New Generation Toyota 4Runner 2025 Rugged Off Roader SUV

Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary, the fifth-generation Toyota 4Runner SUV, known as code N280, continues to enjoy remarkable popularity, with an impressive 120 thousand units sold annually in the main US market. Now, anticipation brews as the sixth-generation 2025 toyota 4Runner gears up for its debut. Enthusiasts can rejoice as the new iteration retains its rugged image and formidable off-road capabilities.

2025 Toyota 4Runner

The fourth-generation Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, which debuted last year, directly influences the design cues of the new 4Runner. Both generations significantly differ in design despite sharing the TNGA-F frame platform.

Interestingly, the development of the new Toyota Tacoma and Toyota 4Runner occurred concurrently, with extensive hardware, electronics, and front cabin design integration. However, despite this shared development, production sites differ, with the Tacoma manufactured in two Mexican Toyota factories and the 4Runner continuing to be assembled in the Japanese city of Tahara.


Under the hood, the new 4Runner bids farewell to its naturally aspirated V6 engine. Instead, it features a 2.4-liter i-Force petrol turbo-four engine, delivering 282 horsepower and 430 Nm of torque, coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Alternatively, an i-Force Max hybrid powertrain is available, combining the turbo engine with a 49 hp electric motor integrated into an eight-speed automatic transmission, yielding a total output of 331 hp and 630 Nm. the hybrid variant boasts a towing capacity of up to 2,721 kg.

The base model of the Toyota 4Runner retains rear-wheel drive, with a limited-slip differential on the rear axle. For off-road enthusiasts, options include part-time all-wheel drive with a rigidly connected front axle and a reduction gear in the transfer case. Additional features like an electronically controlled rear differential lock are available in TRD Off Road, TRD Pro, and Trailhunter versions. The Limited trim offers full-time all-wheel drive with a center differential, while the Platinum trim includes it as standard. The Multi-Terrain Select system adapts vehicle characteristics to various terrains, complemented by features like Crawl Control mode and a Multi-Terrain Monitor.

With a double-wishbone front suspension, solid rear axle, and all-round springs, the 4Runner’s chassis delivers robust off-road performance. Geometrically, it boasts impressive stats, including a 32-degree approach angle, 24-degree departure angle, and 233 mm ground clearance, although specific capabilities vary by trim.

While Toyota has not yet disclosed pricing for the new 2025 Toyota 4Runner, the current fifth-generation model, which starts at $40,705 in the United States, is still available for order.