Toyota 4Runner – Wins Motorist's Choice Intermediate Utility
- September 27, 2006
- Automobile Cool News, Awards
- Posted by George Peterson
- 1 Comment
AutoPacific Take on Win by Toyota 4Runner – The Toyota 4Runner wins the inaugural Motorist’s Choice Award® for the Intermediate Utility Vehicle category. Owners’ satisfaction ratings with the reputation of the 4Runner and Toyota as providing reliable and dependable products contributes to 4Runner’s class-leading performance. Fun to drive is also rated strongly with power and acceleration, braking and handling being significant satisfaction contributors for the 4Runner.
IntelliChoice Analysis – The 4Runner has been a cornerstone of Toyota’s accelerating success in the U.S., and in many circles, it is seen as one of the pioneer vehicles that sparked the SUV craze in the early 1990’s. And as a testimony to Toyota, the 4Runner is still among the finest when it was named to the Inaugural Motorist’s Choice roster in 2006. With a 5 year Cost of Ownership of just $35,170 vs. the competitor’s $38,683, the outstanding resale value and reliability continue to shine. But being named to this list means it has to deliver ‘smiles’ as well and the 4Runner continues to deliver.
Well it seems that there’s no stopping Toyota from dominating every car segment. The 2006 Toyota 4Runner is powered with a 260hp VVT-I V8 which is a high tech machine that enables the 4Runner to trudge over hostile territories effortlessly. Nice one!