Get ready for an adventure.
The 4Runner has been on the market for a while now but Toyota is keeping its reliable SUV up to date in the 2020 model year with a ton of new features. Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) now comes as standard on all grades and Toyota is even adding Android Auto for the first time ever. The 2020 4Runner does see a bump in price, especially in the highest TRD-Pro grade, but it seems worth it for the model year improvements.
At the 2019 State Fair of Texas, Toyota has revealed a new addition to the 2020 4Runner lineup called the Venture Edition. Pictured here in a cool shade of red, the Venture Edition is a unique take on the 4Runner for owners who like to get their SUV dirty.
Toyota has based the Venture Edition on the TRD Off-Road Premium grade but ditched the TRD badging on the C-pillars for a more minimalist look. The Venture Edition can be differentiated from other 4Runner grades via its standard Yakima Megawarrior roof rack, gunmetal-colored 17-inch TRD wheels, and black badging. Toyota says the roof rack is made from heavy-duty steel and measures 52 inches in length, 48 inches in width, and 6.5 inches in height.
Inside, the Venture Edition is ready to see some mud with standard all-weather floor mats and a rear cargo mat. Toyota will also offer an optional sliding rear cargo deck for additional storage. The heated front seats are finished in SofTex material and feature "TRD" lettering on the headrests.
As with all 4Runner models, the body-on-frame construction is conducive to off-road driving. The SUV is equipped with a part-time 4WD system that features a two-speed transfer case with a selectable low range. When the going really gets tough, selectable rear locker comes standard to provide extra traction. The Venture Edition starts at $44,285, making it slightly more expensive than the TRD Off-Road Premium ($42,470).