2023 Toyota 4Runner Redesign Model Finally Released!


40 candlepower “Big four-0.” In the 2023 model year, the Toyota 4Runner will turn 40 years old. And to commemorate it, Toyota is releasing a standout 2023 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Edition that is exclusively available with 4WD. Toyota will appropriately release 4,040 of these unique editions for the American market. More than 4 million 4Runners have been sold cumulatively over the past 40 years, solidifying its reputation as the go-anywhere SUV that is equally at home on paved surfaces as it is off-road.

Based on the SR5 Premium grade, the 2023 Toyota 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Edition will come in three colorings: White, Midnight Black Metallic, and Barcelona Red Metallic. Bronze-colored 17-inch alloy wheels, a TOYOTA heritage grille that matches the body color, and a 40th Anniversary external tailgate logo help it stand out from the competition.

The legacy graphics package, developed particularly for this jubilee edition, is probably the biggest eye-catcher. The Toyota pickup platform, which formed the basis of the first 4Runner, established the legacy of Toyota’s historic performance in off-road racing. As a tribute to those early racers, the 4Runner 40th Anniversary Edition will have some very nice retro-style yellow, orange, and red body art.

Toyota 4Runner 40th Anniversary Black
Toyota 4Runner 40th Anniversary Black

The 40th Anniversary Special Edition 4Runner boasts a bronze cross-stitch shift knob, bronze seat stitching, 40th Anniversary floormats, and a 40th Anniversary emblem on the black SofTex-trimmed seats. The anniversary motif is carried over inside as well. Lastly, there is a typical power moonroof.

“Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” stood the highest-grossing film in America at the time the first 4Runner was released, and “Every Breath You Take” by the Police had finished the year at the top of the Billboard 100. (At the time, “Jedi,” not “Episode Six,” was the third Star Wars film.)

A 4Runner for Every Occasion and Situation

The 4Runner lineup for 2023 caters to a wide range of preferences and requirements in a high-capability SUV. SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Limited, too TRD Pro are the grades available in this series. All 4Runner grades keep a classic SUV look while exuding a tough appearance. The 17-inch alloy wheels used by the SR5 and TRD versions come in three different styles. SR5 versions come with 6-spoke wheels, TRD Off-Road models with 7-spoke wheels, and TRD Pro with flow-form matte black alloy wheels.

The color-keyed bumpers and overfenders, along with the hood scoop, and painted front and rear bumper highlights in silver, set apart the TRD Off-Road and TRD Off-Road Premium grades. The C-pillars are adorned with the “TRD Off-Road” insignia. The Limited is the only 4Runner equipped with chrome-plated exterior trim and a grille insert. All 4Runner models have LED fog lights as a standard feature, with Rigid Industries’ LED fog lights available on the TRD Pro.

The adventure-ready SUV

The body-on-frame design of the 4Runner, which is as tough as nails and has a four-link back axle and coil-spring break, is the basis of the vehicle’s inherent strength. The sturdy chassis serves as the basis for the 4Runner’s smooth ride.

The DOHC 4.0-liter V6 engine in the 4Runner produces 270 horsepower and 278 lb.-ft of peak torque. Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (DIVVT-i) enables the engine’s torque to be optimized throughout its operating range, improving responsiveness under various driving circumstances.

A sequential growth method is open on the five-speed ECT-i automatic transmission when manual shifting is preferred. All 4Runner grades come standard with a tow-hitch receiver and wiring harness, and all models have a 5,000-pound towing capacity.

The generous 9.0 inches of ground clearance offered by 2WD 4Runners is surpassed by the 9.6 inches provided by 4WD variants. All 4Runner 2WD versions come equipped with a standard Automatic Limited Slip Differential (Auto LSD), a traction control (TRAC) device that permits some wheel slippage to aid the vehicle in emerging from, for instance, sand or snow.

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The part-time 4WD system that is offered incorporates Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) and has a two-speed transfer case with selectable low-range to improve off-road performance. When A-TRAC detects wheel slippage happening on uneven terrain or slick spots, it can assist maintain traction by spreading industry force to any one wheel in touch with the ground.

The full-time 4WD system on the 4Runner Limited is made up of a Torsen center differential that can be locked and a three-mode switch on the center console.

In ordinary driving circumstances, the system uses a 40:60 torque split and modifies that in reaction to slippage. Furthermore, if the front wheels begin to slip while the car is turning, the Torsen® differential shifts the torque split to 30:70.The split becomes 53:47 if the back wheels start to slide while the car is spinning.

