It's available with either rear- or four-wheel drive and rides on 20-inch wheels, has a hood scoop, and Toyota's hydraulically linked adaptive dampers.
They'll be on sale at the end of this summer.
The 2022 Toyota 4Runner is adding a street-focused TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Sport model to its lineup, which has been available on the Tacoma mid-size pickup, but it's not really all that sporty. It will be available by the end of the summer, but those who want more off-road-capable 4Runners can still select either the TRD Off Road or TRD Pro models.
The 4Runner TRD Sport looks a lot like the more luxurious Limited model, and it rides on the same 20-inch wheels but with dark gray accents. It'll slot in just over the SR5 base model in the 4Runner's lineup, and it's available with either rear- or four-wheel drive with a two-speed transfer case just like the Limited. TRD Sports add a TRD hood scoop, front spoiler, body-color trim, and black roof rails. And TRD Sport badges are placed on the C-pillars.
The new 4Runner variant will have synthetic leather seats instead of cloth (Limited models get leather seats), and the headrests have embroidered TRD logos. The front seats are heated, and there's a TRD shifter and TRD Sport floor mats. Every 4Runner comes with an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa capability.
All 4Runners are powered by a 4.0-liter V-6 engine that makes 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. The body-on-frame SUVs have a coil-spring rear suspension, but TRD Sport models get Toyota's X-REAS adaptive dampers (also standard on the Limited) that are hydraulically linked at opposing corners to reduce pitch and roll. The 4Runner can tow 5000 pounds.
We expect that the 2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport's starting price will fall between the rear-wheel-drive SR5 model's $37,940 and the Limited's $46,845 starting price. There should be plenty of color choices available, too, since the Tacoma TRD Sport is available in nine colors including Voodoo Blue and Army Green.
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