The New 2021 Toyota 4Runner
Nightshade Special Edition
Black chrome exterior accents, 20-in. black alloy wheels and black-accented heated mirrors give 4Runner Nightshade an undeniable presence. Inside, this rig is blacked-out with features like a black leather-trimmed steering wheel, black leather-trimmed seats and a black center console panel. And with an X-REAS Sport Enhancement Suspension and available full-time 4WD, Nightshade Special Edition is equipped with the capability features that have given 4Runner its legendary reputation.
Rugged body-on-frame construction
This rig is ready to take on anything. 4Runner is built utilizing rugged body-on-frame construction for optimized strength and durability.
Looking its best with a fresh coat of mud, 4Runner’s trail-ready toughness and cutting-edge style have made it an off-road icon. While inside, its tech-focused and versatile interior helps keep you connected and comfortable as you explore the world’s wildest terrain.
20-in. wheels, chrome body accents and a striking front fascia give 4Runner Limited a refined presence. Inside, it’s all decked out with creature comforts like leather-trimmed seats and a 15-speaker JBL® audio system. And staying true to its name, Limited is loaded with the proven capability features 4Runner is known for, like its standard X-REAS Sport Enhancement Suspension and available full-time 4WD.
Take it all in. 4Runner’s available power tilt/slide moonroof brings you closer to the great outdoors, without even leaving your seat.
15-speaker JBL® audio system
Lending the soundtrack to your many adventures is 4Runner’s available JBL® audio system. To ensure you don’t miss a note of your music’s soaring highs or thundering lows, the system boasts an amazing 15 speakers, including an amplifier and subwoofer.
8-in. touchscreen With Apple CarPlay® compatibility
The 2021 4Runner offers standard Apple CarPlay® compatibility. Just plug in your compatible iPhone® and get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, listen to your own playlist and more—all via the familiar touchscreen interface. Screen depiction accurate at time of posting.
Two front and two rear USB ports
With two USB ports in the front and two in the second row, you and your passengers can stay powered up for whatever the journey ahead will bring.
Amazon Alexa compatibility
With the Toyota+Alexa app, you can ask to play music, control smart home devices, find parking and more—Alexa will respond. And while using 4Runner’s available Remote Connect app with the Toyota skill for Alexa enabled, you can unlock doors, start the engine, and check the status of your vehicle from your Alexa built-in device at home. Screen depiction accurate at time of posting.
Android Auto™ compatibility
Android™ Auto™ puts many of your favorite Android™ apps from your phone right on 4Runner’s 8-in. touchscreen. You can take calls, pull up your favorite playlist, and a whole lot more — all while your Android™ phone is safely stashed away. Screen depiction accurate at time of posting.
SiriusXM® is playing what you want to hear. Every 4Runner comes with a 3-month All Access trial subscription, so you can try the widest variety of entertainment anywhere. Just hit the button and start listening. Choose from over 200 channels, including ad-free music, plus sports, news, talk, comedy and more. Screen depiction accurate at time of posting.
A heritage of toughness
For over 35 years, 4Runner has delivered a ride that’s smooth in the city — but its true home is the off-road. 4Runner is built on a suspension made up of an independent double-wishbone in the front, and a 4-link and coil-spring setup in the rear. Altogether, its proven body-on-frame construction, advanced off-road technologies and tough powertrain keep this off-road icon at the front of the pack.
Locking rear differential
To help you negotiate uncertain terrain, 4Runner’s available electronically controlled locking rear differential distributes engine power evenly to both rear wheels, so they move at the same speed, even if one is off the ground. It is designed to help you maintain a controlled pace over obstacles.
When the trail gets challenging, 4Runner’s available Crawl Control (CRAWL) is here to help you conquer your off-road adventure. This advanced system automatically modulates the throttle and brakes on five low-speed settings so you can keep your focus on navigating across difficult terrain.
Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS)
The available Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) helps 4Runner make molehills out of mountains. When taking on extreme off-road terrain, this system is designed to automatically decouple 4Runner's sway bars as needed, helping improve wheel articulation. And when the terrain goes back to smooth and flat, the sway bars are designed to automatically reconnect.
Approach with confidence
4Runner is built to handle almost any terrain. All 4Runners get reinforced skid plates to help protect the engine, front suspension and fuel tank. And with 9.6 inches of ground clearance, an approach angle of 33 degrees and a departure angle of 26 degrees, all 4x4 4Runners are ready to help keep the adventure going.
Available Multi-Terrain Select (MTS) allows you to choose from four terrain modes that will regulate wheelspin by adjusting the engine throttle setting and braking pressure to help provide you with optimized traction in various off-road situations.
Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P)
Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD) is designed to help detect a vehicle or a pedestrian in certain situations. Using both a camera and radar, PCS w/PD can provide an audio/visual alert to warn you of a possible collision under certain circumstances. If you don’t react, the system is designed to automatically brake.
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Intended for highway use, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) lets you drive at a preset speed. DRCC is designed to function at speeds of 25-110 mph and uses vehicle-to-vehicle distance control, helping maintain a preset distance from the vehicle ahead of you.
Lane Departure Alert
By detecting visible white/yellow lane markings at speeds above 32 mph, Lane Departure Alert (LDA) is designed to issue an audio/visual alert if an inadvertent lane departure is detected.
Automatic High Beams
The Automatic High Beams (AHB) safety system is designed to help you see more clearly at night at speeds above 25 mph. The AHB system can detect the headlights of oncoming vehicles and taillights of preceding vehicles, then automatically toggles between high and low beams accordingly.
