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The 2020 Toyota 4Runner Got Some Much Needed Updates

Toyota 4Runner

One of the things automakers look to achieve is longevity. If you offer this along with sustained reliability and significance among consumers, not a single car manufacturer would turn you down.

Very few vehicles have had the staying power of the Toyota 4Runner. The car has been around for a while now, and despite the minimal updates it has had, it still looks amazing.

While the 2020 4Runner is set to be fitted with the 4.0-liter V6 engine that makes 270 hp and 278 lb-ft coupled to an automatic five-speed transmission, thanks to the included updates, the car’s successful run is set to continue.

Here are some of the much-needed updates you will be able to get with a purchase of the 2020 Toyota 4Runner:

4Runner safety upgrades

The upcoming version of the classic Toyota SUV sees the car get several interesting updates, some of them similar to those included in the Toyota Tacoma pickup. One of the major updates included in the 4Runner is the safety features.

Toyota’s Safety Sense-P driving aids now comes standard in all 4Runner trims. Whatever trim you decide to get your hands on will include pre-collision warning with a pedestrian detection feature, automatic high-beam headlights, cruise control adaptive to high speeds, and lane-departure warning.

Though the updates do not include blind-spot monitoring, the safety updates available are quite commendable and will further ensure your safety on the road.

Tech upgrades

Another update worth mentioning is the 4Runner’s boosted phone compatibility. While the car’s infotainment still has some features that have remained unchanged such as the 8-inch touchscreen display, the 2020 version will include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. To top it all off, the car will also be Amazon Alexa compatible.

Further interior updates include a redesigned instrument panel for the driver. Passengers in the back seat will now have convenient access to two USB ports, which we are sure will come in handy.

Off-Road upgrades

The 4Runner’s success has been mostly due to the car’s off-road capabilities. The Off-Road and Pro trims for the 2020 4Runner will include systems such as Crawl Control, Multi-Terrain Select, as well as a rear differential electronic lock. All these are there to allow you to tackle a wide variety of terrain easily.

The car’s Multi-Terrain Select system, for instance, features modes for Loose Rock, Mogul and Rock, Mud and Sand, as well as Rock and Dirt. Each mode can adjust throttle sensitivity and wheel spin, making it easier to navigate through whatever nature throws at you.

The Crawl Control has five levels that handle throttle and braking, leaving you to concentrate fully on picking which lines to take through challenging tracks.

Are you looking to do some heavy lifting with your new 4Runner? Not to worry. The car has plenty of space behind the second-row seats, and if that’s not enough, you have the option of folding the seats down and expanding the cargo space to 90 cubes.

Although the car’s confirmed retail price is not yet available, expect to get a confirmation before the 4Runner hits dealerships in late August. With nothing too extravagant in terms of the car’s updates, prices won’t be that much different from those of its 2019 counterpart.