2021 Toyota 4Runner

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The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is a decade old, and its pickup-based, body-on-frame architecture is a relic of past SUVs. And yet, its rugged, off-road-ready persona has more appeal than ever, standing in contrast to the car-like crossovers flooding today’s market. Granted, those newer vehicles — including Toyota’s own Highlander as well as the Honda Passport and Chevrolet Blazer — ride and handle better and get far better gas mileage. In comparison, the 4Runner is slow and thirsty. Its off-road capability, though, far exceeds the norm, and rivals that of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The 4Runner’s versatile interior can squeeze in a third-row seat, but it’s better utilized in two-row form with an expansive cargo hold. The liftgate power window is unique in the field and allows long objects (like surfboards) to stick out the back, and the optional sliding cargo floor is handy for tailgating or loading heavy objects.

For 2021, the 4Runner gains a new Trail Edition that will be limited to 4,000 units. That model is offered in both rear- or four-wheel drive and gets unique 17-inch TRD wheels along with unique badging and black seats highlighted by tan stitching. The off-road-oriented TRD Pro is offered in a new Lunar Rock color and benefits from retuned suspension bits and Nitto Terra Grappler tires. Finally, all 4Runners gain LED headlamps.

Consistent with the 2021 4Runner’s mechanical simplicity, all models have a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V6 that still pairs with a five-speed automatic. Its 270 horses and 278 lb-ft of torque trail most competitors and, unsurprisingly perhaps, this body-on-frame SUV slurps fuel like a full-size rig. EPA estimates are 17 mpg city, 20 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined for the 4x4 (the 4x2 manages 21 mpg on the highway). Towing capacity is 5,000 pounds. Trim levels include multiple TRD variants: SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, TRD Pro and Limited (the latter also offering a blackout-look Nightshade special edition). The TRDs are 4WD only.

You can use the rest of this page to find more in-depth information about the 2021 Toyota 4Runner, including features, specs and where to find a good deal near you.

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The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is a decade old, and its pickup-based, body-on-frame architecture is a relic of past SUVs. And yet, its rugged, off-road-ready persona has more appeal than ever, standing in contrast to the car-like crossovers flooding today’s market. Granted, those newer vehicles — including Toyota’s own Highlander as well as the Honda Passport and Chevrolet Blazer — ride and handle better and get far better gas mileage. In comparison, the 4Runner is slow and thirsty. Its off-road capability, though, far exceeds the norm, and rivals that of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The 4Runner’s versatile interior can squeeze in a third-row seat, but it’s better utilized in two-row form with an expansive cargo hold. The liftgate power window is unique in the field and allows long objects (like surfboards) to stick out the back, and the optional sliding cargo floor is handy for tailgating or loading heavy objects.

For 2021, the 4Runner gains a new Trail Edition that will be limited to 4,000 units. That model is offered in both rear- or four-wheel drive and gets unique 17-inch TRD wheels along with unique badging and black seats highlighted by tan stitching. The off-road-oriented TRD Pro is offered in a new Lunar Rock color and benefits from retuned suspension bits and Nitto Terra Grappler tires. Finally, all 4Runners gain LED headlamps.

Consistent with the 2021 4Runner’s mechanical simplicity, all models have a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V6 that still pairs with a five-speed automatic. Its 270 horses and 278 lb-ft of torque trail most competitors and, unsurprisingly perhaps, this body-on-frame SUV slurps fuel like a full-size rig. EPA estimates are 17 mpg city, 20 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined for the 4x4 (the 4x2 manages 21 mpg on the highway). Towing capacity is 5,000 pounds. Trim levels include multiple TRD variants: SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, TRD Pro and Limited (the latter also offering a blackout-look Nightshade special edition). The TRDs are 4WD only.

You can use the rest of this page to find more in-depth information about the 2021 Toyota 4Runner, including features, specs and where to find a good deal near you.

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$36,765 - $50,745 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
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Engine 4.0L V-6
MPG 16 City / 19 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission 5-spd auto w/OD
Power 270 @ 5600 rpm
Drivetrain rear-wheel
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