Inside, gauges were easy to read and controls were handy to use. Little things, like drink holders that adjust to the diameter of your cup, took the worry out of setting early-morning coffees in place as we drove. Toyota engineers have clearly put a great deal of thought into the 4Runner's suspension to ensure a smooth, carlike drive. The bigger tires found on most SUVs can really sing on the highway, but ample insulation kept the ride quiet, something everyone appreciated when we slid a recorded book into the CD player for the kids to listen to. Bucket seats up front had all kinds of adjustments, including a lumbar control for the driver, which made our five-hour trip more comfortable. In back the kids were very happy on the 60/40 split rear seats (which fold down for those times when you really need a lot of cargo space).