How to drive a 4Runner off road
The 4Runner is a car that’s loved by enthusiasts for its unique handling characteristics, its wide body and low-slung chassis, and its powerful motor.
But it’s not a car you can afford to drive off-road.
You’d have to buy a 4WD car.
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with owning a 4R,” says Chris Ryding, managing director of the Australian Motor Association’s road safety program.
“But it’s about getting to grips with the real world and knowing how to use the vehicle safely.”
For many, it’s an expensive choice.
But for others, it can be the answer to the question, “how do I make a good money on a 4Rs?”
The 4R is a great way to get around Australia’s cities, and the only way to really make it worthwhile is to buy one yourself.
How to get a 4RM4R It’s the perfect vehicle for anyone wanting to get on the road without being stuck in traffic.
It’s compact, easy to park and manoeuvre around urban areas, and comes with the same level of protection as an SUV.
“The 4R offers a great package,” says Steve Smith, chief executive of ATSA’s road testing division.
“Its compact, comfortable and capable of being driven off-roading in the city.”
The 4Runner has the best safety record of any car we’ve ever tested, says ATSC’s head of road safety, Chris Rynn.
“We’ve always felt the 4R was the safest of the lot,” he says.
It has a low centre of gravity, so it can roll over objects easily.
It has plenty of room to store luggage, which means you can easily carry it from your car to your bed or from your couch to your lounge.
The only downside is the 4RM can’t be driven on the back road, but it’s still a good way to commute, with the advantage of being able to park safely in the open.
Its performance is good, and it handles like a truck.
But is it safe?
There’s been a lot of talk about safety issues in Australia, and a lot has been written about 4R-specific safety concerns.
ATSAC’s Chris Rymans says the 4Runner’s high centre of mass can be a potential safety risk, but not for a vehicle that is used by many Australians.
There are some cars that are actually quite capable of turning left and turning right, but the 4runner is a bit too low.” “
It’s a very low centre-of-mass car.
There are some cars that are actually quite capable of turning left and turning right, but the 4runner is a bit too low.”
You could also get into trouble if you park it on the street and drive off it.
“You could end up in a collision with the side of a building or a bus or something,” he warns.
Another concern is that 4R cars have a tendency to roll over, so if you want to park on a road that’s full of pedestrians, the car could easily roll over.
And while 4Rs are a lot safer than their big brother SUV equivalents, they’re still not the safest.
If you’re buying a 4r, look out for its low centre weight, which can mean you’ll need to park it somewhere that can be manoeuvred off-roads.
You’ll also want to be aware of its fuel consumption, as it is more efficient than the 4Rs.
But if you’re planning to spend a lot on a car, and you want the most protection possible, the 4RB4R is the one for you.
Why buy a car?
The four-door 4Runner, which costs about $100,000, is the best way to buy the car you want.
All four doors have airbags and a crash protection system.
ATSC says the vehicle can roll from 0 to 60 kilometres per hour in 3.5 seconds, but its performance isn’t great.
Some people may want to get away from traffic and just drive off the road.
Rynn says the 2WD 4Runner will be the best option, as there’s more space in the back, while the 4WD 4R has a lower centre of lift.
He says the biggest safety concern with the 4runners is its low-to-mid acceleration, which makes it hard to manoeuvre at low speeds.
Other issues are weight and fuel consumption.
While the 4RS is the most expensive of the four, Rynan says the cheapest option is the AWD 4R.
On the other hand, you could get away with buying a 2WD 5R or a 4CWD 4RT.
For those who want to drive the 4rs off the ground, there are plenty of great off-market options available.
Bridgette Smith, owner of a business