Which 2020 Toyota 4Runner Is Right for You?

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If you’re stuck between an SUV or a truck, the 2020 Toyota 4Runner is the vehicle you need. While it acts like an SUV, it has the same towing power as a truck with a 5,000-pound tow rating. While most SUVs on the market today feature unibody designs, the 4Runner has retained its body-on-frame chassis. This makes it more structurally related to a truck.

It seems like this SUV can do it all except explain which trim has what features. We’re here to help you with that. Our trim comparison can help you figure out which 4Runner is right for your home.


The 2020 Toyota 4Runner SR5 starts at $36,020 for the standard two-wheel-drive. The engine is a 4.0-liter V6 that’s capable of 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. Since the engine is larger than those in sedans, it’s impossible to achieve high gas mileage. The 4Runner SR5, though, still manages an estimated 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. The 4Runner’s base trim is more expensive than many of Toyota’s other vehicle base trims. Additionally, drivers will need to purchase upgrades for perks like keyless entry, Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation, and power rear liftgate.

SR5 Premium

The 2020 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium starts at $39,215 and is definitely worth the upgrade. Not only does it come with better features, but it’s also equipped with SofTex synthetic leather to give it a more luxurious feel. To go with this upgraded feeling, the multi-media system changes to Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite. This allows you to access navigation, traffic updates, and weather forecast through your vehicle itself. As if that weren’t enough, this trim also has heated seating, HomeLink Universal Transceiver, and auto-dimming rearview mirror.

TRD Off-Road

The 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road starts at $39,740 and excels at exactly what you’d expect—off-roading. Unlike any of the other trims, the 4Runner TRD Off-Road comes standard with a 4×4 drivetrain. This gives you more control than ever, even in the roughest of terrains. In exchange, this trim drops Entune Premium Audio for the 4Runner SR5’s Entune Audio with Connected Navigation, which requires you to download GPS Scout Link through your phone to access navigation, traffic updates, weather, and more. The 4Runner TRD Off-Road also removes SofTex synthetic leather in exchange for fabric seating.

TRD Off-Road Premium

If you find yourself wanting the upgrades from the 4Runner SR5 Premium with the 4×4 abilities of the 4Runner TRD Off-Road, you can purchase the 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium for $42,470. This trim comes with all the rugged power of the previous trim while adding all the luxurious upgrades from the 4Runner SR5 Premium, including Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation, the App Suite, and SofTex seating. It also adds red TRD lettering on the driver and passenger headrests for further accents.


The 2020 Toyota 4Runner Limited brings back the standard 4×2 drivetrain, although it’s possible to upgrade to all-wheel-drive if it’s a must-have for you. The 4Runner Limited has a starting MSRP of $44,885 and has features that will have you searching for a reason to drive. One of the best is the upgraded sound system. It now includes Premium 15 JBL GreenEdge speakers along with a subwoofer and amplifier. Rather than SofTex synthetic leather, the 4Runner Limited comes equipped with perforated leather throughout the cabin. Finally, it also uses a Smart Key System which allows for Push-Button Start.


Do you want everything in one model? The 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro starts at $49,765 and features a stand-out design. It has unique TRD Pro external hard badges and a Toyota front grille that show it off as the 4Runner’s top-of-the-line offering. The biggest difference between this trim and the 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium is the fact that it comes with TRD Bilstein high-performance shocks with rear remote reservoirs and TRD-tuned front springs. These upgrades allow you to go through rugged terrain without nearly as much disturbance in the cabin. This makes it perfect for drivers who plan to use their Toyota 4Runner for major off-roading.

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