What do you need to become a legend? Well, there are many potential ingredients but in the end, it all comes down to two things – strong performance and timeless design. That’s exactly what the 4Runner has been delivering for decades and the current generation is the best proof. It’s been around for pretty much 15 years but it’s as popular as it ever was, with sales numbers that are measured in six figures, which is amazing for such an old vehicle. And, things could only get better, because the new generation is on the way and along with it the most rugged variant of all – the 2025 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro.
At this point, the officials are still trying to keep details a secret but some things are quite easy to predict, especially after the presentation of the new Tacoma. The two models will have a lot in common, but the 4Runner will remain the ultimate solution for an off-road SUV. Off-road capable, super reliable and quite practical – that’s what you can expect from the 2025 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro.
2025 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Design
In terms of the overall design, the new 2025 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro will, as expected be based on the standard version. The new generation is about to bring a lot of changes, which is no surprise given the age of the outgoing model. The new one is about to switch to the TNGA-F architecture, which should bring improvements in various aspects, particularly in terms of the on-road ride quality. But does this mean that the new model is about to sacrifice some of its off-road potential? Not at all!
We are about to see the toughest 4Runner ever, so it’s pretty much for sure Toyota engineers are about to use the same basic formula – a classic body-on-frame platform in combination with independent front suspension and solid rear axle. In the case of the TRD Pro model, further off-road upgrades are expected to be numerous, so let’s take a detailed look:
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is suspension, which should bring further upgrades over the standard model, including higher ground clearance and, just like Tacoma, new Fox QS3 shocks. Moreover, the new 2025 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro could be designed to be able to accommodate bigger tires, including 35-inch units, just like the competition. Naturally, multi-terrain select with different traction modes will be part of the standard equipment, just like crawl control, locking rear differential and, just like in the new Tacoma, a disconnecting stabilizer bar. Toyota might go even further in the case of 4Runner, and add a front locker as well.
All these significant mechanical upgrades will be followed by appropriate aesthetics. We expect a typical TRD Pro treatment, with an exclusive grille design, wheels and many more.
When it comes to the interior design, we can once again refer to the new Tacoma. In other words, the dashboard should look pretty much the same, with similar aesthetics and those massive screens, including a large 14.0-inch touchscreen. Typical for TRD Pro models, there will be a unique combination of materials and colors, while we also expect to see the new IsoDynamics Performance seats with adjustable shocks, which keep the driver’s and passenger’s spine and head perfectly aligned and significantly reduce fatigue. So far, no competitor has ever come up with something similar.
As for the overall seating configuration, the latest reports suggest that the standard version will accommodate five, while the third row is expected to be optional. And, just like the outgoing generation, the new model should be very generous with cargo space.
2025 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Engines
As for the powertrain, the good old, bulletproof 4.0-liter V6 will soon be replaced with something more efficient and more capable. And, from what we know so far, the 2025 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro will come exclusively with a new hybrid system from Tacoma. That powertrain is based on a 2.4-liter turbo-four engine that gets significant help from the electric motor. So it’s no surprise it counts all the way up to 326 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque.
What’s also worth mentioning is that, despite being a hybrid Toyota, the new 4Runner will feature a classic 8-speed automatic transmission. Of course, four-wheel-drive will be part of the standard equipment, just like the low-range gearing.
2025 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2025 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro will arrive by the end of 2024. As for the price, the outgoing model starts at around 56.000, but we are pretty sure that the new generation will cost way over 60.000 dollars.