2022 Toyota 4Runner At Courvelle Toyota In Lafayette, LA

One of the most rugged four-wheel-drive SUVs you can buy, the 2022 Toyota 4Runner is the off-road adventure king. With a truck-based chassis, strong towing capability, advanced infotainment features, and smart safety technologies, the Toyota 4Runner is the ideal pick for families seeking a capable, spacious ride that can hold its own wherever it goes. 

Durable engine

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The 2022 Toyota 4Runner uses a 4.0-liter V6 engine that dates back to the early 2000s. But age, in this case, is no bad thing. This engine is a proven workhorse. Paired to a five-speed automatic transmission, it's reliable, durable, and just as capable as some of its biggest modern rivals. It cranks out 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to tow 5,000 pounds - that's more than the likes of the Ford Edge and Jeep Wrangler. 

On paved roads, the 4Runner feels smooth and composed. The acceleration is good, too. It goes from 0-60 mph in about seven and a half seconds, which is about on par with the first-generation Toyota 86, a two-door sports coupe. 

Off-road features

The Toyota 4Runner has quite a lot of off-road hardware. Though the base model is equipped with rear-wheel drive, it's also available with part- or full-time four-wheel-drive systems that make finding traction in low-grip conditions a breeze.

The 4Runner's high ground clearance and approach/departure angles enable it to easily crawl over obstacles without damaging the underbody. Crawl Control makes this even easier. It has five low-speed settings that, when set, automatically put the 4Runner in motion, enabling you to focus on navigating the terrain ahead without getting distracted by throttle and brake inputs.

The 4Runner is also available with an electronically controlled locking rear differential that ensures the rear wheels move at the same speed even if one is off the ground. This boosts stability and the predictability of the SUV when driving over obstacles.

Additional off-road performance-enhancing features include Multi-Terrain Select and Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System. MTS has four terrain modes as well as a monitor that displays your immediate surroundings. Just press a button to view front, side, and rear camera views on the 4Runner's 8-inch display.

KDSS enhances the standard suspension system by decoupling the front and rear sway bars as needed. This allows for greater wheel articulation, an important feature for driving over extremely uneven terrain. The sway bars automatically reconnect when the terrain becomes flat and smooth again. 

TRD models

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As if the 2022 Toyota 4Runner wasn't capable enough already, it is available with several TRD models that further boost off-road performance, including the TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, and TRD Pro. Several of the available features described above come as standard technology in these models, such as 4WD and specially-tuned off-road suspension. TRD models also have skid plates for extra underbody protection, mud flaps, and a hood scoop.

The most capable of the TRD models is the TRD Pro. It gets more standard off-road features than any other models, along with FOX® high-performance shocks with rear remote reservoirs, and Nitto® Terra Grappler® all-terrain tires that not only enhance traction off the beaten path but also boost comfort on paved roads. If you're looking to do extreme off-roading, the 4Runner TRD Pro is the way to go.

Passenger comfort 

Getting the whole family inside the 2022 Toyota 4Runner is easy. Both the front- and second-row seats are spacious, with generous shoulder, hip, head, and leg room in all seating positions, and an optional third row well suited for larger families with young children. Upholstery materials range from cloth fabric to SofTex® leatherette to perforated genuine leather. Available heated and ventilated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a power moonroof further enhance comfort.

Cargo hauling

The 4Runner is an exceptional cargo hauler. Deep cubbies at the front and a large trunk at the back, combined with an optional pull-out cargo deck that can help you load items up to 440 pounds, make it easy to store all sorts of items inside the SUV. The cargo deck can also double as a tailgate or provide a flat floor when the second-row seats are folded. The extra height reduces cargo capacity, but only a little: 46.3 cubic feet, down from 47.2 cubic feet without the deck. That's enough to fit about 14 carry-on suitcases. With the second-row seats folded, cargo room nearly doubles to 88.8 cubic feet, or 89.7 cubic feet without the deck.

Infotainment and connectivity

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The 2022 Toyota 4Runner has all of the infotainment and connectivity features you might expect in a modern SUV. Every model has an 8-inch touch-screen display that comes with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone compatibility, as well as the Amazon Alexa smart assistant. Every model is also offered with a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot. For the audiophiles, a 15-speaker JBL® audio system turns the 4Runner's interior into a concert hall. 

Driver assistance

Every Toyota 4Runner is equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense™ P suite of driver-assist features, which includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert, and automatic high beams. When traveling on marked roads, these features act like an extra set of eyes that can help you avoid or mitigate potential collisions. The 2022 4Runner is also available with optional front and rear parking sensors, a nice feature to have while at the wheel of such a large vehicle.

The 2022 Toyota 4Runner is a practical family SUV with old-school charm, modern features, and timeless off-road capability. Get a closer look at Happytown, U.S.A. - Courvelle Toyota in Opelousas, Louisiana! 

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