2020 Toyota 4Runner

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2020 MODEL
$36,120 - $48,760
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2020 Toyota 4Runner Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 22, 2020
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When Toyota chooses to make a vehicle for a specific purpose, it builds the whole car around that one focus. When Toyota initially released the 4Runner, it was one of the most capable off-roaders of its class. It is tough, rugged and sporty, and these are few of the many reasons why it remains so loyal amongst the offroading community. Today, the 4Runner comes in many flavors, but no matter what changes, it remains true to its origin and is an exceptional offroader. Rest assured, the 4Runner never ceases to impress its customers.

The 4Runner isn't really the highlight of the Toyota family in terms of sales numbers, all because in this price bracket, there are a lot of other off-roading capable SUV's that give Toyota a run for its money. With the availability of the best-in-class feature list, what remains to be seen is what makes the 4Runner a considerable option in the market.

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Pros

A very potent off-roader

Compelling price points with multiple trim options

Capacious cargo area

Cons

Ride quality when compared to a crossover

Restricted entry-exit due to tall step-in height

The V6 is slow.

What's New?

Advanced Safety Features

Android Auto and AppleCarPlay come standard

USB port for rear passengers


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$36120

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

241 cu.in.

horsepower

270 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

278 lbs.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

Electronic 5-Speed Automatic w/OD

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13.3/13.3

dimensions

wheelbase

109.8 in.

length

190.2 in.

width

75.8 in.

height

71.5 in.

curb weight

4400 lbs.

ground clearance

9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

97.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

89.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

5000 lbs.

payload capacity

1700 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.3 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/21/18 mpg

highway range

483 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

2 yr. /unlimited


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
2020 Toyota 4Runner Detailed Review video
2020 Toyota 4Runner Interior video

Styles

2020 Toyota 4Runner in Barcelona Red Metallic color 2020 Toyota 4Runner in Classic Silver Metallic color 2020 Toyota 4Runner in Magnetic Gray Metallic color 2020 Toyota 4Runner in Midnight Black Metallic color 2020 Toyota 4Runner in Nautical Blue Metallic color
Barcelona Red Metallic

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Ratings

Features

7.7

Engine And Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

5.6

Interior

7.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

7.5

7.2

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Toyota 4Runner SR5

SR5

power
270 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$36,120 - $37,995


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SR5 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Starting at $36,120 MSRP (17/18/21) 270 hp @ 5600 rpm, 4 L, V-6, regular unleaded
Electronic 5-Speed Automatic w/OD rear wheel drive 5
SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Starting at $37,995 MSRP (17/18/21) 270 hp @ 5600 rpm, 4 L, V-6, regular unleaded
Electronic 5-Speed Automatic w/OD four wheel drive 5

2020 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium

SR5 Premium

power
270 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$39,315 - $41,190


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SR5 Premium 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Starting at $39,315 MSRP (17/18/21) 270 hp @ 5600 rpm, 4 L, V-6, regular unleaded
Electronic 5-Speed Automatic w/OD rear wheel drive 5
SR5 Premium 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Starting at $41,190 MSRP (17/18/21) 270 hp @ 5600 rpm, 4 L, V-6, regular unleaded
Electronic 5-Speed Automatic w/OD four wheel drive 5

2020 Toyota 4Runner Venture

Venture

power
270 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$44,385


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Venture 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Starting at $44,385 MSRP (17/18/21) 270 hp @ 5600 rpm, 4 L, V-6, regular unleaded
Electronic 5-Speed Automatic w/OD four wheel drive 5

2020 Toyota 4Runner Limited

Limited

power
270 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$44,985 - $47,020


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Starting at $44,985 MSRP (17/18/21) 270 hp @ 5600 rpm, 4 L, V-6, regular unleaded
Electronic 5-Speed Automatic w/OD rear wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Starting at $47,020 MSRP (17/18/21) 270 hp @ 5600 rpm, 4 L, V-6, regular unleaded
Electronic 5-Speed Automatic w/OD four wheel drive 5

