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2019 Toyota 4Runner

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$26,000 - $42,995
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2019 SR5 4dr 4x2
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Price:   -  From $35,310
2019 SR5 Premium 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $37,140
2019 SR5 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $37,185
2019 TRD Off Road 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $38,485
2019 SR5 Premium 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $39,015
2019 TRD Off Road Premium 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $40,395
2019 Limited 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $43,625
2019 Limited Nightshade 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $45,365
2019 Limited 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $45,660
2019 TRD Pro 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $46,815
2019 Limited Nightshade 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $47,400
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Overview

Toyota’s unburstable 4Runner remains a potent off-roader, offering technology from its Land Cruiser sibling at less than half the price. The 2019 Toyota 4Runner is also one of the last body-on-frame vehicles on sale, delivering remarkable levels of durability.

What's New for 2019

The 4Runner offers a new styling option on Limited models, named after the deadly Nightshade weed. There’s revised suspension on the flagship TRD Pro, which also gains satellite navigation and an upgraded stereo.

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Choosing Your Toyota 4Runner

The 4Runner is an uncompromising off-road vehicle, with nine inches of ground clearance and skid plates to protect its mechanicals against rocks and debris. This purposefulness is continued in its 4.0-liter V6 gas engine that makes 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque, and is capable of towing 5,000 pounds. Fuel economy comes in at an EPA-estimated 17 miles per gallon city, 21 mpg highway, and 18 combined. There’s a sequential manual override for the standard five-speed automatic transmission, which feeds the rear wheels on SR5 and Limited models.

Only TRD versions gain part-time four-wheel drive as standard, though it’s optional on other models. Options packages are erratically priced, with certain items only available in conjunction with other upgrades. Confusingly, these combinations are ordered and priced differently from one model to the next.

Toyota 4Runner

SR5

Retailing at $35,955 (all prices include the $1,045 destination charge), the 4Runner SR5 sits on 17-inch alloy wheels. The cabin is complete with an eight-way power adjustable driver seat facing a leather-trimmed steering wheel. The infotainment unit is Toyota’s Entune system, with a 6.1-inch touchscreen displaying the rearview camera and controlling an eight-speaker CD player. Creature comforts include keyless entry, cruise control, and a power rear liftgate window.

For $650, buyers can add an upgraded audio system, navigation, a sliding second row bench with one-touch access to the back, and a 50/50-split fold-flat third-row that increases seating capacity to seven. On 4WD models, the upgraded audio system, navigation, and running boards are bundled for $190.

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SR5 Premium

Costing $37,785, the SR5 Premium has a number of significant advances over the basic SR5. Satellite navigation is standard, while the touchscreen also comes with a suite of Entune apps installed. The rearview mirror automatically dims, the heated outside power mirrors gain turn signal indicators, there’s a HomeLink universal transceiver, and the fabric seats are upgraded to SofTex.

A moonroof and running boards are available for $445 on 2WD models. With 4WD, the package options expand. The moonroof is $100, the third-row and sliding second row are bundled with the moonroof for $1,185, while the running boards, moonroof, third row, and sliding second row all together costs $1,530.

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TRD Off-Road

At $39,130, the TRD Off-Road comes with 4WD as standard and offers a number of significant upgrades. There’s active traction control, hill start assist, crawl control, and a locking rear differential as standard. A TRD shift knob and Off-Road floor mats remind occupants about this 4Runner’s go-anywhere credentials. However, the third row is not an option.

As for packages, the running boards, navigation, and upgraded audio system run $190, while the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) with options bundles the suspension system with the premium audio system and navigation for $1,595.

Toyota 4Runner

TRD Off-Road Premium

Also standard with 4WD and no third row option, spending $41,040 gets you the TRD Off-Road Premium model. Differences to the basic TRD Off-Road are minimal – red TRD stitching on the headrests and a few of the SR5 Premium’s standard features. These include integrated navigation and the Entune app suite, the HomeLink transceiver and the auto-dimming rearview mirror. SofTex fabric also reappears in the cabin.

