The 2015 Toyota 4Runner is a Big, Boxy, Bundle of Fun: Review

If it doesn’t have two seats and a low center of gravity (or a Jeep badge), typically hardcore enthusiasts tend to not to notice. But the new Toyota 4Runner is an SUV that deserves your attention. It’s big, aggressive, and actually a lot of fun to take out on the trails—even if they are just a few dirt roads.

The 2015 Toyota 4Runner is a Big, Boxy, Bundle of Fun: Review

Bold Exterior, Blase Interior Credit where credit is due, the Toyota 4Runner is a very bold-looking SUV. It’s not the prettiest vehicle in the Toyota lineup, but the aggressive fascia and boxy body tends to make it a strangely endearing SUV. With the off-road package fitted, the wheels are larger, and the body panels are much more utilitarian than the Limited package with its fake chrome trim and flashy front grille. We prefer the off-road package, in terms of aesthetics anyways. Inside isn’t anything to write home about. The interior is very plain, with cheap black plastic and some big comfy leather seats in the back. Not that we’re complaining, considering it’s bound to be covered in mud 82 percent of the time anyways. RELATED: See Photos of the 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

The 2015 Toyota 4Runner is a Big, Boxy, Bundle of Fun: Review

True to Its Roots Where many of today’s modern SUVs are crossing over (literally) to car-based platforms, the 4Runner stays true to its truck heritage with a body-on-frame layout. That means like unlike many of its softer competitors, it stands up to the test on the tough stuff. The 4Runner feels at home on dirt roads, and through mud and rock, it doesn’t falter. Under the hood is the same 4.0-lite...