Toyota is definitely going to bring some great news for all the off-road enthusiasts in 2019. Besides its new Tacoma and Tundra, the Japanese carmaker is about to release the 2019 Toyota 4Runner soon. This pickup truck is going to receive some minor changes and refreshments in terms of design and technology, but it might also offer some new engine options.
- better-quality materials for seats
- safety systems and driver assist features
- too expensive versus competition
The first update that the 2019 Toyota 4Runner is going to receive is its brand-new platform. According to the information we have got, this four-door pickup truck should employ high-strength steel, but also some lightweight materials such as aluminum in its chassis construction. Since this model has always been known as heavy and robust, the new 4Runner should come with a lighter chassis. This will significantly improve its overall performance. When it comes to exterior features, we must notice that this truck is still going to keep most of its recognizable and traditional rugged features. However, it will get better equipment and more modern and attractive details. It will even appear a bit aggressive, especially in the front end. Some distinctive redesign can be noticed on its large grille and massive bumpers. The headlights and taillights will use the LED technology and improve the visibility. This medium-size truck will stand on standard 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires. Toyota should also improve its suspension system, stability and handling, although this model has been known for its excellent off-road capacity.
The 2019 Toyota 4Runner should get a brand-new design inside its cabin, perhaps more modern and innovative than you would expect from an off-roader like this. Also, it has been said that most of these interior features have been largely inspired by the latest Tacoma. Be that as it may, the new 4Runner will provide a comfortable and functional cabin that will be able to accommodate five or seven adult passengers, depending on the configuration you choose. Toyota will use better-quality materials to cover the seats and furnish the cabin. Besides materials, the carmaker will upgrade its technology as well. You can expect the latest infotainment and entertainment system provided on a touch-screen display as well as the necessary safety systems and driver assist features.
It has not been confirmed yet whether the 2019 Toyota 4Runner will keep its current engine choice or replace it with a new one. However, if it doesn’t change anything, this truck will offer its 4.0-liter V6 with 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The possible new option would include a 3.5-liter V6 that produces around 300 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. Such an engine would be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, but we expect more information soon.
2019 Toyota 4Runner Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner should be expected to happen in the first quarter of 2018, but it has not been announced yet. The estimated price of this truck starts around $35,000 before options.