2024 Toyota 4Runner Redesign, Interior, Release Date – Although the market for midsize SUVs today is flooded with car-based soft roaders, there are still a few models that date back to the days when SUVs were built using body-on-frame technology. A 2024 Toyota 4Runner has been one of the big success stories among these dated vehicles. The current generation of trucks has been available since the 2010 models year and, other than a redesign and some range modifications, has mostly stayed the same since then.
But that won’t matter to buyers who prioritize functionality, toughness, and genuine off-road capability over style and refinement since the 4Runner is as challenging and capable as any SUV. The Ford Bronco, which has a similar design to the Toyota 4Runner, and even the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is based on a vehicle, is more up-to-date and luxurious than the Toyota 4Runner.
2024 Toyota 4Runner Redesign
There won’t be any design awards given to the 2024 Toyota 4Runner. Although its chunky-looking style will appeal to some, it does have a wonderful sense of familiarity and did grow on us quite quickly. The base model is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, a soffit, a power back liftgate window, a standard Headlight, a front-end splash plate, a shift case skid plate, and a keyless key entry system.
A TRD hood scoop, 20-inch wheels, chrome door handles, and TRD Sport emblems are included when you upgrade to a TRD Sport. For the front, and rear mudguards, 17-inch alloy wheels with black accents, plus TRD Off-Road exterior symbols, are all included on the TRD Off-Road.
While the TRD Pro variant receives a front aluminum skid plate with the TRD Pro stamp and 17-inch matte-black stream TRD alloy wheels, the Limited model gets 20-inch aluminum wheels and a retractable sunroof. The TRD Pro we tested also has LED fog lights or a black roof rack with retro-style “Toyota” writing as extra off-road-ready standard trim elements. A standard moonroof and bronze 17-inch wheels are included with 40th Anniversary versions.
The interior of the 4Runner is outdated the minute you step inside. The interior styling of rival vehicles such as the Ford Bronco & Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is a (repeated) reminder of the 4Runner’s advanced age. The materials in the cabin are acceptable overall, although occasionally, there are a few too many rough plastic surfaces. Others claim the styling could be more inspired. To each their own. Some find it lovely, while others think it’s “old school.”
New 2024 Toyota 4Runner inside is thankfully quite comfortable. There is plenty of room and excellent seats in the front and back. The 4Runner is valuable thanks to its flexible loading system, superb visibility, and other attributes. Additionally, our tester had TRD branding on the headrests, which is nice but not something for which you should spend a lot more.
2024 Toyota 4Runner Engine
On the road, at least, Toyota SUVs were never synonymous with high-performance driving. Sadly, Toyota isn’t in a rush to update the 4Runner’s powertrain, which has earned a reputation for durability. Considering this SUV weighs about 4,800 pounds, the 270 horsepower produced by the naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V6 beneath the hood sounds respectable. Performance? Not excellent, but not at all bad. In ideal driving circumstances with 4WD, this 2024 Toyota 4Runner would accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in the middle of the seven-second range. That’s almost the same time as just a 1975 Chevy Corvette 350 L48.
The 4Runner needs to have the mid-range punch of contemporary turbo SUVs. Fortunately, Toyota has intelligent gearing programming that makes it capable of excellent off-road performance. We wish this truck had such a turbocharged V6 or even a V8 as we accelerated onto the interstate. But this V6 is proven and accurate and has earned its reputation as bulletproof. The likelihood of making a speedy exit, for whatever reason, is, nevertheless, less likely. However, the 4Runner range has a rock-solid 5,000-pound towing capacity, outperforming competitors such as the Jeep Wrangler.
2024 Toyota 4Runner Release Date And Price
The Toyota 4Runner is a relatively inexpensive option in this category for 2024. Excluding tax, insurance, and a delivery fee of $1,335, the base SR5 2WD costs $39,555. The SR5 Premium has a list price of $42,615, while TRD Sport models cost $42,415 each. Either of them will incur a total cost increase of $1,875 or $1,675 if AWD is added.
The Limited is being offered for close to $50,000 with a 2WD configuration list price of $48,790 and a 4WD asking price of $2,035 more. The TRD Off-Road Premium, exclusively available with 4WD, raises the price to $45,980 from $43,400. The golden Jubilee Special Edition, distinguished for its distinctive appearance, costs $47,120. Last but not least, the TRD Pro will cost you $54,020.