The Trail is a new entry-level model for 2021.
It features a Yakima roof basket and a unique exterior colour.
The 2021 4Runner is available for purchase now.
We’ll not sugar coat it: The Toyota 4Runner is far from “new”. Be that as it may, it remains one of the most interesting and cool midsize SUVs on the market. To keep it somewhat fresh, Toyota has introduced a new Trail version as the entry-level model.
All 2021 Toyota 4Runner iterations are still powered by the 270-horsepower 4.0-litre V6 and its five-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment includes the Toyota Smart Key system with push-button start, a 4.2-inch multi-information display, 8-way power-adjustable front row seats as well as an 8-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
Although this is the base model, priced from $45,960, it might be one of the more interesting. Other than the basket, it also includes 17-inch dark grey TRD off-road wheels, black badging overlays, colour-keyed Toyota cooler, rear sliding cargo tray, and black cloth seats with tan stitching. It is available in two body colours: Cement Grey and – unique to this trim level – Army Green.
The SR5, which starts at $48,670, adds Connected Services by Toyota Audio Plus with Remote, softex leather seats, a power moon roof, and dual-zone automatic air conditioning.
Now things get interesting. The 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road, priced from $52,140, includes Toyota’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, Multi-Terrain Select System, Crawl Control, a rear differential, a hood scoop, TRD Off Road badging, and the Premium Audio with Remote package which includes embedded navigation. The TRD Venture ($56,790) features Predator side-steps, the roof basket, and more. Serious off-roading enthusiasts can opt for the TRD Pro. For $62,190, it involves Fox shock absorbers, skid plates, and a 15 speaker JBL Audio system with a subwoofer.
Luxury can be mated to ruggedness, as proven by the 4Runner Limited. For $55,570, it includes the 15 speaker JBL Audio system, 20-inch wheels, leather-covered seats which are heated and cooled in the front, and the X-REAS Sport Suspension and full-time 4WD.
Finally, the $58,140 4Runner Nightshade adds black 20-inch wheels, unique exterior accents, metallic black dash accents, and automatic running boards to the Limited.