I initially planned on purchasing a 2009 4runner, but when I saw the redesigned fifth generation, I was hooked. My father and brother both owned third generation models which performed admirably (my brother's is over 200,000 miles now and has not had any major issued). The most noticeable improvement for me is the 2010's enhanced ride and pure drivability. I felt very confident driving aggressively through Houston traffic on my way back to Louisiana after purchasing the vehicle. Smooth power, precise handling, and a rugged, attractive exterior; a class-act all around.
Redesigned sheet metal Smooth V-6 power Decent gas mileage Third row seat Great interior