Basically, this is a five-seat SUV. But, build is offering you a seven-seat version of the 2020 Toyota 4Runner. That is the versatility that makes Toyota so different from other companies. You will find a few more other models with three rows. For example, the all-new Highlander. But, all of them are unique and bring something special. The 4Runner is an off-road monster thanks to the special TRD Pro package and its upgrades. But, you won’t find the third row after the SR5 Premium trim level.
So, buyers of the 2020 Toyota 4Runner will be able to upgrade two more seats on SR and SR5 Premium models. TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro, as well as the Limited edition, are five-seaters. The new layout for the upcoming model is going to create more space. After numerous changes in the previous decade, the 4Runner 7-seat SUV will finally go to the new generation.
2020 Toyota 4Runner Redesign
The look of the seven-seat SUV will be completely new. The company is currently focused on some other premieres. Recently, we could see the debut of the Sequoia TRD Pro model. With small updates for this package, designers can have more attention to the styling of the new 2020 Toyota 4Runner. The exterior of the SUV looks quite old. However, it is very tough and it serves during off-road adventures. Also, the company needs to keep capability for upgrades, since fans love to tune their rides. Still, some factory-warranted kits will be also part of the lineup. For the current vehicle, that was the Nightshade Special Edition, a unique suite for the Limited model.
SR and SR5 Premium Features
We will now focus more on the trim levels that will bring the 2020 Toyota 4Runner seven-seat configuration. These are SR and SR5. The first one is the base package. There are no too many options right here. You will pick one of the six colors and only one interior combination is available. Toyota will add more paintjobs for higher trim levels. Smoked trim for headlights is available right from the start. The backup camera will help you park your 7-seat SUV. Also, the 4Runner in its standard form is using 17-inch wheels. A 6-s=inch touchscreen display is the center of the infotainment system. Recently, the Japanese company added Android Auto service. From earlier Apple CarPlay was part of the offer. However, we don’t know if the base version of the 4Runner will offer these features.
The 2020 Toyota 4Runner SR5 is more likely to get such options. Also, the Entune infotainment system is heading to the new generation. So, owners of the seven-seat SUV could get some advanced features through this upper trim. Still, navigation remains optional. Compared to the SR version, the SR5 adds power-adjustable front seats. Also, heating is available, not also the ventilating. Turn signal indicators are on the side mirrors, that uses heating as well. The SR5 will add one more exterior and interior color. Inside, you will be able to add beige combination, as well as some advanced features. A sunroof is a great addition for the family SUV for less than $500.
2020 Toyota 4Runner Specs
The new 2020 Toyota 4Runner will use the same drivetrain all across its lineup. It is a reliable 4.0-liter V6 engine that is capable to produce 270 hp and tow 5,000 pounds. All off-road challenges become easier when you are going to them with the TRD Pro package. This suite upgrades suspension, shocks, exhaust system. But also, it consumes much more fuel. The 7-seat SUV with the standard rear-wheel drive will return 19 mpg combined. TRD Pro drops these numbers to 16-17 mpg. All-wheel drive is not a full-time feature for the lower-level trims. A five-speed automatic gearbox is handling the power and 280 lb-ft of torque.
2020 Toyota 4Runner Diesel
This might be the biggest addition for the next season. However, Toyota is not so keen on bringing diesel engines to the US. The development is expensive and regulations are strict. However, you can only imagine what this drivetrain would do in combination with the TRD Pro package. However, the speculation is far away from the official confirmation. Fans of Tacoma and Tundra trucks are expecting diesel units for ages, and Toyota is rubbishing off these stories year after year.
Price and Release Date
The 2020 Toyota 4Runner is not coming before the last quarter of this year. The company has so many scheduled debuts, we could see 4Runner’s premiere in 2020. However, the changes in its body will be so big it will be worth waiting. The price of the base 7-seat SUV will remain the same. That means we will get a three-row version for $35,000. The SR5 Premium model adds about $2,000. Upper trim levels with two seating spots less cost more. Well, they offer TRD Off-Road package for total $40,000, TRD Pro for nearly $50,000, and the Limited Edition from $47,000.