The majority of the car market is cluttered with SUV’s. There are some that are made for families, others that are more of a fashion accessory, but there are a few that are made for every terrain, situation and need that you might have. Recently I had the pleasure of driving the versatile Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road.
The Versatile Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road
I had never driven a 4Runner, so I did a little research and found out a few things that I didn’t know. It is one of the best selling SUV”s EVER and they are almost impossible to find used. That’s because people don’t sell them. Once people own this SUV they become fans for life.
I got behind the wheel and was a bit intimidated. It was like stepping up into the cab of a truck. The Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road is a large vehicle, but once I got it onto the highway my concerns about it’s handling melted away. It was no different than driving a tame mid-size SUV. Great handling, great pickup and a really nice suspension.
I took it down to Southwest Florida for a guy’s weekend full of fishing, beaches and other manly things. The Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road fit right in with all of our outdoor activities. It was the perfect vehicle for all of our adventures whether on land or sea.
Driving home I had the thought, Well it’s great in the outdoors, but I’m a city guy and that’s where I do most of my driving. Is this SUV really suited for the city?”
So, that morning I decided to take a drive around my beautiful city and see how the Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road did in this environment. Again, I was not disappointed. I took it to some of my favorite places downtown. It handled great in a more urban setting. It was a breeze to parallel park, you are sitting up higher than most vehicles on the road, but I never felt uncomfortable driving on smaller streets, roundabouts, etc.
I was sorry to see the Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road go and I told my wife that I REALLY want one. I highly recommend just going and test driving one. You will be hooked!
Below are a few specs for the Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road:
TRD Off-Road 4×4
• 17-inch 7-spoke alloy wheels with P265/70R17 tires & black painted accents
• Color-keyed front and rear bumpers with silver accents, door handles, heated and power outside mirrors, overfenders, side rocker panels, hood scoop, and rear spoiler; and black-painted roof rails with black end caps
• Overhead console with Multi-terrain Select and Crawl Control switches
• Fabric-trimmed 40/20/40 split reclining and fold-flat second-row seat
• TRD Off-Road Floor Mats
• Center console storage compartment with coin, tissue, and pen holders (carbon fiber
• TRD Shift Knob