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2014 Toyota Truck Preview - 4-Runner and Tundra in the Great Smokies - Travel

(top) Time-out in the eastern Tennessee timber with the redesigned-for-2014 Toyota 4-Runner body-on-frame off-road SUV. Now in its 5th Generation it competes with the Jeep Grand Cherokee. In SR5 4x2 trim it's priced from just under $33,000.<br>  <br> (bottom) The re-done 2014 Toyota Tundra full-size pick-up truck poses in front of "the Dragon" announcing the stretch of U.S. 129 known as "Tail of the Dragon." Base configured 4x2 Tundra's start at $28,000.<br>
When Toyota recently invited “Drive…He Said” and other midwestern automotive writers to Tennessee, our first reaction was, “Hey that’s Nissan country [at least here in the U.S.]. But when we arrived at Blackberry Farm Resort , nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, just east of Knoxville,  to preview the redesigned 2014... Read more »

Winter's-A-Comin' - Affordable All-Wheel Drive

Our two budget choices for all-wheel drive, good for winter's powder and summer's pavement, each in their respective element. (From top to bottom); (1) The trail-rated 2012 Jeep Compass 4x4 starts at $21,000 - our Latitude tester came in just south of $26k. (2) 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport wagon, with full-time all-wheel drive for a admission price of $19,000, with our "Premium" edition ringing up for a still real "bang-for-the buck" at $21,000!!
If we got away lucky lucky with some spring-lime weather for Thanksgiving this week, WBBM-TV meteorologist and “Drive…He Said” friend, Ed Curran, would caution that meteorological winter is still another week away.  We are willing to go out on a limb and make a forecast of our own: that by the first of the year more... Read more »