As you’ve read, we really would like to keep the #Project4 GX-460 as economical as possible, while providing an upgraded level of utility.
Coming from the 2015 Tundra, the lack of available storage in the smaller GX is quite noticeable. By the time we load adults, children, dogs, and a little gear - we’re packed.
I am of the opinion that aftermarket roof racks, like those sold by Yakima, are an under-rated system that really should get a lot of respect from the offroad community. Sure I often dream of installing a full-length platform on our 4Runner, but truth be told, a set of aftermarket cross bars can be a great, low-cost, way for many entry-level offroaders and travelers to equip their pickups and SUVs for outdoor adventure.