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2025 6th gen 4Runner Official Reveal Thread

Discussion in '6th Gen 4Runners (2025+)' started by TexasFunRunner, Apr 8, 2024.

  1. Apr 8, 2024 at 7:23 AM
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    https://youtu.be/ymm4Ej0ocBw?si=uCvNTF7i_EOO39rY

    https://youtu.be/xWE0w6_ChZo?si=dmxCLP-R-5DgH337

    It’s official! Forbes article:

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    The 4Runner has been a staple of the Toyota lineup for more than four decades and the new 2025 model completes the brand’s complete revamp of its body-on-frame lineup. Starting with the Tundra full-size pickup in 2022, Toyota has leveraged its TNGA-F architecture to launch redesigned versions of the Sequoia, Tacoma, Land Cruiser and Lexus GX and LX. The sixth-generation 2025 4Runner rounds out the family at least for North America.

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    The original 4Runner debuted in 1983 based off the HiLux pickup. Like most pickup-derived SUVs of the time it featured a removable rear top section allowing it to be used like a half-open pickup with no rear wall and an extra row of seats. That architecture disappeared with the second-generation and starting with the third-generation 4Runner, it began sharing its platform with the Land Cruiser Prado. That relationship continues to this day and expands to all of Toyota’s body-on-frame models. The latest Land Cruiser and Lexus GX are effectively the Prado that is sold in other markets.

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    Despite having debuted way back in 2009, the current fifth-generation 4Runner remains a surprisingly strong seller. Over the years most of the mainstream branded, midsize, off-road oriented two-row SUVs have fallen by the wayside such as the Nissan XTerra and Chevy S-10 Blazer, leaving the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco as the main competition to the 4Runner.

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    Like prior 4Runners, the new model also shares a lot with the latest Tacoma midsize pickup including the powertrains. Toyota’s increasingly ubiquitous 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder will be under the hood of all sixth-generation 4Runners. The standard i-Force version delivers 278-hp and lb-ft of torque. The hybrid i-Force Max adds an electric motor and 1.87-kWh nickel-metal hydride battery for a total of 326-hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. Towing capability grows from 5,000-lbs to 6,000-lbs.

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    Both options come with the same eight-speed automatic transmission found in the Tacoma and Land Cruiser. As before, customers can choose a rear-wheel-drive, part-time four-wheel-drive or full-time four-wheel-drive system. Both 4WD systems have a two-speed transfer case and Toyota’s active traction control system to aid in sending torque to the wheels with the most grip. All variants get an automatic limited slip differential.

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    The TRD Off-Road, TRD Pro and the new Trailhunter version also get an electronic locking rear differential. The Platinum trim also gets a locking center differential that is optional on the Limited. New to the 4Runner is a front stabilizer bar disconnect that allows for improved articulation of the front wheels over rough terrain.

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    The wheelbase of the new model has grown by 2.4-inches and overall length has grown by 4.7-inches compared to the old model. The longer overhangs mean the approach and departure angles are slightly degraded for the new 4Runner at 32 and 24 degrees respectively compared to 33 and 26 degrees for the four-wheel-drive fifth-gen. However, the nearly 20-inch shorter wheelbase compared to the Tacoma should give the 4Runner a big advantage over the pickup in breakover angle.

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    Like Toyota’s other off-roaders and most competitors launched in recent years, the 4Runner gets a Multi-Terrain Select system that allows the driver to choose modes that are optimized for the type of surfaces being driven on. The modes which include Mud, Dirt and Sand adjust parameters like the slip thresholds for traction control and work in both 4WD-high and low ranges. The Crawl control manages speed on rough surfaces so the driver can focus on steering around obstacles on the trail.

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    The design shares a strong family resemblance to the new Tacoma but also has callbacks to early generations. The rear top may not be removable anymore, but the rear quarter windows do wrap into the roof again. The tailgate glass can also be lowered into the gate as has been the case in prior generations allowing for longer objects like surfboards to hang out the back.

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    The interior also shares a lot with the new Tacoma including the choice of a standard 8-inch infotainment screen or the optional 14-inch display. Both use Toyota’s latest infotainment software which is much improved from prior generations. Wireless support is included for both Apple Carplay and Android Auto and a Qi wireless charging pad is also available in addition to the standard USB-C ports. Toyota’s Safety Sense 3.0 driver assist package comes standard as it does on all other newly designed models. This includes blindspot monitoring, radar adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, road sign recognition, and proactive driving assist.

