The Toyota 4Runner is about as rugged as an SUV can be. With a classic boxy exterior, a trusty V6 under the hood, and loads of off-road toys, it’s ready for any adventure you throw at it. But more than just rugged, the 4Runner also comes with lots of premium amenities and creature comforts. All of that makes it stand out as an all-around family ride you can really beat up.
All 2023 Toyota 4Runners are powered by a 4.0-liter V6 rated at 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via an automatic transmission, and a four-wheel-drive system is optional. Regardless of configuration, the 4Runner can tow up to 5,000 pounds. This is a tried-and-proven engine that has demonstrated its capability and dependability for over 20 years. Thanks to this engine, according to iSeeCars.com, the 4Runner is one of the vehicles most likely to reach 200,000 miles with minimal maintenance.
When the pavement runs out, the 4Runner feels more at home than most. That’s especially true of the TRD Pro, the most capable off-roader in the 4Runner lineup. It comes standard with high-performance FOX® shocks, a quarter-inch aluminum skid plate, electronically controlled locking rear differential, and of course, all-terrain tires. All of these features, along with clever technologies like Crawl Control and Multi-Terrain Monitor, help the 4Runner find a path forward when other SUVs have to turn back.
As rugged as it can be, the 2023 4Runner is not without creature comforts. In fact, it can feel positively luxurious with authentic leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and the power moonroof offered on the Limited. Even without investing in the top trim level, most 4Runner models come with soft-touch leatherette-trimmed heated seats. And exclusive for 2023 is the 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Edition, which has unique design elements, badges, and logos to help you stand out even more.
The Toyota 4Runner is the ideal SUV for hauling both people and cargo. Passenger space is generous across both rows, while a third row is optional for larger families. Behind the rear seats, you’ll find 47.2 cubic feet of space, which you can expand to an impressive 90 cubic feet by folding the seats flat. That’s enough to handle some seriously big shopping trips or an adventure-filled three-day weekend. There’s also a very neat, optional pull-out cargo deck that makes the cargo floor totally flat, can be used as a tailgate, and helps you load items up to 440 pounds.
Every new 4Runner features an impressively long list of high-tech features. Regardless of trim level, you’ll be able to take advantage of the intelligent Entune® infotainment system running on an 8-inch touch screen. It includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone compatibility, the Amazon Alexa assistant, and an optional Wi-Fi hotspot. No matter how remote the places you end up exploring in your 4Runner, you’ll always be able to stay connected.
The 4Runner’s many standard features extend to driver assistance and safety. All models come with Toyota Safety Sense™ P, which includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control. For the 2023 model year, the 4Runner now also comes standard with blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. All together, these features can help you avoid accidents at best and reduce driving fatigue at worst. It’s a net win.
The 2023 Toyota 4Runner is a truly complete SUV. Visit Robbins Toyota in Nash, Texas, to get behind the wheel and take it for a test drive!