2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Great overall vehicle! 4x4 in snow EXCELLENT! Rides better than C-Class Benz. Ended up selling Benz was driving my SR5 90% of the time. Took a road trip from Seattle to Santa Monica and it drove like a DREAM. I have owned many, many vehicles. My advise: "GET YOUR HANDS ON A TOYOTA"! My 2005 looks brand new, gas, oil and scheduled maint. is all I do. It NEVER FAILED, EVER... Just gas and oil.
Handling/ride, Reliability, Fit & finish, 4x4 is the REAL DEAL! No wonder these vehicles hold 'book' so well.
If you have a lead-foot it will cost you dearly! Drive easy = 18mpg OVERALL at best. The 7 seat configuration is ok for kids(in back) but not for long treks. When the extra seats are in their 'up/stowed' position, it KILLS visibility!