The Toyota Model of the Year update continues to attack, but it could be the greatest ever. The 2023 Toyota 4Runner marks the 40th anniversary of the traditional SUV and of course it gets a special edition model. The list of changes is short, but the results shown above make it really different.
The obvious addition is the red, orange and yellow stripe set of older TRD racing vehicles. These typically pop up in the Midnight Black metallic example 4Runner, but can be combined with Barcelona red metallic or white (yes, that’s the original color name). Additionally, the 40th Anniversary Edition features a 17-inch bronze wheel, shared with a body-colored “Heritage” grille TRD Pro, badging inside and out, and bronze contrast stitching inside. As per the features, the special 4Runner is only available with four-wheel drive, and it is standard with a sunroof. Only 4,040 of these versions will be built.
In terms of features, they are the only other thing to change about the 2023 4Runner line. More specifically, the standard safety features extend to all trims. Blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, LED high-beam headlights and rear-seat alerts are all included now. They join 4Runner’s standard safety suite with automatic emergency braking, automatic high-beam, lane exit warning and adaptive cruise control.
Otherwise, the 4Runner always has the same old 4.0-liter V6, five-speed automatic, and two-wheel- and four-wheel-drive options. The trim levels are similar, with a continuation of the on-road oriented TRD sport launched last year.
2023 4Runner sold this year. Prices have not been announced, but SUVs should be delivered closer to launch.