Unleashing Power and Style: The 2024 Toyota 4Runner
12th November 2023
Brace yourself for the thrill of the open road and off-road adventures, as Toyota unveils the 2024 edition of the iconic 4Runner mid-size SUV. A seamless fusion of rugged 4x4 capability and refined interior design, the 4Runner proves once again why it's the perfect companion for those who crave excitement and versatility.
Cyril Dimitris, Vice President of Toyota Canada Inc., captures the essence of the 4Runner perfectly, stating, “Today’s 4Runner expresses the best of the name’s 40-plus years of delivering awesome, go-anywhere capability, plus all the modern comfort, versatility, and amenities that Canadians love.”
Under the Hood: Power and Performance
The heart of every 4Runner beats with a 4.0L V6 engine, paired with a five-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive. This dynamic combination generates an impressive 270 horsepower and up to 278 lb-ft of torque, giving the 4Runner the muscle to conquer any terrain. With a robust 2,268 kg (5,000 lb) towing capacity, this SUV is not just for show – it's ready to work for you.
The exterior of the 4Runner proudly displays its rugged heritage, from the running boards to the roof rails. For 2024, Toyota introduces exciting new body color options, including Underground, Terra, Solar Octane, and Wind Chill Pearl, providing drivers with a personalized touch to their adventure-ready vehicle.
Interior Comfort and Versatility
Step inside, and the 4Runner welcomes you into a spacious and refined interior designed for comfort and convenience. The front row offers large and supportive seats, and commonly-used controls are intuitively placed for easy operation. The second row seats boast a 16-degree recline for optimal comfort, and a one-touch fold-down feature maximizes cargo space. Seven-passenger models come equipped with split-folding third-row seats, ensuring flexibility for every journey.
Each model grade has its own unique personality, catering to different preferences. The TRD Sport, for example, combines SUV capability with urban style, featuring a suspension system that enhances control in curves and sophisticated styling cues. On the other hand, the TRD Pro draws on Toyota Racing Development’s off-road expertise, creating a 4Runner ready to conquer even the most challenging terrains.
Safety First: Features That Matter
Safety is a top priority in the 4Runner lineup, with an impressive package of features. Toyota Safety Sense P, a suite of active safety technologies, headlines the safety offerings. Other standard features include the Toyota Star Safety System, a backup camera, eight airbags, Blind Spot Monitor System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and an anti-theft system with engine immobilizer.
Choose Your Adventure: 4Runner Grades
This year, Canadians have the opportunity to choose from five distinct grades, each tailored to different preferences and lifestyles:
- SR5: The introduction to the legendary 4Runner experience, featuring on-demand 4WD, 17” alloy wheels, power moon roof, LED fog lamps, and a suite of Connected Services by Toyota.
- TRD Sport: Blending SUV capability with urban style, this model includes a hood scoop, upgraded bumper designs, 20” alloy wheels, and the x-REAS sport suspension system.
- Limited: A showcase of comfort, premium features, and technology, with a full-time 4WD powertrain, Limited-grade 20” alloy wheels, a 15-speaker JBL Audio system, and the Panoramic View Monitor.
- TRD Off Road: Unleashing its rugged potential off the beaten path, featuring the Multi-Terrain Select system, Crawl Control, and the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System.
- TRD Pro: The ultimate go-anywhere SUV, enhanced with 17” TRD Wheels, front and rear Fox shock absorbers, a TRD skid plate, basket style roof rack, and a 15-speaker JBL Audio system.
In conclusion, the 2024 Toyota 4Runner is more than a vehicle; it's an invitation to adventure. With its powerful performance, rugged design, and a range of models to suit diverse preferences, the 4Runner continues to be a symbol of go-anywhere capability and ready-for-anything attitude. Get behind the wheel, and let the adventure begin.