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The Toyota 4Runner is among the leading off-road midsize SUVs in the market. When you get behind the wheel of this SUV, it’s easy to leave the paved and lined roads behind in favor of rough and rugged trails. The excitement of the 4Runner is pretty obvious; a new generation is long overdue.

What should we expect from a new Toyota 4Runner?

This new 2025 version of the 4Runner should include the same powertrains offered in the new generation Tacoma. This new midsize truck features hybrid and nonhybrid four-cylinder engine options and plenty of off-road equipment. These upgraded powertrains will launch the new 4Runner into modern times. It’s easy to think that the current version has become something of a dinosaur in the automotive market.

These new powertrains should give the 2025 Toyota 4Runner more power, improved fuel mileage, and much lower emissions while on the road. The turbocharged 4-cylinder engine should produce between 228 and 278 horsepower, giving this SUV enough juice for a great drive. For those looking for more power, the i-Force Max hybrid will be the answer.

What’s the big deal about the rear end?

Toyota plays games with us by offering a glimpse at only one part of the new 2025 4Runner. This new teaser image, appearing on the Toyota USA Instagram account, gives a look at the rear of the new SUV.

Although the image doesn’t offer much, we can see the improved styling goals, which put the 4Runner in line with the same angular lines as the new 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser. The 4Runner badge dominates the lower portion of the tailgate, and the image shows a tow hitch ready to pull a trailer to wherever you want to go.

2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road | Toyota

When should we see the new 2025 Toyota 4Runner?

So far, we don’t have a solid date for when this new Toyota off-road SUV will appear. The rumor mill hints that it could appear in a few weeks, but that’s yet to be determined.

Regardless, the new look to the rear of the next-gen Toyota 4Runner hints at better things to come for one of the most highly respected off-road SUVs. If you’ve been waiting for Toyota to upgrade the 4Runner for several years, that wait is finally almost over. A new generation begins in 2025. This sends another naturally aspirated Toyota engine to the grave while adding another name to the i-Force Max hybrid lineup.

Source: Motor1