2025 Toyota 4Runner

A brown 2025 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro driving through a dark forest on a trail.

The Toyota 4Runner has come a long way since its debut as an original nameplate with the 1984 model year outing. The sixth generation Toyota 4Runner makes its debut 15 years after a long and very successful fifth generation run of the popular midsize off-road SUV. The 4Runner is now built on the latest iteration of the TNGA body-on-frame platform, known as the TNGA-F, or the Toyota New Global Architecture. This means that the sixth generation Toyota 4Runner, beginning with the 2025 model year, now shares a lot of the same platform DNA as its relatives such as the Toyota Tundra, Toyota Tacoma, and the Toyota Sequoia. This helps make the new generation 2025 Toyota 4Runner a more feature-rich and robust competitor against other midsize off-road SUVs, such as the Ford Bronco and the Jeep Wrangler.

The four-door, optional three-row SUV is available in multiple powertrain configurations, including a switch over to the popular and well-received i-Force Max hybrid design. You also have multiple drivetrain configurations based on whether you want a standard daily driver with a rugged edge, or if you want something more capable for traversing difficult terrain. The powertrain isn't the only change, however. The vehicle has also undergone some serious visual changes as well, including much more aggressive and rugged angles, and a more pronounced stance thanks to moving over to the new wheelbase.

In addition to all of these changes, we also have two brand new trims joining the line-up for the new model year that ushers in the sixth generation 4Runner: the Trailhunter and the Platinum. The Trailhunter brings 2.5-inch forged shocks with remote reservoirs to the table, courtesy of ARB's Old Man Emu. You also get 33-inch Toyo Open Country all-terrain tires on 17-inch wheels, and up to 2-inches of added ground clearance for the Trailhunter, making the SUV perfect for overlanding in the wilderness. The Trailhunter joins other trims for the 2025 4Runner, including the SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Sport Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, TRD Pro, the Limited, and the Platinum.

MSRP: $44,000 (est.)[a]

Horsepower: 326 hp

Torque: 465 lb-ft

Towing: 6,000 lbs

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Performance

A white 2025 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is driving on a rocky trail near a mountain.

Engine and Options

There are two different powertrain variations of a turbocharged 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder i-Force engine that powers the 2025 4Runner. The base i-Force delivers 278 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. It's the entry level-engine for those who may be considering a 4Runner for the express purpose of daily driving. The more powerful i-Force Max is a hybrid that pairs a 1.87 kWh NiMH battery pack with the turbocharged 4-cylinder, which manages to produce up to 326 hp at 465 lb-ft of torque, giving the 4Runner a lot of gusto both off the line and at higher end speeds.

Four-Wheel Drive

All of the powertrain configurations are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. However, you can choose to either have the sixth-gen 4Runner configured as a rear-wheel drive SUV, or you can choose between a part-time four-wheel drive system, or a full-time four-wheel drive system with an active two-speed transfer case for active traction control, depending on the trim format. This gives you options in terms of how hardcore you want the 4Runner for off-road tasks, as intermediate drivers might opt for the part-time four-wheel drive, while those who are more dedicated enthusiasts will likely find the full-time four-wheel drive more suitable.

The Multi-Terrain Select System

You also have a standard inclusion of the Multi-Terrain Select drive modes, which give you different ways to approach how you traverse over certain types of terrain. You have Mud, Sand, Dirt, and Crawl Control, all of which changes how the 4Runner utilizes the differentials for improved traction control. The vehicle comes standard with a limited slip differential for the rear-wheel drive, but the Limited and Platinum trims have the available center-locking differential, while the more enthusiast off-road trims such as the TRD Off-Road, TRD Pro and Trainhunter come with an electronically locking rear differential, for improved torque transfer and added traction performance.

Design

 

The steering wheel and infotainment screen in the black and silver accented interior of a 2025 Toyota 4Runner.

A New, Sharper Exterior

The design of the 2025 4Runner takes full advantage of the TNGA-F platform to opt for a bolder stance, with a completely redesigned exterior riding on a new 112.2-inch wheelbase. A front hood with added curvature gives the 4Runner a sportier front profile, along with a completely redesigned front fascia featuring obtuse LED headlights that connect into an all new grille design featuring the Toyota logo in the center.