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    In addition to all of the usual trims found on Toyota trucks and SUVs, the 4Runner also offers the new Trailhunter trim. The Trailhunter includes ARB's Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5-inch forged shocks with remote reservoirs on the rear axle and a custom ARB roof rack. 33-inch Toyo Open Country all-terrain tires provide the grip along with two-inches of added front ground clearance and 1.5-inches in the rear.

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    Rock rails and high strength steel skid plates come standard on the Trailhunter along with a bronze grille and integrated 20-inch LED light bar. Toyota has also built in a 2400W inverter to power gear during overlanding adventures.

    The 2025 4Runner goes on sale in fall 2024.

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    A new press release has been posted on Toyota Newsroom.

    The All-New 4Runner Answers the Call of the Wild. Coming April 9

    PLANO, Texas (April 8, 2024) – Toyota’s Trailhunter line up is expanding. Learn more when the all-new 2025 4Runner makes its world debut, April 9, at 7:15pm Pacific Daylight Time.

    The All-New 4Runner Answers the Call of the Wild. Coming April 9
    https://pressroom.toyota.com/the-all-new-4runner-answers-the-call-of-the-wild-coming-april-9/
     
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  2. Apr 8, 2024 at 7:44 AM
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  3. Apr 8, 2024 at 8:30 AM
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    That green looks cool! So we’re getting a trail hunter version of the 4Runner..seems more and more like the 4Runner will be the Tacoma in SUV form. I know they’ve always shared some similarities, but seems like these generations will be much more closely linked.
     
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  4. Apr 8, 2024 at 8:35 AM
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    It's looking like the doors, fenders, hoods, etc. may all be interchangeable, if true, it make sense from manufacturing commonality and cost savings.
     
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  5. Apr 8, 2024 at 8:39 AM
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    yes but they aren't passing that cost savings on to us it seems... i dig that trailhunter color but i anticipate over $60k for that package without dealer markups
     
  6. Apr 8, 2024 at 8:51 AM
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    Previous gens were interchangeable:

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  7. Apr 8, 2024 at 9:00 AM
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    Exciting news!
     
  8. Apr 8, 2024 at 8:17 PM
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    So whats the over under it gets leaked early like the Tacoma
     
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    I’ve been trying for the last week to do what they did with the Tacoma to get it early and …nothing *sigh*
     
  10. Apr 9, 2024 at 6:52 AM
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    Not sure if this was already discussed in some of the the 6th gen threads but does anyone know or have thoughts on the following:

    1) will the new frame and body have more aluminum and less steel, less rust issues?

    2) between a turbo 4-cylinder (I-Force) vs Hybrid turbo 4-cylinder (I-ForceMax) which would be better as far as long term reliability, holding up off road (particularly in 120 degree Death Valley ️ heat) and resale value?

    I imagine the I-Force. The hybrid I feel would also only offer 1-3 mpg more than the non hybrid. Seems the only benefit to the hybrid would be more HP and torque and more peppy acceleration. I might start separate thread on this
     
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    No one will know for sure until a few years. Toyota has been producing reliable hybrids since last ~27 years, I do not think they suddenly forget how to do it now. If you are in/near death valley I can't imagine salt usage on roads in winter is a thing, which means you should not worry about rust, be it 5th gen or 6th gen.
     
  12. Apr 9, 2024 at 7:04 AM
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    I think it will be more then 1 to 3 due to weight of the 4 runner being less then a Tacoma
     
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    And here it is

    IMG_0121.jpg
     
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    is this another artist render?
     
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    I think everyone was at the official release, including the web developers... LOL! It was revealed at 0715 Pacific Standard Time this morning.

    Cheers,

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    Maybe not official by Toyota, but looks legit. Forbes even credits pics to Toyota.
     
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    It is legit. Forbes released the info a bit early.

    Toyota marketing team must be losing their shit right now.
     
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    That A pillar line is big meh.
     
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    Think an artist would add a plow?

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    The 4Runner has always been heavier than the tacoma. I wouldn't expect that to change on the 6th gen.
     
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    Not a big fan. What is going on with that rear bumper, and why is the back window so damn tiny!

    No manual transmission either, decreased approach and departure angles, longer wheelbase, this is the most disappointing release in a long time. Toyota just made the 4runner a budget LC, so stupid.
     
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    I'll wait till its official but I have to say I am not impressed. Looks wise it is not an improvement in my opinion.
     
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    Honestly that makes me wanna cry.
     
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    Rear looks like the "TRD PRO" badging is integrated into the panel, same as Tacoma. Bummer.
     
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    That grill looks huge. I don't hate it, but I don't think it looks as good as the current model. Then again, I didn't like the LC250 at first glance either.
     
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    The grill looks good imho. I like how they split it up horizontally with the cross member. See Tundra if you want to see a really big grill.

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