The rugged 4Runner body-on-frame SUV is entering its 10th year on sale in the United States, and Toyota has just released details about the updated 2020 model.
The 4Runner has soldiered on with only minor changes since its facelift for the 2014 model year and the introduction of the TRD Pro trim level for 2015.
So what’s new for 2020, you ask? Well, Toyota has decided to make the Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) pack as standard on all grades, as well as add new tech, comfort and convenience upgrades. The safety suite of driver-assist technologies includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System, Automatic High Beams and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC).
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For 2020, all grades also sport a new instrument panel design along with a high-resolution 8-inch touchscreen display for the Audio, Audio Plus and Premium Audio systems. At the same time, the infotainment systems become smarter with the addition of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa compatibility. This will no doubt be appreciated by smartphone users, as will the addition of two USB ports for rear seat passengers.
In addition to all the upgrades listed above, the 4Runner TRD Pro, SR5 Premium and TRD Off-Road Premium grades gain standard Smart Key with Push Button Start for 2020. Upgrades for the TRD Pro also include a new TRD-branded cat-back exhaust for the 270 HP V6, updated HVAC controls borrowed from the Limited, as well as Army Green and Magnetic Gray Metallic exterior colors.
As for the range-topping 4Runner Limited grade, it will continue to be available with the Nightshade Special Edition that debuted IN 2019. Mechanically, the 2020 Toyota 4Runner continues with the same 4.0-liter V6 rated at 270 HP and 278 lb-ft (377 Nm) of torque, mated to a five-speed ECT automatic transmission and 4×2, part-time 4×4, or full-time 4×4.
Toyota hasn’t announced pricing details, but according to a report citing pricing documents the 2020 4Runner will see increases ranging from $735 to $2,100, depending on the trim level.