New Toyota 2022 Toyota 4Runner vs 2021 Toyota 4Runner for Sale near Providence l North Kingstown RI

2022 Toyota 4Runner vs 2021 Toyota 4Runner

2022 Toyota 4Runner vs 2021 Toyota 4Runner
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2022 Toyota 4Runner Overview

The Toyota 4Runner is a bit of a renegade in the full-size SUV world. While other full-size models have gone in the direction of “smaller,” the 4Runner is content to remain the same classic machine it has always been. That doesn’t mean there’s no changes on the 2022 Toyota 4Runner. It just means this is one full-size model that got the formula right early and often. When comparing the 2022 Toyota 4Runner and 2021 Toyota 4Runner, you’ll find that some things are pleasantly the same, while others are evolved a little bit further. Our brief comparison of these two models is serving North Kingstown Warwick Cranston Newport Rhode Island customers with a clear look at what both of these models has to offer you. Which one will you drive away in?

North Kingstown RI - 2022 Toyota 4Runner's Overview

Exterior – Toyota Dealer serving North Kingstown RI

When you examine the 2022 4Runner, you’ll notice that it has some very nice similarities to the 2021 Toyota 4Runner. And that’s for the best. When you’ve already got features like automatic LED headlamps, signature styling on those headlamps and taillamps, and heated power outside mirrors, you want to keep those through to the next model year. It’s not just a matter of “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.” It’s that models as legendary as the 4Runner have made these features standard and necessary. Both models also have powerful sets of expertly designed roof rails that gives you some up-top cargo capacity. A new TRD Sport trim brings in even more off-road features. This trim is only available on the 2022 4Runner, so if you want to grab the TRD Sport, you’re going to appreciate even more iconic retro styling.

North Kingstown RI - 2022 Toyota 4Runner's Exterior

Interior – 2022 Toyota 4Runner in North Kingstown RI

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner introduced some “must haves” on its interior, and those carry over into the new model year. Both are serving North Kingstown Warwick Cranston Newport Rhode Island shoppers with leather-trimmed seating options, dual zone automatic climate control, and heated and ventilated seats. Captain’s chairs are available for the second row of both models, although the 2022 4Runner has a few more trims where you’ll get this option. And here’s where you see the biggest difference between the two models. Standard features tend to appear earlier in a trim lineup for new models. So if you want to grab features like leather-trimmed options and 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, you’ll see those earlier on the 2022 model.

North Kingstown RI - 2022 Toyota 4Runner's Interior

Toyota 4Runner Mechanical specs

Las year’s 2021 4Runner was a powerhouse that delivered 381 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque, something that Toyota and their buyers were quite pleased with. In this area, the brand decided to stick with this powertrain. It works even better on the 2022 model, though, thanks to aerodynamics and adeptly placed hood scoops that improve airflow all around the model. If you find yourself often running against the wind, the 2022 4Runner is ready to help you push through a little easier. Ground clearance on both models will be 9.6 this year. Mechanically, either model is going to outdo any other full-size you’re looking at.

North Kingstown RI - 2022 Toyota 4Runner's Mechanical

Safety – 2022 Toyota 4Runner dealer

Safety Sense P is the driver-assist platform on both model years of 4Runner. How does the 2022 4Runner improve on this? They’ve focused on child safety first and foremost in addition to these excellent driver-assist features. LATCH and child safety locks, rear seat reminders, and advanced airbags are a part of both models, but you’ll find the extras are more affordable on the 2022 4Runner. Thanks to bringing up some advanced features to early trims, you don’t have to go as far into the trim lineup to get features like a Blind Spot Monitor, Front and Rear Parking Assist (sonar), and crawl control. Be sure to ask us about your off-road safety features in 2022. They’ve revamped the menu on this to make sure you get those Multi-Terrain Select platforms on more models than last year.

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Our dealership is enthused to be serving North Kingstown Warwick Cranston Newport Rhode Island customers with test drives of both the 2022 and 2021 4Runner this year. Contact us to schedule.


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