2020 Toyota 4Runner Nightshade

Nightshade

power
270 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$46,725 - $48,760


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Nightshade 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Starting at $46,725 MSRP (17/18/21) 270 hp @ 5600 rpm, 4 L, V-6, regular unleaded
Electronic 5-Speed Automatic w/OD rear wheel drive 5
Nightshade 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A) Starting at $48,760 MSRP (17/18/21) 270 hp @ 5600 rpm, 4 L, V-6, regular unleaded
Electronic 5-Speed Automatic w/OD four wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.2

Overall Rating


The 4Runner is a capable offroader. It starts around $36k and the base trim too can hold its own in rough terrains. Among the 4Runner lineup, there are trims more suited towards city usage too. A buyer considers many aspects before they might make a decision to finally buy a car. While the 4Runner is very comfortable in off-roading, there are many other criteria that an SUV needs to excel and the tough competition makes it difficult to lead in every aspect when everyone is gunning for the best spot. The Jeep Grand Cherokee makes for a very capable competitor. The Dodge Durango and the Ford Explorer are also competing in the same category.

2020 Toyota 4Runner SUV Front View
2020 Toyota 4Runner SUV Rear View

7.7/10
Features

 

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

5.6/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.0/10
Interior

 

8.0/10
Exterior

 

7.0/10
Safety

 

7.5/10
Competition

 
 

2020 Toyota 4Runner Features

7.7/10

The 4Runner is offered between $36K to $48.6K and is available in 5 trims. All the trims are offered in either 4x2 or 4x4 except the “Venture Special Edition” which only comes as 4x4. Each trim shares the same engine but has different styling and is somewhat built differently from one another. The SR5 and the Premium are the “normal” editions of this SUV. The “Venture Special Edition” is overloaded with a rugged external look and major creature comforts. The “Limited” is more equipped for the city rather than off-road and finally, the “Nightshade” edition is .. well .. Black, inside and out.

Trim SR5 SR5 Premium Venture Special Edition Limited Nightshade Edition
MSRP (RWD) $36,120 $39,315 - $44,985 $46,725
MSRP (4WD) $37,995 $41,190 $44,385 $47,020 $48,760
Key Features Projector-beam headlights Adds/Upgrades to SR5 Adds/Upgrades to SR5 Premium Adds/Upgrades to VentureSpecial Edition Adds/Upgrades to Limited
  Integrated Fog Lights heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators Yakima MegaWarrior cargo basket Auto On/Off headlights Projector-beam headlights with smoked trim
  Heated power outside mirrors Windshield wipers with de-icers Black door handles Chrome door handles with touch-sensor lock/unlock feature Black door handles with touch-sensor lock/unlock feature
  Roof Rails SofTex trimmed heated front seats "TRD" red lettering on the driver and front passenger headrests Power tilt/slide moonroof with sunshade Aerodynamic variable intermittent windshield wipers with mist cycle
  17 inch 6 spoke alloy wheels Smart Key System Black rear spoiler with the center LED center high mount stop light Dual-zone automatic climate control with air filter and second-row vents Privacy glass on the rear side, quarter and rear liftgate windows
    Power rear liftgate window with auto up/down and jam protection 17 inch 7 spoke dark grey metallic alloy wheels 20 inch split 6 spoke alloy wheels Perforated leather-trimmed heated and ventilated front seats

Which trim to opt for?

Our recommendation is twofold. If you're a person who will be using their 4Runner only in the city, opt for the Limited. Although, if you are going to be tackling the dirt and grime, but are on a tight budget, then the SR5 Premium is the way to go. The SR5 gives you much more offroading capability than the Limited due to its smaller tires and more ground clearance.

2020 Toyota 4Runner Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The Toyota 4Runner is powered by a 4L V6 engine. This powerful engine is capable of producing enough thrust for as to carry the hefty 4Runner with ease. It produces a total of 270 horsepower and 278-pound feet of torque. The engine has the capability to offer the rugged feeling which is slowly but surely fading from today’s mid-size 4x4s.

The 5 speed shiftable automatic on offer feels like a match made in heaven for the bulky engine. It puts the power to wheels in glorious fashion and never skips a beat when told to accelerate quickly at high gear.

