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This 2023 Toyota is the Last Ultra Reliable Truck-Like SUV You Can Buy Today

We all know that Toyota is well-known for reliability in its SUVs. But did you know that some models are still more reliable than others?! Here’s the latest from a respected car consultant on why he chooses one of Toyota’s oldest style SUVs over all others today---which just might appeal to shoppers wanting a truck…but have to find a compromise vehicle instead.


An Ultra Reliable Toyota
“If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” is a message of wisdom behind the reasons why the Toyota 4Runner has a long history of being practical, capable, and reliable; and as such, has not changed much over the years in comparison to many newer, bigger, more feature-rich models hawked today.

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In a recent Car Help Corner YouTube channel episode, the host does not go for just “Reliable,” but “Ultra Reliable” as he does a show and tell review of the 2023 Toyota 4Runner as being the last ultra-reliable SUV you can buy.

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The Value of This Video

Not only will you discover what makes the 4Runner so popular for so long, but you will also see why it is a good compromise vehicle for many households.

If you are like many married new vehicle shoppers, it is not unusual for couples to argue over the car vs truck question. And this is not a simple question. There are significant factors and differences that make a strong case for either. But aside from the facts and practicality of either model style, if one spouse has strong feelings for trucks---as many past truck owners do---this can become a DEFCON situation where negotiations breakdown and things can escalate from Level 5 to Level 1 PDQ.

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To keep peace and happiness in the family sometimes we have to make compromises. And that is the real value of this video---the host’s review of the Toyota 4Runner shows that in many ways the 4Runner is about as close as you can get to a truck-like feel in an SUV. Sure, not quite a truck, but remember---this is a compromise situation when talks have stalled.

That said, here is the video posted below where you will discover:

• Why Toyota has not changed the drivetrain in this model for the past 10 years

• The benefits of sticking with a model that achieves only 14-19 mpg

• What really qualifies it as being a true off-road vehicle

• How the 4Runner compares to more car-based as opposed to truck-based SUVs

• What tech is missing (not necessarily a bad thing) inside the interior that you will find in other SUVs today

• What you can expect to pay for one right now

• How many miles is expected (with proper care) before having to have any major repairs done

Why The 2023 Toyota 4Runner Is the Last Ultra Reliable SUV You Can Buy

And finally…

For additional articles related to Toyota 4Runners, here’s one titled “One of Best Toyota Engines Ever Made in a Used Model You Should Be Looking For.” For other models more truck-like, here are the “Cheapest Pickup Trucks In 2022.”

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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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