The first new 4Runner in 15 years will have a hybrid engine

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Toyota Motor revealed a new 4Runner SUV for the first time in nearly 15 years — completing a recent redesign of the automaker’s current trucks and SUVs.
Toyota’s “truck family” is also known as the “five brothers”: the Tacoma and Tundra pickup trucks and the 4Runner, Land Cruiser and Sequoia SUVs.
The 4Runner is the last to be redesigned and built on Toyota’s global truck platform, which debuted with the Land Cruiser and Tundra in 2021.
Toyota said pricing of the 2025 4Runner will be released closer to its on-sale date.
The 4Runner’s available hybrid engine is a turbocharged 2.4-liter engine with a 48-horsepower electric motor integrated into the eight-speed transmission to produce up to 326 horsepower and 465 foot-pounds of torque.
The 2025 4Runner will be offered in nine models: SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Sport Premium, TRD Off Road, TRD Off Road Premium, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro, and Trailhunter.
Production of the 2025 4Runner is taking place at Toyota’s Tahara plant in Japan.
Correction: The 2025 Toyota 4Runner is the first new version of the vehicles in 15 years.

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After the company recently redesigned its current lineup of trucks and SUVs, Toyota Motor unveiled a new 4Runner SUV for the first time in almost 15 years.

Apart from its new appearance, which is reminiscent of the recently updated Toyota Tacoma pickup, the 2025 4Runner will debut new high-end “Platinum” and “Trailhunter” trim levels and a hybrid engine.

The statement from Dave Christ, the general manager and vice president of Toyota’s group, stated that “this all-new 4Runner has incredible versatility and capability that nicely rounds out our truck family.”. “Throughout the past 40 years, we have sold over 3 million 4Runners. This sixth-generation model keeps the tough style and capability that our customers adore about this iconic adventure vehicle while also sporting a stylish new look and amazing features. “.

Toyota’s “truck family,” which consists of the Tacoma and Tundra pickup trucks and the 4Runner, Land Cruiser, and Sequoia SUVs, is also referred to as the “five brothers.”. On Toyota’s global truck platform, which made its debut with the Land Cruiser and Tundra in 2021, the 4Runner is the last vehicle to be redesigned and manufactured.

Toyota stated that the 2025 4Runner’s price will be revealed closer to the time of sale. The 2024 model has starting prices ranging from over $55,000 to roughly $41,000.

While Toyota is renowned for producing cars with low fuel consumption, like the Prius, its larger “brother” SUVs, like the 4Runner, had considerably lower fuel ratings before they were updated, according to federal ratings, at 17 mpg combined or less. The current 4Runner went on sale in 2010 and has since undergone some updates.

According to Toyota, the new 4Runner’s MPG will be revealed closer to when it goes on sale in fall dealerships. The fuel efficiency of Toyota’s other redesigned trucks and SUVs has significantly increased.

Toyota Motor North America’s executive vice president, Jack Hollis, stated to CNBC last month that the company is still working to balance out the lineup of trucks and SUVs, including plug-in hybrid, all-electric, and possibly hybrid versions.

“There are many similarities and differences between those brothers,” he remarked. “The key to reducing carbon emissions globally and at the fastest pace is achieving the ideal balance between those five products. “.”.

The 48-horsepower electric motor integrated into the eight-speed transmission of the 4Runner’s available hybrid engine, a turbocharged 2.4-liter engine, can generate up to 326 horsepower and 465 foot-pounds of torque. The vehicle’s 2 liter turbocharged engine comes standard with a 278 horsepower and 317 foot-pound torque output.

Nine models will be available for the 2025 4Runner: Trailhunter, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro, TRD Off Road, TRD Sport, TRD Sport Premium, SR5, and TRD Off Road.

The Platinum model is designed with more luxury and convenience features, while the new Trailhunter model has more off-road styling and equipment, such as rock rails and high strength steel skid plates.

The Toyota plant located in Tahara, Japan is currently producing the 2025 4Runner.

Corrected: The first new iteration of the Toyota 4Runner in fifteen years is the 2025 model. The article’s previous version misstated the number of years.

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