How Does the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Perform on a Road Trip?

Our family recently took the Toyota 4Runner on a road trip in Washington State. We traveled around Olympic National Park and Mt. Rainier for a week.

Here’s how the SUV performed for our family and how it worked for a road trip.

Gas Mileage

My biggest concern with the 4Runner for our road trip was gas mileage. The quoted mileage is 16 city and 19 highway, but I always assume those quotes are going to be higher. I’m happy to report that they’re pretty close.


We fit all four of our carry-on size suitcases in the back side-by-side and still had room for some extra bags for things like snacks, extra shoes, and towels.

Passengers in the back have to share the middle seat space or keep their bags in their footwell space.

There is a center console between the front seats that is fairly deep. If you had a small purse or just a wallet, there is ample room in the console to store supplies.


We fit in basically any parking spot we tried. So even though the car feels big, it actually handled no differently than my minivan.