2021 toyota 4runner
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What you must know before buying the Toyota 4Runner

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - September 4, 2020
  • 2020 4Runner is here
  • Rebate: Up to $2,000 off
  • Finance: No APR deals
  • Lease: $503/mo. (est.)

Most offer remain unchanged:

The 2020 4Runner is in showrooms now. Though technically a carryover, the 2020 4Runner gets a revamped TRD Pro model and Android Auto. Most of the 4Runner's promotional offer remain the same this month, and we expect nothing new for Labor Day.

Toyota's offers vary by region and will expire September 30, 2020. Unless otherwise noted, all examples listed here are for Southern California.

Cash incentive remains:

The Keep It Wild Discount continues and shows no signs of slowing. Amounts vary: SR5, TRD Off-Road, and Trail models get $500 off; Premium and TRD Off-Road Premium models get $750 off; and the 4Runner Limited gets $1,000 off.

On top of these discounts, Toyota offers $1,000 in cash back on the 2020 4Runner, bringing the potential combined discount to $2,000.

No APR offers:

There are no financing incentives on the 2020 4Runner.

Full-retail leases only:

The 2020 4Runner has only full-retail leases. According to Toyota's estimator, a 36-month lease on the 2020 4Runner SR5 4x2 will run $503 ($16 increase) per month with $3,153 ($16 increase) due at signing.

With a $591 effective monthly cost, this is a horrible value relative to its MSRP.

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2021 Toyota 4Runner: Model Preview

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor

Model Preview

The Toyota 4Runner is a remnant of yesteryear as one of the only body-on-frame midsize SUVs available in the U.S. today. In a sea of soft-roading crossovers, the 4Runner offers a ruggedness the class otherwise lacks. Though its design is over 10 years old, other than a new special-edition model, we expect the 2021 Toyota 4Runner to hit showrooms as a carryover model.

Visually, we expect the 2021 Toyota 4Runner to roll in with the same basic design it’s had since 2010. Sure, it’s front and rear ends have been through some refreshes over the years, but the bulk of this rugged SUV’s design remains. The only notable change will be the new Trail Edition, which will add dark-gray TRD Off-Road wheels and a Yakima LoadWarrior rooftop cargo basket. The 4Runner Trail Edition will be available in Army Green, Cement, Midnight Black, or Super White.

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Inside, we presume the 2021 4Runner to continue with the basic cabin design it’s had for many years. There have been some tech updates and light restyling, but the truck-like dash and interior design have remained mostly unchanged. The aforementioned Trail Edition will add a 40-quart cooler and a cargo tray, but its cabin will otherwise be identical to the rest of the 4Runner lineup.

Under its hood, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner will likely continue with the same 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. This power will head through a five-speed automatic transmission and out to the rear wheels as standard. Four-wheel drive will be an option as will a more rugged suspension in the TRD Pro and TRD Off-Road models.

The current 4Runner shows its age in IIHS safety testing with a “Marginal” score in the small-overlap test, a “Poor” headlight rating, and no forward-collision-avoidance features to speak of – not even forward-collision warning. We expect this simplicity to carry unchanged into the 2021 4Runner.

Pricing will range from $37,515 for the SR5 to $51,645 for the TRD-Pro (destination fees included).

This Off-road-ready SUV will compete with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, and Chevy Blazer.

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