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2025 Toyota 4Runner debuts with new features

2025 Toyota 4Runner (1)

The 2025 Toyota 4Runner has hit the market and it has the best features from the latest Toyota Tacoma plus a few of its own, including a delightfully retro styling touch in the rear where “wrap over” quarter glass gives a nod to the first and second generations of the SUV. A powered rolling rear window also reappears.

For the 2025 model, the Toyota 4Runner is available in SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Sport Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off Road Premium, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro, and Trailhunter trims.

The Tacoma, Land Cruiser, Tundra, and Sequoia have shared their TNGA-F platform with the 4Runner, and that means a choice of two 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines. The base option is the i-FORCE engine that will be available on the SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, and Limited trims, while the TRD Pro and the new Trailhunter and Platinum trims will get access to the 2.4-liter turbocharged i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain.

The former offers 278 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque, while the latter adds a 48-hp electric motor and a 1.87-kWh battery pack for a total of 326 hp and 465 lb-ft.

As a result, the 4Runner is capable of towing up to 6,000 pounds. Either option is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Like the Ford Bronco, the 4Runner gets a stabiliser disconnect system. It’s also capable of approaching inclines up to 32 degrees and has a departure angle of 24 degrees, while an optional Multi-Terrain Monitor helps to keep an eye on any obstacles you encounter as you overcome them.

Naturally, not everyone needs the ultimate in off-road features, so various options will be available.

2WD, part-time 4WD, and full-time 4WD options will be offered, with the 2WD models getting an automatic limited-slip differential and the 4WD models getting that and more, including an electronically controlled two-speed transfer case with high and low range, and Active Traction Control, which automatically breaks the wheel that has no traction.

On TRD Off-Road, TRD Pro, and Trailhunter trims, an electronic locking rear diff is standard, while Limited models with the hybrid powertrain get a centre locking diff, which is standard on Platinum models.