5 Features on the 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD That Make You Feel Like an Off-Road Warrior

Have you ever pictured yourself conquering your local off-road trails or just simply want a juiced-up, cool-looking SUV that can make you look really cool wherever you drive it? If that’s the case, then the Toyota 4Runner could be your best bet. It has ample seating for five, a potent V6 engine, and enough electronic traction aids to get you just about anywhere.

But if you want to kick things up a notch, then you might want to consider getting the 2021 4Runner TRD Pro. It’s chock full of off-road goodies that are not only purpose-built to handle the rougher stuff, but they can also make you feel like the off-road warrior that you’ve always wanted to be.

TRD Pro Skid Plate

If you’re going to be driving off-road, then the last thing you would ever want is to mess up your SUVs undercarriage. After all, the Earth is relentless when it comes to driving over some of the rocks that Mother Nature likes to throw at you. Fortunate, the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro comes with a skid plate that sits underneath the engine to keep things nice and protected. It also provides some added off-road bling so that other people know that you’re serious about traversing the lands unknown.

2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro skid plate
2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro skid plate | Toyota

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TRD Fox Performance shocks and springs

You can’t make a Toyota 4Runner TRD without the proper suspension, and you definitely need the proper suspension if you’re planning to drive off the beaten path. With the TRD Pro, Toyota included a set of re-tuned 2.5-inch Fox internal bypass shocks that are paired to a set of Fox springs up front, while the rear shocks feature remote reservoirs to provide the best damping no matter what kind of ground you drive on.  

2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Fox Racing shocks
2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Fox Racing shocks | Toyota

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TRD roof rack

If you’re going to look like an off-road warrior, then Toyota knows that you’ll need a roof rack. It’s handy because you can store all of your gear and sleeping equipment on it, but it also necessary when you don’t have stuff stored on it because it makes this SUV look that much meaner.

2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro roof rack
2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro roof rack | Toyota

Matte Black wheels and Nitto Terra tires

Nothing completes the menacing look of this rig more than a set of black wheels and we think that Toyota hit the nail on the head with the inclusion of these 17-inch matte-black TRD wheels. Not only do they look the part, but they act like it too as they’re wrapped in a set of all-terrain Nitto Terra tires.

2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro black wheels
2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro black wheels | Toyota

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Lunar Rock paint

New for the 2021 model year, the Lunar Rock paint job replaces the former Army Green hue that was only available on the 4Runner TRD Pro. We like it a lot and think that it fits the SUV perfectly in contrast with the black wheels and other TRD accents.

While the paint job might not be functional like the other features listed here, it definitely provides the ultimate finishing touch in bringing out that off-road warrior that lies within you. Even if it does only come out on the weekends.

2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro lunar rock
2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro | Toyota