The fans’ favorite off-road SUV is heading toward the new generation. If rumors are true, the next series will start with the 2023 Toyota 4Runner. The redesign and engine updates will help the SUV catch up with the Jeep Wrangler, its main rival. Also, we will see how will the arrival of Ford Bronco affect the market. Not only fans of the legendary model are waiting eagerly, but also the competition. Be sure that both FCA and Toyota will plan the next steps soon after Bronco comes back with all versions and sub-models.
Even without it, the 2023 Toyota 4Runner should be redesigned. The mid-size SUV is more than 10 years old and the latest big news came in 2015 when the TRD Pro package became available. The versatility of the 4Runner is incredible. Besides the off-road package, one of the toughest you can find in the entire automotive market, you will find the SUV as the family vehicle with seven seating spots. A two-row model is optional. The 4Runner is currently available with a big V6 engine and it could be changed. Hybrid is one of the possibilities. Also, we are wondering if the company is going to keep Trail Edition and what new colors the TRD Pro version is going to bring.
Engine and Specs
The 2023 Toyota 4Runner will be a big mid-size SUV, positioned between Highlander and Sequoia. Size and power are also between the mid-size and the full-size models. While a smaller Highlander is getting energy from a 3.5-liter V6, a larger Sequoia is exploiting the V8 unit. The 4Runner comes with a 4.0-liter V6. Although bigger than Highlander’s powertrain, this one will produce 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. Still, it will be enough for a decent performance, especially when it comes to off-roading. Of course, we recommend the TRD Pro package, which will also be updated by the time the new SUV debuts. A new transmission is certain, while the 4Runner keeps the RWD as the base option. Buyers can choose all-wheel drive. This is one of the rare non-full-size SUVs based on the ladder frame.
2023 Toyota 4Runner Packages
Buyers will choose between comfort and off-road lineups of the 2023 Toyota 4Runner, that is for sure. The SUV is similar to the Land Cruiser luxury vehicle that almost closes the gap between these segments thanks to the premium equipment and reliable drivetrain system. On the other hand, 4Runner is not offering hi-tech features, at least not for the base trims. The SR5 and SR5 Premium will come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a large infotainment screen, and navigation for an upper version. The high-end package in the lineup is Limited with large wheels, leather interior, parking sensors, and some advanced systems, such as adaptive suspension, ventilated seats, or memory settings. By default, the 2023 4Runner will be a seven-seater. But, buyers can cut one row.
The SUV is well-known for its off-road skills. The TRD segment provides various packages and now we also have the Trail Edition. It is unknown if the trim is coming back, especially since it will be available in 400 copies in 2021. Nevertheless, the base 2023 Toyota 4Runner Off-Road will tune the suspension and add a 4×4 system to boost the ride in tough terrains. Traction control and hill descent assist are also part of the package. You can upgrade it with the Premium package to enhance the entertaining system and comfort with leather seats and navigation.
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Still, if you are seeking the best off-road experience, the 2023 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro will be the right model for you. Ever since it stepped into the market in 2015, this vehicle made an immediate impact. Nowadays, it is considered as one of the favorites for adventures, alongside Jeep Wrangler. We will see if the Ford Bronco can spoil the dominance of two reliable and durable SUVs.
The TRD Pro package was initially available only for the 4Runner in the SUV class. Now, Sequoia joined the lineup, where we can find both Toyota trucks, Tacoma and Tundra, right from the first steps. Being already six years old, the off-road package requires revisits. It still offers reliable features that will enhance the ride, but competition is closer than ever.
Release Date and Price
We will know more about the 2023 Toyota 4Runner in 2022. The first rumors are speaking of a schedule of updates for the Japanese company. The 4Runner and Tundra will be the first next-gen vehicles, and then Highlander, Tundra, and Rav4 are about to follow.
The price of the new 4Runner is staying put to remain competitive. That means the initial MSRP is going to be around $36,000. The most expensive versions are TRD Pro and Limited, and buyers will have to pay at least $50,000 for each of these upgrades.