People seem quick to judge the aging Toyota 4Runner, but they’ll probably not like what a refreshed lineup means for 2020. While adding and updating features on the off-road SUV, Toyota is also pumping up the price. Maybe we should all learn to be happy with what we have?
Nothing has been officially announced, but leaked pricing documents show just how much more buyers will need to shell out for the 2020 Toyota 4Runner. The indication is the bottom-of-the-line SR5 will start at only $735 over the MSRP for the 2019 model. But the SR5 Premium will see a $2,100 price hike, the same as the TRD Off Road Premium. Meanwhile, TRD Off Road models will increase $1,280. If you want the 4Runner TRD Pro, it will cost you an extra $2,975, making the purchase price almost $51,000. This comes after a price increase for 2019 to the tune of $3,340 for the TRD Pro.
Among the upgrades for all 4Runners is Toyota Safety Sense P, a suite that includes lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be included throughout the lineup as well. The TRD Pro gets a TRD exhaust system, 8-inch touchscreen, 2 USB ports in the rear, and a new instrument panel.
Even with these improvements, the price increases are a lot to choke down. Car sales are slumping, and with prices continuing to climb into the stratosphere, it really isn’t a mystery why.