2014 Toyota 4Runner Comfort & Quality

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Comfort & Quality

Crossovers are superior people carriers to most true sport-utes for a reason. Their car-based underpinnings allow for better packaging and more interior and cargo space.

But for a traditional SUV fan that needs room for five and a bit of kit, the 4Runner's fine, really. Its shortcomings as a minivan substitute are easy to pick out, and drivers looking for that should look elsewhere--maybe something in an Explorer, or even a Durango.

Cargo space isn't its forte, but the 2014 Toyota 4Runner has an appealing, roomy cabin for five (plus two).

The 4Runner's high floor and rather narrow body give away its truck roots, but it's still reasonably comfortable for up to five adults. In front, great-looking and supporting seats are best with the available perforated-leather upholstery. They're wide and supportive, and they fit quite the range of sizes.

The second-row bench seat adjusts for rake (reclining 16 degrees in four stops), and adult-sized occupants will also feel at home, thanks to seat contouring that goes well beyond the stiff bench cushions in some rivals. As for the two-passenger third-row seat offered on SR5 and Limited models, it's hard to get back there. We'd leave it to the (small) kids.

The 4Runner is also surprisingly refined inside--dodging some of the impressions of trucks and off-road-able vehicles and providing a tight, quiet highway cruising experience, with a reasonably smooth ride and very little road or wind noise.

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