The moonroof is available as a $100 option, while bundling it with the running boards costs $445. The moonroof plus the KDSS is $1,850, while adding the running boards to the mix ups the price to $2,195. For $2,545, a package combining the moonroof, running boards, KDSS, and a sliding rear cargo deck with an under-floor storage compartment is available.

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Limited

While the TRD Pro represents the 4Runner at its most rugged and nature conquering, the Limited targets on-road comfort for a starting price of $44,270 with 2WD. The 20-inch alloys are more show than go, while front and rear parking sonar emerges from color-keyed bumpers with chrome inserts, matching the door handles and front grille. There’s keyless entry and a push button start inside the cabin, where the front seats are heated and ventilated through perforated leather trim; further temperature control is provided by dual-zone climate.

The third row comes with leather and the sliding second row for $365, while automatic running boards costs $500. Adding these options together costs $1,865 in the final package bundle.

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Nightshade Special Edition

The newly-launched Nightshade Special Edition combines a number of black styling details for a starting price of $48,045. It comes standard with 4WD, and the alloy wheels, spoilers, door handles, roof rails, mirrors, garnishes, and exhaust all turn black. The cabin sports black interior trim too, from its steering wheel and shift knob to door grips and center console panel. The leather-trimmed third row and sliding second row costs $365.

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Rural buyers will naturally be attracted to the TRD Pro trim, though the SR5 Premium provides the optimal balance between equipment and affordability in the 2019 Toyota 4Runner lineup. Its options packages are also more reasonably priced than identical upgrades on more expensive models.

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Expert Review

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: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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The 2019 Toyota 4Runner is one of the last of its kind: a true body-on-frame off-road SUV. The 4Runner is unapologetically old school in almost every way, but it doesn't seem to make a difference. While almost every competitor has long since expired, the 4Runner stayed the course. It's now selling like hot cakes, and Toyota keeps releasing new and more expensive variations in the theme. Most importantly, the 4Runner remains one of the greatest off-roaders still available on the market – a segment that continues to dwindle as automakers struggle to meet environmental regulations.

Best Value

The Toyota 4Runner is designed to be an off-road vehicle, so the best value in our opinion is to go with the TRD Off-Road trim. At this level, you get standard four-wheel drive alongside a bunch of off-road technology like active traction control, crawl control, hill start assist, and a locking rear differential. While it isn't as equipped for off-roading as the TRD Pro, it's also nearly $10,000 less.

  • Model:2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road
  • Engine: 4.0-liter V6
  • Output:270 hp / 278 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Five-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain:Four-wheel drive
  • MPG:17 City / 20 Hwy
  • Options: Keep It Wild Savings with options ($190, premium audio system, navigation, running boards)
  • Base Price:$39,130 (including the $1,045 destination charge)
  • Best Value Price:$39,320

Performance

Toyota 4Runner

The Toyota 4Runner is nothing but dated in the performance category. It only manages a meager 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque out of a big 4.0-liter V6, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. This is curious considering that the Toyota uses a smaller 3.5-liter V6 with 296-hp in several vehicles, and the five-speed automatic has been replaced by fuel-efficient gearboxes that cram up to 10 gears into the box for better efficiency. Still, both the engine and the transmission work and remain cheap to fix, which are two things that off-road enthusiasts appreciate.

Almost every 4Runner model comes available with real, rear-wheel-based, part-time four-wheel drive, although it's optional on the two lowest trims (the one exception is the 4Runner Limited, whose system is closer to all-wheel drive and is capable of being used on dry pavement). The 4Runner is a pure-bred off-roader that offers some of the most advanced features for post-pavement expeditions you can find south of a Land Rover culminating with the TRD Pro trim. All TRD models get active traction control, hill start assist, and a locking rear differential, while the TRD Pro gets advanced Fox shocks that make the ride nicer on all surfaces, as well as a raised ride height, off-road tires, and a unique front fascia to help it get over obstacles better.

