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New 2025 Toyota 4Runner Debuts, Turbo Power and Hybrid Option Arrive


The Toyota 4Runner has long been an iconic name in the world of off-road adventure, and the all-new 2025 model promises to continue this legacy while pushing boundaries with its authentic redesign, advanced technology, and enhanced capabilities. After four decades of success, the 4Runner is receiving a ground-up overhaul, introducing a bold new look and honouring its go-anywhere versatility and adding high-end refinement.

2025 Toyota 4Runner TRDPro | Photo: Toyota

Adventure-Ready Performance

Under the hood, the 2025 4Runner offers two powerful turbocharged 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine options. The standard i-FORCE engine produces 278 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. For even more capability, the available i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain generates up to 326 horsepower and a staggering 465 lb-ft of torque – the most powerful powertrain ever offered in a 4Runner.

Adventurers will be particularly excited about the new Trailhunter grade, a Toyota-built overlanding rig equipped with the latest off-road gear from renowned brands like ARB, Old Man Emu, and RIGID Industries. This includes forged shocks, a roof rack, 33-inch off-road tires, rock rails, and more.

2025 Toyota 4Runner Trailhunter | Photo: Toyota

Refined Design and Capability

The Michigan-based CALTY design team spearheaded the 4Runner’s bold new look, drawing inspiration from desert racing while maintaining its rugged authenticity. The exterior features throwbacks like the “wrap over” quarter glass, and the interior prioritizes functionality with tumble seats and optimized cargo space.

True to its heritage, the new 4Runner raises the bar for off-road prowess. It boasts up to 32-degree approach and 24-degree departure angles, a Stabilizer Bar Disconnect Mechanism for increased articulation, and a Multi-Terrain Monitor system. Drivers can choose from 2WD, part-time 4WD, or Full-time 4WD with advanced traction control systems.

2025 Toyota 4Runner Trailhunter | Photo: Toyota

The Trailhunter grade takes capability even further with a low-profile air intake, high-strength skid plates, an integrated light bar, auxiliary switches for customization, and a powerful 2400W AC inverter.


Advanced Technology and Safety

The 2025 4Runner receives Toyota’s latest multimedia technology, including an available 14-inch touchscreen display with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Smart Key System with push-button start is standard, and select grades offer the Digital Key feature for remote vehicle access via compatible smartphones.

2025 Toyota 4Runner Trailhunter | Photo: Toyota

Safety is a top priority, and all models are equipped with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, a comprehensive suite of active safety features, including Proactive Driving Assist, improved pedestrian and cyclist detection, and enhanced lane-keeping and adaptive cruise control capabilities.


A Versatile Lineup

Toyota has expanded the 4Runner’s grade offerings to nine variants, providing options for every adventurer. Highlights include the premium Platinum grade, which offers luxury appointments like heated second-row seats and a Head-Up Display, as well as the capable TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro trims for hardcore off-roading enthusiasts.

2025 Toyota 4Runner TRDPro | Photo: Toyota

“This all-new 4Runner has incredible versatility and capability that nicely rounds out our truck family story,” said Dave Christ, Toyota group vice president and general manager. “We’ve sold over 3 million in the 40 years it has been on sale, and this sixth-generation model offers a cool new look and incredible features, yet retains the rugged style and capability our customers love about this icon of adventure.”

The 2025 Toyota 4Runner, built at Toyota Motor Corporation’s Tahara plant in Japan, will arrive in North America in the fall of 2024.

2025 Toyota 4Runner TRDPro | Photo: Toyota
2025 Toyota 4Runner Trailhunter | Photo: Toyota
2025 Toyota 4Runner Trailhunter | Photo: Toyota
2025 Toyota 4Runner Trailhunter | Photo: Toyota
2025 Toyota 4Runner Trailhunter | Photo: Toyota
2025 Toyota 4Runner Trailhunter | Photo: Toyota
2025 Toyota 4Runner Trailhunter | Photo: Toyota
2025 Toyota 4Runner Trailhunter | Photo: Toyota
2025 Toyota 4Runner Trailhunter | Photo: Toyota
2025 Toyota 4Runner Trailhunter | Photo: Toyota
2025 Toyota 4Runner Limited | Photo: Toyota
2025 Toyota 4Runner Limited | Photo: Toyota
2025 Toyota 4Runner Limited | Photo: Toyota
2025 Toyota 4Runner Limited | Photo: Toyota

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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