2010 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4x4 V6

An older me - with things to tow and children to tote - would be seriously attracted to the 4Runner. The ride is somewhat compromised and the climb-in height is a bit tall compared to a crossover, but the 4Runner is the perfect size, offering much of the capability of a larger vehicle. With that, I lament the loss of the V-8 and towing capacity. While the 4Runner is a truck I'd consider owning, I have absolutely no interest in the larger Sequoia or Land Cruiser.

The large knobs and buttons controlling the radio and climate control are fantastic. They're easy to locate without taking your eyes off the road and can readily be twisted with a pair of bulky gloves on. They're also a nice extension of the let's-go-off-road exterior styling. I also love the 4Runner's signature roll-down glass in the rear hatch. It may by of dubious value compared to the traditional flip-up window, but it's so much cooler.

Eric Tingwall, Associate Editor

this review is right on. for folks who appreciate a more classic build, this car never ceases to amaze me. like yhou said, the overhead offroad buttons are a bit unfamiliar but i plan on utilizing every amazing feature at some point. the rear window roll down is simply genius. 2010 limited edition is only missing a heated steering wheel. and it does steer lightly, although its a big diff for me since i have been driving bmws for the last year or two. this is a trucks truck, with a nice sense of comfort

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