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The Next Toyota 4Runner Will Get Hybrid Power

Everyone loves the Toyota 4Runner and there’ll be more to love as the next one will be electrified


  • It’s expected for the 2025 model year.

  • An all-electric version is a real possibility too.


Honestly, our only concern with relation to this bit of news is that the 2025 Toyota 4Runner will simply become unaffordable and fall into deep unobtanium territory. That basically sums up the bad news as a hybrid and electric 4Runner will be nothing short of awesome.

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A base 2023 Toyota 4Runner retails for nearly $52,000 in Canada before fees. Hit any optional package and the price effortlessly rises to about $56,000 for an SUV that is about as old as the sun in automotive terms. And we can’t get enough of it. Addressing the archaic powertrain is all that needs to be done to make one of the best SUVs in the world, the best SUV in the world.

According to Motor Trend, the next-generation 2025 4Runner will be built on Toyota’s global TNGA-F architecture, its new modular body-on-frame platform, which will be shared with the new 2024 Tacoma and other legendary Toyota trucks.

The most likely engine choices will fall between a 4-cylinder and a V6, both hybridized and turbocharged. The four-pot should turn out to be the Lexus NX350’s 2.4L which makes 275 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. As for the V6, the i-Force Max Hybrid engine from the Sequoia and Tundra could see the 4Runner become something of a 4×4 rocket. Based on the source, the Toyota Crown’s 340hp Hybrid Max powertrain is another option.

Finally, an EV version twined with the anticipated Tacoma EV should also be introduced following the next-generation 4Runner’s launch sometime next year.

2023 Toyota 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Edition | 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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