2019 4Runner Is Going To Lose Old V6 Engine


The Toyota 4Runner has been on the world stage since 1984, the first iterations of it were simply a pickup truck with a fiberglass rear cover added on. It has excellent off-road ability and there are numerous specialists out there than can beef them up further if you want to drive around the world in one.

Toyota haven’t released any official 2019 Toyota 4Runner info yet, but from talking to industry experts, we have a pretty good picture of what to expect when Toyota do release the 2019 model. We think it’s going to be a hit!

Toyota 4Runner 2019 Release date and Price

Nothing has been confirmed yet, and we haven’t even seen any spy shots of the Toyota 4Runner 2019, but by all accounts, we think that Toyota will debut the 2019 4Runner in the early part of 2018 at one of the larger auto shows, then it will coming to the dealerships toward the end of 2018, perhaps as late as September, just in time to be badged as the 2019 model.

Also read about the Toyota Tundra 2018

We can only work on current pricing structures and the market competition when it comes to the price of the 2019 model.

We think that the Toyota will remain competitive, so this should mean a starting price of around $36,000 for the base model, the fully loaded flag ship should be closer to $50,000.

2019 Toyota 4 Runner Redesign – New Generation?

Toyota 4Runner new body style anyone? Styling wise, the new 4Runner 2019 will get a few updates, in particular it’s thought that we’ll see upgraded and redesigned LED lighting at both the front and rear, changeds in bumpers and of course, a restyled front grille – all giving the 2019 model year 4Runner a new look compared to the predecessor.

More Premium Interior

Expect to see a similar cabin (styling wise) but with updated and higher quality finishing trims, giving the appearance of quality rather than cheap plastics. The seating layout will keep the 3rd row.

The trim option will include the same SR5, TRD, Limited and other modifications and editions

Get Rid of Old V6

As for specs, we think that Toyota will lose the outdated 4.0 V6 from the line up – it just simply isn’t efficient enough for today’s market (as well as V8), so instead we’ll see a naturally aspirated 3.5 liter V6 with around 300 BHP and 290 lb/ft of torque – enough for most situations, even in a vehicle this size. And more likely a turbocharged four cylinder unit for initial configuration and don’t expect diesel version whatsoever.

The engine will be coupled to a 6-speed auto transmission and will drive the rear wheels as standard with an option for driving all four wheels for when the going gets a little tougher.

In a bid to improve gas mileage, it’s thought that the 4Runner will also shed some weight, thanks to better construction materials used in the body and chassis.

Editor's rating
4.5 overall
  • Safety4.6
  • Performance4.5
  • Design4.7
  • Features4.5
  • Fuel economy4.3

2019 Toyota 4Runner is going to have a new V6 engine, updated interior and exterior styling.

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