Used 2012 Toyota 4Runner SUV Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2012 Toyota 4Runner SUV

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 Pros Strong and reliable V6 engine offers solid acceleration.

 Pros Impressive 5,000-pound towing capacity.

 Pros 4WD available on all models.

 Pros New exciting features available, such as an upgraded sound system and auto-deploying running boards.

 Pros Cargo capacity is enormous.

 Pros Ton of leg and head room for all five passengers.

 Pros Third row seat is available.

 Pros Two suspension options available.

 Pros Innovative safety features.

 Pros Scored Good on front and side protection crash tests.

 Pros Hard plastics throughout cabin will be easy for the outdoor enthusiast to keep clean.

 Pros Tall ground clearance for off-road travel.

 Cons V8 option not available, which some will prefer in a vehicle of this size.

 Cons Third row seat is only practical for children or small adults.

 Cons Rear entertainment system not available.

 Cons Poor fuel economy, returning only 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

 Cons Audio and climate controls are a little wobbly.

 Cons Does not offer all that comfortable of a ride on the paved road.

 Cons Steering feels uncommunicative and disconnected.

 Cons Large turning circle makes maneuvering and parking a bit of a challenge.