A Deep Look To The Next 2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Toyota 4Runner New Exterior Design

Toyota working on their the fifth-generation Toyota 4Runner, this big Sport SUV will come out with a few upgrades on Engine System, New Touch on for The Exterior and Interior, and also Toyota will give more Control Tools to this next 2020 Toyota 4Runner. So let’s take a look deeper to this next 2020 Toyota 4Runner edition.

2020 Toyota 4Runner Official Preview

The Design

For 2020 Model Year, The 4Runner’s front end has big air intakes and sharp headlights that dig deep into its flared fenders. This year, the grille design is tweaked to house sensors for the automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control systems, but you’ll have to look closely to spot the differences. At the rear, the 4Runner’s styling isn’t as cohesive. Its tailgate is bland and isn’t integrated into the rest of the truck’s design. All four 4Runner trim levels have different personalities, especially the chrome-laden 4Runner Limited and the high-riding 4Runner TRD Pro.

The next 2020 Toyota 4Runner will arrive with the same upright, hard-angled look and feel it’s had since 2014. This look may turn off crossover buyers, but old-school SUV buyers will appreciate its nod to a simpler era of truck-based SUVs. TRD Pro models will gain a new grille design to accommodate a radar sensor for the new-for-2020 safety equipment.

Inside, we expect the same truck-based cabin to carry on unchanged in the 2020 Toyota 4Runner. Like the exterior, crossover buyers will likely turn their noses up at this, while traditionalists will appreciate the simplicity.

Though the bulk of the 2020 4Runner lineup’s cabin will remain the same, the TRD Model will get a few small tweaks inside. This will include a new 8-inch touchscreen in place of the old 6.1-inch unit and an upgraded infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa compatibility, two additional rear USB ports, and keyless entry and ignition.

New Tech Inside

The 2020 Toyota 4Runner now comes standard with a full suite of active safety tech including automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitors. That’s enough for a point above average, but it loses points for unimpressive federal and independent crash tests.

The NHTSA rated the 4Runner at four out of five stars overall, including four stars for frontal crash, five for side-impact crashes, and three stars in the calculated rollover evaluation.

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Engine System of 2020 4Runner

For The Engine,  The 2020 Toyota 4Runner will remain unchanged with its standard 4.0-liter V6 engine cranking out 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. This power will head through a standard five-speed automatic transmission and out to the rear wheels. Buyers can also opt for four-wheel drive. This powertrain will help the 2020 4Runner maintain its 5,000-pound towing capacity.

All 4Runners model uses a 4.0-liter V-6 rated at 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired to a 5-speed automatic transmission that’s down three gears to most competitors. 4Runner SR5 and Limited trims come standard with rear-wheel drive and a part-time four-wheel-drive system is optional on SR5 and standard with either TRD trim. Only the 4Runner Limited offers a four-wheel-drive system that can be used on dry pavement.

These SUVs ride on big tires and have a lot of ground clearance, so it’s not surprising that they can be a handful on the pavement. Most versions bounce softy over big bumps and have light steering that requires extra corrections at speed. Their brakes are plenty strong but suffer from numb pedal feel.

Pricing & Availability

There no official info yet about when this SUV will release, but many cars expert expect his SUV will launch in August 2019 for an October 2019 on-sale date. Pricing also remains a question mark, but with no changes coming, we expect the 2020 4Runner’s pricing to run about the same as the current model’s $35,705 to $47,295 MSRP range. Primary competitors for this 2020 Toyota 4Runner is Jeep Grand Cherokee.

References/Source: Carsdirect.com, Thecarconnection.com