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Key specs of the base trim
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- Customizable Entune system
- Gauge cluster offers scrolling info screen
- Off-road capability
- 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity
- Tall step-in height
- Clumsy on-road driving manners
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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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.
The most durable off-roader on the market
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
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
The 2019 Toyota 4Runner currently has 3 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
24 months / unlimited distance