2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro – Capable Off-Road SUV. 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Subscribe.
The 4Runner TRD Pro, gets the new TRD-branded cat-back exhaust, which gives the 270-horsepower V6 engine a powerful-sounding growl. TRD Pro also gains updated H V A C controls borrowed from the Limited. A new Army Green exterior color that’s available only on 2020 Toyota TRD Pro models will bring out your inner drill sergeant. Magnetic Gray Metallic will also enter the fold as an option on TRD Pros, while Super White and Midnight Black Metallic colors will continue.
The Premium Audio system in TRD Pro and Limited models builds further, adding Dynamic Navigation, six JBL speakers with subwoofer and amplifier, Dynamic Navigation with 3-year trial, Dynamic POI Search, Dynamic Voice Recognition, Remote Connect with 1-year trial, Wi-Fi Connect with up to 2 GB within 3-month trial, and Destination Assist with 1-year trial.
For 2020, there are slight changes to the grill design, and every model features projector beam headlights and LED rear combination lamps. The SR5 and TRD models ride on 17-inch alloy wheels that are available in three designs: 6-spoke (SR5, SR5 Premium), 7-spoke (TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium) or a TRD alloy in matte black (TRD Pro). The TRD Off-Road and TRD Off-Road Premium are distinguished by color-keyed bumpers and overfenders, hood scoop, and silver painted front and rear bumper accents. “TRD Off-Road” badges adorn the C-pillars.
All 4Runner TRD models add the capability of an electronic-locking rear differential and Toyota’s Crawl Control (CRAWL) feature. The latter helps maintain a constant speed in slow-speed off-road situations, enhancing vehicle control when driving up, over or down obstacles. With the transfer case shifted into low range, CRAWL regulates engine speed and braking force to slowly move the vehicle forward or in reverse at one of the five driver-selectable low-speed settings. This allows the driver to focus on steering without having to also modulate the throttle or brake pedal in challenging terrain.
The 4Runner TRD Off-Road models can be outfitted with Toyota’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS), which allows extended wheel travel at slow speeds for greater off-road capability and control. When driving on pavement, KDSS provides a nimble handling feel by reducing body lean when cornering.
The TRD Pro badge on any Toyota truck or SUV signifies the brand’s most off-road-capable vehicles. The 4Runner TRD Pro in 2019 added 2.5-inch Fox Internal Bypass Shocks to its roster of off-road-capable hardware. These shocks provide precise compression damping in both high-speed and low-speed situations, contributing to a plush, composed ride on the trail or highway.
The front Fox shocks are paired with TRD-tuned coil springs, yielding an inch of front lift for improved trail-tackling capability. Out back, the 2.5-inch Fox shocks also feature piggyback-style remote reservoirs to maintain damping performance in the most demanding off-road terrain.
The TRD Pro Series looks the tough-SUV part, too, with 17-inch black TRD alloy wheels wrapped in Nitto Terra Grappler tires, unique front grille, black bumper accents, TRD Shift Knob, and special badging and accents inside and out.
The TRD roof rack is exclusive to the 4Runner TRD Pro, which also features a standard moonroof and Premium Audio with JBL speakers with Clari-Fi™ (because it’s OK to be comfortable when you’re roughing it.) Like the other Toyota TRD Pro vehicles, the 4Runner TRD Pro features a 1/4-inch-thick aluminum front skid plate with red TRD lettering.