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2019 Toyota 4Runner

2019 Toyota 4Runner

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$25,037 — $51,252 NEW and USED
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5-7 Seats
18-19 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Customizable Entune system
  • Gauge cluster offers scrolling info screen
  • Off-road capability
  • 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity

The Bad

  • Tall step-in height
  • Heavy
  • Clumsy on-road driving manners
2019 Toyota 4Runner exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Toyota 4Runner
  • New Nightshade Special Edition
  • 270-hp V-6 standard
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Seats up to seven with available third row
  • Off-road-oriented TRD Pro version available

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2019 Toyota 4Runner Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

At the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, Toyota has given slight changes to its lineup of three TRD Pro vehicles. Those vehicles are the Tundra, the Tacoma and this, which we'll focus on here, the 4Runner.

What Is the 2019 Toyota 4Runner?

In an era where most SUVs have a car-based platform, the Toyota 4Runner is something of a throwback with its rugged body-on-frame construction. Power comes from a standard 270-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine that teams with a five-speed automatic transmission. Rear- and four-wheel-drive versions are offered, and the 4Runner can seat up to seven with an available third row. Competitors include the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

What's New on the 2019 Toyota 4Runner?

The trail-conquering TRD Pro model gains a new Fox suspension, a roof rack, a moonroof, an updated front skid plate and a JBL premium stereo. There's also a new Nightshade Special Edition available for the Limited trim level that adds black 20-inch wheels, a black bumper and grille accents and black cabin trim.

What Features in the 2019 Toyota 4Runner Are Most Important?

Off-road enthusiasts will appreciate aggressive exterior looks and available goodies like a locking center differential, a two-speed transfer case, a locking rear differential, crawl control and a selectable terrain management system.

Standard entertainment and connectivity features include a 6.1-inch touchscreen multimedia system, Bluetooth phone connectivity and streaming audio and satellite radio. Navigation and an upgraded stereo are optional. Standard convenience features include a power-sliding liftgate window, while upscale options include leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, dual-zone automatic air conditioning and push-button start.

Should I Buy the 2019 Toyota 4Runner?

Toyota's solid 4Runner remains one of the last truck-based mid-size SUVs and serves as a multitool on wheels. With a respectable 5,000-pound towing capacity and nearly 90 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume, the 4Runner blends capability and off-road prowess. The 4Runner's on-road driving manners, however, are disappointing, and the SUV lacks advanced active safety systems as well as fuel-efficient drivetrain choices.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
173 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

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(5.0)

The most durable off-roader on the market

by JaredB from Tomball, TX on May 7, 2020

There is very little that can be said about the 2019 4Runner that hasn't already been said. It is old school. The tech is outdated, it doesn't get great gas mileage and the interior has looked the ... Read full review

(5.0)

great car

by marathonman from brenham,tx on April 16, 2020

Like everything about car except has running boards which make it very difficult to get into car--they are too high. Once on the boards still hard to enter car. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Toyota 4Runner currently has 3 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 4Runner received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Latch or Latch system

Infant seat

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

Rear-facing convertible

Booster

(second row)

* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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