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What are the Engine Specifications of the 2020 Toyota 4Runner?

The Toyota 4Runner has been going strong for more than thirty years now. Back in the mid-nineties, it grew up to become a midsize SUV, and it has been associated with utility and off-road capability ever since. The year 2009 brought about the vehicle’s fifth-generation, where it remains in 2020. Facelifts and cosmetic updates aside, the heart of the 4Runner remains strong. The engine under the hood gives the 4Runner the power it needs to be a capable, adaptable machine. Read on for the engine specifications of the 2020 Toyota 4Runner.

2020 Toyota 4Runner Engine Specifications

The engine inside the 4Runner is a little bigger than what you might find in many other midsize SUVs. It is a 4.0L V6 that produces 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. Even though there are eight different trim levels for the 2020 Toyota 4Runner, the engine does not change. If you were to compare this engine directly against a lot of the competition, you would find engines that are smaller, but turbocharged to make up for the smaller size.

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Is the 2020 Toyota 4Runner Fuel Efficient?

How does that 4.0L V6 treat gasoline, does it guzzle it up or does it sip it slowly? Since the 2020 4Runner is not a hybrid and does not have a hybrid option clearly on the horizon, the quickest way to answer that question is to say that the 2020 Toyota 4Runner does its best. This is a mid-size SUV after all, so it is not going to win any awards for fuel-efficiency. The chart below compares the fuel efficiency of the lowest (SR5) and highest (TRD PRO) trim levels

 2020 Toyota 4Runner SR52020 Toyota 4Runner TRD PRO
City MPG1717
Highway MPG2120
Combined MPG1818

What Trim Levels Does the 2020 Toyota 4Runner Come In?


As you can see, there isn’t that much of a difference between the lowest and highest trim levels, but the SR5 should perform a little better on the highway. The 4.0L V6 is a hard worker, and as such, needs to burn fuel to get you where you want to go, on the road or off. These figures are EPA estimations after all, and you may find your driving style conserves or depletes fuel more than these estimations. The only way you will know for sure is by picking one up for yourself!