Crisis Alert: Does the 2022 Toyota 4Runner Have This Safety Feature?

The 2022 Toyota 4Runner is one of the most popular SUVs on the market right now. Fans and dealerships alike are excited to get ahold of the 2022 4Runner, but there seems to be one discrepancy about the release. Did Toyota forget something on the new 4Runner?

What’s missing from the 2022 Toyota 4Runner?

2022 Toyota 4Runner
The 2022 Toyota 4Runner | Toyota

As first pointed out by Torque News, there seems to be something missing from the 4Runner brochure. There are a few significant updates to the Toyota 4Runner in general. Toyota is offering a new TRD Sport, plus some new colors like Lime Rush. There is something called Multi-Terrain Monitor for a better off-roading experience and a rear occupancy alert. But where is the Blind Spot Monitoring?

The addition of Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) has been requested by drivers for years now. As trucks and SUVs get bigger, more active safety features are needed. BSM is one of those safety features. Toyota said it would be bringing it to the upcoming 4Runner, but did the company forget?

Toyota confirmed BSM is on the 2022 4Runner

When hunting for the feature in the 2022 Toyota 4Runner brochure, it was missing. The paperwork only showed Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) and BSM in one area. The TRD Sport trim has an optional Technology Package that offers RCTA and BSM. However, it seems this is just a mistake in the brochure and not in the SUV itself.

According to a recent press release from Toyota, the production included BSM. The 2022 Toyota 4Runner offers Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert standard on most trims. The SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road Premium, TRD Pro, and Limited offer BSM and RCTA. It is available on the TRD Sport with the Technology Package, as previously mentioned.

Plus, there are a ton of options within the 2022 4Runner lineup.  All options include the new TRD Sport, SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Limited, and TRD Pro.

What’s new with the TRD Sport?

4Runner TRD Sport | Toyota

Everything is new with the TRD Sport because it is a new trim for the 2022 4Runner. The TRD Sport “focuses on agile road driving while retaining high capacity.” The brand says the Sport trim is similar to that of the Toyota Tacoma. Combining the best of both worlds, the Sport is ready for anything off-road but has plenty of features for the road as well.

“The TRD Sport sharpens its road-focused manners with sophisticated chassis technology while adding style and flair. The result is an exceptional combination of style and performance in a full-capability SUV.”

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The new suspension system is called Cross-Linked Relative Absorber System (X-REAS). X-REAS is only available on this trim and the Limited grade and automatically adjusts when going over uneven surfaces. No matter which version of the 2022 Toyota 4Runner you pick, it’s bound to be pretty cool.

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