The Toyota 4Runner is approaching its 10th year in the market and the brand is giving its reliable SUV a new update with more standard features.
Among the upcoming upgrades on the 4Runner are an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa compatibility, as well as a redesigned instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch screen between the dials and two USB ports in the rear seats. It will also be equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense-P suite, which includes a pre-collision system, lane departure warning, automatic high-beams, and adaptive cruise control.
Given the additional features, however, Toyota is also imposing a price hike on the model.
For the 4Runner’s entry-level SR5 trim, the starting price becomes $37,140 for 4×2 models and $39,015 for 4×4 models. This marks an increase of $375 from the previous generation Toyota 4Runner. The TRD Off-Road trim, meanwhile, is getting a $1,200 increase at $40,860.
Premium trims of both the SR5 and TRD Off-Road are also getting a smart key with push-button start, heated seats, and upgraded audio, and other updates as part of an upgrade pack that costs an additional $3,195. This puts the SR5 Premium at $40,335 for 4×2 models and $42,210 for 4×4 models, while the TRD Off-Road Premium will be priced at $43,590.
The TRD Pro model and the 4Runner Limited trim, meanwhile, will get a cat-back exhaust system and updated HVAC controls. With the addition of the new features, the TRD Pro’s starting price now becomes $59,885, while the Limited’s starting price is $46,005 for 4×2 and $48,040 for 4×4.
The price hike puts the 2020 Toyota 4Runner within the neighborhood of Jeep Wranglers and luxury crossovers such as the Audi Q5.