In Nigeria, the Toyota 4Runner is one of the Toyota cars you’ll mostly find. It’s also among the top affordable luxury SUVs many Nigerians can get. Since 1985 Toyota brought the 4Runner into the market, it has maintained its stance as one of its rugged and strong-selling four-wheel drive for both off-road and on-road activities. 

Although an SUV, the 4Runner has always maintained an old-school performance than being just a new-age car. It has a pickup-truck frame and an excellent off-roading ability you wouldn’t expect from an SUV. Thankfully, Toyota has returned with a 2023 model of the 4Runner. The 2023 model is capable of serious off-roading, has tons of standard active-safety features, and has a good tow rating.

2023 Toyota 4Runner
2023 Toyota 4Runner

The 4Runner is one Toyota vehicle that will surprise you with its performance that many SUVs in its class cannot. Yes, it’s old-school-like, but it’s one o Toyota’s greatest performing cars. With the 2023 model, there’s also so much it has returned with. In this article, we take you through everything you need to know about the 2023 Toyota 4Runner and its Nigerian price.

What’s New In The 2023 Toyota 4Runner?

Side View of the 2023 Toyota 4Runner
Side View of the 2023 Toyota 4Runner

2023 4Runner will mark the 40th anniversary since the 4Runner model was introduced. Toyota decided to introduce a special edition based on the entry-level SR5 model limited to a production run of 4040 examples to celebrate.

So, there’s going to be a 2023 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Edition that comes in red, white, or black paint with tr-coloured graphics on the body sides and grille. It’ll also include a 17-inch bronze wheel.

Back View of The 2023 Toyota 4Runner
Back View of The 2023 Toyota 4Runner

Toyota further marks the 40th birthday of the 4Runner by designing it on the floormats, front headrests, and a couple of interior badges of the vehicle.

Also standard in the 2023 4Runner is a blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert on every model.

Interior, Comfort & Quality of The 2023 Toyota 4Runner

Interior & Front Seat View of The 2023 Toyota 4Runner
Interior & Front Seat View of The 2023 Toyota 4Runner

The interior of the 2023 4Runner is not what you’ll describe as exuding luxury because it still looks like designs from years back. Still, the SUV’s front and rear fit people. There’s also an optional third row, a flexible cargo area, and several large and deep cubbies in the front row.

The two-row model has an optional pull-out cargo deck designed to make loading and unloading heavy items(up to 440 pounds) a little easier.

Infotainment & Connectivity of The 2023 Toyota 4Runner

Control System of the 2023 Toyota 4Runner
Control System of the 2023 Toyota 4Runner

The 4Runner features an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The interface includes a set of physical buttons, rotary volume, and tuning knobs. The system comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Andriod Auto, and a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot.  As available upgrades, there’s also a built-in navigation system and a 15-speaker JBL audio system.

All the trims come with a host of driver-assistance technology, including automatic high-beam headlamps, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and many more. Key safety features you’ll find in the 2023 4Runner are;

  • Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
  • Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
  • Standard adaptive cruise control

Price of The 2023 Toyota 4Runner In Nigeria

2023 Toyota 4Runner
2023 Toyota 4Runner

The 2023 Toyota 4Runner comes in 14 different trims. All of these trims have different price tags. However, the base trim (SR5) estimated price will start at $39,000, and the highest trim(TRD Pro) is estimated to retail for $55,000.

With this estimated price, the Nigerian price of the 2023 Toyota 4Runner is expected to begin at 45 million Naira upwards.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What’s The Engine Performance Of The 2023 4Runner?

All the trims of 2023 4Runner come with a 270-hp 4.0-litre V-6 paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. Available with rear-wheel drive and either full or part-time four-wheel-drive systems, the powertrain provides acceleration of 7.7 seconds to hit 60 mph.

What’s The Fuel Economy & Real-World MPG of The 2023 4Runner?

The 4Runner’s powertrain is rated at 16 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. This is a bit outdated performance, but, as it’s noted, the 4Runner is still old-school-like in some of its features.

When Did Toyota First Launch The 4Runner Model?

It was in 1984, for the 1985 model, that Toyota made an entrance with the new model—4Runner. Since then, it has been one of Toyota’s cars released yearly. In 2023, it’s marking its 40 years of being in existence, and the company is celebrating that with a special edition trim.

Toyota 4Runner SR5 2023 Specifications

Basic Info
Model Number4Runner SR5 2023
Made InJapan
Warranty3 Years / 36,000 Miles Basic , 5 Years / Unlimited Miles Corrosion , 5 Years / 60,000 Miles Drivetrain , 2 Years / 25,000 Miles Maintenance , 2 Years / Unlimited Miles Roadside Assistance Warranty.
Available ColorsBarcelona Red Metallic, Classic Silver Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Nautical Blue Metallic and White.
Body TypeSUV
Dimensions And Weight
Length190.2 in
Width75.8 in
Height71.5 in
Wheel Base109.8 in
Ground Clearance9 in
Kerb Weight4,400 lbs
Transmission Type5-Speed Automatic
Drive TypeRear-Wheel Drive
Engine Type4.0-liter V6 Gas
Engine Power270 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque278 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
No. Of Cylinders6
Fuel TypeGasoline
Front SuspensionDouble Wishbone
Back SuspensionMulti-Link
Tyre SizeP265/70SR17
Wheel Size17 in x 7 in Aluminum Wheels
Brake System
Front BrakeDiscs
Rear BrakeDiscs
Mileage In City16 MPG
Mileage On Highway19 MPG
Fuel TypeGasoline
Seating Capacity5 seater
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)23 gallons
No. Of Doors4 Doors
 Anti-Lock Braking, Brake Assist, Central Locking, Power Door Locks, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Door Ajar Warning, Adjustable Seats, Keyless Entry, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Engine Immobilizer, Crash Sensor, Engine Check Warning.
Steering TypePower
Steering Gear TypeRack and pinion
Minimum Turning Radius37.4 ft
Adjustable Steering ColumnYes
Leather SeatsNo
Fog Lights Front & BackYes
Height Adjustable Driving SeatYes
Electric Adjustable SeatsNo
Automatic Climate ControlYes
Rear Reading LampYes
Electric Folding Rear View MirrorYes

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