Toyota has done amazing things with the 4Runner through the years. This is an SUV that continues to be one of the most popular vehicles in its class. You will love the way the new model looks and drives on the open road, no matter where you are going. You might want to use it is a comfortable vehicle to go back and forth to work in, or you will want to take it out on weekend outings in the wilderness with the family. Whatever the case might be, this is an SUV that you will be happy to park in your garage. Continue reading to learn more about ten things that you did not about the 2021 Toyota 4Runner.
1. The Center Console is Loaded With Accessories
You will love how convenient the center console has become on this SUV. It is no longer just a place to rest your elbow. You get two cupholders, a shifter than is fashioned in a T-shape, space to wireless charge your compatible mobile devices, and a large storage bin to go with it all.
2. The Seats Will Leave Your Comfortable
You will find that the seats on the 2021 Toyota 4Runner are extremely comfortable. You will get the benefit of heated seats when it is cold outside, along with ventilation that will help you during the hottest part of the year. Along with that comes Nappa leather that is always going to feel good.
3. The Steering Wheel
While this is one item on a vehicle that does not usually get a mention, the new 2021 Toyota 4Runner is an exception to that rule. You will find that it has a flat bottom and that it comes with two paddle shifters that make driving it even more fun and convenient. The 4Runner logo is prominently displayed in the center of the steering wheel, and it is backlit in a brilliant red color.
4. Fuel Economy
Here is another area where the exact numbers are not yet known, which is why it definitely makes this list of things you did not know. That being said, you should not expect to find a winner at the gas pump with this one. In 2020, the number was on 13 mpg when driving in the city, with 19 mpg being gained on the highway. You can expect those numbers to get even worse with the 2021 Toyota 4Runner. Of course, this is because of the power coming from the engine, but you will still need to plan your trips to that gas station accordingly.
5. You Won’t Believe the Towing Capacity
Again, SUVs have always been able to tow items behind them, but not to this extend. In fact, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner will rival many full-size trucks in terms of its towing capacity. In reality, it blows away any other mid-size SUV that you will find on the road today. This equates to an 8,700 pound towing capacity which is enough to take just about anything that you need along right behind you.
6. The Acceleration is Amazing
While most SUVs might not be known from their ability to accelerate from a standing position, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner bucks that trend. The exact numbers have not quite been released by Toyota, but it looks likes you will be able to get from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 3.5 seconds. This would be good enough to allow you to finish a quarter mile late about an NHRA track in only 11.5 seconds. Strap on your seatbelt before you hit that last pedal in this one.
7. The Transmission
With the 2021 Toyota 4Runner, you will end up with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This means that all of the power coming out of the engine we just talked about will help all four of your wheels propel the SUV wherever you want to go. There is an enhanced exhaust system included in the 4Runner as well. This will help distribute all of that power that is come from the supercharged engine.
8. The Engine
You will probably be quite surprised about the powerful engine that is going to be included with the 2021 Toyota 4Runner. Try on a 6.2-liter V8 engine that has been supercharged for starters. This will give you an impressive 710 horsepower, which provides 645 lb/ft of torque. No matter how you look at it, that is quite a bit of power.
9. The Price
One thing you do not know about the 2021 Toyota 4Runner is the price. This is because Toyota has not quite revealed that yet. What we do know is that this is the most powerful 4Runner to date, so it will come with quite the price tag. You can expect it to cost noticeably more than other 4Runner models. We would expect that it will price just over $35,000 and that deliveries will start during the first quarter of 2021.
10. This is will be the only year for the 2021 Toyota 4Runner
If you are really want to drive away in this model, you will want to make sure that you get your order in as soon as possible. It appears that 2021 is going to be the only model year from the 2021 Toyota 4Runner. This is due to EPA standards that the 4Runner will not meet starting with in 2022. This has nothing to do with the integrity of the vehicle, so do not worry. It is a simple matter of logistics, so you will still be able to freely drive your version long after the model stops being sold on showroom floors.