4Runner is one of the favorite off-road mid-size SUVs in the US. But, it is time for big changes. The vehicle will keep its properties. However, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner redesign is going to make fans go crazy about it. The most recent news is bringing stories of Android Auto integration. The next-gen model should be an infotainment miracle among the off-road SUVs.
The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is a mid-size model for the US. In other markets, we can mostly find it as a Fortuner. In the homeland, this SUV appears as Hilux Swift. Hilux is Toyota’s truck outside the US, and these models are based on its architecture. That is why the entire squad, including the 4Runner, is so capable of off-road adventures. Well, the TRD Pro package is also helpful.
2021 Toyota 4Runner Changes
Instead of changes for the next season, the Japanese carmaker is preparing a new generation of 4Runner for 2021. The SUV is already ten years old and some kind of modification is required. A total overhaul is what we secretly expected. The 2021 Toyota 4Runner will bring a new look. However, the SUV is remaining a tough off-road vehicle with large ground clearance and other upgrades for this kind of drive.
The new 4Runner will borrow some design solutions from the FT-4X concept. This is a futuristic platform for off-road oriented SUVs. Well, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner will adapt some features to its existing characteristics. The futuristic interior is too much for the off-road SUV. Also, the boxy look is more for some other models. Dimensions of the 4Runner will remain the same, but engineers will figure out how to improve its capabilities. All-terrain tires, new front fascia, various features all around the vehicle will make it fresh and attractive.
We are already seeing the way where 2021 4Runner is heading to. Android Auto became part of the infotainment system. By the time the SUV comes out, the Japanese company is going to develop a new generation of the Entune infotainment system. This multimedia feature will ease the connectivity, boost the audio and visual impression, and improve voice controls. Yes, Apple CarPlay is going to be available as well.
2021 Toyota 4Runner Specs and TRD Pro
Under the bonnet of the 2021 Toyota 4Runner remains the same unit as before. That is a 4.0-liter engine that is capable to deliver 270 hp. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard. It sends power to rear or all wheels. With the TRD Pro package, it is a part-time system, while the Limited model is getting a full-time AWD. Maximum towing capacity of the 4Runner remains 5,000 pounds. For the TRD Pro package, the company is preparing updates for the next season. The 2021 4Runner will carry over the same features to enhance the off-road drive.
Release Date and Price
The new 2021 Toyota 4Runner won’t be available any time soon. We will have to wait for a year or more for its first appearance. We are still waiting for the 2020 season model to see its changes. However, minor updates will make an entrance for the 2021 redesign. The price will stay around $36,000. TRD Pro model goes above $50k.