Do These Old Dogs Have New Tricks? Toyota Unveils the New 2021 TRD Pros
Despite being some of the oldest platforms currently on the market, the popularity of Toyota's pickup trucks and SUVs seems to show no signs of slowing. In fact, as they've aged, the yearly sales totals for these models has continued going up.
And when it comes to the limited production, highly desirable TRD Pro models, the love affair reaches a cult-like status. For the Toyota faithful it's a big deal whenever the next iteration of these TRD Pros is unveiled and for 2021 Toyota has introduced a new color as well as a few small mechanical tweaks.
New TRD Pro Model Color
First up the color. TRD Pro models are known for offering unique body colors specific to this trim, with each option typically available for just one year only.
For 2021 Toyota actually brings over a color that had previously been seen on the new RAV4: a green-gray color known as Lunar Rock. The unique color will be available on all four of the different TRD Pro models—the 4Runner, Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia.
2021 4Runner TRD Pro Updates
Aside from the paint, the biggest changes come to the 2021 4Runner TRD Pro. It now gets LED low beam headlights, which will be standard across the '21 4Runner line, with LED high beams being added on the higher trims, including the TRD Pro.
Off-Roaders will be more interested in the 4Runner TRD Pro's suspension. Here, the Fox 2.5-inch Fox internal bypass shocks have been re-tuned for better performance both on the road and on the trail. TRD coil springs meanwhile provide an extra inch of lift up front.
Perhaps most important, the 4Runner TRD Pro gets new flow-formed wheels and to show how serious it takes the whole off-road thing, proven Nitto Terra Grappler all-terrain tires come as standard equipment.
As with past TRD Pro models, there's no doubt the 2021s will go quick. In fact, they regularly sell for above MSRP in many markets.
While many would say that Toyota's pickups and SUVs need to be brought into the modern era, there is still no shortage of fans when it comes to these aging yet capable 4x4s.
If you'd like to get some of that TRD DNA smaller crossover, don't forget about the new off-road oriented RAV4 either.