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2019 Toyota 4Runner: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Senior Pricing Analyst - August 09, 2018
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Model Preview

The Toyota 4Runner will see minor updates for the 2019 model year. The most noteworthy changes will be an updated TRD Pro trim and Nightshade Edition Package. Other than that, preliminary order guides indicate the 4Runner will largely be a carryover.

Last redesigned for 2010, the 4Runner remains one of the oldest vehicles in Toyota's lineup. However, this hasn't stopped shoppers looking for a hardy SUV that's actually capable of being taken off-road. Those looking for a beefier look will want to consider the revamped TRD Pro.

The Pro will feature a new roof rack, red TRD Pro lettering on the front skid plate, new 17-inch matte-black TRD alloy wheels, and a 1-inch-wider rear track. Inside, the vehicle gets an Entune JBL Audio system with integrated navigation and App Suite.

Alternatively, a new package called the Nightshade Edition will be offered. A variant of the 4Runner Limited, it'll come with black chrome front moldings, 20-inch black wheels, unique black front & rear bumper spoilers/window moldings and roof rails. It'll even get a black exhaust tip.

Toyota 4Runner

Other minor changes have to do with exterior paint choices. For 2019, Toyota has discontinued Cavalry Blue and replaced it with Voodoo Blue. As before, Blizzard Pearl is considered a premium color and will incur an extra charge compared to standard paints.

Toyota is also making some updates to roof rails for differentiation. SR5 & Premium styles will feature silver rails with black caps (the trim at the ends of each rail). Silver caps, previously available in those trims, will now only be offered in the Limited. Nightshade and TRD models get all-black designs.

Under the hood, expect to see the same 4.0-liter V6 rated at 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque paired to a 5-speed automatic transmission. Unfortunately, there are no indications that Toyota will be bringing back the 4.7-liter V8 last offered in the previous generation.

In terms of safety, the 4Runner will continue to be one of the few Toyota models not to come equipped with automatic emergency braking. As before, it will not come equipped with either TSS-C or TSS-P, the two main versions of Toyota Safety Sense that come standard in models like the Camry and RAV4.

Expect a full review closer to launch.

Pricing & Release Date

Toyota expects the 2019 4Runner to arrive at dealers this fall.

Official pricing will start at $35,955 including destination for the SR5 4x2 and will range up to $47,460 for the TRD Pro. That equates to a $100 price increase on most styles, but a $3,340 increase in the case of the Pro.

The new Nightshade Edition has been priced from $46,010, and— in 4x4 form— will be the most expensive 4Runner at $48,045. See below for a full list of prices. All values include a mandatory destination charge of $1,045.

2019 Toyota 4Runner 4x2 Pricing

Vehicle TrimMSRP
SR5 Premium$37,785
Nightshade Edition$46,010

2019 Toyota 4Runner 4x4 Pricing

Vehicle TrimMSRP
TRD Off-Road$39,130
SR5 Premium$39,660
TRD Off-Road Premium$41,040
TRD Pro$47,460
Nightshade Edition$48,045

In terms of deals, the 4Runner tends not to see a whole lot of discounts. However, most shoppers may not know that the vehicle features built-in savings courtesy of the Keep It Wild discount.

It's worth $1,000 off MSRP in the Limited, $750 with SR5 Premium and TRD Off-Road Premium versions, and $500 off MSRP in the regular SR5 and TRD Off-Road. These discounts will continue for 2019.

The 4Runner doesn't really have any direct rivals. Having said that, alternatives include the Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Toyota Highlander.

Learn about the current 4Runner on sale now »


Pictured: 2019 4Runner

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