Both the 2020 4Runner and the 2020 Tundra are heading to dealerships this fall with shiny new updates and additions that are sure to attract new buyers. Perhaps the most intriguing trim level for both models is the TRD Pro.
Let’s look at how they are similar and how they are also very different.
2020 4Runner versus 2020 Tundra in performance
One of the most important considerations for a potential truck or SUV buyer is with the vehicle’s performance. How does it drive both on the road and off?
First off, 4Runner matches up a 4.0-Liter V6 engine with a 5-speed automatic transmission. This produces 270 horsepower and 278 lb.-ft. torque.
If you are looking for the most power, then the 2020 Tundra might be your choice. You have 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. torque with Tundra’s 5.7-Liter V8 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. This is one of the most reliable and trustworthy engines in Toyota’s fleet.
While both models are built to handle off-roading down your next remote trail or up a rocky incline, the 2020 4Runner TRD Pro offers a couple tools that Tundra does not.
Multi-terrain select on the 4Runner lets you choose the type of ground you are traveling on. Some of these choices are loose gravel, mud and sand, rock and dirt, moguls and rocks. Also, 4Runner crawl control is a low-speed cruise control that lets the driver focus on steering through each hazardous obstacle.
Cab configurations for 2020 Tundra and 4Runner
This year the 2020 Tundra TRD Pro is available as both a CrewMax, as in previous years, and also a Double Cab configuration. CrewMax offers a very spacious back seat area with 42.3” rear leg room and a 5 ½’ bed length. The Double Cab, on the other hand, provides drivers with a longer bed length of 6 ½’ but less rear seat leg room of 34.7”.
The 2020 4Runner provides 2 rows of seating with 32.9” of rear seat leg room. I have always thought 4Runner has a great amount of leg room, but was surprised to learn it has just a little less than Tundra Double Cab. Toyota offers 3rd row seating configurations on many of its trim levels, but this is not an option on the TRD Pro.
Towing Capacity could help you pick between 2020 4Runner and Tundra
If you have some serious toys to pull, towing capacity could tempt you toward one of these vehicles. The 2020 4Runner TRD Pro has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, just as all 4Runner trim levels have.
Watch as I compare 2020 4Runner vs 2020 Tundra in my video review
As you would expect, the full-sized 2020 Toyota Tundra is equipped for pulling much heavier items such as larger trailers, boats and campers. The Double Cab TRD Pro has a towing capacity of 9,900 pounds, while the CrewMax is rated at 9,200 pounds.
Interior highlights for 2020 Tundra and 4Runner
First off, both models offer standard smart key push button start with auto unlock feature on both front driver and passenger sides. This adds an extra layer of both convenience and safety.
Multimedia improvements to both 4Runner and Tundra make it tempting to upgrade to the 2020 model year for this reason alone. Both systems feature Toyota Premium Audio with 8-inch touch screens and dynamic navigation. So many people ask about the potential for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in every Toyota model. I could not be happier that Tundra and 4Runner give passengers both of these applications across all grades.
One philosophical difference is with seating styles. The 2020 4Runner comes with SofTex (synthetic leather) heated front seats, along with 8-way power driver’s seat and 4-way power passenger seat.
The 2020 Tundra comes with heated leather seats with a 10-way power driver’s seat and 6-way power passenger seat.
Both the 4Runner and Tundra have black seats with red contrast stitching that feature “TRD Pro” logos.
Factory MSRP pricing for the 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is $49,765.
Pricing for 2020 Tundra Double Cab starts at $48,505 and is $52,780 for the CrewMax.
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