40 Years of Awesome: The 2023 Toyota 4RunnerSep 13th, 2022
- Now on sale with a starting MSRP of $51,050
- 400 40th Anniversary Special Edition units available in Canada
- Six grades include 7-passenger and 5-passenger models
TORONTO, Ontario – August 25th, 2022 – The Toyota 4Runner is legendary for its ready-for-anything attitude and has put a lot of roads and trails in its rear-view mirror over the past 40 years. To celebrate, Toyota designers have crafted the 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Edition. Limited to just 400 vehicles in Canada, this special model leads an all-star lineup of fully capable mid-size SUVs for 2023.
“Whatever your adventure, the 4Runner makes it awesome – and has for the past four decades,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “Our 40th Anniversary Special Edition combines retro styling cues drawn from Toyota’s catalogue with a thoroughly modern SUV that delivers the power, performance, handling, versatility, comfort, safety, and amenities that today’s adventurous Canadians demand.”
This limited production model is just one of six 4Runner grades on offer for 2023. These cover a broad range of tastes and needs in a high-capability SUV. All start with a common foundation: An authentic body-on-frame chassis featuring a four-link rear axle and coil spring suspension that overcomes punishing conditions while conferring impressive ride quality. Under the hood, a 4.0L V6 delivers 270 peak horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. This is mated to a five-speed ECT-i automatic transmission featuring sequential shift mode, plus either on-demand or full-time 4WD and a variety of go-anywhere handling and control technologies, depending on model.
Inside, 4Runner’s cabin is designed to carry five or seven people plus impressive amounts of adventuring gear. Versatility is built in, with 40:20:40 split folding second row seats and, on seven passenger models, a 50:50 fold flat third row seat. Stowing these opens up 2,540L (89.7 cubic feet) of cargo capacity behind the front seats, allowing 4Runner to accommodate up to 773 kg (1704 lbs.) of payload. Plus, with its integrated tow hitch receiver and wiring harness, every 4Runner is ready to tow up to 2,268 kgs (5,000 lbs.).
New for 2023, every 4Runner now offers a heated steering wheel. Other standard features include heated front seats, a 120V and two 12V outlets, the Toyota Smart Key System with Push Button Start, and Connected Services by Toyota. Models fitted with Audio Plus with Remote include Service Connect, Safety Connect, and Remote Connect, while those fitted with Premium Audio with Remote add Embedded Navigation with traffic and weather and Destination Assist Connect.
In a 4Runner, every adventure is a safer adventure thanks to an extensive package of safety technologies and systems. These include Toyota Safety Sense-P – an advanced bundle of active safety technologies and systems that support driver awareness and decision-making. Other standard safety features include the Toyota Star Safety System, the Blind Spot Monitor system with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, eight airbags, a rear occupancy alert system, a tire pressure monitoring system, and a back-up camera.
Toyota Dealers will offer the Toyota 4Runner in a half-dozen model and trim configurations, as follows:
The 2023 Toyota 4Runner SR5 (starting MSRP: $51,050) is a seven-person, three-row model, featuring on-demand 4WD, Audio Plus with Remote, 17” alloy wheels, Softex leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, and a power moon roof.
The 2023 Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport (starting MSRP: $54,270) is a five-person, two-row model. Built on the SR5, it features a hood scoop, upgraded front and rear bumper designs, 20” alloy wheels, the x-REAS Sport Suspension, and Toyota’s Panoramic View Monitor safety technology.
The 2023 Toyota 4Runner Limited (starting MSRP: $58,500) is a seven-person, three-row model, featuring fulltime 4WD. Built on the TRD Sport model, this top trim SUV features Premium Audio with Remote, a 15-speaker JBL Audio system with subwoofer, Limited grade 20” alloy wheels, leather seating, heated and ventilated front seats, and front and rear clearance sonar.
The 2023 Toyota 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Edition (starting MSRP: $54,380) is a five-person, two-row model available in a limited run of 400 models in Canada. This special edition is built on the SR5 model. Features include Premium Audio with Remote, plus a unique exterior and interior appearance package. This package includes bronze coloured 17” alloy wheels, a TOYOTA heritage grille, bronze coloured 40th anniversary tailgate badge, and a special graphics package that applies retro-inspired yellow, orange, and red stripes to the body. Inside, this model’s appearance is enhanced with exclusive centre-console badging, bronze-coloured cross stitch shift knob and seat stitching, 40th anniversary floor mats, and black Softex-trimmed seats sporting the 40th anniversary logo.
The 2023 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road (starting MSRP: $55,460) is a five-person, two-row model. Built on the SR5, it features a hood scoop, unique 17” alloy wheels, TRD Off Road badging, and Premium Audio with Remote. Off-roading performance enhancements include a rear differential lock, Toyota’s Multi-Terrain Select system with Crawl Control, a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, and a Panoramic View / Multi Terrain Monitor.
The 2023 Toyota 4Runner TRD PRO (starting MSRP: $66,220) is a five-person, two-row model. Built on the TRD Off Road model, this fully-rugged off-roader is upgraded with 17” TRD Wheels with Nitto A/T Tires, front and rear FOX shock absorbers, and a TRD skid plate. Other upgrades include LED fog lamps, TRD Pro badging, a 15-speaker JBL Audio system with subwoofer, and a basket style roof rack. For 2023, a new Solar Octane halo colour is available.
The 2023 Toyota 4Runner is now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For complete and up to date details and specifications, visit www.toyota.ca/4Runner
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over six million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and parts distribution centres in Clarington and Vancouver. Toyota also operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than nine million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid, as well as Lexus NX 250, NX 350 and NX 350h hybrid. The company has sold more than 19 million electrified vehicles worldwide and is the number one seller of electrified vehicles in Canada.
Source: Toyota Canada