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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.

But

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4 fast facts about the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid

The police officers stopped where I was parked on the sidewalk in front of one of Chicago’s landmark attractions. I hustled to get one last picture of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid, and told them I’d be on my way.  

“Is that the electric one?” One officer asked. 

I explained it was a plug-in hybrid with a gas engine and two electric motors. 

“So it’s electric?” the other officer asked, getting out of his car. You could plug it in for electric power or fill it up for gas power, I said.  

“It’s nice,” he said, and followed

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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 Toyota Tundra pickup truck gets small price bump, no changes

The 2021 Toyota Tundra pickup truck gets a $100 price bump over the 2020 model to start at $35,270, including $1,595 destination fee, the automaker announced Thursday. 

Despite marginal price increases throughout the lineup, the 2021 Tundra is identical to the 2020 version, which was last significantly updated for 2014. The best-selling Ford F-150 has been redesigned twice since then, and the Chevy Silverado and Ram 1500 have been redesigned and undergone significant updates. 

A Nightshade Edition with black body accents is offered for 2021, and a Tundra Trail Special Edition with all-weather floor mats and a built-in bed cooler

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