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There’s no denying that the Toyota 4Runner is a popular SUV. It’s capable, reliable, and stock full of features. That’s especially true of the range-topping 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro. And if you aren’t convinced? Here’s everything you get when you opt for a fully loaded Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro.

What’s under the hood of the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro?

At the heart of the 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is a 4.0-liter V6 engine that comes teamed with a five-speed automatic transmission. Churning out an impressive 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque, the 4Runner TRD Pro’s V6 engine “gets the job done,” reports U.S. News. It provides plenty of low-end torque and “accelerate briskly around town and up to highway speeds.”

Perhaps the only downside to the TRD Pro’s V6 engine is just how thirsty it is. In fact, the EPA reports that this year’s model delivers an EPA-estimated 16 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. According to U.S. News, that makes the 4Runner TRD Pro one of the least fuel-efficient new midsize SUVs on the market today.

This Toyota 4Runner model is meant for the trails

A white 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro crawling up a rockface
2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro | Toyota

If you’re considering the 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro, odds are you’re planning to hit the trails with it. After all, that is what this new Toyota model is all about. Fortunately, this year’s model rides on oversized TRD-tuned FOX high-performance shocks and TRD-tuned front springs, making conquering trails an easy feat. Also equipped with a ¼-inch thick aluminum skid plate, the 4Runner TRD Pro is well-protected from the rocks and terrain below.

A close up of the 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro's tires
2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro | Toyota

The Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels and Nitto Terra Grappler all-terrain tires too. Riding on these tires, Toyota claims that the new 4Runner provides enhanced off-road traction. Fortunately, the setup pays off. In fact, according to U.S. News, off-road is where the Toyota 4Runner shines. 

Though, that’s not too much of a surprise. After all, the 4Runner TRD Pro also comes equipped with off-road-ready features like part-time 4WD, a locking rear differential, multi-terrain select, hill start assist control, and crawl control.

The interior of the 4Runner TRD Pro aims to please

The interior of the 4Runner TRD Pro has plenty to offer too. The interior not only benefits from all-weather floor mats, but it’s also available with a rear cargo deck that’s able to manage a whopping 440 pounds. Even more enticing is the TRD Pro’s power rear window that makes accessing the rugged SUV’s cargo area more effortless than ever.

And when it comes to interior amenities? The 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is a rugged SUV that aims to please in far more ways than one. Settle into the new SUV’s red-stitched seats and enjoy features like heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an 8-inch touchscreen display with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, navigation, and Wi-Fi Connect.

Is the 4Runner TRD Pro worth it?

A white 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro climbing rocks
2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro | Toyota

Seeing as the 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is a fully-loaded SUV, it will cost you. In fact, this year’s model starts at $50,745. For some, that price tag might be on the higher end of things. But if you’re shopping for a rugged SUV that’s able to take on the trail with absolute ease? Then paying upwards of $50,000 for this new Toyota SUV might just be worth it for you.


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