2020 Toyota 4Runner Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Toyota 4Runner Model Overview at Beechmont Toyota

Toyota 4Runner

Key Features

  • Starting at $37,140 MSRP*
  • 4.0L V6 Engine with 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque
  • Available full-time 4WD with Active Traction Control and Torsen Limited-Slip Center Differential
  • Audio with eight speakers, Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • Optional Smart Key System with Push Button Start and remote illuminated entry
  • Backup camera with projected path
  • Optional Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS)
  • Available power tilt/slide moonroof with sunshade

About the Toyota 4Runner

Rugged body-on-frame construction, powerful V6 engine power, and legendary 4X4 capability is a time-tested combination that’s tough enough for the trail, yet smooth enough for the city. The Toyota 4Runner allows you to bring even your biggest toys along on your weekend getaway, thanks to its 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity (when equipped).

A spacious, well-appointed interior ensures that you and your crew will arrive at the campsite in complete comfort and style. Because every adventure has its own demands, an available sliding rear cargo deck provides an easy reach to your gear. The Toyota 4Runner brings tech to every outing thanks to the available Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation featuring JBL® Audio with Clari-Fi technology. From downtown to out of town, count on the 4Runner to tackle any challenge that stands in front of you.

What the Critics Say

The last of an increasingly rare breed of truck-based SUVs, the 4Runner will take you off the beaten path like few other production vehicles. … While day-to-day commuting isn’t the 4Runner’s forte, this midsize SUV is thoughtfully designed. Weekend excursions are what this traditional SUV does best thanks to rugged drivetrain hardware and enough ground clearance to deal with tricky off-road situations. Its cargo area is quite versatile, too, especially when equipped with the optional sliding rear cargo deck.” – Edmunds
Boxy and slab-sided where some competitors are angular and creased, the 4Runner favors function over form. The aggressively slanted headlights and available blacked-out grille mean that the front end, at least, can look mean and modern. The roll-down rear window is a classic 4Runner trait not found in many other vehicles. It allows for an almost convertible-like airflow through the cabin, supremely satisfying on a warm summer day.” – Car and Driver

What’s New for 2020

Perhaps the biggest changes to the Toyota 4Runner for the 2020 model year come in the form of technology updates. First, every 4Runner now comes equipped with Toyota’s Safety Sense P (TSS P) driver-assistance systems as standard. The 4Runner also receives a revised infotainment system featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility along with a larger 8-inch display screen. All models also now include two rear USB ports while SR5 Premium and TRD variants receive a smart key system. Lastly, TRD Pro trims are now available with four new exterior color options.

Toyota 4Runner Features

2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road

Off-Road Capability

Take on the toughest trails with the Toyota 4Runner. Up to 9.6 inches of ground clearance, an approach angle of 33 degrees and a departure angle of 26 degrees on 4Runner TRD Off-Road means you’re prepared to handle just about any obstacle. Optional Multi-terrain Select gives you the ability to choose from four modes that regulate wheelspin and braking pressure to provide maximum traction in off-road situations. Available Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) and Crawl Control (CRAWL) provide greater stability for low-speed, technical off-road maneuvers.

2020 Toyota 4Runner Interior

Versatile Interior

While the 4Runner boasts a rugged exterior appearance, the interior feels exceptionally refined thanks to optional SofTex® or perforated leather seating. 40/20/40 fold-flat second-row seats provide up to 88.8 cubic feet of storage space or a mix of cargo and passengers. The Toyota 4Runner is the only SUV in its class that offers a power rear window that lowers for easy cargo access or filling the cabin with fresh air. A 120V AC power outlet is conveniently located in the cargo area to ensure you keep the things you need the most charged up. Up front, the instrument panel design is both intuitive and user-friendly, placing gauges and controls right at the driver’s fingertips.

