Today at the State Fair of Texas, Toyota revealed the updated 2020 4Runner with a special Venture Edition meant to highlight the rugged, go-anywhere nature of the stalwart sports utility.
Special subdued trim and a massive roof rack add a touch of style to the familiar favorite, while added safety and infotainment features have been made standard across the 4Runner lineup.
The Venture Edition builds upon the 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium package, though the usual c-pillar TRD badging has been omitted for this trim. Rather, front and rear Toyota logos as well as the tailgate model name badge are finished in black, paired with black mirrors, spoiler, and door handles. The dark theme continues with 17-inch TRD alloy wheels finished in an attractive gunmetal.
The most noticeable change on the outside is the huge 52-inch by 48-inch Yakima Megawarrior roof rack, fitted standard to the Venture Edition. Not that the big 4Runner is exactly lacking in cargo room behind the second row of seats, but the hardcore outdoor enthusiast likely attracted to this model will probably fill that rack with camping and other sporting gear that would be best outside where it doesn’t stink up the Monday commute after a weekend sleeping in the woods. Standard all-weather floor mats and cargo mat help channel the detritus from a weekend well spent.
All 4Runners now come standard with Toyota’s TSS-P active safety suite of features – the Toyota Safety Sense P offers a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, automatic high-beams, and adaptive cruise control.
Finally, Toyota has upgraded the infotainment system across the 4Runner lineup to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa, all accessible via the new eight-inch touchscreen. Higher trims, including this Venture Edition, will include a proximity key system with push-button start. Pricing for the Venture Edition was not available at press time.