If you’re looking for a family hauler that can double as an adventure vehicle on the weekend, one of your best options is going to be the 2022 Toyota 4Runner. With its incredible capability, rugged styling, and spacious interior, the new 4Runner is ready for everything.
The 2022 Toyota 4Runner is available at two grades: Trail and SR5.
For both 2022 4Runner models, a brawny 4.0-litre V6 engine sits under the hood and it’s paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain delivers 270 horsepower and allows for a maximum towing capacity of 2,268 kg. If you desire a more off-road-ready version of the SUV, the 4Runner is available in a few TRD (Toyota Racing Development) iterations: TRD Off Road, TRD Sport, and TRD Pro.
The 4Runner TRD Off Road model comes with a part-time four-wheel-drive system that adapts to where you’re traveling. On standard roads, the system will utilize two-wheel-drive mode. But when you go off the beaten path, it switches to four-wheel drive for added traction. Due to its adventurous nature, the 4Runner TRD Off Road was built with 9.8-inch ground clearance, an approach angle of 33 degrees, and a departure angle of 26 degrees. Additional components that help the 4Runner TRD Off Road succeed include a locking rear differential, multi-terrain ABS, skid plates, and a Kinetic Suspension System with coil springs.
For a blend of style and capability, the 4Runner TRD Sport comes with an X-REAS sport suspension system for improved handling. It also is equipped with 20-inch aluminum black accented alloy wheels, a TRD hood scoop, a TRD shift knob, and TRD embroidered front headrests. Inside, you’ll find more convenient amenities like Audio Plus with Remote and a panoramic view monitor that lets you see around the entire vehicle.
The most elite off-roading version of the 4Runner is the TRD Pro, which is outfitted with top-of-the-line systems and features to let you go where no one else is bold enough to go. To start, exclusive colour options like White, Magnetic Grey Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, and Yellow help the SUV stand out.
The interior comes with the premium JBL® audio system that fills the vehicle with crystal clear sound while the embedded navigation system is useful no matter where you’re headed. When it comes down to the nitty gritty, the TRD Pro model has advanced systems like a multi-terrain monitor and multi-terrain select at the ready. You’ll also find a lever-type 4WD selector, four-wheel crawl control, a locking rear differential, TRD-tuned front coil and rear leaf springs, and TRD FOX shocks on the SUV.
The instantly recognizable design of the Toyota 4Runner comes from its heavy-duty body-on-frame construction. This SUV is tall and demands attention everywhere you go thanks to features like its large, angular grille; alloy wheels; running boards; and more. Across the 4Runner lineup, you can paint the SUV in one of 10 colours, including more unique options like Lime Rush, Army Green, and Lunar Rock.
The interior seating colours are black (fabric, SynTex, or leather) and the rich Redwood leather. Coming back to the exterior, the new 4Runner comes with a standard basket-style roof rack to store all of your gear. The 4Runner Trail also comes with black badging overlays to give the SUV an even sleeker look. Of course, the 4Runner TRD Off Road model comes with its own exclusive design elements. This includes four exterior colours — Yellow, White, Magnetic Grey Metallic, and Midnight Black Metallic — along with other features like LED fog lights, a hood scoop, TRD FOX shocks, and a silver TRD stamped aluminum front skid plate.
As sturdy and capable as it is, the 2022 4Runner is also comfortable once you get inside. Up front, the standard heated seats are large while still supporting you as you drive. As mentioned previously, you can opt for standard cloth/fabric seating or upgrade to the easy-to-clean SynTex (synthetic leather) or the luxurious leather seats.
Other high-end interior accents include chrome door handles, synthetic leather door trim, all-season floor mats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an eight-way power driver’s seat. Everyone can stay comfortable, from front to back, thanks to dual-zone automatic climate control, rear-seat heater ducts, and the iconic power tailgate window that opens up the rear of the SUV. When it’s time to haul cargo instead of people, you’ll find that the 4Runner offers a ton of interior space. With all of the rear seats folded down, you will have up to 1,337 litres of space to utilize.
You need a vehicle that can keep up with your daily life, and the Toyota 4Runner can do that. The centre dash houses an 8-inch touch-screen display with infotainment features like Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™ so you can seamlessly use your smartphone apps on the go.
Other convenient technologies in the 4Runner include a USB input charging port, an eight-speaker audio system, and a 3-month SiriusXM® All-Access trial. But above all that, you’ll get Connected Services by Toyota. This suite of tech makes life easier with features like Remote Connect (one-year trial), Safety Connect (one-year trial), and Service Connect (up to an eight-year trial). If you choose to upgrade to Premium Audio with Remote, you’ll also have an embedded navigation system and Destination Assist (one-year trial).
Of course, as a family vehicle, you need safety systems that are watching your back (and your front and sides, too). All 2022 4Runner models come with Toyota Safety Sense™ P, which is a suite of active safety technologies like Automatic High Beams, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (High Speed), Lane Departure Alert, and a Pre-Collision System.
You’ll also have the Star Safety System of features like Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Brake Assist, and more to give you added confidence behind the wheel. If you want even more security, add the available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, which will let you know if vehicles are approaching as you back up in the large SUV.
You can experience the rugged capability and bold design of the 2022 Toyota 4Runner by visiting us at High River Toyota for a test drive.
*MSRP does not include Freight & PDI of $1,890.00, Air Conditioning Charge of $100, if leased or financed - applicable PPSA fees of up to $91.25 and PPSA service fees of up to $4 (varies by lease/loan/term/province), license, insurance, registration, applicable taxes, levies and Fees. Dealer may sell for less. Your local dealer may charge additional fees.