I know... it's not the most apt way to start a megathread for the 4Runner, but I got recommended this. Can someone tell me if it's clickbait or not?
Stopped subbing to Kirk awhile ago when I realized the same.Yeah, that video that kirk posted is total clickbait. I don’t sub to him just because there seems to be a lot of whishful thinking/clickbait. TRD Jon I like a lot better, and Jon just seems like a nice guy that I could chill with. Kirk is probably a nice guy too, but anyone who feels the need to be deceptive to gain a few YouTube clicks makes me go eh.
As far as the 4Runner goes, I’d be curious to see if the wheelbase grows to match the Land Cruiser. I assume the 4Runner wheelbase will grow to 112.2” as well, but there’s also a part of me that wonders if they will keep the current 109.8”. The slightly shorter wheelbase would help offer some differentiation from the LC, but then again, we’re only talking ~2.5”.
Like the Tacoma, I think we will see the 2.4T non hybrid on lower trim levels (SR5, TRD Offroad/Sport). I would love to see a manual as well, but that is probably wishful thinking on my part. I would gladly forego a hybrid to have a manual.
I have a 2000 4Runner with a 5spd, and I love it. 2000 was the last year the 4Runner was offered with a manual, and it would be great if the manual returned. TRD Jon had a video a few weeks ago where he said a manual may be making a comeback. Apparently he had a pretty reputable source for that info. I think it’s likely.Given how much Toyota is changing its image to "the cool brand" these days it's not unlikely they introduce a MT 4Runner. Also helps sharing costs with the MT Tacoma.
Also I think the main differentiation would be a shorter overall length for better approach and departure angles. Toyota now has very good market coverage with 3-row products so the 4Runner 3-row option is less necessary.