2020 Toyota 4Runner Review

There’s a lot of exciting outdoor adventures that await those in Gastonia, and around Charlotte and Lincolnton. To tackle a nearby off-roading trail or head out to your favorite camping spot, it’s important to have the right vehicle. As you’ll see in our 2020 Toyota 4Runner review, this SUV is always geared up for a challenge.

The engine under the hood of the Toyota 4Runner delivers ample power. The model also comes with a rugged suspension setup and off-road-ready tires. At Toyota of Gastonia, we’re happy to give you the lowdown on this thrilling SUV!

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Performance Characteristics

The Toyota 4Runner is a large SUV that can fit the entire family and travel over any surface. To accomplish these impressive feats, a powerful engine is required.

Under the hood is a 4.0L V6 motor that can generate 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. A 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission comes standard and also features sequential shift mode technology.

You can select from a bevy of drivetrain options such as rear-wheel drive, part-time 4-wheel drive, or full-time 4-wheel drive.

Plus, the 4Runner has an impressive maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. Other towing-specific features include an integrated towing hitch receiver and a wiring harness with 4- and 7-pin connectors.

2020 Toyota 4Runner Engine Specs

2020 Toyota 4Runner Off-Roading

4Runner Off-Road Capability

The off-road features for the 2020 Toyota 4Runner seem to go on endlessly. The SUV is properly equipped to handle any surface you can throw at it from sand dunes and shallow streams to rocky inclines or snow trails.

To improve the suspension, you can select available features such as TRD FOX high-performance shocks, an X-REAS Sport Enhancement suspension, or a kinetic dynamic suspension system.

The ground clearance of the SUV measures 9.6 inches and each trim level comes standard with Downhill Assist Control and Hill Start Assist Control. The adventurous features continue with the electronically locking rear differential, the Multi-Terrain Select system, and the crawl control setup.

Front and rear mudguards give the exterior a rugged vibe. To protect the undercarriage, there’s an available TRD-stamped aluminum front skid plate.

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In-Cabin Passenger & Cargo Room

It’s important that each passenger has room to stretch out on long trips plus space to store their belongings. The Toyota 4Runner has a large cabin that you can adjust as you see fit.

Each of the three rows has ample legroom:

  • 41.7 inches of front legroom
  • 32.9 inches of middle row legroom
  • 29.3 inches of rear legroom

How you configure the second and third rows will determine how much cargo capacity you have:

  • 9.0 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the third row
  • 46.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the second row
  • 88.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the first row

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Toyota 4Runner Interior Space

For Adventure, Look to the 2020 Toyota 4Runner

If you live in Gastonia, you can explore any wilderness around Charlotte or Lincolnton thanks to the capability of the 2020 Toyota 4Runner. To get behind the wheel yourself, arrange a test drive by reaching out to our team at Toyota of Gastonia!

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