When it comes to Toyota, this Japanese brand has been planning to reveal some major redesigns for the year 2020, especially in its market of SUVs and trucks. Its popular off-roaders such as Tacoma and Tundra have been keenly anticipated among the fans, but it seems that the well-known 4Runner could be another model that has been on its way to show some changes and improvements soon. Here is what we know so far about new 2020 Toyota 4Runner.
- great off-road performance,
- increased towing capacity,
- improved suspension system.
- lots of details still not confirmed,
- no major changes in terms of powertrain.
When it comes to exterior of the 2020 Toyota 4Runner, this popular four-door pickup is going to use a body-on-frame architecture. Namely, the carmaker should combine some high-strength steel with lightweight aluminum in its chassis. It will also improve the suspension system so you will be ready to face any type of challenging terrain and enjoy your off-road adventure. The new 4Runner should come with the so-called Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System. Other improvements are expected in terms of its towing capacity which should be significantly increased. The upcoming 4Runner will be available in more than one trim level. The base model should stand on 17-inch wheels and show most of its updates in the front fascia. Here, the fans will notice its redesigned grille, bumper, LED headlamps and larger air intakes. It has been said that you might notice some inspiration coming from its Tacoma cousin, but this truck could also borrow some features from its rival the Highlander. The fans have probably been the most interested in its TRD Pro trim level that will definitely appear more aggressive, powerful and muscular.
The large dimensions of the 2020 Toyota 4Runner will allow lots of space for you and your passengers. Its spacious and functional cabin has also been compared to the one found inside the popular Tacoma. Besides its better-quality materials and enhanced comfort, the new 4Runner should also show some significant updates in terms of technology and safety. The infotainment touch-screen will provide features such as navigation, JBL audio system, dual-zone climate control, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It will possibly introduce Apple Car Play and Android Auto, which hasn’t been the case before. When it comes to safety, ABS, airbags, a rearview camera and stability control are just some of the systems that should be included.
Under the hood, the 2020 Toyota 4Runner will probably keep its 4.0-liter V6 that delivers the output of 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. The other option could come with a 3.5-liter V6 that hits 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. It could possibly introduce a six-speed automatic as well, but we are waiting for more official details and numbers at the moment.
2020 Toyota 4Runner Release Date and Price
The expected release date of the 2020 Toyota 4Runner could happen in late 2019, although it hasn’t been confirmed yet. The price of a base model should start around $36,000 while the TRD Pro could go up to $42,000.
Competitors: Dodge Durango, Jeep Wrangler, Buick Envision, Mitsubishi Outlander.