The brand-new 2020 Toyota 4Runner is definitely going to impress. The redesign of this off-road SUV will draw a lot of attention. Toyota knows how to do that. We can only turn back the clock and remember how the first TRD package was accepted. The same trim level is going to be available for 2020 4Runner. But, the SUV is not all about this set of features that will boost the off-road capabilities.
The redesign of the 2020 Toyota 4Runner will bring cosmetic changes. Some say these could be pretty big. But, we doubt the company is going too far from the current platform. Whatsoever, the SUV is going to be tough and aggressive, with a beast under the hood. Both visual design and specs are going to draw more buyers, both youngsters and hard-core off-road adventurers.
2020 Toyota 4Runner Changes
While other models, such as Land Cruiser and Rav4 are hoping to get a TRD Pro package, the 2020 Toyota 4Runner will take the full advantage of it. But that is not all we expect from this SUV. The front fascia is going to introduce the new look. This is a big modification, but it still doesn’t change the appearance radically. Also, a higher ride and more ground clearance will make off-road enthusiasts happy.
Other updates will include optional packages and colors. Current version of the 4Runner offers only six paintjobs for Limited edition model. In 2020 we can expect 10 or even more. Also, the interior could be customized with different palettes.
Inside the 2020 Toyota 4Runner, there won’t be huge updates visually. On the other hand, designers are paying more attention to infotainment and safety systems. The SUV is already heavily packed with various accessories, such as an advanced version of Entune suite and 6-inch touchscreen display. Dual-zone air conditioning system is going to be available at higher trim levels.
2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Package
The most popular and probably important model in the lineup is 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro. Some other vehicles from the same carmaker also have TRD features, but no other SUV will offer TRD Pro. It comes with special suspension, shocks, brakes, and some cosmetic changes. For the 2020 4Runner, Toyota will upgrade this set of features even further.
Another big segment where the company pays a lot of attention is safety. Rating of the 2020 Toyota 4Runner should continue the heritage of its predecessors. The NHTSA gives a 4-star rating for overall safety. Side crash impact receives a 5-star rating, while the rollover was not on the highest level. We believe Toyota is going to improve the shell of the 4Runner to get a better rating.
Some of the safety features we will find on the base model are front, side, and rear air bags for driver and passengers, four when ABS, electronic stability system, and traction control. Whatsoever, the SUV is going to offer even more on its higher trims.
2020 Toyota 4Runner Specs
The 2020 Toyota 4Runner will stick to the old and proven drivetrain. It is a 4.0-liter V-6 unit mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. It’s been a while since this engine is under the hood of the off-road SUV. The system is good for 270 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is not so important for this model, since drivers will spend a lot of time off-road. But, when on the asphalt, the 2020 4Runner is going to return around 19 mpg combined, 17/22 mpg for city/highway.
2020 Toyota 4Runner Price
With minor changes, there won’t be a big modification of the SUV’s price. Only the TRD Pro and Limited model could see a bigger increase thanks to the addition of many new features. We will know more details about this model next summer, when the company plans its debut.