After five generations since its debut in 1984, The 2020 Toyota 4Runner is still the old-school SUV that people can’t help to love. It’s built on a truck platform giving you a truck-like driving experience and great off-road capability. 2020 4Runner in Vancouver can be found with several trims available and each with its own visual character, let’s see what comes on each of them!

EXTERIOR

The 4runner is as recognizable as ever with its attention-grabbing classic design. Looking at it from the front with its big headlights and sharp grille, you start to see how this might be the big brother that the new RAV4 and Highlander are modeling towards. It’s a square body style that 4Runner fans have always loved! 

New this year are the sensors for the automatic emergency braking adaptive cruise control, which is place behind this glass on the grille. 

It’s a big step up to get into the 4Runner. Floor clearance is excellent the 4runner and perfect for off-roading or if you just prefer a higher sitting position over most cars on the road. 

The liftgate on all 4runner is manual, no power option is available but you do get a power rear window that can be controlled by the driver so that’s pretty nice!

INSIDE

You’ll find the positions of the buttons to be about the same as it always has been, and it’s probably not a bad thing. It’s easy to understand and operate with its simple knobs and buttons

In the middle console, there is a button to control the power rear window, allowing you to keep the rear window opened to get fresh air or to hang longer objects out the back window.

The interior is finished with high-quality hard plastic which should have a long lifespan. An 8.0 inch touchscreen sticks out on the dashboard, making it easier for viewing entertainment info while driving. 

The seats inside the 4Runner are nice and soft and can easily fit 4-5 adults. The cloth seats that come on the SR5 model is touch and durable. On the Off-Road trim, it comes with very comfortable Softex leather seats.

On the Limited and Nightshade models, it comes with third-row seating in the back with upper anchors. The third row provides a decent amount of legroom too! 

Their’s around 90 cubic feet of cargo space with the third row is folded down, which is very generous… vs 9 cubic feet when the third row is in use.

With the spacious interior and huge cargo area, you should have no problem storing baby stroller or strapping in baby seats into this car!

POWER

All 4Runner model comes with a 4.0-liter V-6 which is with legendary reliability and is basically indestructible, you can expect that this truck will last years if not decades.

It continues to come with a 5-speed automatic transmission. The 4Runner comes with fuel consumption of 14.3/11.9/13.2 L/100km You can expect 270 horsepower with 278 pound-feet of torque and 5,000 lb of towing capacity.

The 4Runner comes with the choice of 2WD, part-time 4WD, and full-time 4WD. This is done manually either with a knob or a gearbox just like the old days. It also features hill start and downhill functions.

The SR5 and Limited models come standard with rear-wheel drive, while a part-time four-wheel-drive system is optional on SR5 and standard on the TRD models. Only the Limited offers an all-wheel-drive system that can be used on dry pavement.

On the TRD Pro model, you get a Fox shock absorber which is great for driving on very rough terrain.

DRIVING

With the large tires as well as great ground clearance, you won’t find any issues driving the 4Runner on most city roads. 

The brakes are really nice. You can depend on the 4Runner to driving through gutters and hard brake even in slush.

You can feel the suspensions kicking in to give you a softer bounce when you go over big bumps. You will be impressed with how easy the 4Runner can get you out of rocky surfaces and potholes!

All the 4Runner trims are designed out of the box to be capable on dirt roads. And sky plate comes standard which makes the 4Runner a natural standard for driving on difficult terrains.

If you are looking for the best of the best, the most expensive TRD Pro is the top choice and the best off-road experience with Fox shock absorbers and a lifted suspension.

NEW TO 2020 4RUNNER

New to the 2020 4Runner is Toyota Safety Sense P, which includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, auto headlights, and pre-collision system with automatic emergency braking.

The touchscreen is now compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, bringing you access to apps like Google Maps and Spotify directly through the touchscreen when your smartphone is plugged into the truck with a USB cable. 

There’s also now keyless entry, two USB port in the back seats, automatic climate control, and a bigger 4.2-inch in-dash info display added as standard features to all 2020 4Runners.

TRIMS

Looking for a 2020 4Runner in Vancouver? There are basically 2 line-ups available based on the number of seats.

The SR5, Limited, and Nightshade comes with third-row seating, with a maximum capacity of 7 people. Let’s have a look at each one: 

4Runner SR5

The 2020 Toyota 4Runner SR5 starts at $48,120. It feels luxurious with its seats wrapped in SofTex leather, an 8-inch touchscreen, power sunroof, heated seating, running board, and roof rail. The base model already comes with part-time 4WD, Embedded Navigation with traffic and weather update, keyless entry, and auto-dimming rearview mirror.

4Runner Limited

On the Limited, Full-Time 4WD and X-REAS Sport Enhancement Suspension is added for more driving control. Its MSRP is $55,010. 

The features on this trim may make you want to drive more often! The upgrade JBL sound system with a whopping 15 speakers, subwoofer, and amplifier is by far one of the best on a Toyota. Perforated leather is used in place of SofText synthetic leather. It also comes with Smart Key w/ Push-Button Start, Ventilated Front Seats, Driver Seat Memory, and front/back sonar censors for extra convenience!

4Runner Nightshade 

The Nightshade is an upgrade to the Limited and is listed at $57,660. It is $2,600 more than the Limited and has basically all the Limited features, but adding automatic running boards that extend only when you are getting in and out of the truck. Along with this, you get darker accents to the wheels, fog lights, front bumper, and roof rails.

Next up are the TRD Off Road, Venture, and TRD Pro. These models do not have the third-row seats and instead, you get a cargo area with more vertical space. 

4Runner TRD Off-Road

The 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road starts at $51,640. If you are doing more serious off-roading then you should look at the TRD models, with its locking rear differential, traction control for different terrains, crawl control, and off-road cruise control system, the 4Runner TRD Off-Road is as capable as any Jeep Wrangler, and can easiest take on any tough and challenging surface!

The TRD Off-Road comes with a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System instead of a standard suspension, which gives you better wheel travel when off-roading with less lean on the pavement. It also adds black accents to the roof rails, red TRD badging to the headrests inside the car, and a hood-scoop for air intake.

4Runner Venture

The Venture comes ready for a road trip with a Black Yakima Roof Basket, Predator Side Step, and Running Board at just $55,390. It’s basically the Off-Road model with black accents and accessories; and just like the Off-Road model, the Venture is ready to go for driving down tough surfaces with its Crawl Control + Multi-Terrain Select and Locking Rear Differential.

4Runner TRD Pro

If you want the best and the trim with everything, then the TRD Pro is for you.  Priced at $62,120, it comes with an eye-catching design, with a TRD Pro front grill as well as the classic Toyota text instead of the emblem. 

One of the biggest reasons is what’s added to the car: TRD Pro is the TRD Bilstein shocks, all-terrain tires, and TRD-tuned front springs, perfect for serious off-roading. You can expect a more comfortable cabin when driving through rugged terrain with these upgrades.

SHOULD YOU GET A 2020 4RUNNER IN VANCOUVER?

Putting your money on a 4Runner, you just know that you are getting a truck that will be of service to you for decades to come. It’s partly why the 4Runner has historically maintained a high resell value.

If you are planning to get a 2020 4Runner in Vancouver, definitely book a test driveto try it first! It is the perfect SUV / truck crossover that is equally great for the everyday drive and off-road adventures. The 2020 models give you the classic truck, but with the best available technology.

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