Toyota has no plans to stop with the upgrades for its best models. The 2021 Toyota 4Runner will get numerous changes. Despite recent updates, this off-road SUV will get some additional changes. Whatsoever, some experts are predicting the new-gen model in 2021. The manufacturer plans to deliver a total revamp.
That includes plenty of improvements such as new design, new cabin, and even a new powertrain. Reports are saying that the turbocharged engine will be in the offer in 2021. On top of that, Toyota will additionally improve the ride quality and much much more.
2021 4Runner Exterior Redesign
While we are still waiting on more specific details, the new model will surely get numerous updates. The 2021 Toyota 4Runner could enter the new generation with a redesign. According to numerous reports, this off-road SUV will get sloping roof design. On top of that, the rear end will look rounder and front fascia will get new grille.
The same grille will be borrowed from the RAV4 model. Even the headlights will be similar, if not the same. Toyota also plans to change slightly the overall styling of the mid-size SUV. Of course, we expect plenty of new features. That includes new wheels, new color options, and new off-road equipment.
You must admit, the current Toyota 4Runner does not offer such an impressive interior. Some of the features and shapes are looking really outdated. For that reason, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner will get some huge changes from the inside. The most significant upgrade is the all-new dashboard. Dash will now feature a much simpler layout and new larger infotainment display is in the offer too.
Interior layout will remain but we can expect numerous updates in the technology department. On top of that, the new model will get a longer list of standard features. New upholstery and more soft-touch surfaces will replace the cheap materials that are currently available.
New Safety Equipment
Thanks to Toyota’s Safety Sense package, the mid-size SUV will get impressive safety results. New 2021 Toyota 4Runner now offers plenty of useful driver-assistance features and safety aids. As a result, this off-road SUV will get a five-star crash rating.
The new model will get auto high beams, lane departure warning and cruise control as standard. Moreover, pre-collision assist, pedestrian detection and the auto emergency braking are available too. We expect additional systems to be confirmed. However, most of these features will be optional.
Brand-New Turbocharged Engine
According to the latest reports, the upcoming 2021 Toyota 4Runner will get a new engine. That means the manufacturer will ditch the current 4.0-liter V6. New powertrain will be a 3.0-liter six-cylinder with a turbocharger. This unit is capable of producing 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a rear-wheel-drive system that is standard. A four-wheel-drive setup is optional like on the current model.
The customers can choose between a 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmission. Some reports are saying that the Tacoma’s 3.5-liter V6 will be in the offer too. However, that is unlikely to happen. Besides new engine option, 4Runner will get better ride quality. The credit goes to a new independent rear suspension. Thanks to that, the mid-size SUV will offer a more pleasant ride, even during the off-road adventures.
2021 Toyota 4Runner Price and Release Date
The forthcoming 2021 Toyota 4Runner will arrive as the next-gen model. Thanks to the numerous upgrades, the price will be slightly higher, around $36,000 for the base model. Trim levels are intact, so the TRD trims will cost $45,000 and more.
This price is higher than the price of the Nissan Pathfinder. New 4Runner mid-size SUV will go on sale at some point in 2020. Probably in the last quarter.