2018 Toyota 4Runner Review: Hasn’t Changed Much Over The Years | Chicago News

Stepping into the 2018 Toyota 4Runner, it’s easy to forget what year it is. The design hasn’t changed in years, and there’s none of the modern tech you come to expect from modern vehicles. But for most fans of this off-road stalwart, that’s perfectly fine with them. Why fix something if it isn’t broken? Available in several different trim levels, we only got the chance to try out the ‘Limited’ version, which is the highest trim level available with the most supposed luxury. Here’s why we think that’s the worst choice if you’re buying a 4Runner. First of all, it’s expensive. The starting price of the Limited is $45k, and that’s a lot of money for a small, body-on-frame SUV. What we mean by body-on-frame is that there’s a separate ladder frame that the body is bolted to. It’s an older way of building a vehicle, and usually means there’s less space inside. It does have advantages for off-road use, most notably with ground clearance. But shelling out that much money really doesn’t get you a better drivetrain, suspension or any more tech. It gets you leather seats, with heated and cooled options, as well as a tiny navigation/infotainment screen. But the attempts to ‘update’ the classic off-roader fail miserably. Continue reading: mychinews.com/cars