Last weekend we went and took a closer look at the 3 vehicles we were interested in.
The Explorer was ruled out just putting the car seat in, as there was exactly the same amount of room as the Tacoma.
The Jeep has about 3in more room than the Tacoma. We ended up test driving a 11 Overland with V8. Vehicle felt super solid, back seats were just as comfortable as the fronts. Steering wheel? Why is it so huge, lol. Didn't like it as the wood meets the leather right at 10 + 2 where I grip the wheel, plus it felt like gripping a small tree. Does the lower models have an all leather option? Or at least no wood? Is that an Overland thing?
The wife liked the 4runner. The back seats are huge. Peoples complaints about handling I could understand if you come from a car or crossover. The Jeep felt like a car. We came from a 02 Explorer Sport Trac and the Tacoma (which reviews say handles poorly) felt like a sports car compared to the Ford. The 4runner feels better than the Tacoma in the handling department.
No one had the 12's in yet so we are going to go back for a final decision when they get them in, at this point it's pretty close. We really like the feel of the jeep, but we like the space of the 4runner and 3rd row seats (don't even suggest the durango for a 3rd row seats, lol.) After getting a closer look at the Jeep, I'm kinda neutral now, I was leaning more towards the 4runner, but I think wed be happy with either.
Online when you customize the JGC for the the Off Road Adventure II package says limited availabilty. how limited is it? I would want that package if we went with a JGC. I guess if it came down to it the dealer would ship one accross country if need be.
Just looked it up online limited availabilty on the Laredo X. No here's a question. What would you go with.
Laredo X with V8
Limited with V6
They both work ot to about the same price, with the limited being slightly more. That's both with the offroad II package.
What are the differences between the 430 and 730 stereos? there's a $500 difference up here in Canada.