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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take it all in. 4Runner’s available power tilt/slide moonroof brings you closer to the great outdoors, without even leaving your seat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.