The Toyota 4Runner lineup expands with a TRD Sport version for the 2022 model year. The TRD Sport grade complements TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro trims, adds style and some road-worthy upgrades.
An exclusive feature of the model to enhance on-road handling is a Cross-Linked Relative Absorber System ( X-REAS). It automatically adjusts the damping force of shock absorbers when driving over bumpy surfaces or cornering.
The TRD Sport is based on the SR5 grade, and available in two drive variants – two-wheel-drive or part-time four-wheel-drive with a two-speed transfer case. Its ground clearance is 9 inches with 2WD and 9.9 inches with AWD.
The SUV brings new machine-faced 20-inch wheels with Dark Gray accents, a full-sized spare tire. Unique exterior features include color-keyed accents, a signature TRD-style hood scoop, black roof rails, and a front spoiler.
All 2022 4Runners got LED low and high beams, fog lamps.
In the cabin, there are SofTex-trimmed seats adding heating of front seats and unique gray contrast stitching, TRD stitched logos on headrests, TRD Sport floor mats, a standard TRD shift knob.
An 8-inch multimedia touchscreen display comes as standard. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, hands-free phone compatibility is available, as well as a USB media port, advanced voice recognition, music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology, SiriusXM trial, Connected Services.
As with other models, the 4Runner comes with Toyota’s 36-month/36,000-mile basic new-vehicle warranty, ToyotaCare, standard Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) safety and driver-assist suite.
A 270-hp 4.0-liter V6 engine powers the vehicle mated to a five-speed ECT-i automatic transmission. Peak torque is 278 lb.-ft. The transmission includes a sequential shift mode for manual shifting.
The Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport has a standard integrated tow hitch receiver and wiring harness. A maximum towing capacity is 5,000 pounds with a maximum tongue weight of 500 pounds.