Toyota 4Runner 2022
- FUEL TYPEPetrol
- MILEAGE19 MPG City / 24 MPG Highway
- ENGINE2956 cc
- CAR TYPESUV
- Features & Options
Despite being the elder statesman of the mid-size SUV segment, the 2022 Toyota 4Runner is one of the only ones left that's as rugged as advertised. It may look mostly the same as it did 10 years ago, but its boxed fenders and high beltline still look tough. That image is matched by its sturdy ladder frame and stout V-6 engine, which are great for tackling trails, especially with the lineup's various off-road-ready models, but not so great for refinement and fuel economy. The 4Runner's tall and boxy shape contributes to a spacious cabin and cargo area, but the materials inside look and feel cheap. Toyota offsets the popular off-roader's old age with a suite of standard driver assists, including adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist. Still, it's not enough to make the 2022 4Runner as contemporary or desirable as the latest Jeep Wrangler.
What's New for 2022?
For 2022, the 4Runner family welcomes a new TRD Sport model, which for the longest time has only been offered on its pickup counterpart, the Toyota Tacoma. The 4Runner TRD Sport isn't as sporty as its 20-inch wheels, hood scoop, and Sport badges suggest, but unlike most other models except for the more luxurious Limited, it features adaptive dampers that are designed to improve body control. Inside, the TRD Sport features faux-leather upholstery instead of cloth. All 2022 4Runners now illuminate the road with LED high-beams.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
- SR5 - $37,480
- Trail Special Edition - $39,455
- TRD Off Road - $41,445
- Venture - $45,360
- Limited - $45,885
- Nightshade - $47,300
TRD Pro - $51,960
Toyota hasn't released pricing for the 2022 4Runner, but that'll likely be announced before it goes on sale at the end of this summer. Since we expect only a minor increase in how much each trim will cost, we can still recommend the TRD Off-Road model. It's not as capable off-road as the lifted TRD Pro, but its significantly lower price tag makes it a better value. Along with standard four-wheel drive and some TRD-specific exterior and interior bits, the TRD Off-Road gets equipment that helps justify its name. This includes an electronically locking rear differential for maximum traction in slippery or muddy conditions. It also has selectable drive modes (called Multi Terrain Select and Crawl Control) that can alter the SUV's powertrain behavior to accommodate various driving scenarios. We'd select the optional Kinetic Dynamic Suspension, which allows improved wheel articulation during off-road action. We'd also opt for the sliding rear cargo deck, which makes moving heavy cargo easier and even provides tailgate seating.
Features & Options
- A/C: Front
- A/C: Rear
Overall Safety Rating (NHTSA) ★★★★★
Every model comes with a host of driver-assistance technology that includes automatic high-beam headlamps, blind-spot monitoring, and more. For more information about the 4Runner's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:
- Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
- Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
- Standard adaptive cruise control
Toyota provides two years of complimentary scheduled maintenance, a rarity in this class. The coverage in other categories is less impressive but matches industry norms.
- Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
- Complimentary maintenance is covered for two years or 25,000 miles