2021 Toyota 4Runner

2021 Toyota 4Runner
2021 Toyota 4Runner at Alberta’s Lethbridge Toyota

Offering throwback off-road style with the capability to match, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner harkens back to the days before crossover SUVs dominated the market. With an abundance of cargo space, power, technology, and style, the 4Runner shatters your notion of the modern SUV by channeling the best off-road vehicles of the past. Learn more about the 2021 4Runner with your source for all things automotive in southern Alberta: Lethbridge Toyota!


It seems counterintuitive, but the forward-thinking design of the 2021 Toyota 4Runner begins by looking back at classic SUV styling. A rugged and athletic frame underscores the power beneath the hood, while ample approach and departure angles give the 4Runner impressive ground clearance. Juxtaposed against the hard exterior lines of this off-road ready Toyota SUV are modern touches like LED headlamps and fog lamps, alongside a power moonroof. Unlike the SUVs of the past, the 2021 4Runner’s interior lacks nothing, with standard heated front seats along with available SofTex seating—while the Limited and Nightshade trims offer genuine leather. The backseat isn’t such a bad place to be thanks to the ability to recline up to 16 degrees, though the 2nd-row seats can also fold down to add to the 4Runner’s already spacious cargo hold. Available appearance packages like the 4Runner Trail and Venture package provide this Toyota SUV with a boost to its already purposeful style, though for our money the 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is the sharpest of the bunch thanks 17” matte black aluminum wheels, TRD badging, and a TRD-stamped aluminum front skid plate. Regardless of which model you choose, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner plays the role of the off-road warrior exceptionally well.

2021 Toyota 4Runner Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions: 2021 Toyota 4Runner
Length (mm/in) 4,830 / 190.1
Width (mm/in) 1,925 / 75.8
Wheelbase (mm/in) 2,790 / 109.8
Ground Clearance 245 / 9.6
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg/lbs) 2,857.64 / 6,300




Interior Dimensions: 2021 Toyota 4Runner
Headroom (front) (mm/in) 979 / 38.5
Headroom (rear) (mm/in) 980 / 38.6
Shoulder Room (front) (mm/in) 1,468 / 57.8
Shoulder Room (rear) (mm/in) 1,467 / 57.7
Legroom (front) (mm/in) 1,058 / 41.6
Legroom (rear) (mm/in) 836 / 32.9
Cargo Capacity (L/cu-ft) 1,337 / 47.2
Seating Capacity 5/7



Of course, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner doesn’t just look the part, it offers all the power and capability you need to explore to your heart’s content. A 4.0-litre, DOHC V6 gives the 4Runner a running start thanks to the 270 horses found under the hood. Matched to an advanced 5-speed automatic transmission, the 2021 4Runner offers a fuel efficient 12.5 L/100 km on the highway while still being able to tow up to 2,268 kg. However, it’s the 4Runner’s ability to handle all types of terrain that truly sets it apart, beginning with a part-time 4-wheel drive system. From there, a Kinetic Suspension System with coil springs, skid-plates, and multi-terrain ABS works in concert with a locking rear differential to provide a smooth and comfortable ride regardless of the road conditions. The TRD Pro model takes this a step further, thanks to 4 Wheel Crawl Control, Multi-Terrain Select, TRD FOX shocks, and TRD-tuned front coil and rear leaf springs. Because style is great, but substance is better—and the 2021 Toyota 4Runner doesn’t lack either.

2021 Toyota 4Runner Performance

Engine Transmission Horsepower Towing Capacity (kg/lbs) Payload Capacity (kg/lbs) Fuel Efficiency (city/highway/combined) (L/100 km)
4.0L DOHC V6 (with VVT-i) 5-speed automatic 270 2,268 / 5,000 528 / 1,165 14.8 / 12.5 / 13.8
Safety & Technology

While the 2021 Toyota 4Runner offers a definitive retro appeal, it’s loaded with as many amenities and smart features as any other vehicle on the road. An 8-inch colour touchscreen is home to Toyota Connected Services and a standard rear backup camera, while the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatible system keeps you connected at all times. The Smart Key with Push Button Start system is a feature not found on the SUVs of the past, but one you soon won’t want to live without. However, all these features pale in comparison to the advanced safety found in the 2021 4Runner courtesy of the standard Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) P system. From its Pre-Collision System, to Lane Departure Alert, Dynamic High Speed Radar Cruise Control, and more, Toyota Safety Sense will impart a greater sense of calm and confidence when you tackle the roads—and when you find yourself off the beaten path, too.

Safety & Technology
Toyota 4Runner Model Changes

The 2020 Toyota 4Runner was already an exceptionally well-equipped SUV, though the 2021 version adds its fair share of smart features into the fold—like the now standard LED headlights found on all trim levels. Limited to just 4000 units, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner Trail Edition cranks up the style and utility thanks to 17-inch TRD wheels, all-weather floor mats, black badging, and more. Likewise, the 4Runner TRD Pro adds black TRD wheels, specially-tuned dampers, and a new paint colour—Lunar Rock—into the mix. 

A study in contrasts, inside and out, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner offers classic SUV styling and capability along with no shortage of modern and luxurious touches. Packed with utility, and more than enough cargo space to pack all your gear, the 2021 4Runner handles your commute with the same gusto it handles the trails. Learn more about the 2021 Toyota 4Runner by filling out the form below, or explore one of the other Toyota models in our new and pre-owned inventories. Whether you’re looking for vehicle financing, service, parts, or something else, you’re sure to find it at the premier destination for all things Toyota in southern Alberta—Lethbridge Toyota!

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