Toyota has finally started the process of renewing its BoF lineup. After the recent launch of the all-new Tundra, as well as the new Lexus LX600, we are now eagerly waiting to see what’s next. Most likely, this will be the brand’s popular SUV, the 4Runner. The current model still marks pretty impressive sales numbers but the problem it’s been around for a very long time, for more than 12 years. It feels outdated in many aspects and that’s why we expect to see big changes from the all-new 2023 Toyota 4Runner.
At this point, the officials are still quiet, so we can’t talk about details. However, we can speculate about more basic things. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the new platform, which will be the same TNGA-F used for the new Tundra. Also, we expect to see a new engine lineup, which will most likely include a turbocharged V6 engine, as well as a hybrid unit, at some point.
We expect that the 2023 Toyota 4Runner release date will be scheduled for the second half of 2022.
2023 Toyota 4Runner Redesign
As we’ve just mentioned, the current generation has been around for a long time. That’s why we expect a lot of new things from the new model. The first thing that comes to mind is the platform. Of course, we are talking about the new TNGA-F platform, the same one that debuted with the new Tundra. Improvements from the new architecture should be pretty big. One of the things that come to mind is weight reduction, while a new, more refined suspension setup should improve on-road ride quality, without sacrificing off-road performance.
Speaking of the off-road performance, we have no doubt that the new model will also be available in the TRD Pro version, which will come with further upgrades, starting from suspension, additional off-road hardware and lots of other exclusive features.
Besides new mechanics, we also count on new aesthetics. The current model looks cool, but we have no doubt that the next generation will adopt the model’s new design language. The front end should look pretty similar to the new Tundra, while the rest of the body should come in a typical SUV layout. Naturally, the 2023 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro will come with lots of unique styling details, which will accentuate the model’s off-road performance.
Also, we expect that the new 2023 Toyota 4Runner won’t change too much in terms of size. Instead, the new model will probably feature a similar wheelbase and overall length. Also, we count on similar overhangs and similarly designed bumpers, which will keep the off-road potential at a super high level.
Naturally, big changes are expected from the inside as well. The current model definitely shows signs of aging, especially when it comes to dashboard aesthetics, materials and tech features. All these things should improve with the 2023 Toyota 4Runner redesign. We count on a modern layout, full of attractive shapes and the latest tech features. Furthermore, we expect improvements regarding materials quality and overall fit and finish.
As we’ve just mentioned, the new generation shouldn’t grow in size too much. Therefore, the amount of interior space will be pretty similar to the outgoing model. Still, we presume that the new model will feature a little bit better organization of space, which will make this cabin a little bit more functional. We count on a little bit more passenger space, as well as on a little bit bigger cargo area.
2023 Toyota 4Runner Engines
This is another aspect that is about to bring significant changes. What we know so far about the 2023 Toyota 4Runner engine is that the current 4.0-liter V6 will definitely be replaced. The replacement will probably come in the form of the new V6, the same one that powers the new Tundra. It puts out 348 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque, which should provide significantly better driving dynamics.
Some sources suggest that this won’t be the only powertrain option on the offer. We could also see a smaller, turbo-four engine, reserved for entry-level variants. That would probably be the company’s new 2.4-liter turbo-four that powers the new Lexus NX, which puts out around 275 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque.
Of course, the current 5-speed automatic will be replaced as well and the new generation will probably come with the new 10-speed unit.
Eventually, the 2023 Toyota 4Runner Hybrid could arrive one day. The officials are still quiet on this matter.
2023 Toyota 4Runner Release Date and Price
We presume that the 2023 Toyota 4Runner will hit the market sometime in the second half of 2022. At this point, it’s still early to talk about the exact price, but we presume that the base model won’t cost more than 40.000 dollars.