Toyota’s crossover lineup is so big, but only one model comes up with a TRD Pro off-road package. We can find this set available on two trucks, Tacoma and Tundra. However, no other SUV is going to get TRD Pro any time soon. TRD sport is a part of Sequoia trim options. For 2019 Toyota 4Runner, the company will give us even more excitement. With a $10 billion investment plan for next five years, we will see a lot more from the Japanese carmaker.
The concept of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner is being tested. First spy shots are available. As always, we don’t know as much as we would like to learn. Toyota is still quiet with details about the redesign and specs. However, news and rumors are informing about new features for TRD Pro and Limited packages.
2019 Toyota 4Runner Drivetrain
We expect from engineers not to change things up too much under the hood. So, we will see again the proven 4.0-liter V-6 as the heart of 2019 Toyota 4Runner. This unit is an excellent solution for an off-road ride and all obstacles the crossover can find there. Without tuning, the powertrain is good for 270 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The huge downside is the fuel economy estimated to 18 mpg combined. In tough weather and terrain condition, gas mileage drops even more.
Transmission for the 2019 Toyota 4Runner is a five-speed auto. Buyers will choose between two-wheel drive, part-time AWD, and full-time AWD. If the gas consumption is bad, then towing capacity is an advantage of the 4Runner. With the capability to tow 5,000 pounds, this will be one best SUV in the class.
2019 Toyota 4Runner Options and Trim Levels
While you won’t be able to choose engines for 2019 Toyota 4Runner, there will be plenty of other options. The interior of the SUV seems to have a simple layout, However, it can be upgraded with many features. For example, premium Entune audio system and navigation are optional.
Limited and TRD Pro
All the options will be available in six trim levels. Base models are an SR5 and Premium version of the package. Mid-range trims are TRD Off-Road and TRD Off-Road Premium. If you are looking for top-notch features, you will find them in Limited and TRD Pro levels. The first one is the premium version of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner. The other one is more oriented to off-road drive with special suspension tuning.
2019 Toyota 4Runner Release Date
With minor changes that will keep 2019 Toyota 4Runner competitive, the SUV will be ready soon. So, we could see it in next few months, with sales starting by the end of 2018. However, the company will leave the debut of TRD Pro package for next season.
This full-size SUV is going to keep the pricing of the current edition. That means everything starts from around $35,000. TRD Off-road Premium trim will cost above $40,000. Depending on equipment and accessories, the 2019 Toyota 4Runner Limited and TRD Pro models will cost probably closer to $45k.