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2020 Toyota 4Runner

Used Car Price Range
$28,994 - $57,995
$28,994 $57,995
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2020 SR5 4dr 4x2
most popular
Price:   -  From $36,120
2020 SR5 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $37,995
2020 SR5 Premium 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $39,315
2020 TRD Off Road 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $39,840
2020 SR5 Premium 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $41,190
2020 TRD Off Road Premium 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $42,570
2020 Venture 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $44,385
2020 Limited 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $44,985
2020 Nightshade 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $46,725
2020 Limited 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $47,020
2020 Nightshade 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $48,760
2020 TRD Pro 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $49,865
Expert Rating
2.5 (Fair)

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What's New

It hasn't been all-new since 2009, but the 2020 Toyota 4Runner gets a minor refresh with plenty of welcome upgrades. Toyota Safety Sense-P (TSS-P), the automaker's suite of active safety features, is now standard. This means every trim gets automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and more.

An 8-inch touchscreen is standard throughout the lineup, replacing last year’s 6.1-inch unit. Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa are all included. A redesigned instrument cluster now features a 4.2-inch display for crucial information. The last tech change is the addition of two USB ports in the back.

SR5 Premium and TRD variants get remote keyless entry and push-button start as standard. The range-topping TRD Pro gets a performance exhaust system and is now available in the exclusive shade of Army Green.

A new Venture Special Edition trim also joins the 4Runner lineup. The special edition SUV gets a Yakima MegaWarrior roof rack, 17-inch TRD wheels, black exterior accents, and numerous TRD logos on the outside.

Choosing Your Toyota 4Runner

Toyota offers the 4Runner in eight different trims: SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Venture Special Edition, Limited, Nightshade Special Edition, and TRD Pro. Pricing starts at $37,140 including destination for the base SR5 and rises to $50,885 for the TRD Pro.

Engine Choices

The 4Runner is only available with one engine: a 4.0-liter V6. Power for the engine is rated at 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard.

Both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are available, but there are two different four-wheel-drive systems on offer. There's a part-time 4WD system with Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), and a full-time 4WD system with A-TRAC and a Torsen limited-slip differential.

The SR5 and SR5 Premium come standard with RWD, but the part-time 4WD system is available for $1,875. The Limited and Nightshade Special Edition get standard RWD, while the full-time 4WD system is available for $1,610 (Limited) or $2,035 (Nightshade). The three TRD trims and the Venture Special Edition are only available with the part-time 4WD system.

Regardless of whether you choose rear- or four-wheel drive, the 4Runner earns an EPA-estimated 16 miles per gallon city, 19 mpg highway, and 17 combined. Towing capacity for the 4Runner is rated at up to 5,000 pounds.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Toyota 4Runner is available in both five- and seven-passenger layouts. The TRD and Venture Special Edition are only available with seating for five, but you can choose to add the third row on all other trims for $305, $335, or $365, depending on the trim.

Without the third row, the 4Runner offers a comfortable amount of head room and leg room in both rows – the second row reclines for extra space, too. The available third row is best left for children.

Cargo space in the 4Runner measures in at 46.3 cubic feet of space behind the second row. If you opt for the optional third row, you get a scant 9 cubic feet of cargo space with all three rows in place. In total, there’s 88.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

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Safety Features

With TSS-P now coming as standard, the 4Runner comes with a good list of safety features. Standard equipment includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams. Front and rear parking sensors are standard on the Limited and Nightshade Edition.

The 4Runner has a four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.


Every 4Runner comes with an 8-inch touchscreen that includes Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa compatibility. Three USB ports, Bluetooth, satellite radio, wi-fi hot spot capabilitiy, and five 12-volt power outlets are also standard. Navigation is standard on all but the SR5 and TRD-Off Road, but it's available as an option on those trims.

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SR5 - From $37,140

Standard features on the base 4Runner SR5 trim include LED taillights, fog lights, heated exterior mirrors, roof rails, 17-inch wheels, and multiple skid plates. On the inside, the trim comes with cloth upholstery, an eight-way power driver seat, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, remote keyless entry, and a power rear liftgate window.

