The Toyota 4Runner is an old-school body-on-frame SUV and the company is leaning towards it with a retro-inspired 40th anniversary version.
Based on the 4Runner SR5 Premium, the special edition features a white, midnight black metallic or Barcelona red metallic exterior that contrasts with the bronze 17-inch alloy wheels. They are joined by a body-color heritage grill with special badges and the letter “TOYOTA”.
However, the most beautiful detail is the Heritage Graphics package which has a yellow, orange and red line following the SUV’s shoulder line before shooting the C-Pillar. The same accent can also be found on the Grill and Telgate badges.
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Entering the cabin, the headrest has black SofTex seats with bronze contrast stitching and 40th anniversary badges. Designers have also installed a dashboard panel, special floor mats and a standard power moonroof.
Production will be limited to 4,040 units and each will be powered by a 4.0-liter V6 that produces 270 hp (201 kW / 274 PS) and 278 lb-ft (376 Nm) of torque. The engine is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and a standard four-wheel drive system.
Aside from the 40th anniversary edition, the 2023 Toyota 4Runner basically carries. However, it is a bit safer than before because all the trim is now equipped with a blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert.
Customers who upgrade to the Off-Road Focused 4Runner TRD Pro will also get a modified color palette that now has staples like Solar Octane as well as Black, White and Magnetic Gray Metallic.
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