Looking at Toyota’s track record over the past year or two, all semiconductor chip shortages, and sales suffering – no one would expect this. the toyota It will be tough on its SUV and truck lineup. Both the 2023 Sequoia and 2022 MY have already received their refresh – the 2024 4Runner is next, and just like the Sequoia and Tundra, the 2024 4Runner features an i-Force MAX hybrid powertrain.
The Toyota 4Runner, in the right hands, is a beast of a machine. It’s put up against some of the best-performing off-road SUVs and trucks. If we dare say, in a world full of Jeeps, the Toyota 4Runner is one of the best off-road vehicles you can get your hands on today. Knowing Toyota’s release pattern, the odds of the next generation of the 4Runner are very likely. But, will this beast remain as strong as ever? Or is the Toyota i-Force Max Hybrid powertrain going to cut weight?
The 2024 Toyota 4Runner could be a hybrid
Given the current climate we currently live in, in today’s day and age, Toyota is ready for hybrid options for its entire lineup in the coming year. That’s why, just like the Tundra, which offers a hybrid option, and the Sequoia, which only comes in hybrid—the 2024 Toyota 4Runner must have Toyota’s new i-Force MAX hybrid powertrain.
It is suspected to come with a hybridized 3.4-liter V6 twin-turbo since the 4.0L V6 twin-turbo is a pretty big gain. It will, theoretically, be able to put out 437hp and 583 lb-ft of torque. The new, hybrid engine is meant to be more efficient than its predecessors. And while it’s efficient, that doesn’t mean the 4Runner 2024 will be any less powerful, just take the Sequoia or Tundra for example. And this is a reality we need to get used to. Because, sooner or later, all Toyota SUVs and trucks are either a hybrid or fully electric.
A new, 10-speed automatic transmission will become standard, and we’re not complaining. Imagine having to change gears while hanging off the side of a cliff. we will pass
Higher trims of the 4Runner—perhaps a TRD Pro model—could offer a more powerful SUV and, to compete with today’s Wranglers and Broncos, selectable rear and front lockers. But one thing there is no specific news about this model yet. We remain optimistic though.
The 2024 Toyota 4Runner is set to follow in the footsteps of the 2022 Tundra and 2023 Sequoia. This means that the 4Runner will most likely move from the 5th generation, body-on-frame configuration to the new TNGA-F configuration.
Traditionally, all 4Runners were built in Japan. But the new common platform means Toyota could move some or all 4Runner production to North America.
There aren’t any concrete details yet on what the 2024 Toyota 4Runner might look like, but we’ve got you covered with some pretty sweet exclusive renders of what we think the next-generation SUV will look like.
What about the interior of the 2024 Toyota 4Runner Hybrid?
If you’ve seen the interior of the 2022 Toyota Tundra or the 2023 Sequoia, you know you’re in for a treat. The interior of the Tundra has received a major restoration with all the modernist bells and whistles. The interior of the current generation Toyota 4Runner is set for an upgrade. While it’s not bad, it’s still starting to show its age.
Inside the new 2024 4Runner Hybrid should offer a complete package, an all-new 14-inch touchscreen infotainment display borrowed from the 2022 Toyota Tundra, offering all the connectivity with the trusty Apple CarPlay, letting you get everything. You may need to from your phone, while hanging off a cliff-face.
While the current-generation 4Runner TRD offers a screen paired with a surround-view camera that makes it easy to navigate through trails, it still lacks that current-era, cutting-edge sharpness and clarity. You shouldn’t suffer from this after paying such a large price for your new truck.
Some trims of the 2024 4Runner and Hybrid models are likely to get an upgraded speaker system, borrowed from the Sequoia, which features a whopping 14-speaker system on the Platinum. So you can bump your favorite jams while conquering the world on your off-roader.
With all these technological advancements inside the car, paired with sweet plush seats, and beautiful colors—you’re bound to get confused if you admire the truck from the outside, or stay inside and admire the interior.
Will the 2024 Toyota 4Runner Hybrid be worth it?
The all-new 4Runner will be worth it. At least we hope so. Along with all these dedications, Toyota is revising its truck and SUV lines, which shows just how much innovation is packed into the Tundra and Sequoia alike. Thanks to an upgraded chassis, a much more efficient hybrid powerplant, and a nice new interior—we predict the 2024 4Runner Hybrid will be worth your hard-earned money.
If, of course – 4 runners are no longer late. Since, we’re a bit disappointed again, because the 2024 4Runner has been delayed until 2024, if not, late 2024, even though the 4Runner was originally expected to be out in 2023. But that’s okay. Until Toyota offers us a complete package, a complete car—instead of something incomplete, we’re willing to wait a little longer.