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2023 Toyota 4Runner Cupholder Mega Test: Will the Nalgene bottle fit?

2023 Toyota 4Runner Cupholder Mega Test: Will the Nalgene bottle fit?


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I’m a thirsty boy. As such, I bring at least one water bottle pretty much everywhere I go. My trusty 32-ounce Nalgene is a mainstay for terrestrial travels, generally providing most of my hydration needs for a single sitting. The trouble is, few cupholders can accommodate its girth. Rather than settle for a lesser vessel, the Nalgene will ride shotgun or in a wide, open storage bin. That’s less than ideal, especially when I’ve filled it up from my SodaStream — the bubbles go flat if the bottle is knocking around or falling over. So when I find a vehicle with cupholders or door molds that will securely hold my Nalgene, it’s cause for celebration.

When the 2023 Toyota 4Runner 40th Anniversary Edition arrived in my driveway, I was excited about the decals, but a little bummed, if unsurprised, that my Nalgene didn’t fit in the cupholders or door pockets. But after looking a little more closely at the cupholders, I noticed the text “Remove for larger cups.” Sure enough, the rubber cupholder liners pulled out, expanding their capacity. It would be close …