The 2020 Toyota 4Runner will continue the sovereignty in the body-on-frame midsize SUV class. With rough exterior appearance, reliability and high value, this 5-7-passenger car will feel like home on the roads. The ride quality and the handling are pretty close to the competition like Ford Explorer, GMC Arcadia, and Nissan Pathfinder. But, owners of these vehicles can’t even think of going to the off-road destinations a 4Runner can access.
Also, this vehicle will take you wherever you want, and with its impressive towing capacity you can start to plan a trip into the wild. Furthermore, more safety feature is included with this model and the interior will amaze you with its comfort and simple yet efficient design. The powertrain is 4.0-liter V6 and the optional 3rd-row seats expand the 4Runner’s passenger company up to seven.
2020 Toyota 4Runner Redesign
The famous Japanese carmaker will make important changes for one of the company’s best selling SUVs. With the Highlander and Rav4 already in the line for the new model, Toyota is coming strong in the new season. The 4Runner redesign will give the vehicle a new, trendy look. The new model will keep the same platform and dimensions. But, what makes the difference is the higher ground clearance.
The front fascia of 2020 Toyota 4Runner has large, boomerang-shaped indentations below the headlights. The rest of the shape is pretty much rugged and boxy. Also, the bumper is more prominent and helps to improve the roughness of the overall appearance. Off-road, the 2020 Toyota 4Runner display fascinating efficiency. The narrower body and up to 9.6 inches of ground clearance will make it easy to move through rocky terrains.
2020 Toyota 4Runner Interior
The interior of the new 2020 Toyota4Runner is quite simple, roomy and very functional. The huge central console has a 120V AC power outlet, very useful for charging accessories. The buttons and controls are in great positions and easy to reach. The front seats are supportive and come with the power-adjustable system. Moreover, a 40/20/20-split seat brings great diversity in cargo/seating configurations and recline.
New 4Runner is able to accommodate up to 7 passengers and the third row is most appropriate for the kids. If you fold the rear seats you’ll get a flat floor and nearly 90 feet of cubic space. The base model includes Entune Audio Plus with a Connected Navigation app and Siri Eyes Free. Also, Bluetooth music streaming, rearview camera and an 8-way power driver’s seat are available as well. The higher trim levels add water-resistant seat fabric, multi-terrain select with crawl control and locking rear differential.
2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
The 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro coming with many improvements. The most noticeable change is the brand new roof rack. However, the difference in styling between the base model and TRD Pro is still very minimal. According to the Japanese carmaker, adding the roof rack will considerably increase the cargo space. The LED fog lights are getting a makeover, with a more sharper and prominent look. This will help a lot in the term of visibility in the bad weather conditions.
Also, the skid plate’s TRD logo is now in red and bring more attention to the viewer’s eye. This model has 17-inch matte-gray off-road wheels, all-weather floor mats, and cargo tray. The TRD Pro equips the 4Runner with additional skid plating, Fox shocks, and Nitto Terra Grappler tires. For the 2020 model, the new version of Calvary Blue paint is available.
2020 Toyota 4Runner Safety Features
The upcoming 2020 Toyota 4Runner will offer plenty of safety features. However, modern features like blind-spot monitoring and lane-keeping assist won’t be included in the standard package. The 4Runner will have Electronic Stability Control, A-Trac ABS, Side Impact Beams, Driveline Traction Control and Safety Connect Emergency S.O.S.
Furthermore, the features that are improved are Rear Child Safety Locks, Passenger and Driver Knee Airbag and Low Tire Pressure Warning. To conclude this list of safety features, let’s mentioned the Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts, Airbag Occupancy Sensor, and Curtain in 1st,2nd and 3rd Row Airbags. This features will also be available in the standard pack.
2020 Toyota 4Runner Engine Specs
Under the hood of the new 2020 Toyota 4Runner is one and only powertrain option. This SUV uses a 4.0- liter 270 hp V6 engine, linked to a responsive 5-speed automatic transmission. However, three drivetrain choices are available. First one is a 2-wheel drive, accessible in the SR5 and Limited. Second is the part-time 4WD, that can be found also in these two models. The last one is full-time 4WD for the Limited trim with a limited-slip and locking center differential.
One of the strongest points of new 4Runner is its towing capacity, as the new model is set to tow 5,000 pounds. The fuel economy is not so impressive, with 2-wheel drive system a combined fuel economy is 19 mpg. For the four-wheel drive models, combined fuel economy is rated at 18 mpg.
2020 Toyota 4Runner Release Date and Price
The new 2020 Toyota 4Runner will be available in six trim levels: SR5, SR5 Premium, Limited, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, and TRD Pro Series. The MSRP starts just under $36,500 for a base 2WD SR5 model. For the TRD Models starting price is around $39,500 and the Limited line starts close to $44,750. The TRD Pro Series has a price tag of $45,000.
With these prices, new 2020 Toyota 4Runner cost more than the Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder, and Kia Sorento. However, these vehicles are not exactly meant for serious off-roading like the 4Runner. The forthcoming 2020 4Runner will hit the streets in the last quartal of 2019.