Models

Toyota 4Runner

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Dodge Durango

Ford Explorer

MSRP

$36,120

$32,195

$30,495

$33,690

Engine

4L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

2.3L Turbocharged 4 Cylinder

Drivetrain RWD RWD RWD RWD

Transmission

5-Speed Shiftable Automatic

8-Speed Automatic 

8-Speed Automatic 

10-Speed Automatic

Power

270hp@5,600rpm

295hp@6,400rpm

293hp@6,400rpm

300hp@5,500rpm

Torque

278lb-ft@4,400rpm

260lb-ft@4,000rpm

260lb-ft@4,000rpm

310lb-ft@3,500rpm

In its class, the Toyota 4Runner offers the least amount of power. While the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango do have better horsepower numbers, the 4Runner holds a podium position in torque numbers.  However, nothing can even come close to challenge the Ford Explorer here. This beast of a machine, with its 2.3L turbocharged Inline 4 makes 30 horsepower more with 310-pound feet of torque. Getting so much power out of such a small engine and that too for 3 grand less than the 4Runner is quite a feat.

2020 Toyota 4Runner “0-60”?

The capable V6 of the 4Runner runs smooth. However, for the smoothness, it does sacrifice on the acceleration front a bit. The 4Runner is equipped with an efficient 5-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with propels it smoothly and with linear thrust. The gear ratios here are tall and stays in the powerband longer thanks to its 5 gears. There is no obvious lag while accelerating and although the acceleration isn't fast, it is quite decent. The 4Runner manages a 0-60 acceleration in 7.3 seconds.

2020 Toyota 4Runner SUV 0-60 MPH In just 7.3 sec

Models

Toyota 4Runner

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Dodge Durango

Ford Explorer

0-60 MPH 

7.3 sec

6.7 sec

7.6 sec

6.8 sec

Quarter Mile

15.3 sec

15.2 sec

15.8 sec

15.3 sec

Top Speed  N/A 180 MPH N/A 143 MPH

Engine

4L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

2.3L Turbocharged 4 Cylinder

As from the aforementioned data, the 4Runner isn't the fastest, nor the slowest in its segment but then it is almost a second behind the leader, which is the Jeep Grand Cherokee, with a 0-60 time of 6.7 seconds. Taking the class by surprise is the Ford Explorer, with it's small 2.3L inline 4 and a 0-60 time of 6.8 seconds, it is the only SUV in this segment that is able to catch up with the leader, which is quite impressive. Finally, the Dodge Durango, the backseater of this class, with 7.6 seconds is disappointing, especially with what the Dodge name stands for.

How is the 2020 Toyota 4Runner's handling?

An SUV this size is expected to be a little wobbly in tight corners, however, the 4Runner is anything but wobbly. The heavy SUV takes tight, short corners in a stride. The body roll is quite less considering the weight and the height of the vehicle. The credit for this impressive display of control should be given to the suspension system.

2020 Toyota 4Runner SUV Three Quarter View


The steering is precise and quick to react to the control of the driver. At higher speeds, the effort to steer changes as it becomes slightly heavier but not enough to cause fatigue in long drives.
It runs smooth and relaxed on the road. It feels more like a crossover than an SUV, but that perception fades away when you take this massive vehicle off-road, where the 4Runner exceeds expectations, because of its narrow-body structure and useful ground clearance of 9.6-inches. The way the 4Runner excels off the road, it becomes evidently clear to even the uninitiated that this is no crossover, this is an SUV with a rugged core. It is a completely different scenario when you consider the TRD model, which has the most upgrades for when you consider the beaten path.

Does it stop as well as it accelerates?

Although the braking is fine, the pedal feels leaves the driver flabbergasted. The amount of dead travel to the pedal is significant. It will take a decent amount of time to get used to the braking feel of this SUV. The front and rear disks are ventilated. The massive 4Runner should stop well as it is equipped with the largest brake rotors in the segment, but the greater curb weight might prove out to be a hindrance while braking during an emergency situation.

2020 Toyota 4Runner SUV Brake Front is 13.3 in.

Model

Toyota 4Runner

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Dodge Durango

Ford Explorer

Brake Rotors Front

13.3"

13"

13"

12.8"

Brake Rotors Rear

12.3"

13"

13"

12.8"

Curb Weight

4400 lbs

4625 lbs

4989 lbs

4443 lbs

60-0 MPH

N/A

124 ft

127 ft

125 ft

The heaviest of the bunch, Dodge Durango, travel the most distance in case of a panic stop from 60 miles per hour; 127 feet. Although the Ford Explorer is lighter than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, it stops farther, possibly due to its smaller brakes. The Grand Cherokee has the smallest braking distance relative to its weight. A panic brake stop distance of 124 feet is highly impressive for a weight of 4600 pounds.

