The Toyota 4Runner will reportedly see its next redesign for 2024. While Toyota has not released official 4runner redesign specs, industry news outlet Automotive News claims that the next-gen SUV model may get a new hybrid engine.
Unfortunately, Toyota has not yet confirmed that the U.S. will in fact get a 4Runner hybrid. Having said that, the larger Tundra pickup and its SUV counterpart, the Sequoia, both now come with Toyota's i-FORCE MAX hybrid engine.
While we do expect the 4Runner to follow the same path as the 2024 Tacoma, there have been many rumors of what that may entail. For example, one Tacoma rumor suggests the 3.5L V6 may be dropped in favor of a 4-cylinder turbo.
The current 4Runner generation was introduced in 2010, making it one of Toyota's oldest vehicles. Most recently, the SUV gained a 40th-anniversary special edition and some added safety equipment like standard blind-spot monitoring.
Even though Toyota's lineup has a slew of fuel-sipping hybrids, the 4Runner remains somewhat of an oddity as a truck-based SUV with real off-road capability. Whether or not that will remain the case with the next redesign remains unclear.
This page will be updated as information becomes available.
2022 4Runner pictured
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