Meet the Toyota 4Runner 40th Anniversary Edition!

June 13th, 2022 by

Time to celebrate! Grab the birthday cake and we’ll supply the candles. The Toyota 4Runner’s 40th anniversary is here! Whether you’re an SUV devotee or an off-roading buff, the 4Runner is a fan favorite, and what this special edition Toyota is bringing to the table will attract people of all interests. Want an SUV with style? Looking for maximum traction, TRD off-roading, a spacious cabin, or third-row seating? The 2023 Toyota 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Edition is where it’s at! We at Landers Toyota of Northwest Arkansas urge you to take a closer look, especially if you’re a Toyota 4Runner enthusiast. There will only be 4,040 four-wheel-drive 2023 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Editions available in the U.S. Consider how much you need this new edition as you read more about it. 

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There will be three color options for the 40th Anniversary 4Runner: White, Midnight Black Metallic, and Barcelona Red Metallic. The mirrors and TOYOTA heritage grille will match the body paint, while the bronze 17-inch alloy wheels and 40th Anniversary tailgate badge will stand out on any paint job. The only thing that might distract you from the badging are the heritage stripes running from the headlights to the end of the passenger door before it takes a sharp curve to reach for the roof. These yellow, orange, and red graphics add a retro look to connect the 2023 4Runner to its 1980s ancestor. 

The cabin fits the theme with bronze stitching, black SofTex-trimmed seats, badging, and a standard power moonroof. Don’t go alone! Take up to six passengers with you (with a total of seven seats available). With a standard tow-hitch receiver and wiring harness, each 2023 4Runner can tow up to 5,000 pounds for extra cargo room.

To always be ready to take on the next adventure, the 2023 Toyota 4Runner is available in two- or four-wheel drive, but the 40th Anniversary Edition will only be available with 4WD. Under the hood of the 2023 Toyota 4Runner lies a DOHC 4.0-liter V6 engine with 270 horsepower, 278 lb.-ft. of torque, and a five-speed automatic transmission. To extend the off-roading capability of the 2023 4Runner, the 2WD models come standard with nine inches of ground clearance, Automatic Limited Slip Differential, and traction control. With the 4WD options, expect 9.6-inches of ground clearance, Downhill Assist Control, and the available Toyota Crawl Control. The 2023 4Runner will offer these seven trim levels: SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Limited, and TRD Pro. Learn more about the TRD Sport grade.

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The 2023 4Runner comes standard with a Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, as well as Toyota Safety Sense-P to make sure the journey is a safe one for everyone involved, bystanders included. Toyota Safety Sense-P comes with a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System, Automatic High Beams, and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Additional safety features for the 2023 4Runner fall under the Toyota Star Safety System, such as Vehicle Stability Control with traction control, Anti-Lock Brake System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, and a brake-override system Smart Stop Technology.

Learn more about the 2022 Toyota 4Runner.

We at Landers Toyota NWA in Rogers, AR are excited to celebrate 40 years of the Toyota 4Runner! Its uniqueness is accentuated by both the 2023 refinement and the 2023’s use of Toyota heritage details. What do you think of the 2023 4Runner and its 40th Anniversary Special Edition? Let us know in the comments!

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