According to our sources, the market of pickup trucks is about to get another member coming from the popular Japanese carmaker. The latest 4Runner will hit the market as a 2019 Toyota 4Runner model, revealing some significant updates, including those under the hood. This model should be a serious competition to Toyota Tacoma, Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee, but much more affordable.
If we can say one thing about the exterior of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner, we can guarantee that it will be more attractive and better-equipped than the current model. This four-door pickup truck should also use a brand-new platform that will only improve its already excellent off-road abilities. The carmaker should combine high-strength steel with aluminum and other lightweight materials in its chassis. When it comes to exterior styling, this pickup will perfectly combine its traditional features with innovative next-generation design. Most of the expected updates and changes will probably happen around the front fascia and make it more aggressive. The truck will wear its distinctive large grille and a restyled bumper with bigger air vents. The headlights and taillights will be redesigned and use the latest LED technology. The new 4Runner will stand on 17-inch wheels as standard, but it can go up to 20-inch on higher trim levels.
The interior of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner will also reveal numerous changes and innovations and it will be largely improved comparing to the current model. Some would even compare it to the latest Tacoma in terms of interior design. The cabin will perfectly accommodate up to seven adult passengers and offer cozy and adjustable seats. Higher trim levels will even offer heated and cooled front seats. The seats should be covered in high-quality materials, depending on the trim you choose. When it comes to technology, the driver will get a 6.1-inch HD touch-screen display with the latest infotainment system. It will provide features such as navigation system, audio system with 8 speakers in lower and JBL audio system with 15 speakers in higher trim levels, dual-zone climate control, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and others. Rearview camera, airbags and stability control are just some of the safety systems and driver assist features that will be included.
One of the possible solutions that might happen under the hood of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner is that this model keeps using the current 4.0-liter V6 engine that delivers 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, a rumor has it that Toyota might actually replace this engine with a smaller 3.5-liter naturally-aspirated V6 that is expected to deliver up to 300 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. This engine might also get a new six-speed automatic transmission, but this has not been confirmed yet.
2019 Toyota 4Runner Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner should probably happen in early 2018. The price of a base model has been estimated at $36,000, but we hope for more details soon.