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Will 2022 Toyota 4Runner Be Electric Lime…or Yellow?

There are rumblings of a second 2022 Toyota TRD Pro color. We uncover the facts for you.

I see many intriguing things in the future for Toyota 4Runner. Yes, 4Runner will be redesigned soon – but not this year for 2022 model year. However, it will have some changes. The bummer part is that I do not know too many specifics, yet.

If I were one of those mind readers or psychics with the purple hat with stars and a long flowing cape, I could make this proclamation:

“I see a brighter, bolder 4Runner in 2022.”

2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Lime profile view

Toyota 4Runner WILL be brighter for 2022. Mostly because of the shockingly bright Electric Lime Metallic TRD Pro color that was announced recently.

Oh wait. But Electric Lime was only announced for Tacoma TRD Pro. Not one single word was uttered by Toyota about 2022 4Runner, Tundra or Sequoia TRD Pro exclusive color.

However, since Toyota Tacoma color was revealed as Electric Lime, we can just naturally assume 4Runner will follow suit. I mean, right?

This is where things get a little murky. But I can hopefully clear the water some.

Some sources, including Automotive Press YouTube channel, are reporting a mysterious new paint code, 5C3, for 2022 4Runner TRD Pro. This is from a Canadian build site, and it is generically labeled simply as “Yellow.”

So, this means there will be a separate 4Runner TRD Pro color, Yellow, for 2022, right? Different from Toyota Tacoma Electric Lime. Are you sure Jeff?

2022 4Runner Color Controversy

2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Yellow profile view

I saw this Canadian build page myself I think a little over a month ago. But I did not report on it by choice. This was, though, the reason I pretty much “knew for sure” that 2022 Toyota Runner TRD Pro color would be some form of Yellow. I was thinking a Sun Fusion shade from FJ Cruiser days.

But I do not feel this way anymore.

I have since seen another employee build site in which this same 2022 4Runner TRD Pro paint color code is listed as 05C3. The color is labeled “Lime Rush.”

Now clearly, we have seen Electric Lime Metallic confirmed for Toyota Tacoma already. Not Lime Rush and not Yellow.

I chalk this misunderstanding up to a mislabeling of paint color terms before an official Toyota announcement.

We all know there can be multiple and really cool names for one simple color. “Black, Black Sand Pearl, Midnight Black Metallic.” And yes, I realize those colors do look different from each other. I hope you get the point I was trying to make.

“Yellow, Lime Rush, Electric Lime Metallic.” More than likely the same thing in the end.

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My guess is we will see a Toyota 4Runner in Electric Lime Metallic this upcoming model year. Not Yellow. Well, I suppose Yellow could be added additionally for other trims. But I find that doubtful.

Time for your Toyota 4Runner comments

What are your thoughts on this 4Runner topic?

Do you think 4Runner TRD Pro exclusive color will be Yellow or Electric Lime Metallic? Would you be happy with either color or are you a fan of one versus another?

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Beerwagon (not verified)    June 10, 2021 - 11:38PM

Would strongly consider buying a new 4Runner TRD Pro in Electric Lime this fall. However, no way in yellow.