2023 Toyota 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Edition – We can be a bit sarcastic about the new-generation Toyota 4Runner for not changing significantly over the last decade or so However, as our moms would say, never forget the place you come from. In addition to body-on-frame construction and a naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter V-6, an old five-speed automatic transmission, as well as an available four-wheel drive, show that the 4Runner isn’t just a stick to its roots, but does so with a sense of humor. In 2023 the iconic off-road vehicle will be 40 years old and Toyota will celebrate this anniversary by releasing a special edition which will have a limited edition of 4040.
2023 Toyota 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Edition Review
2023 4Runner 40th anniversary Special Edition is immediately distinguished by the tri-colored stripes that line the body. These stripes are enhanced by distinctive black-brown 17-inch wheels. The model shown in these images is painted with Midnight Black metallic, but it’s also available with Barcelona Red metallic and white. The bronze wheels contrast beautifully against the dark exterior however the retro-styled graphics are particularly striking and feature the orange, yellow-red, and yellow stripes showing up on the body’s sides, as well as in the bar grille.
This 40th anniversary Special Edition is based on the 4Runner’s SR5 trim. However, it comes with the classic grille of the TRD Pro and Toyota script. There’s a commemorative badge that’s on the rear liftgate, and the “4Runner” lettering on the rear is bronze. Bronze accents can be found all over the car, such as in the design of the stitches on the shift lever and the black seating in leatherette (cloth upholstery is typical for the SR5). Additional indications of the 40th birthday of the 4Runner can be found on the floor mats as well as the logos that are on the headrests on front and on badges on the central console as well as above the glovebox.
2023 Toyota 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Edition Released
In addition to the introduction of the 40th Birthday Special Edition for the 2023 model year, Toyota is making blind-spot monitoring as well as rear cross-traffic alerts available across the entire range. Toyota hasn’t announced prices for its 2023 4Runner however we’re expecting that price to be announced before it goes on sale later this year.