Toyota 4Runner
Toyota 4Runner
Toyota 4Runner

2021 Toyota 4Runner

Pros: Off-road capability; large, versatile cargo area; well-designed infotainment controls

Cons: Fuel economy; ride quality and handling finesse don’t match most competitors; 2nd-row seat space isn’t as generous as exterior size might suggest

CG Says: The 2021 Toyota 4Runner now has LED headlights for all models. The TRD Pro model gets retuned shock absorbers and new wheels. The Toyota 4Runner is pretty much in a class by itself. No other midsize SUV offers a traditional body-on-frame design with seating for up to 7 passengers. While passenger room is just OK by modern standards, 4Runner has excellent cargo space and flexibility thanks to a couple unique features, such as its available power-opening liftgate glass and slide-out loading tray. A 270-horsepower 4.0-liter V6 mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission is the sole powertrain. Rear-wheel drive is standard and 4-wheel drive is available. Standard Toyota Safety Sense P safety equipment includes autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights. Other available features include heated/ventilated front seats, keyless access and starting, locking rear differential, Downhill Assist Control, and power running boards. While you’ll never mistake its on-road behavior for a modern crossover, the 4Runner is civilized enough to be livable as a daily driver. If you have true wanderlust and were disappointed with the Ford Explorer’s and Nissan Pathfinder’s car-like unibody construction, Toyota has your ride.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 7
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices SR5: $37,515
4WD SR5: $39,390
Trail Special Edition: $39,490
4WD Trail Special Edition: $41,365
SR5 Premium: $40,725
4WD SR5 Premium: $42,600
4WD TRD Off-Road: $42,520
4WD TRD Off-Road Premium: $44,225
4WD Venture Special Edition: $45,795
Limited: $46,570
4WD Limited: $48,605
Nightshade Special Edition: $47,985
4WD Nightshade Special Edition: $50,020
4WD TRD Pro: $51,645

Base Engine
4.0-liter V6
Std. Transmission
5-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Toyota 4Runner
2021 Toyota 4Runner Limited
Toyota 4Runner
2021 Toyota 4Runner SR5
Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 4

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
Side Crash - 5
Rollover - 3

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