For the better part of 40 years, the 4Runner has epitomized everything you would expect to find in a sport utility vehicle (SUV): Rugged durability and enough versatility to handle everything both on the road and off. For the 4Runner’s 2022 lineup, this popular SUV is going to see a significant change with the addition of the TRD Sport model. The TRD Sport is meant to make road excursions as smooth and exciting as possible while adding some serious exterior flair. If you’re curious to know more, keep reading – our Westbury Toyota staff have put together a thorough overview of what to expect from the 2022 4Runner TRD Sport.
People who love that sporty aesthetic are going to really enjoy all the TRD Sport’s additions. In addition to the signature TRD hood scoop with the front spoiler and black roof rails, there will be color-keyed accents on the body molding, grille, and rocker panels. It will ride on 17-inch alloy flow-form wheels that come with Nitto Terra Grappler tires and comes with a new unique exterior paint color: Lime Rush. The other exterior color options are Midnight Black Metallic, Super White, and Magnetic Grey Metallic.
On the inside, you can expect to see black SofTex seating with heating capabilities standard in the front. Even better, drivers get an 8-way adjustable power seat along with a tilt and telescopic leather trimmed steering wheel. The seats have eye-catching gray contrast stitching and the headrests on both the front seats bear the TRD logos stitched in gray. Included with the TRD Sport are standard TRD floor mats as well as a TRD shift knob to complete the TRD makeover package.
Every time you slip into the driver’s seat of the 2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport, you will have full control over every possible convenience and be surrounded by comfort. Included in the package is air conditioning with pollen filters, rear seat vents, and a power-sliding window for the liftgate. To keep you up to date on all stats relevant to driving, there is a 4.2-inch multi-information display that will show you the odometer, trip meters, fuel economy estimates, and the outside temperature.
There is also an 8-inch multimedia touchscreen display (standard) that is compatible with Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and Apple CarPlay. The system additionally features hands-free phone capability, a USB media port, advanced voice recognition, and music streaming through Bluetooth . You will also get a convenient 3-month All Access trial to SiriusXM, as well as a 1-year trial of Safety Connect and a 1-month (or 3 GB) trial of Wi-Fi Connect.
The 4Runner TRD Sport is designed to hug the road and make driving more of an experience and less of a chore. It boasts sophisticated technology in chassis design, and the addition of the Cross-Linked Relative Absorber System (X-REAS) suspension enhances handling considerably. The X-REAS system works by automatically adjusting the shock absorbers' damping abilities whenever you are driving over rough terrain or when turning a corner. The shock absorbers on opposite corners of the vehicle are cross-linked through a center control absorber in order to reduce pitch and yaw.
The TRD Sport will be available with both two-wheel drive (2WD) or part-time four-wheel drive (4WD), with the latter having a 2-speed transfer case. The 2WD models will come with a considerable 9 inches of ground clearance and the 4WD models have even more at 9.6 inches, meaning that even though the TRD Sport is meant to dominate on the road, it can still go adventuring off of it.
For almost four decades, the 4Runner has been known as the ready-for-anything reliable SUV. That has not changed at all for the upcoming 2022 models, and the addition of the TRD Sport trim is an exciting development. Not only will the TRD Sport allow you to tackle all of Long Island’s highways and roads with masterful ease, it will also let you do so in striking, brawny style. For more information on buying and leasing options for the 2022 4Runner TRD Sport, please get in touch with us here at Westbury Toyota.