Toyota 4Runner Infotainment

Advanced Technology

As you approach the Toyota 4Runner Limited with the available Smart Key in your pocket, the interior automatically illuminates, the doors and rear liftgate open with the touch of a handle, and the engine starts with a press of a button. Because every journey should have an iconic playlist to match, an optional 15-Speaker JBL® Audio System lets you hear your favorite music like never before. Available Dynamic Navigation ensures that you’ll always reach your destination safely and on time. Every Toyota 4Runner comes standard with Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and Amazon Alexa compatibility to let you enjoy your favorite apps and media with your compatible smartphone.

2020 Toyota 4Runner Exterior Styling

Rugged Exterior

Each trim level of the Toyota 4Runner offers its own distinctive presence on the road. TRD Off-Road 4Runner models stand out with unique features such as 17-inch 7-spoke alloy wheels with black painted accents and TRD badging. Refined accents found on 4Runner Limited include an exclusive front fascia, chrome door handles and front grille, and stylish 20-inch split 6-spoke alloy wheels. Projector-beam headlights and LED taillights provide a distinctive look while helping increase visibility on the 4Runner.

Trims & Specs

Toyota 4Runner SR5


  • Starting at $37,140 MSRP*
  • 4.0-Liter DOHC 24-Valve V6 with 270 horsepower / 278 lb-ft of torque
  • Rear-Wheel Drive or part-time 4WD system with Active Traction Control (A-TRAC)
  • Backup camera with projected path
  • Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • Downhill Assist Control (DAC) (4×4 models only) and Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)

Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium

SR5 Premium

  • Starting at $40,335 MSRP*
  • SofTex®-trimmed power-adjustable heated front seats
  • Optional power tilt/slide moonroof with sunshade
  • Heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators
  • Available sliding rear cargo deck with under-floor storage box
  • HomeLink® universal transceiver

Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road

TRD Off-Road

  • Starting at $40,860 MSRP*
  • Part-time 4WD system with Active Traction Control (A-TRAC)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), Multi-terrain Select and Crawl Control (CRAWL)
  • 17-inch 7-spoke alloy wheels with P265/70R17 tires and black-painted accents
  • TRD shift knob and TRD Off-Road floor mats
  • Color-keyed front and rear bumpers with silver accents and color-keyed hood scoop

Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium

TRD Off-Road Premium

  • Starting at $43,590 MSRP*
  • “TRD” red lettering on driver and front passenger headrests
  • SofTex®-trimmed 40/20/40 split reclining and fold-flat second-row seat
  • Optional Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS)
  • Heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators
  • HomeLink® universal transceiver

Toyota 4Runner Venture Special Edition

Venture Special Edition

  • Starting at $45,405 MSRP*
  • Roof rails with cross bars and Yakima® MegaWarrior cargo basket
  • Blacked-out Toyota emblems, outer door handles, and side mirror
  • Black rear spoiler with LED center high-mount stop light
  • 17-inch dark gray metallic alloy wheels
  • All-weather floor liners

Toyota 4Runner Limited


  • Starting at $46,005 MSRP*
  • X-REAS Sport Enhancement Suspension
  • 20-inch split 6-spoke alloy wheels
  • Perforated leather-trimmed heated and ventilated front seats
  • Smart Key System with Push Button Start and remote illuminated entry
  • Front and rear parking assist sonar

Toyota 4Runner Limited Nightshade Edition

Limited Nightshade Edition

  • Starting at $47,745 MSRP*
  • Black exterior accents: heated mirrors with turn signal indicators, roof rails, external badging, side rocker panels, and door handles
  • Black interior accents
  • 20-inch black split 6-spoke wheels
  • Smart Key System with Push Button Start

Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro


  • Starting at $50,885 MSRP*
  • TRD Bilstein® high-performance shocks with rear remote reservoirs
  • TRD-tuned front springs and locking rear differential
  • Black “TRD PRO” external hard badges and unique “TOYOTA” front grille
  • TRD-stamped aluminum front skid plate
  • TRD 17-inch matte-black alloy wheels

*MSRP includes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $955 for Cars (86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, Supra, Yaris HB, Yaris Sedan), $1,120 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (4Runner, C-HR, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,325 for Large SUVs (Land Cruiser, Sequoia), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally related equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**2020 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.