2023 Toyota 4Runner

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$40,820

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Key Spec of 2023 Toyota 4Runner
fuel economy

16/17/16

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

471 hp @ 6000rpm

basic warranty

3yr./ 36,000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Impeccable off-roading capabilities

Fuel-thirsty V6

More safety features is now standard

Plenty of configurations to choose from

Bouncy ride over regular tarmac conditions

40th Anniversary edition added to trim lineup

Spacious and versatile cargo area

Cabin looks quite dated

Impressive value in the used car market

2023 Toyota 4Runner Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 31, 2022

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It can be safely said that Toyota has accomplished a lot as a mainstream Japanese car brand and can make some rugged utility vehicles as well as slick fun-to-drive cars as well. The Toyota Land Cruiser is almost an icon in the world of utility vehicles and the 4Runner lives up to the reputation of the former. When launched back in 1984, the 4Runner became quite popular with its ruggedness and off-roading prowess courtesy of the ladder frame chassis. The SUV has been in its 5th-generation model now since 2009, and even though it did not receive any significant redesign, it is still going strong in terms of sales.

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0.0

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#9 in Suv


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Trims

SR5$40,820 Est. onwards


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Previous Price: $4341126 Jul 2022

2022 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium

SR5 Premium 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Dealer Price
$42,911
Est. $582/mo
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$4,014 Below market
RMV: $46,925
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
MSRP $44,191
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2022 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium

SR5 Premium 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

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$42,888
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$4,037 Below market
RMV: $46,925
Fort Myers, FL
MSRP $42,888
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2022 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium

SR5 Premium 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Dealer Price
$42,868
Est. $582/mo
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$4,057 Below market
RMV: $46,925
Charleston, WV
MSRP $42,868
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2022 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium

SR5 Premium 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Dealer Price
$42,883
Est. $582/mo
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$4,042 Below market
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Chicago, IL
MSRP $42,883
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2022 Toyota 4Runner SR5

SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

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$39,397
Est. $534/mo
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$3,459 Below market
RMV: $42,856
Nottingham, MD
MSRP $42,070
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2022 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium

SR5 Premium 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

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$43,179
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2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport

TRD Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

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$42,676
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$3,657 Below market
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Nottingham, MD
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2022 Toyota 4Runner SR5

SR5 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

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$38,320
Est. $520/mo
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Cedar Falls, IA
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2022 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium

SR5 Premium 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Dealer Price
$43,427
Est. $589/mo
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$3,498 Below market
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Marshall, TX
MSRP $43,427
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Colors and Styles

2023 Toyota 4Runner in Barcelona Red Metallic color
Barcelona Red Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2023 Toyota 4Runner is expected to arrive with no significant changes barring one notable update, i.e. getting more safety features as standard across the lineup. Other than that, to celebrate the SUV’s 40th year in the market, a 40th Anniversary Special Edition will also join the trim lineup as well. Powering the SUV will be the same V6 unit from the current model that will also be the only powertrain option across the trim levels as well. The price for the 2023 4Runner is expected to start from $38,000 which puts it in direct competition with the Land Rover Defender, the Ford Bronco, and the Jeep Wrangler.


Features

The 2023 Toyota 4Runner will see no upgrade or reshuffling in terms of trim levels barring the inclusion of the 40th Anniversary Edition trim. The SUV is offered in 3 trim levels to cater to a wide variety of shoppers, and the lineup starts off with the base SR5 trim. Even on the base trim, the SUV comes in a well-equipped state with features such as a power-adjustable driver’s seat, underbody skid plates as standard, LED headlamp units, and a 120-volt power socket in the cargo area for more practicality. Even though the SUV is almost off-road ready the moment you equip it with the optional 4WD layout, Toyota wants its customers to start getting the rear taste of off-roading in a graded manner from the TRD Sport trim onwards, which will be covered in separate review articles. The SR5 Premium further adds to the base SR5 trim by offering keyless entry and ignition, faux leather upholstery, and auto-dimming IRVM. 

Trims

SR5

SR5 Premium

Limited

MSRP (RWD)

$38,805

$41,865

$48,040

MSRP (4WD)

$40,680

$43,740

$50,075

Key features

Fully power adjustable driver’s seat

Fully power-adjustable front passenger’s seat

Premium leather upholstery 

Underbody skid plates

Simulated leather upholstery

Upgraded 20-inch wheels

17-inch wheels

Keyless entry and ignition

Ventilation for the front seats

All-LED headlamps

Auto dimming IRVM

Chrome exterior trims

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Premium JBL audio setup

120-volt power outlet for the cargo area

Sunroof

We Recommend

The Toyota 4Runner gets a handsome list of features right from the base trim and it is adequate for day-to-day driving needs. However, we would recommend going for the 4WD layout with the base trim for a decent off-roading experience without spending more for the higher variants.