Navigation and HD radio are available together for $1,085.

SR5 Premium - From $40,335

The SR5 Premium comes with navigation, SofTex-trimmed seats, heated front seats, push-button start, a universal garage door opener, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror as standard. The side mirrors also get turn signal indicators. A moonroof is a standalone option for $630.

TRD Off-Road - From $40,860

The 4Runner TRD Off-Road builds on the SR5 and adds unique 17-inch wheels, a multi-terrain select driving system, a locking rear differential, and TRD badging inside and out.

The trim is available with Toyota’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS), which can automatically disconnect the SUV’s sway bars for more articulation, for $1,250. Navigation is still available for $1,085.

TRD Off-Road Premium - From $43,590

The TRD Off-Road Premium combines the standard features from the TRD Off-Road trim and the SR5 Premium. It also brings TRD badgiing on the front headrests.

The KDSS costs $1,000 on the trim, or you can bundle it with a moonroof for $1,630. The moonroof is still available on its own for $630.

Venture Special Edition - From $45,405

The 4Runner Venture Special Edition adds a Yakima MegaWarrior cargo basket, black door handles, a black rear spoiler, 17-inch dark grey metallic alloy wheels, and all-weather floor mats.

Adding KDSS is an extra $1,750 on this trim, but the moonroof still only costs $630.

Limited - From $46,005

The Limited trim is the 4Runner’s most luxurious. The list of standard equipment grows to include the moonroof, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, dual-zone climate control, and a 15-speaker JBL audio system. It's also enhanced with automatic headlights, chrome door handles, 20-inch wheels, and a suspension enhanced by an X-REAS shock system.

Automatic running boards cost $500.

Nightshade Special Edition - From $47,745

The 4Runner Nightshade Special Edition builds off of the Limited’s list of standard equipment, but adds a host of black exterior touches. Black door handles, a black chrome exhaust outlet, black 20-inch wheels, and a black chrome grille are all included.

TRD Pro - From $50,885

The TRD Pro sits at the top of the 4Runner lineup. The exterior features a "TOYOTA" front grille, a roof basket, LED fog lights, 17-inch matte black TRD wheels, black "TRD PRO" badging, and a TRD-stamped aluminum front skid plate. Performance is enhanced by TRD Fox shocks, TRD-tuned front springs, and all-terrain tires.

Non-automatic running boards cost $345.

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CarsDirect Tip

Unless trekking through the wilderness is your thing – if it is, only the TRD Off-Road Premium or TRD Pro will do – stick with the 2020 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium. The 4Runner is an old-school SUV, so the expensive Limited trim isn’t all that luxurious. And paying extra for one of the Special Editions isn’t something we recommend, as they don’t bring a lot of extra features.

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Expert Review

  • Serious off-road cred
  • Comfortable and spacious interior
  • Finally has some modern tech
  • Outdated powertrain
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Outdated interior
  • Did we mention it's dated?
Expert Rating
2.5 (Fair)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Able and outdated. The 2020 Toyota 4Runner is a relic from the SUV boom of the early aughts. The formula for such a rig was simple then: truck underpinnings, two-box bodies, and compromised ride and handling.

Other automakers have since endeavored to civilize their SUVs, but Toyota has decided to not fix what ain't broke. So, the 4Runner persists, able and outdated but still satisfying the loyal few.

Antique powertrain, contemporary off-road tech. All 4Runners use a big 4.0-liter V6 making 270 horsepower. This engine has been around long enough to be dirt's father, a fact supported by the five-speed automatic transmission it mates up to. There's nothing about this setup that's remotely exotic or even modern, but it works.

That's not to say it works particularly well. In this age of eight-speed automatics, the three missing cogs are conspicuously absent, and the engine has a penchant for loudness without any equivalent thrust. Its fuel economy is also rather abysmal at 16 miles per gallon city, 19 mpg highway, and 17 combined, according to the EPA. It's pretty clear from even just a short drive that engineers haven't sweated over this powertrain for at least a decade.