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Should you consider the Ford Explorer over the 4Runner?

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2020 Toyota 4Runner Fuel Economy

5.6/10

The Toyota 4Runner is quite a big fuel guzzler. The fuel economy of the Toyota 4Runner this year has shown no improvement. It still provides 16 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. Even though, the powertrain is pretty solid, obviously, why won't it be....it's a Toyota, but the standard rear-wheel drive 4Runner starts to show its age with fuel economy.

Model

Toyota 4Runner

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Dodge Durango

Ford Explorer

MPG (City)

16

18

19

17

MPG (Highway)

19

25

26

24

MPG (Combined)

17

21

21

20

Fuel Capacity

23 gallons

24.6 gallons

24.6 gallons

19.2 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

368/437/391 miles

442.8/615/516 miles

467.4/639.6/516 miles

403.2/537.6/384 miles

Emission

(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

10.4

8.4

8.4

7.3

Here the 4Runner is not only one of the slowest cars in the class, but it also holds the poorest fuel economy. The other V6-powered rivals like the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango fare much better than the 4Runner. The Ford Explorer holds a combined fuel economy of 20 mpg. The position of class leader is a tie between the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango, which both hold a combined average of 21 mpg. Here, we think the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the better candidate as it performs much better while maintaining top-class fuel efficiency.

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2020 Toyota 4Runner Interior

7.0/10

While the 4Runner looks rugged and aggressive from the outside, it looks plush and with a hint of lavishness on the inside. The materials used inside are all top grade. Although there is some plastic here and there, it is used tastefully. The seats are either vinyl or leather and can be heated or cooled or both, depending on the trim. The 4Runner comes standard with 5 seats, which can be expanded to seven

2020 Toyota 4Runner Front Seats

The view from the driver’s seat is very satisfying. You sit higher than your typical crossover and have a very authoritative position. Almost every driver will be able to find a comfortable position thanks to the adjustments offered on the seats and the tilting and telescoping steering wheel. Adjusting pedals would have been a good touch here for some of the shorter passengers. Visibility is spot on as seeing over the corners of the hood is pretty comfortable and the rear view is very gracious.

Model

Toyota 4Runner

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Dodge Durango

Ford Explorer

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

7

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.3/57.8/41.7

39.9/58.7/40.3

39.9/58.5/40.3

41.4/61.5/42.9

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.6/57.8/32.9

39.2/58/38.6

39.8/50.4/38.6

40.6/61/39.5

Out of the class, the Ford Explorer has the most cabin room. The seating space in both the front and rear rows are class-leading. While the front rows of both the Dodge Durango and the Jeep Grand Cherokee are identical, the Jeep pulls ahead in roominess of the second row. The Toyota 4Runner is somewhere in the middle, which provides plenty of legroom for the front and rear passengers alike for long rides. Although the optional third row, quite frankly at best are for kids.

Interior Features

Following are some of the notable interior features of the 4Runner-

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with air filter and second-row vents
  • Multi-Information Display (MID) with outside temperature, clock, average fuel economy and
  • Fabric-trimmed front seats; 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support
  • Fabric-trimmed 40/20/40 split reclining and fold-flat second-row seat
  • Cruise control
  • Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel
  • Backup camera with projected path
  • One cargo area 120V 100W/400W AC power outlet
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

How good is the Infotainment system in the 2020 Toyota 4Runner?

The Toyota 4Runner is a decade old now, and the age shadows on the infotainment front too. Nevertheless, following the modern-day trend of loading cars with high-tech features, the 2020 Toyota 4Runner, also bundles a lot of them if not all on the infotainment front. The 4Runner now comes standard with the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The 8-inch touchscreen is easy to use and responds well to touch input. Voice recognition is easy to use and is also Amazon Alexa compatible. You get a 3 month trial to satellite radio and in-car wifi, with up to 2 GB within 3 months. The satellite radio and wifi are services that are for a limited time only and will require you to re-subscribe to continue using.

