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While almost every other midsized SUV has moved to car-based construction, the 4Runner remains an old-school, body-on-frame SUV, good for off-roading but not much else. The ride is unsettled and handling is clumsy. Off-road is where the 4Runner excels. Ground clearance is generous and underbody skid plates are standard.
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Toyota 4Runner Road Test

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The SR5 Premium model adds desirable features, such as heated front seats and navigation. Opting for any of the TRD trims brings a stiffer suspension which only further degrades the rough ride. The top-shelf Limited model is the way to go if you want leather seats.
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4-door SUV SR5 V6-cyl 5-speed Automatic
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