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Next-Gen 2024 Toyota 4Runner Coming and Enthusiasts Offer Redesign Suggestions

With a new 2024 Toyota 4Runner body style on the way, we learn what is coming and what fans want.

Many people feel a new Toyota 4Runner is on the way. Sooner than later, too.

Little to no information has been released yet about next generation 4Runner, but rumors and speculation can be felt swirling around Toyota watercoolers across the country.

The prevailing thought is that we will see a complete redesign for 2024 Toyota 4Runner. Especially since little changed for 2023 4Runner (except for super-cool 40th Anniversary Edition, Blind Spot Monitor standard across the board, and Solar Octane TRD Pro).

Next-Gen Toyota 4Runner Release Date

We could still see a next-gen 2025 Toyota 4Runner, but my bet is still riding on 2024. If this is the case, it would make its debut sometime 2023 calendar year.

2024 Toyota 4Runner white front end profile viewRenderings provided by Automotive Press YouTube channel

But what would a new body design 4Runner look like? Potentially it could look similar to this rendering from “Automotive Press” YouTube channel (subscribe to this cool channel here). This line of thought makes sense, as it follows strong styling cues from Tundra and Sequoia.

Now how about new features, powertrain, styling, and other factors? Time to ask 4Runner fans, owners, and enthusiasts.

Fans Comment on Next-Gen Toyota 4Runner
2024 Toyota 4Runner green back end profile view

I asked viewers of my “ToyotaJeff Reviews” YouTube channel for their thoughts on what a new 4Runner should look like, feel like, and act like.

“Horizontal rear gate. Turbo 4-cylinder. Hard and soft top options….Bronco has it why can’t 4Runner?????” Commented Joey.

Owen requests “better engine and transmission, improved mpg, state of the art infotainment system, heated steering wheel”.

Dave dropped these ideas. “Firmer suspension, better stereo and interior technology. And a turbo 4-cylinder.”

“Just give us an option for 4Runner manual transmission.” Pleaded Julie.

Steve commented. “All 4Runner TRD Pro models should have hybrid option like Tundra and Sequoia.”

More Toyota 4Runner Fan Comments
2024 Toyota 4Runner blue back end profile view

Navid suggested. “Twin turbo and higher tow ratings, improved multimedia system with power.”

“Removeable back, 6-speed manual.” Offered Wes.

Tony said. “Just please make it reliable. And much better fuel economy and power.”

“Can the next 4Runner have more cabin space, better third row with air to the back, power back window, tons of cup holders and USB’s?” Asked Ken.

My 4Runner Suggestions and Your Comments
2024 Toyota 4Runner Green front end profile view

As for me, I agree with many of these Toyota 4Runner fans in that I just want to see modernization. Across the board. While still maintaining the 4Runner legacy and integrity and reliability we have all come to know and love these past 40 years.

No need for me to suggest anything other than a turbocharged engine since Tundra and Sequoia are already there. It would be silly not to think there will be a 4Runner Hybrid option or a 4Runner Hybrid-only trim level or two. Probably on 4Runner TRD Pro.

Give me the ability to remove a soft top or hard top. Toyota Audio Multimedia is a given since it is already on many popular Toyota models for the 2023 model year.

Oh, and I want a 4Runner power vertical rear window, but many of you already know that from me.

And one last thing Toyota – please grant my wish and give me a 2024 4Runner TRD Pro in Black Cherry color. I do not ask for much. Just one little color. Easy.

What are your suggestions for next-gen 2024 4Runner?

Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story.

Jeff Teague - I have been involved in the auto industry for nearly 20 years. I enjoy learning and sharing the most up-to-date news and information. My other talent is creating informative and entertaining automotive videos. I’ve been building and growing my Toyota YouTube channel “Toyotajeff” for the last 5 years. I take pride in delivering informative automotive news, how-to information, and reviews. My background serves me well with my writing. I hope you enjoy the news I bring you. Follow me on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and send me news tips please.


KC (not verified)    July 11, 2022 - 11:11PM

All I want is a 4Runner Prime. That would be perfection. That, and the roll-down back window of course. Never lose that.

John Barber (not verified)    July 19, 2022 - 3:05PM

Most 4Runners are used for towing as evident by the hitch. Do not limit us to a turbo charged 4 cylinder engine. Please gives us a 3.5 liter option like most of the competition.

Warren Jep (not verified)    July 20, 2022 - 6:07AM

So, 4Runner needs to get with the program and have a 1000 hp all electric vehicle that gets 600 miles between charges. Others like hummer have it so, why not Toyota? A hybrid model would be good as well as utilizing the turbo charged gas engine as well. All these in a new leaner meaner style.

Dave (not verified)    January 21, 2023 - 8:26AM

In reply to by Warren Jep (not verified)

Toyota essentially ignoring this model for so long has fully given it the retro/classic/cult appeal of the wrangler and bronco. It is a model based on a “feel” that we get when we think about it, and a few core design/mechanical elements. It’s a fun versatile reliable off-roader that doesn’t stray too far with each redesign or embrace too many contemporary design trends (and it has a roll down back window). And you are 100% right about the EV/hybrid because the earliest models were embraced by surfers, off-roaders, mountain bikers, fishers and outdoorsy types etc, it was a “young” car that lent itself to young lifestyles. So let it be again. Make it a hybrid with a full electric model option, bring back the removable roof, keep the roll down rear window (it’s tricky with a removable top though. Read: people too distracted, dumb, impatient, or lazy to roll down window before opening tailgate when roof is on), give it a proper lean simple retro style, instead of the current puffy, unwieldy, poorly composed current look. Give it plenty of “fun” visual accessory options including decals. Don’t make it bigger. Ditch the third row. Load it with goodies.

Dan Lloyd (not verified)    July 25, 2022 - 11:50AM

33k miles on my 1st ever 4runner TRD OFF ROAD. Keep similar looks. Keep rear window that goes up/down. Add more HP and Torque. Add 8 or 10 speed Transmission. Increase cargo space. Obviously improve fuel economy. Do not price it at $55-60k for TRD OFF ROAD.

Mike Smith (not verified)    August 10, 2022 - 6:07PM

I would like to see the rear drop down window kept as a PRIORITY, No sunroof option available and much improved MPG................., improved minimum 14 to 25 inch center radio screen, A box/square overall shape with a flat front facia even more agressive than the Sequia. Shorter overhang fenders that are squared off and projected outwards. The new forerunner should bring fords and chevy comparison vehicles to a stand still! Do not let me down Toyota.

Kevin (not verified)    August 13, 2022 - 1:52PM

Interesting wants above; for people that use it simple things like accommodating 33” tires w/o mod and 35” w/ minimal mod, use aftermarket bumper friendly body panels, 360 camera option w/ recording (rear camera up high). Factory full rack option (not tube) with lighting add on. Keep the slide down rear window and sliding cargo tray option. Factory anti theft for cat. Microphone compatible with aftermarket head unit, unless they finally provide a good head unit.

Me (not verified)    October 4, 2022 - 1:18PM

According to Just-Auto.Com, insiders say that a biturbo V6 will be standard. They also say that as of now, it looks to be a 2025 MY that will be revealed at the Texas State Fair, most likely in the fall of 2024 with production commencing soon after. Everything is subject to change of course.

pom (not verified)    November 29, 2023 - 11:51PM

In reply to by Me (not verified)

I love the 4Runner but don't drive one because you can't tow a decent size camper with it. I was thinking the 2024 would bust out with an 8 cylinder, off road vehicle with over 8000 lb towing capacity. I guess I won't be buying one any time soon.