The Wait Is Over! The 2024 Toyota 4Runner Has Arrived

A green 2025 Toyota 4Runner Trailhunter is shown from the front at an angle.

The feelings of anticipation and the patience of many Toyota devotees have finally been rewarded. The past several months have all been building to this moment: the 2025 Toyota 4Runner has finally arrived. The Toyota 4Runner enters its sixth generation of production with many upgrades, securing its position as the ideal vehicle for those who enjoy adventures that take place on the path less traveled. As the popularity of the crossover SUV has increased, the original intended use of the SUV segment has sometimes become an afterthought, but it is still on full display with the 4Runner. SUVs that are bred for adventure and favor the bold are alive and well in Toyota’s newest offering for drivers looking for long-awaited excitement. If you’ve been looking for the right SUV to facilitate your desire for adventure, you will want to continue reading to learn more about the 2025 4Runner.

Charging Forward on Four Cylinders

As a brand, Toyota has consistently proven that you can do much more with less, and in the case of the all-new incarnation of the 4Runner, this is more evident than ever. The 2025 4Runner is equipped with a turbocharged 2.4L four-cylinder engine that produces 278 hp and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission for optimum performance. Higher trims add a hybrid boost to the 2.4L engine for a combined 326 hp and better fuel economy.

One of the unique aspects of the new 4Runner is that it shares the Toyota TNGA-F platform with the midsize Toyota Tacoma. Drivers will have all of the storage and practicality of an SUV while having the control and prowess of Toyota’s most popular pickup. Three available drivetrains are available to provide the level of performance you’re looking for. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but part-time and full-time four-wheel drive systems are available to get the most out of your excursions.

The new platform bestowed on the 4Runner has made it one of the most versatile and capable SUVs on the market. Nimble handling and a sophisticated ride are available even for those who are content to stay within the city limits. Drivers looking to take on a quest for high adventure will be impressed with the 4Runner’s off-road capabilities. Versatility has always been synonymous with Toyota, and the 2025 4Runner can also tow up to 6,000 lbs when properly equipped, which is a sizable upgrade from the previous generation.

The black interior of a 2025 Toyota 4Runner is shown from above the center console.

A Design for All Drivers

In this day and age, drivers have a multitude of different expectations when it comes to what they choose to own. The 4Runner is designed with off-road applications in mind, but that is far from the only thing it can be used for. The new design that Toyota has implemented has multiple variations that will appeal to anyone.

The various trims available for the all-new 4Runner are specifically geared towards the different tastes that all drivers have. For the consumer who’s thrifty and concerned with cost, the SR5 base trim is readily affordable and still comes with plenty of standard features that will enhance the driving experience. The TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road trims make a welcome return, and both have upscale Premium versions.

One of the most significant additions for 2025 is the introduction of the luxury-based Platinum grade. This is a step above the Limited trim, which also makes a return for the new model year. The Platinum grade features unique black exterior details, heated second-row seats, a head-up display, and other luxury features.

An Upscale Interior for an Upgraded 4Runner

With its new applications and trim levels geared toward anyone’s preferences, there’s already a lot of excitement regarding what the 4Runner brings to the table for the 2025 model year. Performance and design are one thing, but getting behind the wheel and having an immersive experience is another. Luckily, this is precisely what you’ll find. Once again, the new 4Runner was well worth the wait, especially when it comes to the interior.

The 4Runner takes many styling cues from the Tacoma but adjusts them to have its own personality. This aesthetic is unique, as it has the powerful presence of a pickup truck while offering many of the comforts and advantages drivers look for in an SUV. The 4Runner also continues to offer an available third-row seat, which is perfect for getting the soccer team to practice on time.

The refined interior benefits from some of the newest and most impressive technological upgrades that Toyota has chosen to implement. An eight-inch infotainment screen is standard on the base trims, but drivers who want to embrace a more immersive experience can upgrade to a 14-inch display and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. Both interfaces are designed to be intuitive and user-friendly.

Other amenities that both screens provide access to include wireless compatibility with Apple and Android products and a host of USB ports to ensure connectivity with your favorite devices. Available items such as a wireless charging pad increase the functionality of the all-new 4Runner and make it more than ideal for the tech-savvy driver.

A white 2025 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is shown from the front at an angle.

More Standard Safety Features Than Ever

Toyota is one of the safest brands in the industry. Unlike many other manufacturers that still limit the latest safety and driver assistance technologies to upper trims, Toyota seems to increase the number of standard offerings as each year passes. The 2025 4Runner comes with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, a comprehensive suite of features that provide oversight and increased protection to offer the most when it comes to peace of mind.

The newest edition of Toyota Safety Sense includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, which is critical in enhancing reaction time in the case of a potential accident. Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Lane Tracing Assist will help ensure you stay safely within your lane during prolonged driving. An Emergency Driving Stop System is one of the newest functions of Lane Tracing Assist. By monitoring steering inputs, it can detect if the driver has fallen asleep or suffered a medical emergency and bring the vehicle to a safe stop.

Another new item that Toyota has introduced is Proactive Driving Assist. The vehicle’s camera and radar system will help provide corrective steering and braking when the situation warrants it. It will help you maintain a safe distance from pedestrians, cyclists, and other vehicles. This protection is further enhanced with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which monitors traffic patterns to adjust speeds accordingly. This ensures increased space to allow for better reaction time.

The Future of the 4Runner Is Looking Exceptional.

Just when it might seem that the 4Runner had reached its peak during its previous generation, the long-awaited sixth generation is ushered in with an exciting new design, more features than ever, and trims that cater to every possible desire that modern drivers have. Toyota has always had a knack for doing more with less, and the new model proves it. With its turbocharged four-cylinder powertrain and comprehensive suite of features, the future of the Toyota 4Runner certainly looks good to us. Here at Toyota of Bowling Green, you can take the newest 4Runner for a test drive and experience its grandeur and refinement first-hand.