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How big is the Cargo Space in the 2020 Toyota 4Runner?

A crucial part people look for when buying an SUV of this caliber, is how much of cargo space will be provided. The 4Runner has an abundance of cargo space. The 47.2 cubic feet of storage outback is quite well for a car this size. However, if you need more space, the passenger seats fold down flat to make more space for your cargo. The power rear glass makes loading everyday objects easy, while the sliding cargo bay helps with the heavy objects.

2020 Toyota 4Runner Cargo Volume with rear seats up is 47.2 cu ft.

Model

Toyota 4Runner

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Dodge Durango

Ford Explorer

Cargo Capacity

47.2 cu.ft.

36.3 cu.ft.

47.7 cu.ft.

21 cu.ft.

Cargo Capacity (with rear seats down) 

89.7 cu.ft.

68.3 cu.ft.

84.5 cu.ft.

80.7 cu.ft.

The 4Runner and the Dodge Durango have comparable cargo space. Although the Dodge Durango is technically the winner, the difference in their storage space is negligible. The Ford Explorer is the one behind in line here. With a cargo space of 21 cubic feet, the mighty Explorer really underperformed here. However, things change when we talk about the storage room with the seats folded down. The Explorer makes a miraculous recovery from being dead last and caught up to the leaders. Although the Explorer is still in third place, the difference between it and the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is now at last place, is quite substantial.

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2020 Toyota 4Runne SUV Dashboard
2020 Toyota 4Runne SUV Dashboard
2020 Toyota 4Runne SUV Steering Wheel
2020 Toyota 4Runne SUV Steering Wheel
2020 Toyota 4Runne SUV Sunroof Controls
2020 Toyota 4Runne SUV Sunroof Controls
2020 Toyota 4Runne SUV Sunroof
2020 Toyota 4Runne SUV Sunroof
2020 Toyota 4Runne SUV Gauge Cluster 2
2020 Toyota 4Runne SUV Gauge Cluster 2

2020 Toyota 4Runner Exterior

8.0/10

The intuitive looks of the 4Runner incorporate the right amount of style with off-road prowess. While the 4Runner would look inconspicuous on the road, take it in the dirt and one will realize its true beauty when its in its natural environment. The flat and boxy front helps the driver handle it well in tight corners. While the silhouette of the 4Runner is the same across all the trims, the details are different. The “Limited” is leaning more toward city use. It sits lower than the other trims and has decorated chrome accents all around.

2020 Toyota 4Runner Three Quarter View

The “Nightshade Edition” is better in handling off-road challenges. It is lathered top to bottom in black, as you might have guessed (“Night” shade .. duh). Black alloys, grille, black chrome bumper accents finished with a beautiful black interior. Finally, the “Venture Special Edition”  goes a little overboard with the whole offroad thing. A Yakima MegaWarrior roof-mounted cargo basket comes standard here. With that, it also has 17-inch wheels, a black rear bumper and door handles.

Model

Toyota 4Runner

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Dodge Durango

Ford Explorer

Curb Weight

4400 lbs

4625 lbs

4989 lbs

4443 lbs

Length

190.7"

190.7"

199.8"

184.3"

Width 

75.8"

76.5"

75.8"

78.9"

Height 

71.5"

69.3"

70.9"

70"

Ground Clearance

9.6"

8.6"

8.1"

7.8"

Wheelbase

109.8"

114.8"

119.8"

112.8"

4400 pounds isn't light, but in this class, it can be considered so. The 4Runner is the lightest in this class. The heaviest is the Dodge Durango. Such a weight is partially responsible for its poor performance metrics. The 4Runner also has the maximum ground clearance of the batch making it the most capable off-roader here. Also, a shorter wheelbase means the 4Runner will have more control in short turns.