At the same time, while the 4Runner is great off the road, it's marginal on pavement – only beating out the Jeep Wrangler in on-road vehicle handling characteristics. It feels bouncy, and it's not stable at highway speeds due to the high center of gravity. Additionally, the 4Runner will lean like a ship in a storm when going around tighter corners without the optional Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System with chunky anti-roll bars with an auto-disconnecting feature for off-roading.

Style

Remember how we mentioned that the 4Runner is unapologetic? It remains unapologetic in styling too. The 4Runner is as aerodynamic as a brick, waving rude gestures to the god of fuel economy and all its worshippers. It almost seems designed that way out of spite, which gives the 4Runner a gruff but attractive appearance in the vehicular vein of Nick Offerman's character in Parks and Recreation, Ron Swanson. It can be hard to believe that the same company that builds the 4Runner sells the Prius from the same showrooms.

The 4Runner feels the most dated on the inside. There are hard plastics everywhere, the infotainment screen is tiny, and every model except for the Limited is started with a key, despite price tags approaching $50,000. All TRD trim levels forgo your ability to add a third row, but, even when equipped, that third row is cramped for anyone but children and difficult to get to. On the other hand, the 4Runner does offer a ton of space with the seats down, and the optional sliding rear cargo deck on higher trims is really nifty and adds a serious degree of practicality.

The Best and Worst Things

The biggest reason to buy the 4Runner is its off-roading chops. Alongside the Jeep Wrangler, it's one of the only purpose-built vehicles for going beyond the pavement left on the market. Additionally, it keeps an old school character that has all but eliminated from most other vehicles on the market that's charming and certainly desirable to many people.

At the same time, that old-school character doesn't combine well with the 4Runner's hefty price tag. It's simply lacking many features found on other vehicles at its price point. The most glaring of these is the lack of advanced safety features, which is particularly worrying as the 4Runner has below-average crash test safety rating scores.

Right For? Wrong For?

Toyota 4RunnerFor those that frequently go off-road, the 4Runner will be a great choice. It has all of the features someone with that lifestyle will want or need, and it'll remain capable and reliable even in harsh conditions. If you're using it in that aspect, you'll be able to better overlook its everyday issues.

On the other hand, the 4Runner isn't a great family-hauler. The most desirable trims lack a third row, and it isn't as comfortable of fuel efficient as other SUVs and crossovers. Additionally, the 4Runner is well behind the pack in safety, both in active safety features and crash test ratings. If you're looking for a mid-size SUV or crossover that's good at that, consider the Toyota Highlander or even the Land Rover Discovery Sport, which are more practical in almost every way.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line with the 2019 Toyota 4Runner is that it's one of the coolest SUVs on the road and amazing off-road, but it's also incredibly overpriced and heavily lacking in features. It's an old school design, but it leaves us thinking that Toyota doesn't feel the need to make it easier to live with considering its popularity. Regardless, if you're looking for something with off-road prowess, you cannot skip over the 4Runner in your search.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.0L V-6 / 270 HP / 278 ft.lbs.
Transmission
5-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 21 / 19 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5 / 7
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.0L V-6 / 270 HP / 278 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 21 / 19 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
23.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$88
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
89.7 Cu.ft. / 88.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
97 Cu.ft. / 128 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
190.2 "
Exterior Width
75.8 "
Exterior Height
71.5 "
Front Headroom
39.3 "
Rear Headroom
38.6 "
Front Legroom
41.7 "
Rear Legroom
32.9 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.8 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,400 Lbs.
Wheel Base
110 "
Turning Radius
18.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 17.0 " Painted Trd Forged Aluminum / 17.0 " Gray Trd Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Aluminum / 17.0 " Chrome Trd Aluminum / 17.0 " Black Trd Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored With 1 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
With Body-colored Bar / Black / Aluminum
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish / Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish / Stainless Steel With Black Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5 / 7
Seat Trim
Cloth / Leather / Simulated Suede/leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
8 Jbl
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
5
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 25,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
24 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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