The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is one of the strongest mid-size SUVs on the automobile market, it also one of the oldest and less refined. While its powerful body-on-frame construction and outdoor options make it more capable when the road ends and support its outdoorsy image, its flexible interior and incompetent V-6 engine are its notable flaws. Toyota has upgraded the 4Runner with an impressive amount of standard driver assists options and infotainment features. The 4Runner also has huge cargo space, and its roomy cabin can be equipped with a small third row. The uncoordinated on-road driving behavior and a lofty price tag make of the 2021 Toyota 4Runner make the vehicle less desirable than most other popular competitors, such as the Jeep Wrangler.


The 2021 Toyota 4Runner has a 4.0-liter V-6 engine and five-speed automatic transmission that can team up with either rear-, four-, or all-wheel drive. Limited models have full-time all-wheel drive with a Torsen center distinctive that can distribute torque to the front or rear wheels if necessary, depending on road situation and which wheels have traction.

The interior of the 2021 Toyota 4Runner is not what we would call state-of-the-art, with switchgear that comes from the latter years of the last millennium. Lackluster materials and designs aside, it also manages to comfortably fit people in front and rear despite its back-of-the-class interior measurements. The optional third-row hasn’t been tested yet, but we suspect that it’s best for teenagers and children.


A flexible cargo area and several large, are included in the front row which means that the 2021 Toyota 4Runner is as adjustable just like a hauler as it is a rock-crawler. The two-row models that have been tested had an optional pull-out cargo deck created to make loading and offloading heavy items up to 440 pounds a little bit easier. 

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