Some of the most notable features on the 4Runner include-

  • Projector-beam headlights with smoked trim
  • LED taillights with smoked sport trim
  • Integrated fog lights & LED fog lights
  • Heated power outside mirrors
  • Chrome door handles with touch-sensor lock/unlock feature
  • Black door handles with touch-sensor lock/unlock feature
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof with sunshade
  • Aerodynamic variable intermittent windshield wipers with mist cycle
  • Color-keyed rear spoiler with LED center high-mount stop light and integrated concealed rear wiper with mist cycle
  • Skid plates — on engine/front suspension, fuel tank, and transfer case 

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2020 Toyota 4Runner SUV Front View
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2020 Toyota 4Runner Safety

7.0/10

The 4Runner is equipped top to bottom with a lot of safety features. The 2020 4Runner comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense, The 4Runner was designed to be able to withstand the harsh wilderness, and thus to provide such reliability and the fact that it allows you to take it to places where normal cars can't go, it needs a good amount of standard safety features.  Along with that, many other features like Lane Departure Warning, Pre-Collision Systems, Stability and Traction control, ABS, etc keeps the passengers safe. While on the matter of safety prowess, the 2020 4Runner hasn't been crash-tested yet, but the 2019 4Runner does acquire very high reviews by the IIHS.

Other safety features:

2020 Toyota 4Runner Competition

7.5/10

2020 Toyota 4Runner vs 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Grand Cherokee has more power and is quicker in a less expensive package. It also maintains a very good fuel economy compared to the 4Runner. This doesn't mean that the 4Runner doesn't have its own advantages. In terms of reliability and handling, the 4Runner is impeccable. It also has very satisfying cargo storage and class-leading off-roading capabilities. The choice between the 4Runner and the Grand Cherokee depends on the preference of the potential owner.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Toyota 4Runner VS 2020 Dodge Durango

The Durango is the cheapest of the bunch. It is also the slowest. However, it does have good fuel economy and looks on the sporty side. The Cargo space is good, although when compared to the 4Runner, it is less. The 4Runner excels in offroading. Its lighter weight makes it ideal to thrust against some dirt. Style and brand liking can be the only reason to choose the Durango over the 4Runner.

2020 Dodge Durango

2020 Toyota 4Runner VS 2020 Ford Explorer

The Explorer might not be as light as the 4Runner, but is definitely quicker. The Explorer, with its Inline 4 engine manages to pack a lot of performance when pitted against the 4Runner. It also manages a better fuel economy. However, the 4Runner has the best of the bunch in off-roading capabilities. Its focus has been more towards its ability to make the family picnics epic. Its excellent cargo capacity seconds that.

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Toyota 4Runner Final Verdict

The Toyota 4Runner is the product of a careful decision between performance and endurance. Being an offroad vehicle, Toyota has done a lot to make sure the 4Runner doesn't break even after years of using it on treacherous paths. Not only is it well equipped to handle the harshness of the wilderness, but it also does so while keeping the occupants completely comfortable. Obviously, Toyota’s reputation makes and keeps some obvious promises. Great handling, sturdily built and a great customer care system put a neat bow on this grand package.

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Stephen T. Marsh

2020 Toyota 4Runner

Limited 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

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User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Gets an “A” in quality

Pros - Proven design and quality, holds value, spacious

Cons - Instrument cluster, little expensive

Overall Review

7 /10 Overall Rating

Probably the best vehicle I have ever owned. All the experts and some people saying it is bad at road handling. I disagree with them. It has been two months since I bought it and I drove it more than 300 miles on highways and cities and It handles like a cham. I didn’t have any problems. It is awesome.

7/10
Features
7/10
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9/10
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8/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
1/10
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Jose C. Jamerson

2020 Toyota 4Runner

Limited 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

2020 4Runner, most practical SUV

Pros - Blinkers on side orvm, keyless entry, cargo

Cons - No power tailgate

Overall Review

9 /10 Overall Rating

Drives pretty disciplined on highways and with quite good handling response. The handling is very refined given its size and weight. Offers a lot of space in the cargo and cabin for daily use.

9/10
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10/10
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9/10
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9/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
10/10
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James N. Dudley

2020 Toyota 4Runner

Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

BULLETPROOF reliability

Pros - Ride quality, low maintenance, plenty of power

Cons - Nothing, knew exactly what I was buying

Overall Review

10 /10 Overall Rating

A nice SUV and there are some good and bad aspects of driving it. It will GO if you push it but it's no speed demon - but that's not what it's for. It can tow about 5000 lbs. And can go anywhere but if you are looking for a comfortable ride and fast acceleration you will be disappointed. Think of what you want and then decide if it fits your needs or not. It was perfect for me and I bought it.

10/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

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