4Runner Best Mid-Size SUV/Crossover

A perennial winner on this list, the Toyota 4Runner has a reputation for holding its value that’s almost as baked in as its ability to conquer the toughest terrain.

The 2017 4Runner is a resilient survivor among the fading breed of truck-based, body-on-frame SUVs. While its competitors have softened and switched to sedan-like platforms in the name of comfort and efficiency, Toyota’s legendary off-roader makes no apologies for its rugged ways. If anything, the 4Runner has only gotten bolder, adding dirt-devouring TRD models to its lineup for 2017, topped off with the TRD Pro edition.

Aside from its strong frame, high ground clearance and standard 270-horsepower V6, 4×4 versions of the 4Runner offer off-road-specific features like a terrain-select system that optimizes the SUV for various types of environments, and a crawl mode that maintains a low speed to help you confidently drive up or down steep slopes.

For all its rough and tumble ways, the 4Runner isn’t a barbarian where most people will actually use it — on city roads and highways.

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