Five Highlights of the 2024 4Runner

April 12th, 2024 by

An orange 2024 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro parked on uneven rocks while off-roading.

A great vehicle can open you up to all kinds of possibilities, letting you go wherever you want and bring any passengers and cargo you need along for the ride. As your Toyota dealer near Petersburg, we here at Haley Toyota of Richmond are proud to provide you with versatile and capable SUVs like the 2024 Toyota 4Runner.

This midsize model has so much to offer that it would take hours to show you every single feature you can get across its various trims, so we’re just going to share five highlights that can help you decide whether the 4Runner sounds like your kind of vehicle. If we pique your interest, we have loads of information about this SUV here on our website, from trim guides to details about the specific models we have in stock today.

1) Off-Road Capability

Not all SUVs actually provide drivers with sport utility, despite that being two-thirds of the segment’s name, but the 4Runner does; in fact, this model doesn’t even need pavement underfoot in order to perform. With so many gorgeous parks, campgrounds, and natural wonders located nearby and throughout Virginia, it’s easy to find a great place for a weekend adventure or an extended vacation. The 2024 4Runner has a mix of tried-and-true equipment and cutting-edge features that come together to make off-roading fun and easy, even for beginners.

Several trims come standard with tough skid plates that protect vital underbody components from rocks, raised roots, and other obstacles you might run into on a trail. The 4Runner’s body itself is also designed to keep you safe on uneven terrain, with up to 9.6 inches of ground clearance, a 26-degree angle of departure, and a 33-degree angle of approach; this lets you glide over bumps in the road and tackle sharp inclines with confidence.

High-tech features are available to help you stay aware of your surroundings and tackle sticky situations. The Multi-Terrain Monitor uses several camera angles to show you the details of your surroundings, including areas that you can’t see from your position in the cabin. An electronic locking rear differential comes in handy on uneven terrain, where one wheel might spin out in a dip in the dirt or a sudden patch of mud.

Crawl control is basically cruise control for off-roading, managing the throttle and brakes automatically so you can focus on steering when the trail gets tough. The kinetic dynamic suspension system is a handy tool for truly difficult terrain since it automatically adjusts your sway bars to give you optimal wheel articulation on a variety of surfaces.

2) Peak Performance

The 4Runner doesn’t just perform well on the trail; it also has the power you need to get up to speed on I-95. Every trim comes standard with a V6 engine that produces up to 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque, so you can reach high speeds when necessary and accelerate quickly enough to pass with confidence on two-lane roads.

When it comes to the drivetrain, different trims have different options, from an efficient 4×2 setup to a part-time 4WD system that provides high and low range for a variety of terrain types to a full-time 4WD system that automatically sends power to whatever wheel needs it most so you can set it and forget it. Properly equipped, the 4Runner offers a 5,000-lb towing capacity, which can be used for everything from bringing a boat to Lake Chesdin to transporting furniture across town in a U-Haul.

The leather front seats and steering wheel in a 2024 Toyota 4Runner Limited at a Toyota dealer near Petersburg.

3) Refined Interior

Whether you’re roughing it in the great outdoors or running errands around Petersburg, it’s nice to have a luxurious interior that helps you relax while en route. No matter what trim you opt for, the 4Runner provides you with a cabin that’s comfortable for you and any passengers you might have along for the ride. You can choose between two and three rows of seating, depending on how much passenger space you need. The three-row setup seats seven and is perfect for families who don’t want to have to take two cars just to have a fun day away from home.

Standard features on the 4Runner include a push-button start system that lets you keep your key fob in your pocket or bag, air conditioning with second-row vents so everyone can beat the heat, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar that lets you get your position just right to avoid long-distance fatigue.

There are also plenty of standard tech features, like an 8.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, advanced voice recognition, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, USB ports through the cabin, and controls built into the steering wheel that let you take calls and control audio without taking your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road.

4) Generous Cargo Space

On top of room for people, there’s also plenty of room for any cargo you might need to bring along, whether you’re just cruising around Petersburg or going on a longer road trip. The open cargo area in the back can be expanded by folding the seats down, and the back rows are split into sections, so you can fold them down either completely or partially, depending on your needs for that particular trip.

An available sliding rear cargo deck gives you private and secure under-floor storage, and you can organize anything you have in the back with accessories like the available cargo net, which comes standard on some trims. You can access the cargo area by opening the liftgate like you would with any SUV, or you can use the 4Runner’s innovative power rear glass, a standard feature that lets you lower the window on the liftgate with the push of a button so you can reach in and grab or put down cargo even in tight spaces or while your hands are full.

There are also plenty of places to stash things up front, so you can keep essentials close at hand. Easy-to-reach cupholders help you stay hydrated, and a center tray gives you an easy place to store your phone. The center console is spacious and comes standard with coin, tissue, and pen holders to help keep everything organized. Up top, there’s an overhead console with sunglasses storage to keep your shades within reach for those moments when the sun suddenly peaks out from behind a cloud and glares directly into your eyes.

A man and his dog walk towards a silver 2024 Toyota 4Runner Limited parked in a valley.

5) Safety & Reliability

Last but certainly not least, the 4Runner has the safety features and reputation for reliability you need to drive with confidence. Toyota is well-known for making vehicles that are built to last. You don’t want an SUV that’s going to run okay at first but start breaking down in the middle of I-85 as soon as the warranty has run out. As long as you keep up with regular maintenance, the 4Runner will continue to be a reliable vehicle for years and years, getting you where you need to go, whether it’s down the street or several states away.

The 4Runner is also equipped with a laundry list of safety features that are designed to help you stay aware of your surroundings and avoid accidents. Every trim of the 2024 4Runner comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense, a suite of driver assistance tech that includes a forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian and bicyclist detection, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert, steering assist, and automatic high beams. If you want more protection, you can opt for available features like a blind spot monitor and a rear cross-traffic alert to help you stay safe everywhere, from freeways to parking lots.