After driving and reviewing both the 2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited and the 2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail (read the reviews here and here), I wrote a roundup piece talking about the two version of that storied SUV and the odd divergence they have. That story, published on, called the 2014 Toyota 4Runner “The Platypus of SUVs.”

Basically, the two models of the same SUV make for two completely different vehicles, despite the similarity in looks and name. This, I realized, is a synopsis of the sporty utility market as a whole.

So I expanded the idea from that GuysGab article in this special edition Podcast Quick Sip. Listen or download below!

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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at

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