The Final 2025 Toyota 4Runner Teaser Reveals New Trailhunter Trim: The Full Reveal Is Coming Tomorrow!

We're just over 24 hours away from the big debut

2025 Toyota 4Runner Trailhunter teaser
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We’re only a day away from learning much more about the 2025 Toyota 4Runner!

Update 4/9/2024: The 2025 Toyota 4Runner has been revealed — check it out right here!

Monday’s solar eclipse isn’t the only major piece of news coming out this week. After 15 agonizingly long years, the all-new Toyota 4Runner is just around the corner. In fact, the full reveal is coming April 9 at 10:15 PM EST, so you’ll want to stay tuned right here to TFLcar (both the website and our YouTube channel) for everything you need to know.

Before we find that out, though, we’re getting tasty nuggets of information that Toyota’s drip-fed us over the past few weeks. The first teaser covered the SUV’s imminent arrival, while the second reaffirmed the continued existence roll-down rear window — a hallmark feature over the decades — and a major infotainment system upgrade. Now, Toyota revealed the new 4Runner will expand the overland-focused “Trailhunter” trim into the brand’s SUV space. It will be the second production Trailhunter, after the new Tacoma (though Toyota did tease a production-intent Tundra Trailhunter as well).

By and large, the 2025 Toyota 4Runner should see a complete or near-complete redesign, with the Trailhunter specifically bringing upgraded suspension off-road styling enhancements and possibly an ARB rear bumper. While you could still consider the TRD Pro as the halo model, this should come in on the same level in the revamped 4Runner lineup in terms of price, but offer a different sort of flavor for the adventurous types.

Under the hood, we fully expect Toyota to ditch the old 4.0-liter V6 that served us so well over the years. In its place, we should get a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, with an 8-speed automatic transmission replacing the archaic 5-speed ‘box that’s been a 4Runner staple since 2009. For the Tacoma, both the Trailhunter and TRD Pro get a hybridized version of that powertrain as standard fare putting out 326 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque, while the Limited gets it as an option. I haven’t been 100% sure about how Toyota plans to bring the hybrid powertrain into the mix considering the fairly similar Land Cruiser. However, we may see the powertrain options track with the Tacoma across the entire range, from the SR5 to the higher-end trims.

What about pricing?

The 2025 Toyota 4Runner will most likely get more expensive than the existing 2024 model, which starts at $40,155 for the SR5. However, the Land Cruiser and its price walk keeps Toyota from inflating the 4Runner’s price too much. Right now, this is the entry point to the brand’s body-on-frame SUV lineup, so it has to keep the price relatively affordable to make any sense. From the 4Runner, people then have the option to move up to the more expensive Land Cruiser or the full-size Sequoia SUV.

On that basis, it’s likely the 2025 Toyota 4Runner will still start in the low-$40,000 range for the base model. At the top-end, the TRD Pro and the Trailhunter will probably top out around $55,000 or $60,000. Basically, it will stop where the Land Cruiser starts, with some potential overlap.

We can’t say with absolute certainty just yet, but I don’t expect Toyota to move away from the current 4Runner trim offerings for the sixth-generation. That means the SR5 would be the base model, then the range of mid-range TRD options (TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road). The Limited should remain as a more luxurious option, then the Trailhunter and the TRD Pro will top out the range.

Stay tuned for the full reveal coming tomorrow!