Toyota 4Runner 2025: Off-Road Legacy Revived with Modern Twist

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Toyota 4Runner 2025
Toyota 4Runner 2025

Recently, Toyota completed its lineup of mid-size vehicles in the U.S. with the announcement that the 2025 Toyota 4Runner will hit the market this fall. The stage was set with the debut of the N400 Tacoma, a leader in the pickup truck market, and was soon followed by the 2024 Lexus GX 550.

This vehicle features the versatile TNGA-F body-on-frame architecture, a powerful 349-hp turbo V6, and a suite of features justifying its $64,250 starting price. Not to be outdone, the J250 Toyota Land Cruiser reintroduced itself in the U.S., flaunting heritage styling and the Tacoma’s 326-hp hybrid powertrain, with a starting price of $56,000.

Completing the lineup, Toyota is set to introduce a new generation of the 4Runner, an off-road SUV that borrows heavily from the Tacoma.

It offers up to seven seats and a classic roll-down rear window and is available with the Tacoma-derived i-Force (278 hp, eight-speed auto) and i-Force Max (326 hp hybrid) powertrains. While the price hasn’t been disclosed, it is expected to exceed Tacoma’s $31,500 base cost.

Toyota 4Runner 2025
Toyota 4Runner 2025 (Credit: Toyota)

However, not all feedback has been positive. During its teaser campaign, many fans on social media expressed their desire for the 4Runner to include a removable and/or soft-top option to directly compete with the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco, though this feature has not been included.

Nonetheless, the introduction of the Trailhunter variant, styled for Overlanding and aimed to compete with the Wrangler Rubicon and Bronco Wildtrak, adds some appeal. The 2025 Toyota 4Runner has long been a favorite topic among enthusiasts and car content creators, stirring excitement and speculative designs even before its official revealing.

These creatives continue to hold the 4Runner in high regard, proposing aftermarket modifications and even more radical changes. For instance, Jim, known as jlord8 online, a virtual artist famed for his work on vehicles from the Big Detroit Three, turned his attention to the 4Runner this week.

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