2021 Toyota 4Runner Review

2021 Toyota 4Runner Review

With ruggedness built into its frame, the Toyota 4Runner is no stranger to the mud, dirt, and coastline near Tallahassee, Crawfordville, and Quincy. Each year, Toyota gives this cherished SUV more punch and practicality, so we took the time to write up a 2021 Toyota 4Runner review. With this review, you can learn about elements of the SUV that have evolved for the new model year.

It’s not a complete model refresh, however. The 4Runner will still feel strong and familiar to those who have driven past iterations. If you’ve never driven the SUV but wish to, contact us at Peter Boulware Toyota! Schedule a test drive today!

2021 Toyota 4Runner Engine Specs

Steady Power and a Smart Transmission

At the core of the 4Runner is a 4.0L V6 engine that feels steady and strong in any driving scenario. For 2021, the engine is mated to a transmission featuring some new-age technologies.

The engine, standard on every trim, generates 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with a 5-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) and sequential shift mode. Essentially, the transmission uses some predictive measures to ensure you’re always in the proper gear when accelerating or decelerating.

2021 Toyota 4Runner Off-Roading

Travelling Off the Beaten Path

Moving from pavement to a dirt trail or sandy beach is what the 2021 Toyota 4Runner is all about. The model is large yet remains poised over rugged terrain. There’s a host of features to help you maintain traction, too.

The locking rear differential or the Torsen® limited-slip center differential with locking feature each send power to specific wheels based on the needs of your SUV. Hill Start Assist Control and Downhill Assist Control work well when you’re trying to navigate inclines or declines.

The raw off-roading numbers of the 2021 4Runner also impress:

  • Approach angle of 33 degrees
  • Departure angle of 26 degrees
  • Ground clearance of 9.6 inches

2021 Toyota 4Runner Cargo Space

Room for Family, Friends, and Their Stuff

If you’re about to head off on an adventure, you want to be sure your SUV is loaded with supplies, cargo, and other valuables. Whether it’s passengers or cargo, the 2021 4Runner is an accommodating SUV.

Cargo volume can measure as much as 89.7 cubic feet of space when you fold the second row and third row seats flat. With just the third row flat, you can expect 47.2 cubic feet of total cargo capacity. Finally, there’s 9 cubic feet of space behind the third row.

Here’s a look at how much room each passenger will have to stretch their legs:

  • 41.7 inches of front row legroom
  • 32.9 inches of second row legroom
  • 29.3 inches of third row legroom

2021 Toyota 4Runner Shines in this Review

The steady performance, spacious cabin, and adventurous soul of the 4Runner all stand out relative to other SUVs. If you’re seeking the right model for you trips through Tallahassee, Quincy, and Crawfordville, our team at Peter Boulware Toyota will happily introduce you to this 2021 SUV!

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