The underside of the 4Runner isn't quite so antique, at least on the TRD and TRD Pro trims. The TRD uses hydraulically-actuated anti-sway bars that increase the available amount of wheel articulation off-road and reduce body lean during on-road cornering. It's a neat setup that quells some of the 4Runner's bad road manners while also improving trail performance.

The TRD Pro tosses those fancy sway bars in favor of special Fox shocks that we found to be a boon in both on- and off-road situations. TRD Pros also ride higher and wear factory skid plates to protect the vulnerable bits underneath. For something that's this focused on trail work, the TRD Pro rides surprisingly soft – something we can't say about the luxury-oriented Limited trim and its 22-inch wheels.

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Outdated manners, comfortable. Don't equate a soft ride with a luxury ride, though. This is still an SUV that, from a technical standpoint, is essentially 17 years old.

The generally outdated design means it's a handful to pilot; at the very least, it's a more exhausting exercise than any modern crossover or SUV. The loose steering requires endless corrections, there are no cornering abilities to speak of, and the brake pedal is alarmingly soft. It's a throwback experience to days of old, when all this was de rigueur for the segment.

At least passengers will be comfortable while the driver is busy taming this unruly beast. The front seats are plush thrones that aren't aggressively bolstered or overly narrow.

Rear seats offer plenty of space in all directions, though three abreast is tight and the optional sunroof eats into headroom. A third row is optional but rather useless; we would much rather have the available slide-out cargo floor that makes easy work of loading up the ample 47 cubic feet of cargo space.

Yesterday's interior, today's prices. Comfortable as it might be, cross-shop the 4Runner with any other SUV or crossover and you realize how dated the thing is. Even the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited – the only other mainstream four-door SUV with serious off-road capability – feels more modern inside thanks to its recent redesign.

At least the 4Runner now comes with more technology. The 8-inch touchscreen finally has Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa capability, and a new dashboard with a 4.2-inch driver information display is also standard. Two rear-seat USB ports give rear-seat riders the chance to plug in and charge up, just like a modern car.

The 4Runner's meager list of standard active-safety features further underscores its dated nature. Yes, there's now newly standard automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning, but there's still no blind-spot monitoring or rear cross-traffic alert. Also unavailable at any price are features like a head-up display, lane keeping assist, or a surround-view camera.

For what it's worth, the base 4Runner begins at $37,140 and stretches up to $50,885 for the range-topping TRD Pro trim. We find this a tough pill to swallow. There are many better crossovers and SUVs out there that might not be quite so potent off-road but will be far more enjoyable to live with on a day-to-day basis.

Final thoughts. The 2020 Toyota 4Runner has few safety features, can be a handful to drive, and is pricey. Does all this make it a bad vehicle? Well, not necessarily.

There's plenty of YouTube videos showing these things tackling all sorts of trail, and Toyota wouldn't be building it if there weren't folks willing to buy one. But there's no getting around the fact that with such an outdated machine – it was last all-new in 2003, if you can believe it – comes some unfortunate realities.

If it were our money, we'd shop elsewhere or maybe look used. With 17 years' worth of similar 4Runners to pick from, it won't be too hard to find the one that's right for you.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.0L V-6 / 270 HP / 278 ft.lbs.
5-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
16 / 19 / 17 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5 / 7
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.0L V-6 / 270 HP / 278 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
16 / 19 / 17 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
23.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
89.7 Cu.ft. / 88.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
97 Cu.ft. / 128 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
190.2 "
Exterior Width
75.8 "
Exterior Height
71.5 "
Front Headroom
39.3 "
Rear Headroom
38.6 "
Front Legroom
41.7 "
Rear Legroom
32.9 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.8 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,400 Lbs.
Wheel Base
110 "
Turning Radius
18.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 17.0 " Gray Trd Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Aluminum / 17.0 " Chrome Trd Aluminum / 17.0 " Black Trd Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Badging
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Body-colored With 1 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
With Body-colored Bar / Black
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish / Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish / Stainless Steel With Black Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
5 / 7
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Pre-collision System (pcs) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Alert (lda) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Pre Collision System With Pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High Beam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 25,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
24 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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