When is the next-generation Toyota 4Runner coming to market? What will it be like? This SUV update is highly anticipated. Here is everything we know and don’t know so far.
Before we dig deeper into the next 4Runner, let’s step back and review the other new vehicles that Toyota is launching over the next few months. The all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is already on sale. The new Tundra hybrid is coming online soon. The all-new 2023 Toyota Sequoia hybrid will go on sale later this year. Both of these are sharing the new frame-based TNGA-F platform and methodology. All the rumors and unofficial information we have so far says that the next-generation Toyota Tacoma and the 4Runner will be using this same platform but on a smaller “midsize” scale.
It appears that the next-gen Tacoma is next in line to be released, possibly as a 2023 model. Take a look at the Tacoma prototypes we recently spied in the wild (the video is below). This puts the next-gen 4Runner up for redesign after the new Tacoma arrives. In other words, the complete redesign will likely be a 2024 Toyota 4Runner model.
2024 Toyota 4Runner
The next 4Runner will likely remain about the same size as it is now. Why mess with success? The current 4Runner is still selling very well. Toyota sold 13,228 4Runner SUVs in the United States in April 2022. The chassis will likely have an independent front suspension. In the back, it will likely have a solid rear axle with the new multi-link coil spring suspension.
The 2024 4Runner is rumored to have a new 2.4-liter turbocharged I4 engine that made its debut in the 2022 Lexus NX. In the Lexus, this new engine produces 275 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque @ 1,700 rpm. A 4Runner gas/electric hybrid is also very possible.
The new 4Runner will have to compete against the rugged Jeep Wrangler and the Ford Bronco 4-door. The 4Runner will have to have a similar capability, features, and price to those of the Wrangler and Bronco. We expect to have an official reveal of the next-generation 4Runner within the next 12 months or so.
This is all we have so far. As soon as more information becomes available – you can be sure to find it here and on AllTFL.com.