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The Toyota 4Runner 2025: when revolution meets tradition!

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The Toyota 4Runner 2025: when revolution meets tradition!

It took a long time, but now it's here: it toyota 4runner Model year 2025, a car that makes the hearts of off-road fans beat faster. Now, after 15 (!!!) long years, Toyota presents a revised version that, although modernized in every fiber, still retains the characteristic, robust spirit. At the heart beats a state-of-the-art drive unit: no longer the old one 4,0-liter V6 with five speeds, but a turbocharged 2,4-liter four-cylinder, which delivers 278 HP and 513 NM torque - an increase of 8 HP and 136 NM compared to its predecessor. And for those who crave even more power, there is an optional one I-Force Max hybrid version, which brings 326 HP and 630 NM onto the road.

2025 toyota 4runner

Both are with one 8-speed automatic transmission equipped, although a manual option is no longer available. The SUV shares the technical basis of the 4Runner 2025 with the new Tacoma, based on the TNGA-F truck architecture. The platform allows the 4Runner to go one step further in terms of off-road capability. Depending on the equipment it comes with Two or four wheel drive available, all being 2WD locking differential and the 4WD variants also have an electronically controlled Two-speed transfer case are equipped.

This ensures along with Toyotas Active Traction Control (A-Trac) for maximum traction. And this is a special feature Stabilizer bar decoupling, which ensures improved wheel articulation. And it ensures optimal ground contact even in difficult terrain. With the introduction of the Trailhunter option, an equipment line that comes from the Tacoma, also sets accents in the area of ​​off-road capabilities.

33 inch off-road tires

The Toyota 4Runner 2025: when revolution meets tradition!

The top model is 33 inches (0,84 m). Off-road tires equipped, which increases the ground clearance at the front by 2,0 inches (approx. 5 cm) and at the rear by 1,5 inches (approx. 4 cm). erhöhen. Reinforce additionally 2,5-inch Old Man Emu forged shock absorbers from ARB the suspension. And don't forget these ARB roof frame, one built high up air intake, a 20 inch light bar and Steel skid plates.

The 4Runner also sets visual accents with the Toyota heritage grille with “TOYOTA” lettering in bronze. And for those who prefer not to leave the asphalt, Toyota has the new one Limited trim line at the beginning. The most luxurious version of the 4Runner stands out black accents on the exterior and high quality Cabin upgrades from how heated seats in the second row, Head-Up Display and rain sensor.

State-of-the-art technology in the cabin

Next there is one 8,0 inch touch screen , and a 7,0 inch digital instrument, while higher trim levels even have one 14,0 inch touch screen with one 12,3 inch digital instrument bring along. The connectivity via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is of course wireless, just like that Mobile device charging, And USB-A and USB-C ports are attending. And safety is not neglected either, because Toyotas Safety Sense 3.0 is always installed. These include, among others, the automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, Lane keeping assist, Traffic sign recognition and High Beam Assist. Although the price for the 2025 model year is not yet known, we can expect a slight increase. Sales of the new 4Runner will begin later this year.

The Toyota 4Runner 2025: when revolution meets tradition!

more details about the Toyota 4Runner 2025:

  • By default electric rear window, optionally with electric tailgate
  • Offered for the first time Platinum Premium equipment line
  • More available 14 inch touch screen shows the latest Toyota Audio Multimedia
  • Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 standard
  • Sales start in Autumn 2024
  • Platform: TNGA-F, shared with Tacoma, Land Cruiser, Tundra and Sequoia, high-strength steel ladder frame construction, multi-link rear axle and double wishbone front axle
  • towable: up to 6.000 pounds (2,72 t)
  • Design: Inspired by Baja desert racing, return of the “wrap over” side window, popular roll-down rear window remains
  • Two powerful and efficient drive variants: i-FORCE and i-FORCE MAX Hybrid, the latter standard on the TRD Pro, Trailhunter and Platinum models
  • Climbing ability and departure angle: up to 32 degrees approach angle, 24 degrees departure angle
  • Drive variants: 2WD, partially-4WD or permanent-4WD, with automatic limited slip differential (Auto LSD) for 2WD
  • Nine available trim levels: SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Sport Premium, TRD Off Road, TRD Off Road Premium, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro and Trailhunter
  • Technology: 8-inch or 14-inch multimedia touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, Qi wireless charging
  • Toyota Safety Sense 3.0: Pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning with steering assistant, adaptive cruise control over the entire speed range, lane keeping assistant, traffic sign recognition, automatic high beam, proactive driving assistant
  • Proactive driving assistant (PDA): supported by gentle braking and/or steering
  • Extensions for TSS 3.0: improved detection capabilities, intersection assistance, motorcyclist detection, improved lane detection and dynamic radar cruise control settings
  • More security features: Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)

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