2014 Toyota 4Runner Tested in Tahoe — Road Tests — Road & Track

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By Robin Warner February 13, / Photos by Robin Warner

Do not ask the what to drive due east San Francisco to Lake Tahoe.

you need four-wheel drive,#148; told me.

#147;Guys,#148; I said, taking Interstate 80, not the back

Apparently, even a cross-country, highway regularly runs rather serious inclement If you don#146;t have chains on car, it#146;s better to be in a I#146;m a simple Midwestern and I#146;ve seen plenty of but snow on a hill? That#146;s Not really, but still#151;better safe sorry.

After all, my wife and I headed to visit friends in to, among other things, take gondola rides, and enjoy white wintry The new-for-2014 Toyota 4Runner like the perfect people to take purchase of the road in any Our Barcelona Red example seemed for adventure.

This ain#146;t no It#146;s a fully-fledged body-on-frame SUV fat-sidewalled Bridgestone Dueler and softly-sprung suspension bits to whatever rock-infested nonsense you to throw at it. A rugged alpha-male full of grit and purpose. your sense of humor at folks: We#146;ve got a job to do.

Ready to four-wheel drive at a moment’s we steadfastly headed east, Sacramento and into the Sierra-Nevada where we encountered. nothing. No no rain, not even a mildly breeze. It was sunny weather, 20 degrees warmer than the least amount of snow on the the area had seen in decades. We made the trip in a Lotus So instead of the manly awesomeness we ready to boast about, it was to see what the 4Runner was like as a car.

Our example packed a healthy V6, producing 270 hp. But the grunt went unnoticed when delivered by its five-speed transmission. And when headed up in elevation, it wants to A lot. That didn#146;t my efforts to drive smoothly#151;a made by my wife as she attempted to eat a breakfast on the road. Specifically, she me to warn her if I was about to #147;do drastic, like floor it, or Moments later, I gently a car, causing the breakfast to crumble in her hand.

#147;Hey, warn me!#148; she

So, interstate stealth fighter, the isn#146;t. Any real adjustment in or pace results in unsettling

The 4Runner surprised me again we picked up passengers, as four with luggage filled the more than I expected. At 70 tall and nearly 76 inches it#146;s a large SUV on the outside. But space is limited. That my leggy six-foot-three friend plenty of space and comfort in We all did. The springs may be soft on the but so are the seats. Big lounge chairs, for the front and back. And seat didn#146;t diminish the comfort.

In fact, after three in our hands, the 4Runner#146;s idiosyncrasies into charms. At first, its seemed silly on the road, but those soccer moms for right about nice, views. Over time, we enough bumps with to enjoy the soft suspension. the looks slowly transitioned comic book villain to veteran. The 4Runner#146;s new front certainly has presence.

You need presence, even heading into the, uh. Everyone liked the 4Runner. The that any sudden snow wouldn#146;t hinder our trip us confidence. It#146;s a tough-guy SUV tough-guy switches for tough-guy systems, like the big lever for drive. So it was a bit superfluous for our trip, but cool being the tough

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