Toyota offered new engines in the ’96 4Runner models. There was the new 2.7L I-4 and the more powerful 3.4L V-6. Enthusiasts finally had a robust and reliable V-6 to choose. The earlier 3.0L V-6 offered a decent improvement in horsepower over the 22RE, but not a lot more torque, and it was certainly less reliable and more complicated. Along with the new V-6, Toyota offered a Toyota Racing Development (TRD) supercharger kit with the option of dealer installation and warranty, to really wake up the V-6 engine.