Buyers of the ’23 4Runner can choose from eight trim grades: SR5, TRD Sport, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, 40th Anniversary Special Edition, Limited, and TRD Pro. They all have the same powertrain, a 270 horsepower (278 lb.-ft. of torque) 4.0-liter V6 with a five-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive comes standard in the SR5, TRD Sport, SR5 Premium, and Limited, with part-time 4WD available. The 40th Anniversary Special Edition, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, and TRD Pro all come standard with 4WD. A third-row bench seat for two passengers is optional in the SR5, SR5 Premium, and Limited. Toyota includes a tow hitch receiver on every 4Runner, allowing any trim to pull as much as to 5,000 pounds.
The SR5 is tough and more than adequately equipped with the likes of LED lighting (including daytime running lights and fog lights), a front skid plate, rooftop rails, three power outlets (two 12V and one 120V), heated exterior mirrors, a windshield wiper de-icer, and rear privacy glass. Some of its most prominent modern convenience features are Smart Key proximity entry, push-button start, a power driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, three USB ports, and a 40/20/40-split fold-flat second-row seat. The TRD Sport looks distinctive with its hood scoop, and it also gets upgraded with a sport-tuned suspension and SofTex (tough simulated leather) seats.
The SR5 Premium starts with the equipment list of the SR5 and adds heated front seats, a power passenger’s seat, premium side mirrors with built-in turn signals, SofTex upholstery, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink. The TRD Off-Road and TRD Off-Road Premium mirror the SR5 and SR5 Premium, respectively, but with the addition of a locking rear differential, active traction control, Multi-Terrain Select with crawl control, and cloth seats. The new 40th Anniversary Special Edition is based on the SR5 as well, but with bronze interior stitching, a unique grille, and the aforementioned bronze wheels and tri-colored exterior graphic stripes.
The Limited ramps things up from the SR5 Premium’s equipment roster with the addition of perforated leather seats, a moonroof, automatic climate control (two zones), automatic headlights, chrome exterior accents, and position memory for the driver’s seat. The TRD Pro elevates from the TRD Off-Road Premium with the moonroof and dual-zone automatic climate control, plus all-terrain tires, a roof rack, TRD high-performance shocks with rear remote reservoirs, TRD-tuned front springs, a transfer-case skid plate, a TRD Pro-stamped front skid plate, all-weather floor mats, and a Multi-Terrain Monitor (with front, side, and rear views).
Toyota Safety Sense comes on every 2023 4Runner, adding automatic high beams, dynamic radar cruise control, a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, and lane departure alert. As mentioned in the introduction, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is now standard, as is rear occupant alert. The Limited and TRD Pro are given a panoramic view monitor, but only the Limited has parking sensors (both front and rear).
Toyota’s standard 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system comes in the SR5, TRD Sport, and TRD Off-Road. Besides a sound system with eight speakers, it unites smartphone integration (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), Bluetooth for hands-free phone use and audio streaming, Amazon Alexa, and SiriusXM satellite radio. The SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road Premium, and 40th Anniversary Special Edition add voice recognition control and navigation; the Limited and TRD Pro upgrade their sound system to a JBL unit with 15 speakers.
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