The 2022 Toyota 4Runner is one of the company’s older products in the mid-sized SUV market. Rugged and ready for off-road duty, it exemplifies the tough build quality that Toyota always strives towards. However, drivers looking for fuel efficiency or any sort of refinement with its performance should steer clear as it doesn’t have much going for it in those departments. Overall, the 4Runner may still be a great off-roader but nowadays there’s other options that are much more valuable and reliable. This 2022 Toyota 4Runner review will go through the specs and features available on this mid-sized SUV.
There’s a new member of the 4Runner family for this model year: The TRD Sport. Originally from another Toyota vehicle, this model sports adaptive dampers for tighter body control. It also comes with unique interior features, which is a step-up from the standard offering on the base SR5. Another major change is that all models now come with LED high-beams.
The 2022 Toyota 4Runner has a grand total of 8 available trim levels for buyers to choose from. Along with that, there’s many customization options to choose from when it comes to building your own 4Runner. Some classic choices among the 2022 Toyota 4Runner colors found on their website include Barcelona Red and Blizzard Pearl. More options are available which number up to 10 different color styles. Below is our 2022 Toyota 4Runner cost table detailing the different starting MSRPs:
|2022 Toyota 4Runner SR5||$37,605*|
|2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport||$40,450*|
|2022 Toyota 4Runner Trail Special Edition||$39,575*|
|2022 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium||$41,015*|
|2022 Toyota 4Runner Off-Road||$41,435*|
|2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium||$44,380*|
|2022 Toyota 4Runner Limited||$47,190*|
|2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro||$52,420*|
Toyota offers lease programs and financing options through Toyota Financial, the company’s leasing program. The 2022 Toyota 4Runner lease price can be found there alongside the many different finance options you can avail of. Make sure to check with them and with your preferred car dealer for any deals that you can use within your local area.
The 2022 Toyota 4Runner specs shows that the powertrain is the same among the 8 different models. Although some models like the base SR5 and the Limited come with the option of a 4×2 or 4×4 setup, other models are only available with a Full-time 4WD drivetrain. The engine used on all models is a 4.0-liter V6 Engine which is capable of 270 horsepower and a torque output of 278 pounds-feet.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The EPA estimates for the fuel efficiency of the Toyota 4Runner put both drivetrain options at the same rating of 17 MPG/Combined. The thing is that these ratings are quite behind the curve with the EPA saying that drivers would have to spend $6,500 in additional fuel cost within a 5-year span. This might me another result of the aging drivetrain combination, but we feel that ratings such as these are quite a turn-off during times like these. Here is our table detailing the MPG estimates for both drivetrains available to the 2022 Toyota 4Runner:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Toyota 4Runner 4×2||16||19||17|
|2022 Toyota 4Runner 4×4||16||19||17|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
Toyota’s work on the 2022 Toyota 4Runner interior doesn’t do it any favors when it comes to hiding its age. The materials used feel quite cheap and the layout is still similar to older models. Passenger capacity on the 4Runner is just enough for 5 to 7 people, depending on whether the 3rd row of seating is set up or not. Cargo capacity on the 4Runner is at 47.2 cubic feet from behind the second-row of seats and 89.7 cubic feet from the front passenger row. With the sliding deck, the cargo capacity is reduced to 88.8 cubic feet from the front and 46.3 cubic feet from the 2nd row. If your model has a 3rd row of passenger seats, then cargo space from that point would be about 9.0 cubic feet.
Although there’s not much information on its axle ratio, the 2022 Toyota 4Runner towing capacity stands at 5,000 pounds for all models. It also comes with an integrated towing receiver hitch and a wiring harness as standard.
The infotainment system on the 4Runner is simple enough with its 8-inch touchscreen that’s made available to all models. It comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity options and is compatible with Amazon Alexa for additional features. There’s also Bluetooth connectivity which allows drivers to effortlessly stream media and use their phones hands-free. Toyota adds in a 3-month trial subscription to the Platinum Plan of SiriusXM. There’s also the Wi-Fi Connect feature which turns your car into a hotspot that comes with 2GB of data within a 3-month trial. The sound system on the 4Runner is composed of an 8-speaker standard setup.
The NHTSA, a leading authority in car safety, has given this year’s version of the Toyota 4Runner a rating of 4-stars for overall safety. All models come with a decent selection of driver-assistive technologies and safety features that get more advanced as you go up the trim levels. Some of the safety features included in the Toyota Safety Sense package include Automatic High Beams, a Pre-Collision System, Pedestrian Detection, and a Dynamic Radar Cruise Control system. There’s also the Star Safety System which comes with Vehicle Stability and Traction Control systems. Other features of this safety suite include an Anti-lock Brake System, Brake Assist, Smart-Stop Technology, and an Electronic Brake-force Distribution system. A Blind Spot Monitor is only available on the higher-end models.
Toyota has always stayed close to the pack when it comes to the length and perks of their warranty terms. Their limited warranty spans 3 years or the first 36,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. The powertrain warranty lasts for 5 years with a mileage limit of 60,000 miles. They also offer 2 years of complimentary scheduled maintenance which also has a mileage limit of 25,000 miles.