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2022 Toyota 4Runner: More of the same

While the 4Runner still looks great from the outside, it is stymied by a dated cabin and bad tech.

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Emme Hall
I love two-seater, RWD convertibles and own a 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata for pavement fun and a lifted 2001 Miata for pre-running. I race air-cooled Volkswagens in desert races like the Mint 400 and the Baja 1000. I have won the Rebelle Rally, seven-day navigational challenge, twice and I am the only driver to compete in an EV, the Rivian R1T.
Emme Hall
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The 4Runner has pretty much looked the same since 2010.

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That's not a bad thing, mind you. The exterior of this body-on-frame SUV still looks great, especially in this Lime Rush color.

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There are a few new features, like standard LED lighting and rear occupancy alert across the board and most grades get blind-spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert. 

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Under the hood is an ancient 4.0-liter V6 engine with 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque, mated to an equally archaic 5-speed automatic transmission.

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My TRD Pro tester wears Nitto Terra Grappler All Terrains 265/70 on 17-inch wheels.

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Yep, the rear window rolls down.

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The TRD Pro 4Runner is pretty terrible to drive on the pavement, but it shines in the dirt.

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The TRD Pro features a Multi-Terrain Select system, which has modes for mud, sand, moguls and the like.

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Expect 33 degrees of approach angle, a 0.3-inch thick aluminum skid plate, a departure angle of 26 degrees and 9.6 inches of ground clearance in the TRD Pro.

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My TRD Pro tester starts at $53,335 including $1,215 for destination. Keep scrolling for more photos.

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