2021 Toyota 4Runner

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2021 Toyota 4Runner
2021 Toyota 4Runner

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Off-road capability
  • 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
  • Sliding cargo floor available

The bad:

  • Tall step-in height
  • Busy control layout
  • Clumsy on-road driving manners
  • Fuel economy

9 trims

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Notable features

  • New Trail Edition
  • Seats up to seven with available third row
  • 270-hp V-6 standard
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Off-road-oriented TRD Pro version available

2021 Toyota 4Runner review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Toyota 4Runner?

In an era where most SUVs have a car-based platform, the Toyota 4Runner is something of a throwback with its rugged body-on-frame construction. Power comes from a standard 270-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine that teams with a five-speed automatic transmission. Rear- and four-wheel-drive versions are offered, and the 4Runner can seat up to seven with an available third row. Competitors include the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

 What’s New on the 2021 Toyota 4Runner?

A new limited-production Trail Edition based on the SR5 trim level features black badges, a Yakima roof basket, all-weather floormats, a sliding cargo tray, a custom 40-quart cooler and black seating surfaces with tan stitching. LED low-beam headlights are now standard, and the TRD Pro trim gets updated shock absorber tuning. 

What Features in the 2021 Toyota 4Runner Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • 17-inch alloy wheels 
  • Power-sliding liftgate window
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system 
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Automatic emergency braking 
  • Lane departure warning 
  • Automatic high-beam headlights 
  • Adaptive cruise control

Available features include: 

  • Power moonroof 
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats 
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning 
  • Navigation 
  • JBL premium stereo 
  • Locking center and rear differentials
  • Selectable terrain management system

2021 Toyota 4Runner Vs. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee: How Do They Compare?

Both mid-size SUVs are built to tackle challenging off-road terrain, but of the two, the Grand Cherokee is more civilized with better on-road driving manners. The Jeep’s refinement carries over to the cabin, which has a more premium feel on high-end trim levels — and the pricing to go with it. Whereas special versions of the 4Runner increase its off-road capability, certain variants of the Grand Cherokee significantly enhance the SUV’s on-road performance. With the debut of the 2021 Grand Cherokee L, Jeep now has a three-row version of the Grand Cherokee to compete with three-row 4Runners. 

Should I Buy the 2021 Toyota 4Runner?

The 4Runner remains one of the last truck-based mid-size SUVs and serves as a multitool on wheels. With a respectable 5,000-pound towing capacity and nearly 90 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume, the 4Runner blends capability and versatility. The 4Runner’s on-road driving manners, however, are disappointing, and the SUV lacks fuel-efficient drivetrain choices.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Amazing Off Road Vehicle

My only complaint about this vehicle is the two tone interior. I feel like the color should be consistent. Other than that, this SUV is the total package

5.0

My first New Car

This Car met all my needs. It has plenty of legroom in the front and back .The ride is good love it , Compare to other cars that i tested

5.0

Ame el carro

This car is the best car ever me encanta la camara el Espacio que tiene el carro súper comodo no lo cambio por ningun otro carro

See all 41 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
Yes
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