From the moment it hit the road, the Toyota 4Runners have been a staple of the car world.
It has been the benchmark of performance and luxury for decades.
And it’s the perfect vehicle for an everyday man or woman, a weekend warrior or a weekend out.
The 4Runner has been in production since 1999 and has a range of more than 400,000 kilometres, with an estimated sales value of more, or $US6.8 billion (AU$9.3 billion).
The 4Runner can go from zero to 60mph in 4.8 seconds and accelerate from 0 to 60km/h in 9.7 seconds.
And it can go over 60mph from 0km/l in 6.9 seconds and top out at 120mph in just 3.7.
But what about the real world?
For a car that is built to be the ultimate all-purpose vehicle, it’s not quite that simple.
Toyota has been criticised for the car’s overblown styling.
But there’s nothing quite like being in a 4Runner for a long period of time.
The cabin is so spacious and luxurious, even in the summer months, that you feel like you’re in a luxury home.
You could drive a 4WD car for two months and still feel like your feet were on the floor.
Even if you’re not a fan of the 4Runner’s over-the-top styling, there are plenty of other advantages.
It’s got a big, open driver’s seat, a big driver’s side console with two seats, and a rear seat for your back.
The big touchscreen, the fact that the rear seat can be folded up, and the fact you can take your phone or tablet into the rear passenger seat make it an excellent choice for people looking for a practical option.
The front seats have been given an upgrade with a large rear-seat-back recline, which is an important feature if you use your phone in your rear seat.
And the interior is surprisingly spacious.
There’s a fully foldable armrest, an adjustable seat back, and two large reclining armrests.
It has a lot of cabin space, but it’s just as comfortable as the 4Runers that are already in your garage.
And, with the exception of the steering wheel, the cabin is extremely clean and tidy.
In short, the 4R is a luxury SUV.
And that’s exactly what you’ll get.
The first-generation 4Runner was sold in just over 1.8 million units, making it the second-best-selling car in Australia, behind the Toyota Highlander.
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