2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD - Review by Mark Fulmer +VIDEO
Bring on the Wide Open Spaces
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A couple of years away from turning 40, the middle-aged midsized 4Runner is on its 5th generation and shows no sign of slowing down. Its resale value is at the top of its class and it is available in nine, yes nine, trims: SR5, then the Trail Special Edition, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Venture Special Edition, the Limited Edition, the Nightshade Special Edition, and on top, the TRD PRO Off-Road Edition.
Under the hood sits a very strong 4.0L DOHC 24 valve V/6 engine with 270 HP and 278 lb-ft pounds of torque. Connected to it is a 5 speed ECT electronic controlled transmission. Add to that a 4 wheel drive system, active traction control, hill start and downhill assist control and you are ready to take on all road surfaces from paved to untamed.
Inside, headroom and legroom abounds with black fabric upholstery with tan stitching.
The dash has a premium audio and sound system with 8 speakers and an infotainment screen with graphics that are big and bold.
And plenty of control knobs that are also big and bold.
The rear seats have healthy A/C fans as well as a pair of USB slots.
Atop the roof is a very sturdy Yakima LoadWarrior roof rack.
The trunk cargo area has versatility like crazy.
And comes complete with its own cooler! A double walled cooler with two heavy-duty rubber latches, integrated bottle openers, a built-in drain plug, and tie-down straps designed for special brackets on the cargo tray.
A cargo tray that can slide out for easy loading and unloading as well as a pre-game buffet.
With nine trims to choose from, you can find a 4Runner style that matches your preferences in power, comfort, and utility. Head 'em out, partner!