When it comes to handling the harshest of terrains, there is hardly a more suitable off-road vehicle than the 2019 Toyota 4Runner. The 4Runner series is one of the oldest ones and it has been present on the market since 1984. Ever since then, it has been considered as one of the most rugged, durable, and capable SUVs in the world.
What started as a simple pick-up truck has become one of the most sophisticated SUVs on the market.
Today, the 4Runner is a durable, 5-passenger SUV that is well-known for its high resale value, longevity, and reliability. With the 2019 edition, the Japanese manufacturer wants to take a step further and introduce a number of changes and additions.
These will allow the 4Runner to successfully compete with the Nissan Pathfinder, the Honda Pilot, and the Ford Explorer.
2019 Toyota 4Runner – Notable Changes
As far as the styling of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner is concerned, we will see a few notable changes. With these changes, it is obvious that Toyota wants to make the 4Runner look more aggressive and rugged than before.
For starters, we will see a slightly redesigned front fascia with larger, boomerang-shaped indentations. Above them, there will be a set of revamped LED headlights.
In the back, the 4Runner will sport a redesigned rear bumper and new taillights. All in all, the 2019 edition of the 4Runner will look pretty much like the previous version. It will still be distinguished by its utilitarian, boxy look and rugged feel.
However, this time, all of this will come in a more aggressive-looking package.
Cabin quite similar to predecessor
Inside, the 2019 Toyota 4Runner will most certainly feature a cabin quite similar to the one found in the previous model. However, we can expect some improvements, in the form of high-quality finishing trims and more advanced tech options.
Overall, the cabin of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner will look rather simple, but at the same time very versatile and roomy.
It will also feature a highly ergonomic dashboard, with big buttons and dials, which will be extremely simple to use. Both the driver and the passengers can expect plenty of room, as well as comfort. This comfort will be a result of fully-adjustable, supportive seats.
The cargo space will also be plentiful, measuring almost 90 cubic feet, once the rear seats are folded. Tech-wise, this SUV will feature a dual-zone climate control, the Entune Audio Plus suite, Bluetooth streaming, a 15-speker JBL audio system, a rearview camera and more.
Engine Specs and Performance
Under the hood, the 2019 Toyota 4Runner will sport only one engine variant. This is going to be a 4.0-liter V-6 engine, capable of outputting 270 horsepower @ 5.600 rpm and 278 lb-ft of torque @ 4.400 rpm.
With these numbers, the upcoming 4Runner will go from 0 to 62 mph in about 8.1 seconds. Its EPA rating is 17/22 mpg with a 2WD and 17/21 mpg with a 4WD. The engine will be mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission.
Expected Release Date and Price Range of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner
So far, nothing has been confirmed yet when it comes to the release date of the latest 2019 Toyota 4Runner. However, we should expect it to hit the stores in mid to late 2018.
The base model will be most likely priced at $34.200, while the premium variant will certainly reach a price of $43.400.