The 2025 Toyota 4Runner Hybrid Has Much Needed Updates

We have some good and bad news about the new Toyota 4Runner. The bad news is that we might have to wait a few extra months to get behind the wheel of the next-generation model in 2025.

 We don’t expect to see it before the Toyota Land Cruise returns to America. But the 2025 Toyota 4Runner Hybrid could provide much-needed updates.

The 2025 Toyota 4Runner Hybrid will kick off the 11th generation with crucial updates to provide a refreshed, modern feeling. The fifth generation debuted back in 2010, so it’s no secret that this reliable SUV is showing its age. 

It has a reliable standard engine. The 4.0-liter V6 engine cranks out 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. It helps the 4Runner accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.5 seconds, which is fine.

Also, the 4runner only gets an EPA-estimated 16 mph in the city and up to 19 mpg on the highway, which isn’t great. But it’s similar to what the Ford Bronco has to offer.

A new hybrid powertrain could add more power, speed, and enhance the fuel economy. The 2023 Toyota Sequioa used a 3.4-liter V6 engine that’s paired with an electric motor to crank out 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque.

That would make for a crazy powerful 4Runner. Also, the Sequoia Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and up to 24 mpg on the highway.

It could borrow powertrain options from the 2024 Toyota Tacoma. It starts with a standard turbocharged 2.4-liter inline-four engine with 228 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque.

 The Tacoma hybrid pairs the same engine with an electric motor and battery pack to generate 326 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque.

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