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2010 Toyota 4Runner vs. Its Competition

 
2010 Toyota 4Runner 4WD 4-door V6 SR5 (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
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Last year Kia seemed the odd one out for introducing an all-new truck-based SUV, the Borrego, at a time when the market was steering away from such vehicles.

This year, it’s Toyota, with this excellent vehicle that will likely sell at a small fraction of the rate of earlier in the decade.

For those who really need the off-road ability, the 4Runner is a great choice, especially in Trail trim.

With the available KDSS system, the 4Runner won’t rattle you as much as a Pathfinder or Grand Cherokee, while still offering as much ability for most types of off-roading.

The 4Runner also maneuvers and rides a bit better than the Pathfinder, while compared to the Grand Cherokee it gets better fuel economy than the Jeep does in V-6 or V-8 form.

The Ford Explorer remains a different type of choice, and it’s best for those who want towing ability but not necessarily boulder-crawling prowess.

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The 2010 Toyota 4Runner is a brawny “true truck” worth serious consideration if tough off-roading capability for regular trail driving is one of your requirements—and it won’t sacrifice comfort the rest of the time.
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For a truck-based SUV, the Ford is versatile and capable, with a great interior and a number of safety and entertainment features. For a smoother ride, consider a car-based SUV instead.
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Unless your routine involves off-roading or extremely difficult conditions, the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee only serves to show that modern crossover vehicles are better choices for most families.
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If you’re after serious off-roading ability, the Pathfinder is more than capable—otherwise, there are comfier options available.
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The 2009 Kia Borrego isn’t the type of vehicle that’s especially popular or fashionable at this time, but it’s a home run against the competition.
MSRP From    
$27,500$29,280$30,710$27,540$26,245
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
RWD 4-Door L4 SR5 (Natl)RWD 4-Door XLTRWD 4-Door Laredo2WD 4-Door V6 S FE+2WD 4-Door V6 LX
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive2 Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55577
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door SR54 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic

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