The fascia has also received updates to better accommodate off-roading, with a bash-plate design for the lower bumper, and available skid plates on the undercarriage for select trims. The side-profile pillars also feature smoother lines and more accented angles, including a desert intake on the passenger-side A-pillar for the Trailhunter. You also have a more dynamic look for the C-pillar leading into the tailgate area. The 4Runner also features more pronounced fenders over the wheels, with enough height in the wheel wells for better suspension articulation.

Built for Adventure

In fact, new for the sixth generation 4Runner is a front stabilizer bar disconnect, which gives drivers the ability to maximize the vehicle's off-road potential with more extreme wheel articulation. This makes the 4Runner more capable for rock crawling and water fording. You also have a max approach angle of 32 degrees and a max departure angle of 24 degrees, giving you plenty of room for scaling and moving across uneven and rocky terrain.

Additionally, the TRD Pro comes standard with FOX QS3 off-road dampers, while the TRD Off-Road is outfitted with Bilstein shocks. The Trailhunter in particular helps with traversal thanks to being 2-inches higher in the front and having a raised suspension by 1.5-inches in the rear, all while running ARB’s Old Man Emu dampers with external reservoirs.

Easily Bring the Comforts of Home With You

The Trailhunter also comes standard with basket rails while the other trims come standard with traditional utility roof rails. So no matter which trim you go with, the 4Runner is designed for off-road or outdoor travel and adventures. You even have the ability to store extra long items in the vehicle thanks to the ability to lower the rear window as part of the tailgate, which is perfect if you're bringing along extra long tent, beach, or camping equipment.

There is also a power lift tailgate for easy access to the rear cargo area. And for those who need to use the 4Runner Trailhunter as an outdoor power generator, you have a 2400W inverter that can power a lot of useful electronic items while you're out and about in the great wilderness. You can even bring along your own camper or cargo trailer, as the new 2025 4Runner can tow up to 6,000 lbs and comes standard with a trailer brake controller, or you can use the 4Runner for dragging obstacles out of the way thanks to the front tow hooks.

Convenience

A green 2025 Toyota 4Runner Trailhunter parked in a mossy forest.

Stay Comfortable and Connected

Rugged durability and off-road capabilities are great, but you still need to get to your destination in one piece and get there comfortably. Remote access and digital key entry for select trims makes entering and exiting the SUV a breeze. Plus, the 2025 Runner manages to offer some great interior features to make the ride both convenient and comfortable for multiple passengers across either two or three rows, which includes two captain chairs and a split-bench in the rear.

There are available heated and ventilated seats, including heated second row seats, with heated leather steering on select trims. The available two-tone themed interior cabin is also rich with content, including multiple storage compartments such as a center console storage, side-door panel storage, and seatback pockets. You have Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, multiple USB ports for device charging, and a full suite of media controls for USB-C connectivity both at the front and rear of the cabin.

A full infotainment stack is also included, which includes a robust and customizable digital instrument cluster available in 7-inches on the entry-level trims and up to 12.3-inches on the higher-end trims. An available 7-inch touchscreen for the base trims and an available 14-inch HD touchscreen for the upper-end trims helps add to the visual prestige of the 4Runner’s interior. This includes the standard implementation of wireless phone projection for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Bluetooth wireless support for voice-activated controls, media streaming, and sending texts or phone calls using hands-free technology. You even have Qi wireless charging available, so you can keep your smart devices charged without using any cords.

A Variety of Innovative Safety Features

In fact, the safety in the 2025 4Runner is exceptional thanks to every model coming with the Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, which includes all of the latest in driver awareness, assists, and aids. This includes Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, along with the available Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. However, you have even more advanced safety features to keep you alert and avoid collisions both on and off the road, such as the pro-active driving assists that monitors the driver's habits, as well as Road Sign Assist to keep you informed about where you are and if you're heading in the right direction.

Plus, with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, you have a more advanced semi-autonomous system to help make the drive more relaxing by letting the vehicle take control, which gives a true peace of mind even in a rugged and highly capable tech-rich vehicle like the 2025 Toyota 4Runner.

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