"We had a 97 Suburban for many years and loved the space and the utility as we were raising our 3 kids. When it was totalled a year ago, we decided we would downsize since our kids are driving their own vehicles now. We bought a Honda Accord thinking we would save lots of money on gas. Well yes, we saved some money, but it just wasn't practical for us. Even though our kids are bigger and driving their own cars, if we ever want to go somewhere together or take our dogs with us, we just couldn't fit in a car. We love the 4runner because we think it will last a really long time, it isn't huge like a full size suv, but it gives us space for our family, our dogs, or hauling things."