For 2020, the 4Runner makes Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) standard on all grades.
2020 Toyota 4Runner, Covering the Basics
The 2020 Toyota 4Runner made the passenger the priority in its fifth generation.
The passenger focus starts with the Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) standard on all model grades. TSS-P is an advanced suite of driver-assist technologies including Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System, Automatic High Beams and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC).
The 2020 4Runner sports a 270-horsepower 4.0-liter V6 engine with 278 lb-ft of torque.
The 4Runner also comes with a five-speed ECT-i automatic transmission with sequential shift mode, that can be shifted manually if the driver chooses.
The 4Runner 2WD models feature standard Automatic Limited Slip Differential (Auto LSD), a function of the traction control (TRAC) that allows some wheel slippage to help the vehicle dig out from sand or snow, for example.
The available part-time 4WD system uses Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) and improves off-road capability with a two-speed transfer case with selectable low-range.
By distributing drive force to any one wheel in contact with the ground, A-TRAC can help maintain traction when it senses wheel slippage occurring on terrain irregularities and slippery patches.
Surprisingly, the full-time 4WD system will be exclusive to the 4Runner Limited.
2020 4Runner, All About the Ride — Inside and Out
With room for up to seven, the 2020 4Runner was built to provide the most comfortable cabin experience for passengers.
The second-row seats fold flat without having to remove the headrests. Saves time and makes it easier for anyone to get the car ready.
Toyota also offers an available pull-out cargo deck can support up to 440 pounds to make loading and unloading heavy items easier, and it also provides seating.
The 4Runner offers a standard 120V outlet and two 12V outlets.
The 4Runner SR5 and Limited grades offer available third-row seating, with a split 50/50 seat that folds flat.
The 40/20/40 second-row seat has a one-touch walk-in function to provide easy access to the third row. The seats can be folded from the side or at the rear, using separate one-touch levers.
The second-row seats, which include a center armrest, individually recline up to 16 degrees in four steps.
Air conditioning with rear seat vents and pollen filter, a power-sliding liftgate window and backup camera are standard features on the 4Runner SR5.
All model grades will get an upgraded 4.2-inch multi-information display providing readouts for things such as outside temperature, odometer, trip meters, and average fuel economy. The digital dash cluster also provides information on TSS-P features such as Lane Departure Alert and DRCC.
2020 Toyota 4Runner Gets Tech Customers Want
Toyota has finally caught up to the desire for drivers to more seamlessly integrate their mobile tech with their vehicles.
The multimedia system in the 2020 4Runner added an 8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa compatibility across all model grades.
The SR5 and TRD Off-Road 4Runners, will get added features including:
- USB Media Port
- Hands-Free Capability
- Advanced Voice Recognition
- Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
- SiriusXM® Capability
- Connected Services 3-Month Trial
The Premium Audio system in TRD Pro and Limited models come with more premium features:
- Dynamic Navigation
- 6 JBL Speakers w Subwoofer and Amplifier
- Dynamic Navigation w 3-year Trial
- Dynamic POI Search
- Dynamic Voice Recognition
- Remote Connect with 1-year trial
- Wi-Fi Connect with up to 2 GB within 3-month trial
- Destination Assist with 1-year Trial