2021 Toyota 4Runner for Sale in Smithfield, RI
The Toyota 4Runner is one of the few remaining true SUVs. Although that term has come to mean most any vehicle style taller than a sedan, its precise definition includes traits that are harder to come by these days: body-on-frame construction and 4-wheel drive. Many of the vehicles labeled SUVs today are actually crossovers by definition, with their unibody construction and all-wheel drive.
The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is as tough as ever, an old-school off-roader that’s comfortable on the dusty, rocky trails. With a longstanding and loyal following since its 1984 introduction, it has been a cult favorite for decades – and that shows no signs of waning. This model year, there’s a new trim level, the Trail Special Edition, and other improvements. All 4Runners now receive LED headlights, and the top-of-the-line TRD Pro gets new wheels and improved shock absorbers.
Trims and Mechanical Specs
The trim lineup for the 2021 4Runner has grown to nine: the SR5, Trail Special Edition, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Venture Special Edition, Limited, Nightshade Special Edition, and TRD Pro. The powertrain is identical for each: a 4.0-liter V6 that makes 270 hp and 278 lb.-ft. of torque and is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. 4WD is standard on the TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Venture Special Edition, and TRD Pro, while the others can opt for 4WD but get rear-wheel drive by default. With the factory trailer hitch, a ‘21 4Runner can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
Standard and Available Equipment
The base SR5 gets the aforementioned LED headlights, and LED fog lights and taillights as well. Some of its other exterior highlights are roof rails, 17-inch wheels, heated side mirrors, and a backup camera with helpful guidelines. Inside, there’s a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, four USB ports, two 12-volt DC power outlets, a 120-volt AC power outlet, and a second-row bench that splits 40/20/40 and folds flat. Buyers can add a 50/50 split fold-flat for the third row, a sliding second row with passenger-side one-touch access to the third row, and a sliding rear cargo deck with an underfloor storage compartment.
The Trail Special Edition is made special by its Yakima roof rack, dark wheels and exterior trim, and a built-in cooler. The SR5 Premium adds SofTex simulated leather seats (heated in the front row), integrated turn-signal indicators for the side mirrors, Smart Key with push-button start, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. It’s eligible for the same options listed for the SR5, along with a sunroof and running boards.
The TRD Off-Road is a no-nonsense rock crawler that’s equipped like the SR5 but with TRD badging and some trail-specific bonuses: a drive-mode selector for specific terrains, active traction control, and a locking rear differential. The TRD Off-Road Premium combines the SR5 Premium’s equipment with the TRD Off-Road’s trail toughness; a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) is optional for enhanced articulation off the pavement. The Venture Special Edition gets the Yakima roof rack, gray TRD wheels, all-terrain tires, and black exterior accents.
Toyota has loaded up the Limited with a nice mix of sought-after features: automatic headlights, 20-inch wheels, sunroof, chrome accents, dual-zone automatic cabin temperature control, and leather seating (heated and ventilated in the front row). The Nightshade Special Edition is equipped the same, but with black wheels and other exterior elements. The TRD Pro will always be the ultimate 4Runner for off-roaders. It’s set up like the TRD Off-Road Premium, but with the old-school TOYOTA grille in lieu of the oval logo. plus trim-specific black badging and TRD alloy wheels with all-terrain tires. Its suspension is tuned for the trails with Fox dampers, and it gets a special front skid plate, a sunroof, and a TRD roof rack.
Safety and Technology
The ‘21 4Runner’s base infotainment system has all the necessities: Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a sound system with eight speakers, and SiriusXM satellite radio. It can be controlled via the 8-inch touchscreen or voice recognition. The higher trims (SR5 Premium and above) also get high-definition radio and navigation, while the Limited, Nightshade Special Edition, and TRD Pro receive a premium sound system by JBL with 15 speakers.
The Toyota Safety Sense P package of driver-assist technologies is standard on all trims. It consists of automatic high beams, pre-collision braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, and dynamic radar cruise control. Front and rear sonar parking assist is added to the Limited and Nightshade Special Edition.
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