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Car shopping today for an suv. The Toyota 4Runner is $49K all in, more than the smallest Land Rover! Wtf

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To be fair, the 4Runner also has one of the highest resale values. One of the few body on frame (not crossover) SUVs left.

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Aren’t SUV’s meant for stay at home moms nowadays? Don’t understand why people are still buying.

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Yep, just bought one. It is awesome and worth it for the right buyer.

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4Runner all day long

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Well, we need more info about your intended use before good advice can be given. If you’re looking for a third row suv, I do not recommend the 4runner. It’s too tight back there and the rollover tests don’t look good for the back seat. Also, if you just want an suv that rides nice and has room for the whole family, you don’t want a truck like a 4runner or gx. Get something that is car based like a Toyota Highlander or Lexus RX. I have Ford explorers all the time as rentals and hate them. So cramped for their size. If you want a 7 seater that has a reasonable amount of space for that back seat, ya gotta go big. The new VW atlas is a good option that isn’t a boat. Of the boats, I like the GMC Yukon the most but they all drive somewhat similarly. I’ve heard the new Ford Expedition is supposed to be the best big 7 seater suv. All that said, we bought a new odyssey for the 7 seater capacity. You just can’t beat the usefulness of a van. Kids not slamming their doors open against other cars. Being able to lift a car seat directly in without worrying about a door, it’s great.

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Look at a Lexus GX.

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Yea it’s nuts! Was just doing the same thing a few months ago, and we wound up with a 2017 CPO Mazda CX-5 (with 2000 miles). With all the bells and whistles, got it for $28K. Looked at Honda, Toyota, Lexus etc and honestly couldn’t justify their prices. Even the Mazda feels high but I’m a cheapo with cars! Have to say we’re loving the car and thinking it’ll be a work horse over time. Good luck!

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4Runner is amazing!

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Lexus Gx are a LOT more than $50k

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What are you buying it for (use-wise)? I have a Hyundai Tuscon and enjoy it. About $22K with a small car trade in. Meets my needs.

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@OP unfortunately not. It's considered a compact SUV so just the standard 2 rows.

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Don’t buy a new car, get a 2-3 years old CPO. That will be the best bang for your buck. Having said that, for $50k, I suggest looking into Porsche Macan or Mercedes GLC 4Matic (assuming you need AWD). Toyota/Lexus is boring imo, they are too calculated, as if you’re dealing with a person with no soul. Range Rover is too finicky for my liking. If you decide to get one, make sure it stays under warranty during your ownership, otherwise, be prepared to pay up. Surprisingly, Porsche has been the most reliable car I have owned

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You can get a lexus suv for less

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Cause 4runners are better vehicles. But for ~50k I’d get a new Jeep Wrangler. The new JL is pretty sweet

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The Evoque is also tinyyyyyyy

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Great truck and on a truck frame not car as others have pointed out. Can’t really compare a fully loaded utility vehicle to a base model luxury in my opinion. The new safety features add a lot of extra cost but the newer hardware/integrations can be noticeable.

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Find me a better overall new off-roading vehicle, safe and good for families, than a $38k 4runner off-road premium. The things are just amazing.

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A4 yeah Lexus GX lease starts at $450. Isn’t that the luxury version of the 4Runner anyway? Thanks PWC1 for the experience!

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What about 4Runner vs Ford Explorer? Any thoughts?

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