chicago Auto Show
Trucks & SUVs

How Reliable Is the Toyota 4Runner?

Toyota is a brand that consistently receives praise for its reliability. It recently ranked third on Consumer Reports’ list of top 10 automakers that make the most reliable cars. But does that sterling reputation apply to all vehicles in the carmaker’s lineup, even the ones that haven’t been updated all that much?  One example we’re …