2022 Toyota 4Runner
Pleasing to the eye and ready for all kinds of terrain, the new 2022 Toyota 4Runner models are rolling into the homes of off-road adventure-seekers. Aside from the two main builds in this lineup, you’ll also want to check out the available packages of optional features. Read on to find out more about these all-terrain family cars.
Two Models, Endless Adventures
The two 2022 Toyota 4Runner models are very similar in terms of specs. The Trail build does have a few additional features, but the general dimensions, safety and infotainment characteristics are consistent. As you will see in the following discussion, the main additions relate to convenience and comfort. Let’s start with the basic trim.
Available from $47,550, the 4Runner SR5 model houses a 4.0 L DOHC V6 engine. This motor uses Toyota’s signature Variable Valve Timing Intelligence Technology. The vehicle delivers 270 hp. The fuel efficiency index is 14.8 L per 100 kilometres in city environments and 12.5 kilometres on highways.
This vehicle has a towing capacity of 2,268 kilograms and includes a towing hitch with trailer-sway control. Off-the-map adventures would be incomplete without the 17” TRD off-road wheels. The 4WD feature can be activated with the touch of a finger. Along the route, you can engage the infotainment features through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Though priced at $50,570, the 4Runner Trail has the same essential specs as the SR5. These features include the safety systems that are present in both models: smart stop, lane-departure alert, radar cruise control and the pre-collision system.
So, where does the extra $3,000 go? The principal upgraded features are related to comfort and convenience: keyless entry, the Toyota Cooler and manual air conditioning.
You could easily compensate for the features lacking in the SR5 by applying one of the following packages. These include different groups of optional features tailored to specific purposes.
- The TRD Sport package adds LED fog lights, enhanced suspension and 20” alloy wheels.
- The Off-Road package has 17” alloy wheels, Multi-Terrain Crawl Control, optimized navigation technology and a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System.
- The latter feature is also available in the Limited 7 Passenger package, which also allows for full-time 4WD, ventilated front seats in leather and a 15-speaker JBL audio system.
- Finally, the TRD Pro Package includes the Premium Navigation system and adds a few aesthetic features, such as 17” matte black alloy wheels.
The 4Runner is the ideal vehicle for people who live out summer vacations and weekend getaways to the max. Be it with a group of friends or a family — the 2022 Toyota 4Runner lineup aims to keep everyone inside the car comfortable and safe while on any terrain. Both alternatives are decidedly good options with a fairly consistent set of specs among the builds.
If you aren’t too keen on the shortlist of upgrades available with the Trail model, but you are still willing to spend some extra cash, we suggest getting the more basic SR5 build and adding the package that best meets your requirements. Then again, if you value comfort and convenience, those extra features of the second model may already be worth it.