The Toyota 4Runner has been a rugged off-road warrior for Toyota over the years. While the current generation 4Runner is long overdue for a redesign, the current generation model is still a popular choice among off-roaders. The Japanese auto giant has revealed some notable updates coming to the 4Runner for the 2022 model year.
Lime Rush Adds Boldness To Color Pallette
A big change that many buyers might notice on the TRD Pro model is the all-new Lime Rush exterior color. This hue first made its appearance on the Tacoma TRD Pro, and the vivid green is one of the special colors that Toyota has unleashed over the years. The lighting in the 4Runner has been tweaked for 2022, with all models getting full LED headlights. Base and lower trims get LED foglights and low beams, which helps eliminate the need to climb up the trim ladder to access brighter eyes. Rear occupant alert technology is also added for 2022, while Blind Spot Monitoring Technology is added to SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road Premium, TRD Pro, and the Limited Model.
The 4Runner also gets an all-new trim with the debut of the TRD Sport model. Unlike other flavors of 4Runner, this one sin;t meant for the trail and is instead meant to give the 4Runner a sporty variant for on-road performance. The bulk of this transformation is achieved with tweaked exterior styling that adds more color-matching accents for the front grille, rocker panels, and even the body moldings. Trim exclusive 20-inch wheels are also included and come with grey accents in the inner parts of the stylish hoops.
Increased Pricing Comes With New Upgrades
As is the case with other new automotive offerings, the 2022 Toyota 4Runner couldn’t escape from a slight increase in pricing that comes with the increased equipment. We have included a chart of the pricing below but note that it includes the $1,215 destination charge.
- SR5 $38,520
- Trail Edition: $40,490
- TRD Sport: $41,365 (new for 2022)
- SR5 Premium: $41,930
- TRD Off-Road: $42,250
- TRD Off-Road Premium: $45,295
- Limited: $48,105
- TRD Pro $53,335
Look for the 2022 4Runner to make its way to dealerships very soon though it might be a few more years before Toyota decides to formally redesign the model, with the current model holding down the fort for a bit longer.
Carl Malek has been an automotive journalist for over 10 years. First starting out as a freelance photographer before making the transition to writing during college, his work has appeared on numerous automotive forums as well as websites such as Autoshopper.com.
Carl is also a big fan of British vehicles with the bulk of his devotion going to the Morgan Motor Company as well as offerings from Lotus, MG, and Caterham. When he is not writing about automobiles, Carl enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the Metro Detroit area, as well as spending time with his adorable pets.