Highly rated 2019 Toyota 4Runner is almost ready to hit the dealerships and will try to continue its rivalry with likes of Ford Explorer or GMC Acadia. This 7 passenger SUV is reliable and it offers good off-road and towing capabilities. However, 4Runner’s rugged design is slowly aging and there is a lack of safety features, but the handling is improved, just like a new and standard V6 engine.
The 3rd-row seats are there and some new paint options have been added as well. Thanks to numerous packages and trims, the upcoming Toyota 4Runner is a great performer.
2019 Toyota 4Runner more aggressive and rugged appearance
As we said, the exterior design is aging and it will remain as such. Toyota changed the front fascia a little bit, in order to give a new 4Runner a more aggressive and rugged appearance. Its boxy shape is the same for years now, but the front end looks modern thanks to a blacked-out grille. The 2019 Toyota 4Runner offers a roll-down rear window, something other competitors do not own, and this is a big plus, especially on warm summer days. Midnight Black Metallic and Super White are new colors and are standard on all models, while Cavalry Blue is an optional color for TRD Pro models. There is also a new Wilderness package that adds crossbars to the roof rack and some interior amenities. TRD Enhancement package offers 17-inch matte-gray wheels and an aluminum skid plate.
2019 Toyota 4Runner Interior Design and Cargo Space
The cabin of the new 2019 Toyota 4Runner is roomy and practical. The center console comes with a 120V AC power outlet and all the controls are accessible and easy to use. The comfort isn’t the greatest thing about 4Runner, but power-adjustable front seats feel supportive. Fabric seats are standard, and the Limited model offers leather seats with heating and cooling options in all three rows.
The cargo area is great, especially when seats are folded flat. 90 cubic-feet of cargo space is just about right. Seven-passenger configuration is available on higher trim levels like SR5 and Limited. The 3rd-row is made for children only, but the rest of the cabin is spacious. Wilderness package will get all-weather floor mats and cargo tray.
2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro will have a minor upgrades
The newest 2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is a model with many upgrades. The biggest and most noticeable one is the new roof rack. If we look at these two models we will see that there is minimal difference in styling. The company said, with the added rack that they increase cargo space. As we can see from images, the TRD Pro model will get also visual changes in the LED fog lights. This will give this off-road much more visually on the road in bad weather conditions.
We must also add the skid plate’s stamped TRD logo that is now painted in red. This model will like it base one has 17-inch alloy wheels finished in matte black. The all-terrain tires are sized 265/70R. This model will also include Crawl Control. As for the Interior, there is also minimal changes. The upcoming TRD Pro model will get Softex seats with red contrast stitching. Also, all seats will get TRD logos on it.
Some bigger changes we can expect in the 2021 4Runner.
Like mentioned, the new 4Runer doesn’t offer modern safety features like blind-spot monitoring and lane-keeping assist. However, it offers features like Electronic Stability Control or ESC, A-Trac ABS, Driveline Traction Control, Side Impact Beams, Safety Connect Emergency S.O.S, Low Tire Pressure Warning. Also, the improved are Rear Child Safety Locks, Passenger, and driver Knee Airbag, Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts, Curtain in 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags and Airbag Occupancy Sensor.
2019 Toyota 4Runner Engine
There is only a single engine option in 2019 Toyota 4Runner. A 4.0-liter V6 engine is under the hood and it creates 270 HP and 278 lb-ft of torque. Two-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available on SR5, TRD, and Limited models. It is perhaps surprising that this unit is coming with a 5-speed automatic transmission. The fuel economy is 19 mpg on 2WD and AWD models at 18 mpg. With this type of engine, the model will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 7,5 sec, while the top speed is 114 mph.
2019 Toyota 4Runner Towing Capacity
If you are the driver who needs a great tow rating or who like to go off-roading, this model is perfectly crafted for you. With this powertrain, the newest model 2019 Toyota 4Runner can tow up to 5,000 pounds. However, some of the Magazine’s has specified that this model will be able to maximum tow 6000 pounds.
2019 Toyota 4Runner Price and Release Date
The base 2WD model starts at $36,000. TRD models are $39,000 and the Limited models start around $44,000. Some rivals like Kia Sorento, Ford Explorer or Nissan Pathfinder cost below 4Runner, but all of them are car-based SUVs more than off-road beasts. If you choose the 2019 Toyota 4Runner, you’ll have to wait around New Year’s time to debut.