The 5th Gen 4Runner Lives On: First Look At The 2024 TRD Pro In The New Terra Color & Colorway Updates
Can you believe the 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner will turn 14 years old in the upcoming 2024 model year? Mind-blowing I know. Yet, Toyota still can’t keep up with the demand and has moved over 120,000 units every year since 2017.
Many thought that the 2024 model year would bring us the highly anticipated 6th Gen Toyota 4Runner, including myself. Unfortunately, it looks like we will have to wait another year to see if our Toyota prayers get answered.
Recently spotted was a “2024 4Runner TRD Pro” sporting the new exclusive Terra color. The reason for the quotations you ask? I’ll explain down below along with other 2024 4Runner news we can expect.
Let’s break down this new color first.
What do you all think about the all-new exclusive TRD Pro color, Terra? I haven’t seen it in person yet, but in all the photos I’ve seen so far, I definitely don’t hate it. Like all new TRD Pro colors, I need to see it in person to truly appreciate it. I will say though, this color is a nice move from the bright and bold Solar Octane from the 2023 color models. To me, Terra appears to be a brownish red, just like a terra cotta clay pot.
The paint appears to be a gloss finish, with no metallic flake. Some people have expressed their disappointment with Toyota’s decision of orange-hue colors in back-to-back years. However, if you look at the Lexus UX parked next to this 4Runner in the photos above and below, the Terra color is nowhere near a true orange color in my opinion.
4Runner In Disguise
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room and break down these photos of the 4Runner. If you are a Texas resident, you may notice that something seems off about this vehicle being classified as a brand-new vehicle.
For everyone else, let me fill you in on a little insider Toyota secret. This 4Runner is actually several years old and is actually wrapped in the Terra color for marketing purposes. This isn’t the first time that Toyota has done this though. Last year, there was a 4Runner wrapped in Solar Octane to showcase the all-new exclusive color to us journalists. I was completely fooled at first until I looked super close.
Another clue that this is an older 4Runner is the TRD wheel design, which was updated in 2021. There are also no blinkers on the side mirrors, which were just added to the 2023 TRD Pro. Lastly, if you want to get super technical, there isn’t even a TRD exhaust which became standard on 2020 models. For all we know, this could just be a TRD Off-Road Premium.
The Terra color will be showcased on all four of Toyota’s TRD Pros for the 2024 model year including Tundra, Tacoma, Sequoia, and obviously, the 4Runner.
Other Changes For 2024
Alight, why the heck is there a picture of a 2022 4Runner in Lime Rush in this article? Well, this color along with the insanely popular Lunar Rock will be leaving the 4Runners color palette in 2024. At the time of this article, we aren’t 100% sure yet what colors (if any) will replace these two, but I do have a few guesses.
I have a solid feeling that Solar Octane will replace Lime Rush on TRD Off-Road and TRD Sport trim levels in 2024. Toyota typically carries over TRD Pro colors the following model year to other trims and since Lime Rush was on Sport and Off-Road models, I feel that it will be properly replaced by Solar Octane for 2024.
As for Lunar Rock, I think it will be replaced by an all-new color for the 4Runner called Underground. This color has been on the Toyota Camry TRD and will also be on the all-new 2024 Tacoma. Several of you have DM’d me on Instagram confirming this. However, there has been no official confirmation yet from Toyota via their online configurator. If there are any other updates to the 4Runner in 2024, I’ll be sure to update you all as soon as I know.
What are your thoughts on Toyota milking the 4Runner cash cow for another year? Do you like the new TRD Pro-exclusive Terra color? Let us know down in the comment section your thoughts!
If you want to see my reaction to this new 2024 4Runner information, check out my YouTube video below.