2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport
Class: Midsize Crossover/SUV
Miles Pushed: 235
Gasoline Used: 13.5 gallons
Actual-world gasoline economic system: 17.3 mpg
|CG Report Card|
|Room and Consolation||B-|
|Energy and Efficiency||B+|
|Match and End||B-|
|Gasoline Financial system||C-|
|Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus different autos in the identical class. Worth grade is for particular trim stage evaluated, and should not mirror Client Information’s impressions of your entire mannequin lineup.|
|Massive & Tall Consolation|
|Massive & Tall consolation rankings are for entrance seats solely. “Massive” score based mostly on male tester weighing roughly 350 kilos, “Tall” score based mostly on 6’6″-tall male tester.|
|Engine Specs||270-hp 4.0L|
Driving combine: 70% metropolis, 30% freeway
EPA-estimated gasoline economic system: 16/19/17 (mpg metropolis/freeway/mixed)
Gasoline sort: Common Gasoline
Base worth: $42,025 (not together with $1215 vacation spot cost)
Choices on take a look at automobile: Premium Audio w/ 8-inch touchscreen, dynamic navigation, and eight audio system ($1585); sliding rear cargo deck ($350); computerized working boards ($1500); Know-how Package deal ($1310); black exhaust tip ($100); roof-rack cross bars ($185); cargo cowl ($179); all-weather ground liners ($169); door edge guards ($79); cargo tray ($100)
Value as examined: $48,797
The nice: Construct high quality; resale worth; off-road credentials
The nice: Rugged, adventurous appears to be like; cargo room
The not so good: Gasoline economic system; step-in top; aged primary platform; cabin ergonomics and on-road composure path most crossover-style SUVs
The Toyota 4Runner is the elder statesman of the mainstream-brand midsize SUV class, when it comes to each its age (its final full redesign was for the 2010 mannequin yr) and general design structure. Whereas a lot of the midsize SUV class has transitioned to a car-like unibody structure over the past decade or so, the 4Runner sticks with truck-style body-on-frame structure. This makes for a sturdier construction that’s helpful for off-roading and towing. Nevertheless, that construction is heavier and extra cumbersome than unibody structure, and it introduces compromises in gasoline economic system, experience consolation, passenger ergonomics, and cabin-space effectivity.
However within the eyes of its many followers, the 4Runner wears its age properly. These patrons worth its no-nonsense, old-school picture; its rough-and-ready capabilities; and its Toyota construct high quality and status for reliability. The 4Runner’s outdated management interface, shortcomings in dealing with and experience consolation, and subpar gasoline economic system aren’t deal-breakers for these homeowners.
The 4Runner sees no main updates for 2022. All fashions get LED high-beam headlights and Rear Occupant Alert (a characteristic that reminds drivers to examine the rear seat for a kid or pet earlier than exiting the automobile), and the lineup beneficial properties a TRD Sport model—a “road-tuned” mannequin that slots in above the entry-level SR5 trim and comes normal with options akin to an adaptive-damper suspension for higher on-road dealing with, “SofTex” fake leather-based upholstery, a hood scoop, and 20-inch machine-faced alloy wheels instead of the SR5’s 17-inch wheels. The TRD Sport’s particular trim touches embody color-keyed accents on the grille and rocker panels, a TRD shift knob, grey distinction stitching on the seats, and grey stitched TRD logos on the front-seat headrests.
Basically, the TRD Sport goals to ship a little bit of the delicate look and angle of the upscale 4Runner Restricted mannequin at a cheaper price level, by foregoing a number of of the Restricted’s high-end options. You possibly can examine our earlier test-drive evaluations of a 4Runner Restricted, TRD Off-Street, and TRD Professional fashions for extra data. The TRD Sport’s suspension might make it a shade extra snug on the road than different 4Runners (save for the Restricted, which additionally has adaptive suspension), however any crossover-style midsize SUV will provide higher cornering capabilities and all-around on-road composure.
A redesigned 4Runner—based mostly on a downsized model of the platform used on the redesigned-for-2022 Toyota Tundra and the 2023 Toyota Sequoia—is within the works, and it might debut for 2023 or 2024. The redesigned 4Runner ought to share its platform with the next-generation Toyota Tacoma pickup truck which could additionally debut for 2023.
Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport Gallery
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