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Dependability is a crucial aspect of choosing the right SUV. After all, you want to earn the most from your investment. For this reason, suvs.com studied all the models available to find the vehicle that offers you the best all-around performance. The Toyota 4Runner earned our most dependable SUV honor. The 4Runner achieves superior performance …

Rating 63/100 Background Rowdy, off-road ready, truck-based SUVs were once the hottest segment in the market. But shoppers soon discovered that those kids of utility vehicles also came with rough rides and lousy fuel economy and weren’t really suited for daily commuting chores. That ushered in the crossover, an easy-riding, car-based light utility car that …

Rating 75/100 Background There are only a few SUVs left these days that utilize body-on-frame construction for serious off-road capability. Not only is the 2015 Toyota 4Runner one of them, but it also offers three-row seating, a spacious cargo hold and Toyota’s prime reputation for reliability. If you’re hoping to find all of those attributes …

Rating 68/100 Background If your lifestyle necessitates a car with genuine off-road capability (or heck, you just prefer your daily drive to be ready for anything), Toyota’s got you covered with the 2014 4Runner. It’s one of the few remaining midsize SUVs on the market that embodies the term "sport-utility vehicle" to the fullest extent …

Rating 67/100 Background In every crowd there’s always a contrarian who ignores the conventional wisdom and stubbornly goes his own way. In the midsize SUV segment, that would be the 2013 Toyota 4Runner. In an era when virtually all of its competitors have made the switch to kinder, gentler car-based platforms, the midsize 4Runner has …

Rating 55/100 Background Like the white rhino, the Toyota 4Runner is an endangered species. It’s one of the last SUVs left with body-on-frame construction and a traditional outdoor work ethic. If you’re looking for a car with true off-road capability and all the rugged hardware that makes it possible, the 2012 Toyota 4Runner is here …

Rating 80/100 Background The 2011 Toyota 4Runner is, as it has always been, an off-road SUV that is very well-mannered in the city. After a redesign last year, the 4Runner returns mostly unchanged, with one notable exception: The previously available inline-4 engine is no longer offered. Not that you’re going to be particularly broken up …

Rating 67/100 Background Just over a quarter of a century ago, Toyota introduced the 4Runner. Back then, the term SUV referred to a truck-based car designed to negotiate rugged trails and rocky peaks without breaking a sweat. These were the rigs of choice for campers, mountain bikers and skiers, not soccer moms or city slickers …

Rating 70/100 Background When Toyota introduced the 4Runner in 1984, the “SUV” acronym was mostly unknown to the masses. Two-plus decades on, the SUV is a familiar, ever-evolving part of our automotive landscape. In the beginning, sport-utility vehicles were rugged off-road warriors designed to bust trails and scale rocky peaks. Nowadays, the SUV category offers …

Rating 65/100 Background Sport-utility vehicles, if one was to paraphrase George Bush Sr., have become considerably “kinder and gentler” in the past 10 years. And that’s been a good thing — crossover models, with their car-based architecture and on-road-biased handling, are much better suited for the way most consumers use their SUVs. But there are …

Rating 80/100 Background Now in its fourth generation, the Toyota 4Runner is largely unchanged for 2007. It still has the expected rugged good looks and true off-road capability of a stout, no-nonsense sport-utility vehicle. While other SUVs in its class have evolved into softer, kinder, gentler versions of their originals, the 4Runner has retained much …

Durability is an important factor to consider, especially if you own a used SUV or plan to keep it for the duration of its operating life. Even by adhering to maintenance schedules, employing less taxing driving behaviors and using premium parts, your SUV will have limitations as to how much you can drive it before …