High Traction Technology

The Toyota 4Runner has a range of tools to accommodate various off-road tasks. The high-strength chassis and optional 4WD of the 4Runner are enhanced by a variety of technologies. When accelerating from a stop on a steep incline, the standard Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) gives you more control. The device aids in temporarily stopping the car so the driver can shift from the brake to the accelerator.

Downhill Assist Control comes standard on the Limited and SR5 models that have 4WD (DAC).

This feature makes low-speed descending easier to control and lets the driver focus mostly on steering by making it easier to keep a steady slow speed and reducing wheel locking.

Toyota 4Runner Anniversary Special Edition
Toyota 4Runner Anniversary Special Edition

Toyota’s Crawl Control (CRAWL) technology and an electronic-locking rear differential are added in the 4Runner TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro versions.

When the transfer point is in low range, CRAWL is supposed to control the engine speed and brake pressure to slowly move the car forward or backward at one of five low-speed settings that the driver can choose.

With this feature, the driver can focus on steering on rough terrain without also having to control the gas pedal or brake pedal.

A dial (placed overhead along with CRAWL settings) allows the driver to modify the vehicle using the conventional Multi-Terrain Select system by selecting a mode that corresponds to current surface conditions as trail conditions change. The wheel slip control will then be adjusted by the system accordingly.

The Multi-Terrain Monitor is one of the off-road technology features found on the 4Runner TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro. The device enables the driver to inspect the surroundings on the route and identify potential hazards that are difficult to detect from the cabin using strategically placed cameras. A high-end Multi-information Display is also included in the TRD (and Limited) variants.

TRD Sport for the Street

The 4Runner TRD Sport grade, which debuted in 2022, has more of an emphasis on road-focused amenities while reducing its trail-focused features. It also adds flare and flair. The Cross-Linked Relative Absorber System (X-REAS) suspension is used by the 4Runner TRD Sport to improve on-road handling with an emphasis on daily comfort and road dynamics. When cornering or driving over uneven surfaces, the X-REAS technology modifies the dampening force of the shock absorbers. To lessen pitch and yaw by compensating for opposing inputs, a center control absorber forms an “X” with the shock absorbers on the vehicle’s corners.

A 2-speed transfer case and 2WD or part-time 4WD are both options for the 4Runner TRD Sport. The 4Runner TRD Sport, based on the SR5 grade, replaces the 17-inch wheels with 20-inch machine-faced wheels with Dark Gray accents. Notably, regardless of wheel size, every 4Runner is fitted with a full-sized spare tire.

With color-keyed details on the grille, rocker panels, and body sculpting, along with the recognizable TRD-style hood inside, a front spoiler, and black roof rails, the TRD Sport gets its distinct appearance. Inside, TRD Sport swaps out the SR5 grade’s textile seat surfaces with black SofTex-trimmed power-adjustable seats. The front headrests have gray-colored TRD embroidered logos, and the seats have distinctive gray contrast stitching. The cabin transformation is finished with a stock TRD gear knob and TRD Sport floor mats.

TRD Pro Receivers Your Name

Any Toyota truck or SUV with the TRD Pro logo is the most capable off-roader in that Toyota lineup. With color options like Solar Octane, White, Magnetic Gray Metallic, and Black, the 2023 4Runner TRD Pro is also a head-turner. Some of the less noticeable elements are setting the standard for off-road enhancements because they provide an inch of front lift thanks to TRD-tuned coil springs and specially tuned Fox internal bypass shocks hidden away at each corner of the vehicle. Piggyback-style remote reservoirs are a component of the Fox rear shocks that help to sustain damping performance in difficult off-road situations. The shock adjustment gives you the best of both worlds by improving high-speed performance and trail driving isolation without sacrificing on-road comfort or steering response.

Toyota 4Runner Interior
Toyota 4Runner Interior

The 4Runner TRD Pro, like previous Toyota TRD Pro vehicles, has a front skid plate made of 1/4-inch-thick aluminum with red TRD branding. Only 4Runners can use the TRD roof rack. On the TRD Pro, black TRD alloy flow-form wheels with Nitto Terra Grappler tires are standard.

This trail star’s standard TRD-branded cat-back exhaust delivers the V6 engine a powerful-sounding growl. The TRD Pro has the same upgraded HVAC controls as the Limited grade, as nicely as a typical sunroof and Premium Audio with JBL speakers and Clari-FiTM technology for improving digital audio formats.

In 2023, the TRD Pro will be offered in Solar Octane, an exclusive exterior color, in addition to standard Black, White, and Magnetic Gray Metallic.

suspension both on and off the road.

