2020 Toyota 4Runner SUV - What's New?
The Toyota 4Runner is one of those vehicles that doesn't really change a great deal as the years go by, and that's exactly how its fans like it. The 2020 Toyota 4Runner does get a few technological tweaks and upgrades that are very welcome this year, but these extremely capable midsize Toyota SUVs remain as solid, reliable and honest as ever. Let's take a look at what's new and remind ourselves of what this rugged SUV has to offer.
Much of the changes for the 2020 model year is based around adding extra features to make the 4Runner safer for all concerned. This means the collision-avoidance technology has been re-vamped by adding features such as automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. What's likely to be more interesting to a lot of buyers are the improvements to the 4Runner's infotainment system, which has now been brought right up to date by being made Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatible.
Buyers can choose from no less than eight different versions of the 2020 Toyota 4Runner. The entry point to the range is the SR5, and from there the range goes to the SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Venture Special Edition, Limited, Nightshade Edition and the top-of-the-range TRD Pro.
There are plenty of options for giving the 4Runner a different personality with its underpinnings, depending on how off-road or on-road focused you want it to be. However, every version of the Toyota used the same engine. There's no messing around with hi-tech, high-revving small-displacement four-cylinder turbos here. Every 4Runner uses the same 4.0-liter V-6 unit that puts out 270 horsepower and 278 lb.-ft. of torque, which comes mated to a standard five-speed automatic transmission.
Lower trim levels are standard rear-wheel-drive with a part-time all-wheel-drive system available as an option. It's worth noting that if you want a 4Runner with an all-wheel-drive system that's suitable to be used on dry pavement, you'll have to go for the Limited trim level.
Every version of the 2020 Toyota 4Runner now comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced active safety features to help make the SUV safer than ever. By adding this to all the usual safety features it means the 4Runner now comes standard with the likes of a pre-collision avoidance system with pedestrian detection, lane departure warnings, automatic high beam headlights, dynamic radar-controlled cruise control and the Star Safety System.
Features and equipment
Base SR5 versions of the 4Runner come standard with power features, integrated fog lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger seat, air conditioning, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that's now Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatible.
At the other end of the spectrum, the TRD Pro is the model to go for if you want a serious off-road SUV. As well as a unique grille and other rugged styling elements, the TRD Pro also comes standard with a part-time four-wheel-drive system, active traction control, hill start assist, multi-terrain Select and Crawl Control, TRD FOX high-performance shock absorbers with rear remote reservoirs, TRD-tuned front springs and a locking rear differential.
For more details about the 2020 Toyota 4Runner, to schedule a test drive, or to hear about the latest new Toyota vehicle specials, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today here at Pedersen Toyota, your local Toyota dealership in Fort Collins, CO.