Jim Gaffigan likens driving a pickup to “carrying around a big, empty suitcase.” “Grand Tour” host Jeremy Clarkson doesn’t see the appeal either: “In Britain, everything in the back would get nicked at a stoplight.”
Perhaps you agree the flatbed is unnecessary, but still appreciate the weight, feel and road-dominating presence of a big truck. If so, the 4Runner might be perfect for you. One of the last SUVs made with mostly truck DNA, the 4Runner tows, goes off-road and can haul 90 cubic feet of fireworks and PBR.
The opposite-of-a-Prius 4Runner starts at $35k.