2023 Toyota 4Runner Hybrid – The Toyota 4Runner will be redesigned sooner rather than later. It will definitely bring a whole new combination of engine and transmission, body design, exterior and interior stylings, as well as completely new technology and safety features.
Thinking about possible new features is exciting for me and many people around the world. One of my favorite vehicles to write about is the Toyota 4Runner. It is a tough beast and has been making people and families happy for almost four decades.
People who know them and who owns them understand that 4Runner is stable, reliable and trustworthy. They can continue to walk hundreds of thousands of miles.
Since the current 5th generation 4Runner has been in production since 2009, it’s probably time to redesign. Complete with a new body style. A new set of technologies and security systems. And a new transmission.
One of my favorite parts about creating auto-review videos and stories is reading audience thoughts, comments, and opinions. After all, people who drive and love Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs should be the ones who know it best, right?
The next generation Toyota 4Runner is coming
I recently wrote a Torque News story that discussed the possible changes that will come when the next generation Toyota 4Runner is launched. The timeline looks like the model year 2023 – currently under most rumors.
What I found was surprising, because all the proposed changes, one small but obviously underestimated feature, continued to appear.
Comments about 2023 Toyota 4Runner
I get feedback from all my social media platforms, including my Toyotajeff YouTube channel, facebook and Instagram pages, and my Torque News stories. Just read a sample of these brainstorming ideas for the next gen 4Runner and look for something they have in common.
Peter had to say that. “… My top priority would be a modern running gear (duh). And keep the electric rear window. My dogs liked it. By the way, I chose the older, rounded build.
“2.5L hybrid powertrain standard, 2.5L turbo hybrid or 3.5L hybrid optional. Connect preferably to both. Hold retractable rear window regardless.” Offered by Scott.
“I’d love to see a much better mpg, more power for highway acceleration, a roll back window, more technology and a sound system.” Commented by Sarah.
Kevin suggested these ideas. “I have a 2012 4Runner I bought a new one. I love this vehicle! I will buy a new one in 2023 with a redesign. Hopefully it will include a rugged but efficient drive train, keep the rear window lowered, improve the sound system, keep it simple / masculine design – please don’t turn it into another plush SUV baby carrier. ”
Natalia was another passenger’s trustee. “Do dogs get a vote? If so, Stella says to keep the power back in the window. That’s important!”
People (and dogs) have talked.
Time for your thoughts on the Toyota 4Runner
The current 2023 Toyota 4Runner is powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine matched with a 5-speed automatic transmission. It carries 270 horsepower and 278 pounds. Torque.
Many 4Runner fans and enthusiasts have asked for a way to keep the 4Runner tradition intact, but with more power and greater fuel efficiency.
The current 2023 4Runner 2023 Toyota 4Runner Hybrid – The Toyota 4Runner will be redesigned sooner rather than later. It will definitely bring a whole new combination of engine and transmissiontransmission has a 4.0-liter V6 engine and a 5-speed automatic transmission. It provides 270 horsepower and 278 pounds. Torque.
MPG estimates are 16 in the city and 19 on the highway.
Just look at what the addition of the petrol engine and electric motor combination has accomplished with the 2023 Highlander Hybrid – 36mpg combined. Or the all-new 2023 Sienna Hybrid – also 36mpg in total.
While the Toyota 4Runner Hybrid may not really reach these lofty figures, it could perhaps give owners 30 miles per gallon.
Perhaps the forthcoming 2022 Tundra will give us a clearer picture of what this type of vehicle could get for fuel estimates.
Another benefit of the Toyota Hybrid is the increased low-end torque. This could be advantageous at lower speeds in harsher conditions and terrain.
Time will tell, it seems.
People are talking about the 4Runner Hybrid
I recently wrote a Torque News story about the Toyota 4Runner Hybrid feature. I also looked at comments from my Toyotajeff YouTube channel viewers. I found that the reactions were mostly positive, but with some comments against it as well.
wrote Digitaldoc. “I’m really not sure if the hybrid is the answer to upgrading the 4Runner. All I can say is that after owning the 4Runner for 13+ years, that mediocre fuel economy from the 4.0L V-6 to the 4-speed tranny (it’s currently 5 speeds, but the fuel economy hasn’t changed with that) is getting real old, real fast with frequent, thirsty refills. A smaller, more efficient engine could at least improve fuel economy without using a more expensive hybrid setup. love … one of those decades! ”
“I totally agree! I own a 2008 4Runner now, market a new 4Runner now. I’m now looking forward to the hybrid. I was ready to buy 2020, heard and read about the hybrid, the gas mileage just let me down … so now I’m excited! PS read somewhere the engine would be a twin turbo V6 hybrid. Commented by Cremari.
MCC had great thoughts on a potential 4Runner hybrid. “I’m looking forward to it and hoping. I know there are a lot of hardcore 4Runner fans who will say it’s unnecessary or blasphemous, and that’s fine. Also offer a regular 4Runner.
I loved my 1990 4Runner, but eventually continued. I am currently driving a Tundra, but my wife has a hybrid RAV and it is a great car. Fuel efficiency as a daily driver, but capable when we go to Sierra Snowboarding every year. I’m ready for something more fuel efficient than the Tundra, and she’s ready for a sporty “fun” car. So, the hybrid 4Runner would be a great fuel-efficient family carrier for everyday driving and capable of a winter SUV when the snow season arrives.
I get that the trailer’s capabilities could be a hit, and some claim that the hybrid Highlander is waiting for me. Bring it! Toyota does the best with Hybrids! ”Good report KC.
“I should first test the hybrid 4Runner to make sure I’m not losing any power. This could be my next purchase. Bring back the removable top as well!” Good advice Max. I like it very much.
Legend doesn’t seem to appreciate my article. “This guy is rumored to want a hybrid (is) very hopeful that Toyota will follow his dream recommendation because he can barely afford gas when he borrows his friend 4Runner. It’s a terrible edition. 4Runner doesn’t have much future hybrid information. You You might want to look at another career. Rumors and fake news. You’re part of generating more advertising revenue. ”
Thank you for your opinion of Legend. I appreciate your thoughts.