We had a new 2016 4Runner that was 2WD. Loved it. Did not need the 4WD. Some people just like a 4Runner.2wd 4Runner. What’s the point?
I wholeheartedly agree that mindlessly getting 4 WD is stupid unless you have a real reason to do that. I go skiing every winter weekend in a 2wd F-150 with Blizzaks. Just amazing capability.
But a 2wd 4Runner gives you the ride, handling and mpg disadvantages of a 4Runner without the advantages.
These days there are probably a dozen vehicles that can give you reliable transportation until your fetus is ready for his own driver’s license.