2020 Toyota 4Runner Prices, Reviews, and Pictures

Overview

Consider that 2020 Toyota 4Runner as the eccentric that it truly is. It is a model that fits the current mid-size SUVs in terms of size (two rows of seating) and horsepower (270) and cargo capacity (above the average in its category) however, when you’re behind the wheel it’s distinct from typical family haulers. This body-on-frame offroader features controls that are more suitable for rock-climbing as opposed to mall-crawling. Therefore, if you are concerned in any way about the way your vehicle is maneuvered around a freeway’s entry ramp, and Moab isn’t on your travel plans, think about a different. If the dirt roads you travel on can lead to ruts, rocks or mud, the 4Runner is the perfect winchway for a better future.

What’s New for 2020?

All 2020 4Runners are equipped with Toyota’s Safety Sense P (TSS P) which is a comprehensive package of driver assistance features such as a pre-collision feature that has autonomous brakes and adaptive cruise control, warnings for lane departure and high-beams. The new infotainment system is larger the screen dimension by 6.1 up to 8.0 inches. It also features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The new instrument cluster features an 4.2-inch screen that displays trip meter , fuel economy and other information along with a the TSS P function display. Every 4Runner comes with the two rear USB ports. The TRD and SR5 Premium models include Toyota’s smart keys (keyless entry and the push-button to start). TRD Pro trims offer a cat-back exhaust, and are available with 4 new colours (green white black, gray and green).

Pricing and Which One to Buy

If you’re not purchasing the 4Runner to take advantage of its off-road capabilities it’s best to look for something more suited for domestic use. We recommend the mid-priced TRD Off Road 4×4 It comes with the basic off-road equipment without the need for luxurious features. This is a basic truck that has a locked rear differential that locks, a crawl control, and multi-terrain selection and a programmable specific traction control system for terrain.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

Its 4.0-liter V-6 engine as well as five-speed auto transmission is available with four-, rear or even all-wheel-drive. Beginning SR5 models come with rear-wheel drive. All other trims, with the exception of the tip-top Limited model have an option to select a part-time, four-wheel drive that is part-time. These models come with a manual selected two-speed transfer system with the option of a low-range setting. Limited models come with all-wheel drive that is full-time and has an Torsen middle differential, which distributes torque to either the rear or front wheels, as needed, based on the road conditions and which wheels are traction-ready. Our tests showed that the mid-range 4Runner TRD Off-Road model accelerated to 60 miles per hour in 7.5 seconds, with its classic V-6 grumbling and a rough exhaust sound. While it’s a bit old-fashioned in the way the Toyota performs however, its performance sits among the more contemporary rivals such as those with the V-6 Dodge Durango and turbocharged Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Its robust frame and powerful engine can give it an advantage when towing. Its capacity of 5000 pounds is higher than the Santa Fe Sport, as in addition to other models like the Ford Edge and Jeep Wrangler however it is not as powerful as the Dodge Durango’s more powerful 8700-pound limit.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The powertrains of the 4Runner are showing their age at the pump. Other rivals offer similar city performance, but perform better on the highway. Moreover, the 4Runner did not meet its pathetic 20-mpg EPA scores in our test on the highway and scored a lower 19 mpg. This puts the Toyota on the bottom of the medium-sized SUV segment as well as the similarly off-road-oriented Jeep Wrangler.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Interior of the 4Runner isn’t the kind of thing you would call modern and the switchgear could have been a part of the later years of the millennium. With its sloppy materials and a dated design however, the 4Runner is able to accommodate both rear and front-facing passengers despite its sluggish dimensions in the interior. We haven’t yet tested the third row option but we’re guessing that, just like every third row available offered it’s better suited for kids.

A versatile cargo hold as well as numerous deep, spacious storage cubbies on the first row show it’s clear that the 4Runner is as adaptable as a hauler as rock crawler. Don’t attempt to push something into the cargo compartment unless you’re on the receiving end of a chiropractor’s call, as the floor of the hold is uncomfortable high above the surface. The two-row 4Runner we test included a cargo deck that could be pulled out to enable loading and unloading of weighty items weighing up to 440 pounds a slightly simpler. It also functions as a tailgate to seat passengers. It provides a flat load floor when the seats in the second row are folded. However, it also reduces the cargo hold by some feet of space. Yet, we are able to have a massive 14 carry-ons in on the other row.

Infotainment and Connectivity

Entune, the Toyota’s touch-screen information system, is included in the 4Runner. It’s an easy, intuitive system that reacts quickly to inputs from the user, but for 2020 , it’s missing Android Auto or Apple CarPlay integration. There are a few power points throughout the interior will keep everyone connected in, however we’d be happy to swap some 12-volt outlets to have more USB ports.

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