Authentic Adventure Awaits: New 4Runner Trail Highlights Toyota’s 2021 Lineup Of Rugged And Refined Mid-Size Suvs

Trail package refreshes the entry-level 4Runner with additional features and style tailored for adventure

TORONTO, ONTARIO – August 31, 2020 – Be ready for anything – including go-anywhere fun – in the 2021 Toyota 4Runner. This authentic body-on-frame mid-size SUV is known for blending Toyota’s impressive truck heritage with 21st Century refinement and technologies. This year, Toyota offers Canadians a new entry-level 4Runner standard equipped with a Trail package perfect for every adventure-seeker.

“When it’s time to get away from it all – whether camping in the summer, skiing in the winter, or exploring Canada all year round – the 2021 Toyota 4Runner is the perfect vehicle that’s ready for anything,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “It’s unquestionably capable and rugged yet also surprisingly comfortable and refined. And this year, we’ve enhanced the adventure with a terrific lineup of models, headlined by the 4Runner Trail.”

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner delivers plenty of power and performance. 4Runner’s proven 4.0-litre V6 and five-speed automatic transmission deliver a peak 270 horsepower – and with a Class IV trailer hitch factory installed, every 4Runner is ready to tow up to 2,268 kg (5,000 lb). Most models feature on-demand four-wheel-drive, which delivers go-anywhere capability when needed while contributing to fuel efficiency.

4Runner’s style reflects its authentic capability, with a rugged body design featuring a power moon roof, roof rails, running boards and alloy wheels. New for 2021, all models are standard equipped with LED low beam headlights and LED fog lamps. Inside, 4Runner has generous seating for five or seven adults, depending on model. The heated front seats are large and supportive, while second row seats recline up to 16 degrees for optimal comfort, and fold at the touch of a button for instant cargo capacity. Seven person models feature split folding third row seats.

Instrumentation and controls are thoughtfully arranged and common touch points such as the heater and door handles are designed for easy use while wearing gloves. All models include the Toyota Smart Key system with push button start plus multimedia systems built around 8” display audio touchscreens and featuring steering wheel-mounted audio controls, voice recognition, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Available on SR5 and above, Connected Services by Toyota keeps drivers connected on the go with one easy to use system. The Audio Plus with Remote package features Remote Connect (1-year trial), Safety Connect (1-year trial) and Service Connect (10-year trial) while the Premium Audio with Remote Package also adds embedded navigation and Destination Assist (1-year trial) 

A long list of standard safety systems starts with Toyota Safety Sense – a bundle of active safety technologies that help extend the driver’s awareness and ability to avoid collisions, or mitigate their effect. Other standard safety features include the Toyota Star Safety System, a back-up camera and eight air bags.

The 4Runner is available in a range of models and trim levels, as follows:

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner Trail (starting MSRP: $45,960) is a new entry-level model this year. This five-person 4Runner features 17” dark grey TRD off road wheels, a Yakima roof basket, black badging overlays, colour-keyed Toyota cooler, rear sliding cargo tray, and black fabric seat cladding highlighted with tan stitching. Other features on this model include a 4.2” full colour multi-information display and eight-way power adjustable front row seats. The 4Runner Trail is offered in two body colours: Cement Grey and – unique to this trim level – Army Green.

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner SR5 (starting MSRP: $48,670) brings seven-person capacity to the 4Runner. This model features Connected Services by Toyota Audio Plus with Remote, 17” alloy wheels, softex leather seat cladding, a power moon roof, and dual-zone automatic air conditioning.

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road (starting MSRP: $52,140) is a five-person model featuring Toyota’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, Multi-Terrain Select System, Crawl Control, a rear differential lock and unique 17” alloy wheels. Other features include a hood scoop, TRD Off Road badging, and the Premium Audio with Remote package which includes embedded navigation.

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Venture (starting MSRP: $56,790) enhances the TRD Off Road model with Predator side steps, a Yakima roof basket, and unique 17” TRD wheels. This five-person model is finished with black mirrors, door handles and roof spoiler, black badging overlays, and a shark-fin antenna.

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro (starting MSRP: $62,190) enhances the Venture model by adding front and rear Fox shock absorbers, 17” TRD wheels with Nitto A/T tires, a TRD front skid plate and a basket style roof rack. And to generate an epic soundtrack for every adventure, this five-person model is fitted with a 15 speaker JBL Audio system with subwoofer.

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner Limited (starting MSRP: $55,570) adds many premium features to the seven-person SR5 model. These include a 15 speaker JBL Audio system with subwoofer, the Premium Audio with Remote package which includes embedded navigation, 20” alloy wheels, leather seating and heated and ventilated front seats. Additional performance features include the X-REAS Sport Suspension and full-time 4WD, while added safety features include front and rear clearance sonar.

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner Nightshade (starting MSRP: $58,140) builds on the Limited model, adding 20” black alloy wheels, unique exterior accents, metallic black dash accents and automatic running boards.

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For complete and up to date details and specifications, visit

About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over five million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than eight million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments at its facilities in Ontario will allow for increased production of the top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models.


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