Toyota rewarded a Texas paramedic with a free 4Runner TRD Pro after he selflessly stepped into action to save lives. Here’s why we think he’ll love his new ride.
The 2021 4Runner earned a four-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And every model comes standard with a host of key safety features including:
- Forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
- Lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
- Adaptive cruise control
4Runner’s tough body-on-frame construction and rugged suspension allow it to cross rough terrain that would sideline most other SUVs. It laughs at rocks and makes towing easy.
3. It’s the Perfect Place to Keep Stuff
4Runner offers 47 cubic feet of cargo capacity — notably more than primary competitors and most midsize SUVs — with optional third-row seats or a sliding floor. Perfect for someone like Trey, who may want to keep medical supplies in the back in case he has to save lives again.
Torque rules and 4Runner’s 4-liter V-6 makes 278 lb.-ft of it, echoing the old hot-rodders’ claim there is no replacement for displacement. It doesn’t need high-octane fuel to run well or deliver advertised horsepower, and a generous 23-gallon tank lets you leave highways behind.
5. Like Trey, the 4Runner is Ready for Anything
While a few companies build desert-ready vehicles, only the 4Runner’s TRD Pro package offers a substantial suspension upgrade for those who treat their vehicle like a surf or snowboard: Until you’ve flown one, you have no idea what you’re missing.
Bottom line? The 4Runner’s awesome for taking the path less traveled, as well as a commute on the I-35. We hope you enjoy it, Trey!