Toyota 4x4 is stylish and bulky at one and the same time, but the details, the handling and cabin elements all serve to the overall positive impression of the vehicle. Of course, some experts claim, there are some drawbacks in the model, but on the whole this off-road truck is very close to all-round type of the car.
In the class of 4x4 almost all the models are equipped with large-capacity diesel engines. But Toyota’s car has 3.0-liter four-cylinder engine, coupled to a six-speed manual transmission. These entry-level versions make 185 horsepower. More technically upgraded versions boast five-speed automatic transmission, able to produce 187 horsepower. The body lies on a separate-frame chassis, which makes the car turn and ride almost on any type of the road. So the driver can make all his driving desires true and accomplish the wish to drive off-road. The handling is comfortable at small bumps, but the discomfort and worse handling is waiting on potholes. The car responds quickly whenever there is urgent need either to stop or to turn, despite its impressive size. But small leans of the body make the car resemble a hatchback. The chassis were made separate, which lessens the amount of noise, coming from front suspension and road.
The design and standard specification were revised, and the most recent models are stylish and full of amenities, which make any travel comfortable. The space, which is provided by the vehicle, make the car a purely family-type, despite its decent off-road characteristics. The room for rear seats’ occupants is enough, while there exists an option which increases the space for legs: the rear seats can slide backwards. The capacity of the trunk makes it available for all sorts of cargo.
The central console is easy to reach and handle. The control systems are simplified so as to prevent a conflict between a driver and the vehicle. The cabin is very spacious with great visibility of the road. There are lots of space-saving storage-bins.
The vehicle is rather desirable among holiday-makers, who want to explore new roads and places. But on the other hand, this power source, which is easy to control, can tackle everyday needs of ordinary families.