Buyers have fallen in love with TRD versions of the Toyota 4Runner, so the company is expanding the lineup with a new TRD Sport variant.
Designed to offer an “exceptional combination of style and performance,” the 2022 4Runner TRD Sport is less extreme than the existing TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro models.
Thae TRD Sport is based on the 4Runner SR5 and features larger 20-inch wheels with a machine finish as well as dark gray accents. The changes don’t stop there as the SUV also comes equipped with a TRD-style hood scoop, black roof rails, and a number of body color components including the grille, rocker panels and moldings.
The upscale styling continues in the cabin as the SR5’s cloth upholstery is replaced by SofTex seats with gray contrast stitching and embroidered TRD logos on the headrests. Other highlights include heated front seats, TRD Sport floor mats and a TRD-branded shifter.
Besides the special touches, the body-on-frame SUV has a leather tilt/telescopic steering wheel and an 8-inch infotainment system with Amazon Alexa, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. It also features an assortment of driver assistance systems such as automatic high beam headlights, high-speed dynamic radar cruise control, pedestrian detection and lane departure alert with a sway warning system.
Since the TRD Sport is focused on comfort, it features the cross-linked relative absorber system from the 4Runner Limited that automatically adjusts the damping force of the shock absorbers to improve handling and ride comfort.
Power comes from a familiar 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 270 hp (201 kW / 274 PS) and 278 lb-ft (377 Nm) of torque. It’s connected to an ancient five-speed automatic transmission, which can be paired to an optional four-wheel drive system.
Toyota didn’t mention pricing, but the 2022 4Runner TRD Sport will go on sale this fall.
Is Toyota 4Runner worth buying?
Of course, the Toyota 4Runner, is worth buying. It's known for having an exceptional resale value, high-reliability ranking, and stout off-roading abilities. However, some critics, like Car and Driver, think it should be put out to pasture.
Are new Toyota 4Runners reliable?
We expect the 4Runner will be more reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.
How many miles will 4Runner last?
Expect a 4Runner to Last Close to 200,000 Miles, with 4.1% of the SUVs Reported to Reach the Mileage Milestone. Toyotas are known for their reliability, and the 4Runner is no exception. The Toyota 4Runner is one of the brand's most reliable vehicles, with many 4Runners living to see as many as 300,000 miles.