Toyota 4Runner 2025: Everything we know
The old Toyota 4Runner has finally gotten a makeover.
November 21, 2023 in 11:00 AM ET
Old Toyota 4Runner. The SUV going on sale today has been in production for nearly 15 years in the U.S., and it may be another year before its successor breaks the hood. But there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the upcoming 4Runner.
We expect this new SUV to share a lot with the latest Toyota Tacoma, including the platform. But the specific details remain a mystery. Hopefully we’ll learn more in the coming months leading up to its reveal, but here’s everything we know about the next-generation Toyota 4Runner so far.
What will it be called?
Toyota will keep the 4Runner name alive and strong with this new generation, which it originally introduced in 1984. The automaker should offer the SUV in several models, likely ranging from the entry-level SR to TRD Sport to the top-level Limited.
Those who want a more powerful option will likely choose the TRD Pro. The model could feature upgrades similar to those found on the Tacoma, such as a front skid plate, 33-inch off-road tires, and other unique visual touches.
What will it look like?
The 4Runner’s new design remains a mystery. However, rumors suggest it should look similar to the model on sale today, borrowing design cues from the new Tacoma such as the truck’s angular face and lighting elements. Based on that information, our rendering artist imagined a modern look for the 4Runner.
It should have a more prominent grille, vertical lights and a boxy appearance. One significant design change is likely to be the redesigned C-pillar, where the SUV replaces the forward-sloping element with a straight one.
The SUV’s interior should receive a major upgrade over the current offering. The 4Runner’s interior is very dated, and the new trim should feature larger screens, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging, and more.
What’s under the hood?
The 4Runner could borrow the Tacoma’s powertrain, as the two should be closely related. This means the new SUV will likely replace its 270-hp 4.0-liter V6 with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces between 228 and 278 hp, depending on the tune.
It could also have the Tacoma’s i-Force Max hybrid powertrain, which combines a four-cylinder engine with two electric motors, increasing power to 316 horsepower. Hopefully the 4Runner will offer a manual transmission option like the pickup.
When did you debut?
The current generation 4Runner is old, debuting in 2010. Toyota hasn’t announced an official debut date for the next-gen model, but we expect it to happen sometime next year, and the new SUV will go on sale for the 2025 model year.
What is the cost?
The 2024 Toyota 4Runner SR5 starts at $41,850 (price includes $1,395 destination charge). The next-generation model will likely arrive at a higher price, which translates to the SUV offering more technology, features and safety equipment.
Gallery: Toyota 4Runner 2025 presentation
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