Toyota is updating the 2020 4Runner with more safety tech, infotainment options, and compelling new trim. NEW YORK, NY (April 16, 2014) – So what do you do when you have North America’s best-selling car for the last twelve years? You find ways to make it even better. That’s exactly what Toyota did with the introduction of the new 2015 Camry. Toyota stripped it down to its chassis and rebuilt it from the ground up, raising the bar yet again in the ultra-competitive mid-size sedan segment.
CarGurus has 1,296 nationwide Toyota 4Runner dealers with 98,220 new car listings. There are some upgrades as part of all 2020 4Runners, such as the newly standard Toyota Safety Sense-P system, which includes pre-collision alert with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, a sway warning system, and high-speed dynamic radar cruise control. All new 4Runners also get an updated 8-inch multimedia system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa capability, as well as an updated central gauge cluster.
A Yakima MegaWarrior roof basket comes standard on the latest special-edition 4Runner. Given that this 4Runner is designed to spend most of its time on the trails, all-weather floor mats and a rear cargo mat come at no cost. Like in other 4Runners, a rear sliding cargo deck is available for easier loading and unloading. The Venture Edition also comes with the new goodies that were added to the 2020 Toyota 4Runner lineup, which include a new 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa compatibility, as well as a new instrument panel with a 4.2-inch screen and Toyota Safety Sense P. The latter is Toyota’s safety-tech suite, which is standard on every 2020 4Runners and includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane-departure alert with sway warning, and high-speed adaptive cruise control.
The 2020 Toyota 4Runner Venture Edition adds some aesthetic touches to make the SUV stand out against its more conventional trims. The slick touches, coupled to the 4Runner’s rugged, the old-school charm may well see people opt for this over the TRD Off-Road, and maybe even the TRD Pro, at least if buyers don’t need the Fox shocks and skid plates the top-end 4Runner offers.
The most distinctive feature of the 4Runner Venture Edition is the Yakima Megawarrior roof rack. Beyond that, the trim adds Gunmetal-colored 17-inch TRD wheels, as well as black skull caps, door handles, rear spoiler and badging. Since this is based on the TRD Off-Road and not the TRD Pro, the Venture does not add the more old-fashioned grille with TOYOTA” across the front.
Every crossover in the midsize two-row SUV segment does, in fact, compete with the 4Runner because the average buyer in the segment isn’t interested in legacy SUVs strong points such as off-road prowess and reasonable towing capacity. Popular choices include the Honda Passport, Hyundai Santa Fe, Subaru Outback, Ford Edge and Chevrolet Blazer — and all of them ride smoother and use less fuel than the 4Runner.