As a midsize, body-on-frame SUV, the Toyota 4Runner is the last of a dying breed, but it remains firm in the face of the crossover invasion. The 2020 Toyota 4Runner improves its stance against tech-heavy crossovers with an updated infotainment system, advanced safety features, and more.
Visually, the 4Runner continues with its rugged, Tacoma-inspired looks that are a home run among off-road enthusiasts. It also continues with its even more rugged-looking TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro models. The TRD Pro model has a few exclusive updates, including a new cat-back exhaust system and a new Army Green paint scheme.
Inside, the story is different, as the 2020 4Runner gains a brand-new instrument panel design with a new 8-inch touchscreen included with the Entune Audio, Audio Plus, and Premium infotainment systems. Speaking of these infotainment systems, the updated Entune system in the 2020 4Runner finally meets the needs of today’s cellphone-tethered drivers with standard Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa. Rear-seat cellphone addicts will appreciate the new rear-mounted USB charging ports to keep their addiction fueled.
For the past few years, Toyota has been adding standard advanced safety equipment to most of its vehicles, but the 4Runner was left out. The 2020 4Runner finally joins most of the Toyota lineup with its new standard Toyota Safety Sense P suite of safety equipment that includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure alert, sway warning, automatic high-beam headlights, and adaptive cruise control.
The 2020 Toyota 4Runner is available now with starting prices ranging from $36,020 to $48,660.