4Runner is an iconic off-roader. However, Toyota is late with the redesign for a few years. Even next year we won’t see big changes, besides the two new editions. Well, these packages are not going to attract too many new buyers, and these could turn to the Jeep Wrangler PHEV, which is going to be released very soon. The 2021 Toyota 4Runner also introduces fresh paints with Trail and Nightshade editions. All in all, it is all worthy of mention for the upcoming model.
The SUV remains one of the favorite models among adventurers. The capability is not easy to meet elsewhere. However, owning the 2021 Toyota 4Runner will be pretty expensive, right from the initial value, upgrades, maintenance, and fuel economy. Still, the SUV has a great resale value. Plus, the TRD Pro package is making it unstoppable off the road. Two new editions will refresh the offer while we are waiting for the complete redesign.
2021 Toyota 4Runner Trail Edition
The 2021 Toyota 4Runner Trail is going to be based on the SR5 trim level. The package is coming as a limited edition since only 4,000 copies are coming to dealerships. The SUV will be launched soon, with unique upgrades. Highlights are custom cooler, black badges, and special roof-rails.
The same drivetrain is powering the Trail Edition as all other versions of the 4Runner. A 5-speed automatic transmission and 5,000 pounds of towing capacity are standard. Besides the SUV, two Toyota trucks will also get the same package with similar upgrades. All-weather floor mats and off-road wheels are also notable upgrades.
2021 Toyota 4Runner Nightshade
Like the Trail Edition, the 4Runner Nightshade is a limited-time offer that will bring a lot of cool features. While the first package is available for the off-road specialists, the Nightshade is a bundle for cars and Sienna minivan. As you can guess, there will be more blacked-out details. The interior is dark, with leather and chrome accents. Before the new models were unveiled at Chicago Auto Show, Toyota launched this edition for its largest SUV, Sequoia.
When Will Toyota 4runner Be Redesigned?
All these fancy updates are not leading to the ultimate goal for the fans of this SUV. The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is not getting the redesign. It could happen in 2022, or the company is waiting for 2023 when the next generation is about to arrive. The 4Runner and Tundra are the first models to get the new series and after that, Toyota will update all the large vehicles in its portfolio. So, fans and enthusiasts will wait at least for a couple of seasons before they see a redesigned 4Runner.
Under the bonnet of the 2021 Toyota 4Runner is a 4.0-liter V6 engine. Some call it old, but it is still a very reliable unit, that will help the SUV take you anywhere. The bad thing about this powerplant is its fuel consumption. It wastes a lot of gasoline, returning only 17 mpg combined. Some larger V8 engines are more efficient.
The powertrain is creating 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. The carmaker could finally replace an old five-speed automatic gearbox. The new stick could improve the fuel economy a bit. But, the SUV is going to waste a lot of fuel until the redesign makes it lighter. 4Runner can pull 5,000 pounds.
TRD Pro Accessories and Features
One of the reasons why there is still 100k buyers of the 4Runner every year is the TRD Pro edition. The Trail model is a lighter version of this off-road bundle. Fox shocks and suspension will lift the SUV and provide more space under the body. Furthermore, this model is getting more off-road accessories, such as skid plates and all-terrain tires. Plus, the exhaust system is especially revisited for the 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro model.
This year, Sequoia joined the lineup. Initially, two trucks and 4Runner were the TRD Pro squad. There are also lighter versions of the TRD upgrades on some models, but if you mean business, this one is a perfect choice. On the other hand, you can always build up your ride with aftermarket tuning. That is another reason of the SUV’s popularity.
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