Rumors about the all-new 4Runner are becoming more and more intense, which clearly indicates that the next generation is near. Therefore, the 2020 Toyota 4Runner could easily be the last year model of the current generation. It is present on the market for about a decade, but still has a lot of good things to offer.
It is one of the most off-road capable SUVs around, characterized by excellent reliability as well. On the other side, its 10-years old design starts to show signs of aging, especially in terms of interior refinement and on-road ride quality. The 2020 Toyota 4Runner probably won’t feature any important change, so we expect to see it late in the year.
- Excellent off-road capabilities
- Powerful engine
- Spacious cargo area
- Above-average reliability rating
- Outdated cabin look
- Below-average fuel economy
In terms of overall design characteristics, the 2020 Toyota 4Runner definitely won’t change. Count on the same design that dates from ten years ago, but which was updates five years later. Therefore, the styling still looks quite good. Of course, it features an old-school SUV stance, with huge wheels and tires, as well as with a much higher ground clearance compared to modern crossovers.
This may have a bad effect on handling and driving dynamics, but it will definitely make your day if you like real adventures, especially if we consider that there aren’t many true mid-size SUVs on the market these days. Probably the only competitors is Jeep Wrangler, though there is new Ford Bronco to arrive in the next year.
The interior is probably the best in showing 4Runner’s age. The overall cabin quality is on a high level, but it definitely lacks the refinement of today’s SUVs. This refers to things like dashboard design, which looks pretty outdated. Same goes to tech features, especially in terms of infotainment system, which is slow, with not so many options and bad graphics.
On the other side, the cabin is quite practical and functional. The 2020 Toyota 4Runner will continue with two comfortable rows and plenty small storage compartments. On the other side, the third row is tight, typically for this segment.
The 2020 Toyota 4Runner will continue with a single engine option. It is a well-known 4.0-liter V6 gasoline engine that delivers around 270 horsepower. Such amount of power is enough for any off-road adventure, but works well on the highway as well. On the other side, don’t count on some spectacular fuel economy. It goes around 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.
2020 Toyota 4Runner Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2020 Toyota 4Runner sometime late in the year. Base models will go around $35,000.
February 11, 2019