Release Date

The 2023 Toyota 4Runner’s official release date has not been announced yet. However, we expect the SUV to be released by fall 2022 and will go on sale shortly after that.

Engine and Performance

The Toyota 4Runner is a formidable vehicle when it comes to off-roading and its standard powertrain, which it has had since 2002, has proven to be a trusted unit as well. The motor is a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated 1GR-FE V6 unit that is good for 270 horsepower along with 278 lb-ft of torque. While the SUV won’t win any awards in the performance department, the output figures from the motor and its real-world performance are adequate. While driving the vehicle for your daily driving needs, you’ll have very little to complain about and the motor can handle city traffic in a jolly manner. The motor is paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly, and the powertrain feels quite refined as a whole. Acceleration times for 0-60 and quarter-mile sprints are decent for the class at 7.7 seconds and 16.0 seconds. The SUV comes in a standard RWD layout while you can opt for the 4WD layout for better practicality and off-roading experience. 

Models

2023 Toyota 4Runner 

2022 Land Rover Defender

2022 Ford Bronco 

2022 Jeep Wrangler 

MSRP

$37,305

$50,050

$33,200

$30,965

Engine

4.0L naturally aspirated V6

Turbocharged 2.0L I-4

Turbocharged 2.3L I-4

3.6L naturally aspirated V6

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

4X4

4X4

Transmission

5-Speed Automatic 

8-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

Power

270 hp @ 5,600 RPM

296 hp @ 4,000 RPM

275 hp @ 5,700 RPM

285 hp @ 6,400 RPM

Torque

278 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

295 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

315 lb-ft @ 3,400 RPM

260 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

0-60 MPH

7.7 seconds

7.9 seconds

6.3 seconds

6.8 seconds

Quarter-mile

16.0 seconds

16.4 seconds

15.0 seconds

15.2 seconds

Top Speed 

114 MPH

120 MPH

106 MPH

113 MPH

The Land Rover Defender is the most expensive one here and makes the most horsepower too from its compact 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 unit. However, it is marginally slower than the 4Runner off the line. The Ford Bronco gets a 2.3-liter EcoBoost motor that impresses with its 315 lb-ft of torque output along with 275 horsepower. Moreover, the Bronco is much quicker than both the 4Runner and the Defender. The Jeep Wrangler gets the well-known 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that puts out a solid performance according to the class. The Wrangler has the lowest price here, making its price-to-performance ratio quite appealing.

2023 Toyota 4Runner Ride and Handling

It is known that truck-based SUVs riding on ladder frame chassis aren’t great for on-road driving but the Toyota 4Runner balances it out with decent on-road driving manners. While taking turns at considerable speeds, the 4Runner remains more stable than expected but the stiffer suspension setup compromises on the ride comfort for the superior off-roading prowess. The steering is decent, making it easy to maneuver the 4Runner within urban limits and tight spaces. The standard 265/70R17 profile tires offer plenty of grip in most tarmac conditions however, you need to upgrade them in case you need to go serious off-roading with your buddies.

2023 Toyota 4Runner Braking Performance

The 2023 Toyota 4Runner will see no changes in the braking department. The SUV gets standard 13.3-inch rotors at the front along with 12.3-inch rotors at the rear. The 4Runner is a hefty vehicle, tipping the scales at 4,675 lbs but the brakes prove to be adequate to tame the SUV properly at all speeds. There is a slight nose dive under panic braking situations while the brakes manage to halt the SUV from 60mph within 135 feet.

Model

2023 Toyota 4Runner 

2022 Land Rover Defender

2022 Ford Bronco 

2022 Jeep Wrangler 

Brake Rotors (front) (in)

13.3

13.7

12.2

12.9

Brake Rotors (rear) (in)

12.3

12.8

12.1

12.9

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,675

4,815

4,705

5,000

60-0 (-ft)

135

134

135

128

The Land Rover Defender is heavier than the 4Runner at 4,815 lbs but gets slightly bigger, with 13.7-inch rotors at the front while the rear wheels get 12.8-inch units. Despite that, the SUV halts from 60mph within 134 feet. The Ford Bronco has the smallest brakes here but not the least curb weight though. Surprisingly, it managed to come to a complete stop from 60mph within 135 feet too. The Jeep Wrangler is impressive in its braking department with a stopping distance of 128 feet only despite weighing a substantial 5,000 lbs.

