A Drive through God’s Country on the 2016 Toyota 4 Runner 4×4 Trail Premium

I’ve always wanted to explore more of Northern Arizona’s beautiful scenic routes and what better way than on the beautiful 2016 Toyota 4 Runner 4×4 Trail Premium  which was the perfect vehicle for my trip!


The Toyota  4 Runner in its Barcelona red  catches your eye and  its rear-wheel -drive layout, a body on frame platform, ample ground clearance,Nitto all terrain tires, TRD front springs as well as TRD trim and badging,  mouthy grill and the cool  awesome feature  you can lower the  liftgate window you know you can embark on your adventure trip in this top selling  cross-over SUV  through any rugged terrain.


The interior of the 4 Runner is beautiful , power driver seat, power tilt/slide moonroof ,audio system with satellite radio, Entune multimedia , connected smartphone navigation. 2nd row vent and in the spacious cargo area a sliding ( yes, a sliding) cargo deck that helps you to load heavy items with ease or more space for camping in the back.

Breathtaking Rim Country
Breathtaking Rim Country. The sturdy 2016 Toyota 4 Runner will take you to amazing places with wonderful memories.

So off I went ,  my first stop in my destination is the unique town of Payson, Arizona located ninety miles from Phoenix in the heart of Arizona’s Rim Country, my second destination the Mogollon Rim that is the southern boundary of the Colorado Plateau and lies north of Payson. It’s a breathtaking view of canyons  and  ponderosa pine forest. The clouds appear so low you feel you can just reach and touch them. I understood at that moment why people call it God’s Country.

So far yet so close to heaven.

It’s a very curvy road and all safety features came in very handy like the  Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, using hydraulics to add stability on the road allowed the 4Runner to take every curve with ease. Its eight airbags ( including side curtains)  and rear view camera, vehicle stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes system with EBD, brake assist and smart start technology the 4Runner is keeping you safe.

The iconic Mogollon Rim
The iconic Mogollon Rim

The drive was beautiful thanks to the 4 Runners smooth and silent ride and ample windows that allow you to take in the beauty of what some call God’s Country the road from the from the Rim to the town of Showlow ( an elevation of 6,345 feet) and my final destination.

Final destination Showlow, AZ
Final destination Showlow, AZ

I truly enjoyed driving through my state’s heartland and wide expanses of nature on the 4 Runner.

Vanilla truly enjoyed the trip in God's Country
Vanilla truly enjoyed the trip in God’s Country

The model fully equipped has a MSRP of $41,345.00 and as always I invite you to test drive one at your nearest dealer or if you own one love to hear about your road trips.

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Until next time,

















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