The 2022 Toyota 4Runner is coming almost unchanged. That will definitely disappoint all its fans. But, don’t worry folks, the Japanese company is preparing the next generation of the large SUV with numerous changes. The new series of the 4Runner is set to be launched in 2022. Among many changes, the company is going to use the TNGA platform, a couple of new engines, and the interior expects a complete overhaul.
But, let’s stick up to the next edition. Recently, the Japanese company announced some general updates for its vehicles. Most of the lineup will now get Android Auto. Apple CarPlay was already available. Both services will be part of 2023 4Runner’s infotainment system. Well, the interior will get a small update. Designers are not going to put in a lot of effort since the complete overhaul is coming in the 2022 season.
More interesting changes will happen outside. In the report we can read at USSUVSNATION, we found out that the next-gen 4Runner is going to use a similar design language as the all-new RAV4 crossover. Well, this is not going to be a simple increase in size and rebadging.
2022 4Runner Features
The 2022 Toyota 4Runner will find inspiration for better aerodynamic on its smaller sibling. The model for 2021 could already present some novelties on the front fascia. Wheels are still 17-inches, while you can upgrade them to 20-inches.
Interesting, there is no kind of information about the toughest model in the lineup – 2021 and 2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro.
The new Sequoia, a full-size SUV, is getting this suite. It is the fourth vehicle in the lineup and the second SUV with TRD Pro trim. We can compare models and guess what is next for the 4Runner, but every vehicle is getting a different setup. So, the new mid-size SUV could get a new package when it enters a new, sixth-generation, tougher than ever. Surely, Fox shocks and suspensions are the best in the class if you are about to go on an off-road adventure. Forest, swamp, or desert – the 4Runner will solve most obstacles you run onto.
We also read a rumor about the new engines for the 2022 Toyota 4Runner. Well, a 3.5-liter V6 seems to be a possible option. This drivetrain wouldn’t harm the power and torque outputs, but the SUV can get much better fuel economy numbers. A 4.0-liter V6 is a thirsty engine and it returns only 17/21 mpg. With a TRD Pro setup, the consumption is getting much worse. Combined, that is 15 mpg.
If we had to guess which engine could replace a 4.0-liter unit, we would say a 3.5-liter one. It is proven and reliable. But, it seems like Toyota is preparing some radical cuts. What do you think about a straight-six engine?
The company is teaming up with BMW in this project. The result will be available next year. No, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner is not getting a straight-six, but the new Supra is. But, the Japanese company is showing likes for this kind of unit so the next-gen 2022 4Runner could debut with a new type of drivetrain.