Fuel Economy

Previously, off-roaders used to get sizable motors, mainly V6s and V8s, to tackle the tough terrains out there and always fell short in terms of delivering decent fuel economy figures. The scenario has changed quite a lot over the years with modern and updated off-roaders getting as small as 2.0-liter or 2.3-liter turbocharged engines with impressive output figures. However, that is not the case with the 4Runner. It still gets a standard 4.0-liter V6 that likes to drink quite a lot. In the city limits, it returns an average of 16mpg only while highway drives return an average of 19mpg only. However, the sizable 23-gallon gas tank saves the day with some decent driving range figures when compared to the rivals.

Models

2023 Toyota 4Runner 

2022 Land Rover Defender

2022 Ford Bronco 

2022 Jeep Wrangler 

MPG (City)

16

18

20

17

MPG (Highway)

19

21

22

25

MPG (Combined)

17

19

21

20

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

23.0 

23.4

16.9

17.5 

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (Miles)

368/437/391

421/491/444

338/372/355

297/437/350

The Land Rover Defender returns better city and highway mileage numbers than the 4Runner courtesy of the compact motor, along with much better driving range numbers too. The Ford Bronco is the champ here with its 20mpg of city mileage but its highway mileage is just at par with the rivals. Disappointingly, the Bronco gets the smallest gas tank here, a 16.9-gallon unit. The Jeep Wrangler is marginally better at returning city mileage when compared to the 4Runner but surprises with its 25mpg of highway mileage.

Interior

We haven’t seen any significant upgrades in the 4Runner’s interior and it has been feeling dated for the last ten years as well. Despite that, the cabin of the 4Runner feels as robust as it can be with a handsome amount of standard features on offer right from the base trim onward. The dashboard gets a solid, SUV-like design to begin with but looks quite busy with plenty of buttons for different controls. The front door panels get a different design with the power window control switches placed right next to the windows. The center console is wide and houses the gear selector stick along with a rectangular slot for keeping small items. The armrest hides another storage space and the glove compartment is of decent size as well. The front seats offer adequate headroom and legroom while the rear seats feel tight for tall passengers due to lack of adequate legroom. The cargo capacity is impressive though, with 47.4 cu-ft of space behind the rear seats.

Models

2023 Toyota 4Runner 

2022 Land Rover Defender

2022 Ford Bronco 

2022 Jeep Wrangler 

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

39.3/57.8/41.7

40.6/60.8/39.1

41.0/57.1/43.1

42.6/55.7/41.2

Rear (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

38.6/57.8/32.9

40.4/59.2/39.1

39.8/51.8/35.7

41.7/57.7/35.7

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

47.4

15.6

22.4

12.9

The Land Rover Defender has returned after a long time and in an all-new avatar. Hence, its interior design is way more advanced than the 4Runner’s cabin. It offers more headroom and legroom than the 4Runner and the rear seats offer a comfortable experience for tall passengers too. The cargo capacity is disappointing though, with only 15.6 cu-ft of space available behind the rear seats. Ford did an exemplary job by combining the latest Bronco’s cabin design with a retro theme. The cargo capacity is decent too with 22.4 cu-ft of space on offer. The Jeep Wrangler’s cabin is as crude as it can be but is unique since it is washable and the doors can be removed completely as well.

Some of the key interior features available with the 2023 Toyota 4Runner include:

  • 40/20/40-split reclining and folding second-row seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 120-volt power outlet
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

How intuitive is the 2023 Toyota 4Runner’s infotainment system?

The 2023 Toyota 4Runner will come with a standard 8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit that offers a vibrant display, a user-friendly menu layout, and a few fixed buttons for easy navigation. Even though the system lacks some of the latest quirks and features you’d find on its rivals, the standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay prove to be adequate while driving. Wi-Fi hotspot, HD Radio, and satellite radio are also standard.

Some of the most notable infotainment features available with the 2023 Toyota 4Runner include:

  • 8-inch touchscreen display
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • HD Radio
  • Satellite radio
  • Hands-free communication system
Exterior

The 4Runner has matured enough. However, Toyota seems to be enjoying the steady sales of the SUV while not giving any thought about giving it a facelift. Nonetheless, the SUV still looks absolutely fine and is still loved by shoppers looking for a rugged and practical off-roader. The 2023 Toyota 4Runner will not get any design updates either, hence the SUV will return with the same angry mustache-like face. Right from the base SR5 trim, the SUV gets LED headlamps and underbody skid plates. Hence, all you need is to have the SUV in a 4WD layout, and you’ve got a practical and capable off-road vehicle on a budget. From the side, the chunky wheel arches make the 4Runner look always off-road ready while the rear-end design is quite forgettable. The most impressive part is that the 4Runner comes with a default ground clearance of 9.6 inches with which the SUV can climb almost everywhere.