Available Remote Connect
4Runner is up to speed with the latest tech. Using Toyota’s available Remote Connect through the Toyota App, you can start the engine, lock/unlock doors, and locate your vehicle with your compatible smartphone or smartwatch.
Turn your 4Runner into a hotspot. 4G Wi-Fi Connect lets you easily connect up to five devices. And depending on your existing mobile provider, you can add the Wi-Fi Connect subscription to your current mobile plan. Three-month trial included.
Because the unexpected can happen at any time of day — or night. Emergency SOS assistance and 24/7 Toyota Roadside Assistance help you drive with added peace of mind. One-year trial included.
Available Destination Assist
Need directions? No problem. Destination Assist gives you 24/7 access to a live agent to help locate a destination and get directions. One-year trial included.
Available Service Connect
You keep track of your health info; now you can do the same for your 4Runner. Service Connect gives you personalized maintenance updates and vehicle health reports. Ten-year trial included.
4Runner TRD Pro is ready to take your adventures to the next level. Its suspension—featuring oversize TRD-tuned FOX® high-performance shocks with rear remote reservoirs and TRD-tuned front springs—helps carry you over unforgiving terrain. And with a ¼-in.-thick aluminum skid plate designed to protect things up front, this rugged body-on-frame SUV fears no trail.
Nitto® Terra Grappler® all-terrain tires
4Runner TRD Pro's unique 17-in. alloy wheels come wrapped in Nitto Terra Grappler all-terrain tires for more on-road comfort and enhanced off-road traction.
FOX® shocks and TRD-tuned suspension
Take your adventures to the next level. 4Runner TRD Pro's suspension features oversize TRD-tuned FOX® high-performance shocks—with remote reservoirs on the rear shocks—and TRD-tuned front springs to help carry you over unforgiving terrain.
When you’re an off-road legend, there’s no need to shout it. But that doesn’t mean you can’t show off. 4Runner turns heads on the trail with its signature power rear window and TRD Pro badging. And with flow-form 17-in. TRD alloy wheels wrapped in Nitto® Terra Grappler all-terrain tires, you can leave everyone in the dust as you crawl through rocks, dirt and mud in style.
Genuine TRD Pro Accessories
Don't have a TRD Pro? No problem—the TRD line of accessories is also available for non-TRD vehicles. Add extra attitude with components that have been engineered with your Toyota in mind; and when installed by your Toyota dealer, maintain the quality and reliability you've come to expect from your 4Runner.
Ready for action
4Runner TRD Pro's cabin is your perfect off-road partner. Its TRD Pro all-weather floor mats can take a beating, the available sliding rear cargo deck can support up to 440 lbs. and makes loading a breeze. The leather-wrapped TRD shift knob helps ensure you've got a firm grip on the situation, and red-stitched seats and rocking entertainment options take this interior to the next level.
Trail Special Edition
Introducing 4Runner Trail Special Edition, the newest member of the 4Runner family uniquely designed with black badging and dark gray wheels. Its custom branded and removable 40-qt. cooler with tie-down straps keeps things cool while you’re burning up the trails. And with features such as a sliding cargo deck and Yakima® LoadWarrior cargo basket, you can bring your tent, sleeping bags and other gear with you out on the trails.
LED headlights and fog lights
Whether you’re beating the crowd to surf before dawn or driving home from the trail after dusk, 4Runner’s new standard LED headlights shine bright for greater visibility in the dark. And when driving with reduced visibility, 4Runner’s new standard LED fog lights help give you a clearer view of what’s ahead.
Power rear glass
4Runner features a power rear window, a signature element found across all generations of 4Runner. And best of all, it’s standard. This rear glass raises and lowers with the push of a button, making it easier to grab your gear from the cargo area.
With 4Runner’s ability to tow up to 5000 lbs., venturing into some of nature’s toughest ranges doesn’t mean you have to leave everything behind. 4Runner adheres to SAE J2807, the standard for tow ratings set by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
Fold-flat second row
With 4Runner’s 40/20/40 fold-flat second-row seats, you can make room for everything you need by folding one or all three seats down to accommodate up to 88.8 cubic feet of cargo. When not folded down, the seatbacks recline for added passenger comfort. And if you’re all about the entourage, you'll be able to accommodate up to seven passengers with the available third-row seating on SR5, SR5 Premium, Limited and Nightshade Special Edition grades.
120V AC power outlet
A 120V AC power outlet is conveniently located in the cargo area so you can power your gear—like your phone or an air compressor—when you’re off the grid.
Eight standard airbags
A driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, driver and front passenger TAP (Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis) front seat-mounted side airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags and all-row (third-row airbags on models so equipped) Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags (RSCA) are all part of a system designed to help keep you safe.
Integrated backup camera
When backing up, the area visible to the camera is displayed on the 8-in. touchscreen. 4Runner’s available front and rear parking assist sonar beeps to tell you how close the bumpers are from a detected object. The faster it beeps, the closer the object is.
Side-impact door beams
4Runner’s side-impact door beams are designed to help keep everyone inside safe by absorbing the energy created during a collision from the side.
Tire Pressure Monitor System
When riding over sand or powering through mud, there’s one thing you can’t live without: tire pressure. 4Runner’s advanced Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) sends you a notification when it detects the PSI level is low. That way, you can take care of your tires and get back to taking on the trails.
No cost maintenance plan and Roadside Assistance
Every new Toyota comes with ToyotaCare, a maintenance plan that covers normal factory scheduled service for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, and 24-hour Roadside Assistance for 2 years, unlimited mileage.
Star Safety System™
4Runner comes standard with the Star Safety System™, a suite of six safety features designed to keep you out of harm’s way. It includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Smart Stop Technology® (SST).
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