The base price for a 2023 Toyota 4Runner SUV is $38,805, with the SR5 Premium going up to $41,865, the TRD Sport to $41,665, the TRD Off-Road to $42,650, the TRD Sport V6 to $43,540, the Limited to $48.04, and the Limited 4X4 V6 to $50.07. The base model for the 40th Anniversary Special Edition is the SR5 Premium ($46,370).

All 4Runners are powered by a 4.0-liter V-6 producing 270 hp and mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The outmoded powertrain offers unremarkable acceleration; the last model we tested took 7.7 seconds to reach 60 mph when equipped with rear-wheel drive and 11.1 seconds when equipped with full- or part-time four-wheel drive.

Every 4Runner model’s fuel economy is rated at a pitiful 16 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway, a clear indicator of the vehicle’s advanced age. The V-6-powered Wrangler, on the other hand, is expected to achieve up to 19 cities and 24 highway mpg. Our most recent 4Runner exceeded our expectations by returning 22 mpg on our highway fuel-economy route, which we drive at 75 mph as part of our comprehensive testing regimen.

The 4Runner’s interior is dated, with buttons and knobs that look like they were made at the turn of the millennium. Despite having below-average interior dimensions, it can still accommodate a full set of human passengers in both the front and back seats with relative ease. Although we haven’t tried it out, we guess that the third row is ideal for kids.