Models

2023 Toyota 4Runner 

2022 Land Rover Defender

2022 Ford Bronco 

2022 Jeep Wrangler 

Curb Weight (lbs) 

4,400

4,550

4,286 

3,948

Length (inches)

190.2

180.4

173.7

166.8

Width (inches)

75.8

79.1

75.9

73.8

Height (inches)

71.5

77.7

71.9

73.6

Ground Clearance (inches)

9.6

8.8

8.4

9.7

Wheelbase (inches)

109.8

101.9

100.4

96.8

The Land Rover Defender made a spectacular comeback with an all-new design while the designers retained the original tall stance of the previous model. From the front, it looks quite intimidating and looks different from every other Land Rover SUV on sale at present. Much like the Defender, the Ford Bronco also made a spectacular comeback and lived up to the hype with its excellent off-roading prowess and rugged design. It also features removable doors in selective trim levels like the famous Wrangler. The Jeep Wrangler has been a long-standing warrior in the segment, and irrespective of newer and better rivals, none can actually match the legendary design. Moreover, it is also the most capable off-roader here with its 9.7-inch ground clearance.

Some standout exterior features include:

  • Roof rails
  • 17-inch/20-inch wheels
  • Black and bronze exterior design stripes(40th Anniversary edition)
  • Sunroof
  • Hood scoop
  • Underbody skid plates
  • LED headlamps
Safety

This is the department where the 4Runner might disappoint a bit despite being a popular one. The 2022 Toyota 4Runner scored a total of 4 stars in the NHTSA crash tests while its performance at the IIHS crash tests was decent too. However, we cannot expect more than this considering the aged platform it rides on and the lack of upgrades as well. As standard, the 4Runner gets three ADAS features which are Adaptive cruise control, Forward collision mitigation, and Lane departure warning. The basic features include traction control, an anti-lock braking system, and blind-spot monitoring.

Some of the standout safety features include:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Lane departure warning
  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Blind-spot monitoring system
  • Traction control
Competition

2023 Toyota 4Runner vs 2022 Land Rover Defender

The Land Rover Defender might be on the expensive side of the price bracket when compared to the 4Runner and it justifies the price tag with its better performance figures and fuel economy figures. However, in terms of off-roading prowess, the 4Runner can evenly match the Defender with its TRD models that get off-road specific suspensions and dedicated drive modes. But the Defender betters the 4Runner in terms of interior design and comfort too with more space for the rear passengers than what the 4Runner has to offer.

2023 Toyota 4Runner vs 2022 Ford Bronco

The Ford Bronco is way more advanced than the 4Runner in terms of design and simply obliviates the latter in terms of fuel economy figures as well. In terms of off-roading prowess though, both the SUVs are almost evenly matched but the Bronco has the advantage of the removable doors that calls for some extreme off-roading sessions too. In terms of performance, the Bronco is slightly better than the 4Runner and the safety aspect is better on the former as well.

2023 Toyota 4Runner vs 2022 Jeep Wrangler

Much like the Toyota 4Runner, the Jeep Wrangler is also quite an old offering in the class but has stood the test of time with its design and off-roading prowess. The Wrangler comes out as a better option for extreme off-roaders due to its removable doors while the cabin is more practical than the 4Runner in during off-roading sessions. The 4Runner offers better practicality with its more practical cargo area and is safer too with more safety features as standard than the Wrangler.

Final Verdict

If you don’t mind the 4Runner’s age and subpar fuel economy numbers, it is one of the best options in the class for your off-roading needs. Moreover, the SUV can be a trusted daily driver too but only for yourself since the rear seats lack legroom for occupants. The pricing of the SUV is competitive and it offers a handsome list of standard features along with safety techs right from the base model. Toyota also offers a few off-road-centric models of the SUV which can deliver some incredible performance out in the wilderness.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$40820

body style

dr SUV

engine type
displacement

241 cu in

horse power

471 hp @ 6000rpm

torque

278 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

5-Speed Automatic w/Overdrive

dimensions
length

190.2 in

wheelbase

109.8 in

width

75.8 in

curb weight

4750 lbs

Height

71.5 in

Ground Clearance

9.6 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

97.3 cu ft

cargo volume

89.7 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

16/17/16 mpg

highway range

437.00 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3yr./ 36,000 mi.


Toyota 4Runner 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$41,439
5 Year Cost To Own
$50,495
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $50,495
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$4,136$1,542$1,452$1,654$1,595$10,379
Insurance$1,272$1,355$1,355$1,465$1,477$6,924
Fuel$2,764$2,841$3,010$3,042$3,187$14,844
Maintenance$32$508$520$1,983$2,244$5,287
Repairs$28$22$99$302$381$832
Financing Interest$2,565$2,111$1,558$998$369$7,601
Taxes and Fees$3,498$282$231$316$301$4,628
Total Cost-To-Own$14,295$8,661$8,225$9,760$9,554$50,495
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