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2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro rocks, rolls its way into the wild

Endearing is not the same as good. Ask anyone who’s had a puppy and they’ll tell you as much. Endearing is puppy smells and wagging tails, the spots on the carpet? Another thing entirely.

The 2020 Toyota 4Runner is endearing. It’s also objectively good—and I mean that in the way that pretty much any showroom-fresh anything with four wheels is “good.” But the 2020 4Runner is not “good” compared to its contemporaries. There are more spacious SUVs, more capable SUVs, more powerful SUVs, more efficient SUVs, and certainly more tech-heavy SUVs. At least the driveway doesn’t have any spots.

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2021 Toyota 4Runner SUV starts at $37,515, gets new lights

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner SUV gets brighter with LED headlights and fog lights, and the price gets stronger to boot. The average price increase for the 4Runner is about $300, boosted by an increase in the mandatory destination charge from $1,120 in 2020 to $1,175 in 2021. Toyota announced the 4Runner’s price Thursday.

Toyota spruced up the venerable but aging 4Runner with a Trail Special Edition that add some off-road elements to the truck-based SUV. TRD Pro models get some upgrades as well, but aside from the front lighting the other trims remain the same except for the price. 

Prices

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2021 Ford Bronco vs. 2020 Toyota 4Runner: Compare SUVs

2021 Ford Bronco

The 2021 Ford Bronco and 2020 Toyota 4Runner represent opposite ends of the off-road SUV spectrum. Both are qualified to bounce over boulders, cross rivers and cross town to bus the family around. But the Bronco epitomizes all that’s new and the 4Runner resigns itself to the opposite direction.

With its removable hard- or soft-top roof, two- or four-door variants with removable doors, standard four-wheel drive, and a standard manual transmission, the 2021 Ford Bronco aims to knock the Jeep Wrangler off its unchallenged perch atop the off-road hill. But the 2020 Toyota 4Runner has a few

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2021 Toyota 4Runner updated, Trail editions return, and TRD Pros get spacey

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner will get sharper eyes, fleeter feet, a new edition, and a fresh paint job in a bid to keep the aging SUV fresh. Those changes also will include a new Lunar Rock color across the TRD Pro off-road lineup and the return of the Trail edition to the Tacoma and Tundra pickups, as well as to the 2021 4Runner, Toyota announced Wednesday.

Last redesigned for 2009, the durable (i.e. enduring) 4Runner now comes with LED headlights and fog lights, while Limited, Nightshade, and TRD Pro trims get LED high beams. The 2021 4Runner TRD Pro wears

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