It’s no secret that SUVs and trucks have been steadily rising in popularity. If you’re looking to start out the new decade with a new vehicle, chances are good that it might be an SUV. One of the most reliable SUVs on the market is the Toyota 4Runner. This full-size SUV has been in production since 1983 and we’ve compiled a list of standard features included with the 4Runner. This way you’ll know exactly what you’ll be getting.
Toyota 4Runner standard performance features
The 2020 4Runner comes standard with a 4.0-liter V6 engine that gets 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. That’s a great amount of performance for a full-size SUV and it’s sure to get you where you need to go, and carry what you need to carry.
It’s even built to handle anything Mother Nature can throw your way, with skid plates installed underneath the vehicle to protect the engine, front suspension, and fuel tank.
The standard 4Runner utilizes part-time 4WD with Active Traction Control to give you the strongest performance possible. Additionally, new drivers will make use of ToyotaCare, which offers a no-cost maintenance plan and also supplies you with roadside assistance, so you’ll never be left stranded if you’re stuck in a bind.
Standard safety features
The Toyota 4Runner is known for its reliability versatility, but what’s going on in the safety department? The 2020 4Runner comes standard with Toyota’s Safety Sense Pre-Collision System.
This includes Pedestrian Detection, which triggers an alert when a pedestrian steps onto the road in front of you; Lane Departure Alert, which alerts you when you veer out of your lane; Dynamic Cruise Control, which adjusts your programmed cruise control speed to match the vehicle in front of you, protecting you from a front-end collision; and Automatic High Beam, able to lower when it senses an oncoming vehicle.
In addition to Toyota’s suite of safety features, the 4Runner also comes with a little more. It also comes with Toyota’s Star Safety System, which includes vehicle stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, brake assist, and smart stop technology. These are all safety features that make your driving safer and easier to handle in dangerous conditions.
While safety is important, the amount of technology at your fingertips is getting to be a make-or-break factor for consumers looking to purchase a new vehicle. The 2020 4Runner comes standard with most common tech features.
Eight speakers spread out through the vehicle give you a good audio experience. The 8-inch control panel has button big enough that you can easily hit them, but not too big that they’re distracting. It’s even compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa.
In addition to your standard AM/FM radio, you can also stream music through your phone connected via Bluetooth, which can be controlled through voice recognition to save you from unnecessary distractions while on the road. You are also able to make and receive phone calls, pick up where you left off in your audiobook, and even access your phone’s calendar, all from the touchscreen in your 4Runner.
Toyota recently had one of its best sales years in the company’s history, with an increase of 11.3% in sales over the previous year. And while the 4Runner obviously wasn’t the only vehicle to make up those sales, it’s important to look at how diverse Toyota’s vehicle line-up is.
When other car manufacturers are scaling back or getting rid of passenger cars, Toyota’s selling more than ever, while continuing to improve its SUV and pickup truck options. We can’t wait to see what comes out of the company in the next decade.