The Toyota 4Runner has always very deftly balanced rugged off-road capability with the necessary comfort of a daily driver. A comparison of the 2021 Toyota 4Runner vs 2020 Toyota 4Runner will show Colonial Toyota customers how the platform has continued to evolve without compromising what set it apart from the other competitors.
For the 2021 model year, Toyota has retained the same mechanical components for the current model year that was also used by the 2020 version. However, the automaker’s design team did make a few changes and upgrades for the current model year that will make the 2021 4Runner even more well-suited for the outdoors as well as additional capabilities.
Colonial Toyota customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 Toyota 4Runner today by calling, 203-403-6890.
2021 Toyota 4Runner
2020 Toyota 4Runner
|4.0-L, V-6||Engine||4.0-L, V-6|
|88.8 cu.-ft.||Max. Cargo Volume||88.8 cu.-ft.|
|5,000 lbs.||Max. Towing Capacity||5,000 lbs.|
The biggest change that Toyota has made to the 2021 4Runner is the introduction of the Trail Special Edition package of accessories. People who choose the 2021 4Runner Trail will get some special upholstery accents, but the real treat comes with the vehicle’s new storage solutions. A Yakima LoadWarrior rooftop cargo basket will be equipped as well as a custom 40-quart cooler that is equipped with a lockable lid, freezer-grade gaskets that can keep ice frozen for up to seven days and a pair of heavy-duty latches to keep the cooler’s contents secure.
For people who are looking for more off-road capability, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro will ride on re-tuned Fox-brand shocks and TRD-tuned springs that will also give this version of the rugged SUV an additional inch of lift in the front for even better off-road handling. Obviously, these features are not available on the 2020 4Runner, but that doesn’t mean the previous model doesn’t have anything to offer.
Both the 2021 and 2020 versions of the Toyota 4Runner use the same powertrain components. Regardless of which one a Colonial Toyota customer comes across, a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter, V-6 engine will be under the hood and it will be attached to a five-speed automatic transmission. That means both model years will each produce up to 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. All of this performance information for the two versions of the Toyota 4Runner means that both models will be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds. Each of the two model years can also offer up to 88.8 cubic-feet of maximum cargo volume.