Toyota’s optional Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS), which lets tires move farther at slower speeds for better off-road performance and control, can be added to the TRD Off-Road grade for even more off-road prowess.

The slight opposition supplied by the stabilizer rods is hydraulically adjusted by the KDSS system. Off-road driving has less sway resistance to help decrease any tendency for wheel lift. On concrete, KDSS makes it possible for the bars to function normally, lowering body lean to improve agility and control.

With the X-REAS suspension system shared with the TRD Sport, the 4Runner Limited prioritizes daily comfort and pavement handling while still being off-road capable.

Expert in Adventure with a Focus on Safety

The fifth-generation 4Runner provides space for the entire family, with seating for up to seven people. The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System, Mechanical High Beams, and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control exist all parts of the Toyota Safety Sense-P advanced suite of driver-assist technologies that arrive standard on all 2023 4Runner models.

The Blind Spot Monitor + Rear Cross Traffic Alert is a standard feature on all grades for the 2023 model year. In addition to the LED low beams and fog lights on most grades, all models come standard with LED high beams.

All 2023 4Runner models offer TSS-P in addition to Toyota’s Star Safety System, which also includes Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC, or A-TRAC with 4WD), and the Smart Stop Technology (SST) brake-override system.

There are eight standard airbags, including the Advanced Airbag System for the driver and front passenger; side airbags positioned on the front seats; knee airbags for the driver and front passenger; and roll-sensing side curtain airbags for every row. Rear Occupancy Alert is now standard on all 2023 4Runner models. The device reminds the driver to check the back seat for a youngster or pet before getting out of the car when operational requirements are met.

Room for People and Equipment

The 4Runner provides a variety of alternatives for hauling gear. The cargo bay has a carrying capacity of up to 47.2 cubic feet when the second-row seats are occupied. Folding the second row reveals a massive 89.7 cu.-ft. cargo room if it’s just the two of you hitting the road or trail. Without removing the headrests, the seats in the second row can be folded flat.

A split 50:50 seat that folds flat is offered in the third row of the 4Runner SR5 and Limited models. The 40:20:40 second-row center contains a one-touch walk-in capability when fitted, making it simple to reach the third row. With the use of separate one-touch levers, the seats can be folded from the side or the back. The second-row seats, which have an armrest in the middle, each recline up to 16 degrees in four steps.

The 4Runner offers two 12V plugs in addition to a regular 120V outlet for on-the-go electricity. The accessible pull-out cargo deck, which supports up to 440 pounds, makes it simpler to load and unload bulky objects. Additionally, it offers chairs for relaxing at the campsite and tailgating.

From bumper to bumper, Toyota Value

Every grade of 4Runner comes with a Smart Key with Push Button Start. The SR5 Premium and TRD Off-Road Premium models benefit from SofTex®-trimmed upholstery, heated front seats, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The leather-trimmed, heated, and vented 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat (with memory) and 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat, together with dual-zone automatic temperature control, make the 4Runner Limited a luxurious ride. Parking maneuvers are facilitated and made safer by the Limited grade’s standard front and rear clearance sonar systems. The Panoramic View Monitor (PVM) on the Limited gives the driver a 360-degree aerial perspective to help them observe anything surrounding the car.

Toyota 4Runner Anniversary
Toyota 4Runner Anniversary

In addition to 15 JBL speakers, a subwoofer, and an amplifier, the Premium Audio system in the 4Runner Limited and TRD Pro also adds Dynamic Navigation with a 3-year test, Dynamic POI Search, Dynamic Voice Recognition, Destination Assist with a 1-year trial, Remote Connect with a 1-year trial, and Wi-Fi Connect with up to 2 GB during a 3-month trial.

Toyota Care and a Limited Warranty

All parts other than those subject to routine wear and maintenance are covered by Toyota’s standard 36-month/36,000-mile guarantee for new vehicles. The powertrain is covered by an additional 60-month warranty for 60,000 miles and corrosion without a mileage cap. The 2023 4Runner also comes with ToyotaCare, a program that offers 24-hour roadside assistance for two years, unlimited mileage, and regular factory-scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Regarding Toyota

For more than 60 years, Toyota (NYSE:TM) has contributed to the cultural life of the United States. We are committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands and about 1,500 dealerships.

At our nine manufacturing facilities, Toyota directly employs more than 39,000 individuals who have helped in the design, engineering, and assembling of close to 32 million vehicles and trucks. Automotive batteries for electrified vehicles will start to be produced at Toyota’s tenth factory in North Carolina around 2025. More electrified vehicles than any other carmaker were sold in the United States in 2021, accounting for a quarter of total sales.

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