Tree Falls On 4Runner, 4Runner Refuses To Die

When a freak storm blew a gigantic tree on this guy's Toyota 4Runner in the middle of nowhere, he didn't just sit around and wait for a tow. He drove the thing right into town. » 6/14/14 4:43pm 6/14/14 4:43pm

'Toyota TRDPro' Kit Is Pretty Much A New Grille, But It Looks Cool

Toyota's TRDPro Tundra, Tacoma, and 4Runner trucks just strutted their stuff on Toyota's Chicago Auto Show test track. Despite rumors that this was going to be Toyota's truck to challenge Raptor, that "stuff" is basically a cool FJ40-style grille badge and a few small tweaks. » 2/06/14 11:06am 2/06/14 11:06am

Toyota Could Hunt Ford Raptor With 'TRD Pro Series' Off-Road Models

The Ford Raptor has pretty much owned the off-road oriented truck market since it was introduced a few years ago. That might change on February 6th, when Toyota drops their TRD Pro Series Tundra and 4Runner at the Chicago auto show. » 2/04/14 12:24pm 2/04/14 12:24pm

How do you provide yourself with automotive entertainment during the…

Although we're only a little over 5 weeks into a rather mild winter our hibernating project cars and a lack of garage space mean we're already starting to go a little stir crazy. » 1/28/12 5:00pm 1/28/12 5:00pm

What car would you realistically trade your current daily driver for?

What if you could trade the vehicle you drive every day for absolutely any vehicle in the entire world? Before you figure out where you are going to keep your (insert dream car here), even in this extremely hypothetical situation there is a catch—you have to use your new vehicle to do absolutely everything you… » 10/08/11 5:00pm 10/08/11 5:00pm

What car would you purchase if it wasn't so expensive to maintain?

As many luxury and performance cars get older their prices drop as their warranties disappear and they become increasingly expensive to maintain. Many times these vehicles seem like unbelievable deals until you begin to take into account how much money you will end up paying for the parts and labor to maintain and… » 9/17/11 5:00pm 9/17/11 5:00pm

What is the worst factory car color ever used?

Over the years car manufacturers have made some interesting choices when it came time to pick paint colors. Which choices were good and which choices were bad varies greatly on a person by person basis. This weekend we want to know which color is the worst to ever appear on a production vehicle. What is the worst car… » 8/06/11 5:00pm 8/06/11 5:00pm

Is this the nicest first generation Toyota 4runner in the world?

We aren't positive if this unbelievably pristine example currently listed on Ebay is the nicest first generation 4runner in the world, but we imagine it's definitely in the running. This 38,708 mile example is about as close as you can get to buying a brand new example of a classic 26 year old SUV, but be forewarned,… » 7/31/11 5:00pm 7/31/11 5:00pm

How many Ft-Lbs of torque do you own?

Although a car's horsepower is the statistic you hear about more often, many argue Ft-Lbs of torque is the one that matters. Because our personal cars produce more torque than horsepower, I guess we agree. How many Ft-Lbs of torque do you own? » 2/05/11 4:00pm 2/05/11 4:00pm

What is Your Favorite Car from the 1980s?

When people think about the malaise era, great cars are not always the first things that come to mind. Although it wasn't the best automotive decade, some great cars were still produced. What is your favorite car from the 1980s? » 12/18/10 5:00pm 12/18/10 5:00pm

This Is The Best Button Ever

Pressing the "Party Mode" button boosts the stereo's bass and pushes the equalization to the back speakers, thus facilitating the party atmosphere surrounding your Toyota 4Runner. Not a bad idea if you could get anyone to ride in your Toyota. » 2/11/10 1:20pm 2/11/10 1:20pm

2010 Toyota 4Runner: More Power, More Dents

The 2010 Toyota 4Runner is all new for 2010, shares the FJ Cruiser platform and offers a 4x4 Trail option. Toyota was uncharacteristically bold enough to send out dented photos of a trip to the Rubicon trail. » 9/24/09 3:00pm 9/24/09 3:00pm

2010 Toyota 4Runner Refresh Hitting Texas State Fair

The updated 2010 Toyota 4Runner is scheduled for an official unveiling on 24 September, but Toyota couldn't help itself, posting this teaser shot on its Flickr stream. How many changes can you spot? » 8/27/09 12:30pm 8/27/09 12:30pm

Playing Kickball With Cars!

Just because you grow up doesn't mean you have to abandon the finer things in life — like playing with cars and kickball. Some readers put the two together for a hilariously good time. (Clay, you're a great American) » 8/26/09 1:30pm 8/26/09 1:30pm

Louisiana Deputy Triple Flips Beer-Filled Truck, No Ticket Issued

Joseph Anderson smashed into trees and rolled his truck three times. Despite empty beer bottles littering the scene, alcohol testing wasn't done, no ticket written. He's a reserve police deputy and police chief's brother. Coincidence? » 5/01/09 4:45pm 5/01/09 4:45pm

2011 Toyota 4Runner: First Look

The 2011 Toyota 4Runner was spotted out in California wearing a thick suit of camo-armor. The new 4Runner seems to retain the shapes which make it recognizable, along with a revised hood-line and headlights. » 4/16/09 4:30pm 4/16/09 4:30pm

Ten Best Used Bargain SUVs...And One That Isn't

Since owners are fleeing their SUVs like rats from a sinking ship, it seems like a great time to put together a list of the top used SUV bargains. Luckily, Popular Mechanics » 9/24/08 4:30pm 9/24/08 4:30pm has put together just such a list. After all, some people out there actually need a purposeful wagon to take them off-road or help them haul a…

Toyota, Something Something, Recall, Something Something

Toyota, in its most high-profile embarassment since the "Oh, What a Feeling" knee-replacement scandal of 1978, is initiating its largest US recall ever. The company is notifying owners of 4Runners, small pickups (full disclosure: us) and T-100s from model years 1989 through 1996 of a steering-related flaw could cause… » 9/08/05 4:34pm 9/08/05 4:34pm