2021 Toyota 4Runner  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#53 of 2021 SUVs

#100 of all 2021 vehicles

The 4Runner, a mainstay of Toyota's lineup for decades, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. The 4Runner has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2021 Toyota 4Runner has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Toyota 4Runner has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0442% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0465%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0442% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0465% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Toyota's Safety Sense can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. Active safety systems that are standard on the Toyota 4Runner include: Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD) and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA).

Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. Optional side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9474Toyota 4RunnerNissan MuranoGMC AcadiaJeep Grand CherokeeHonda PassportSubaru AscentHonda PilotLincoln NautilusDodge DurangoHyundai PalisadeVolkswagen AtlasFord EdgeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Toyota 4Runner with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 74 to 94. The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is less safe than the 2021 GMC Acadia, the 2021 Ford Edge, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade, the 2021 Dodge Durango, the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus, the 2021 Honda Pilot, the 2021 Subaru Ascent, the 2021 Honda Passport, and the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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