In a world where unibody, car-based crossovers fill up most lanes, the 2019 Toyota 4Runner stays true to its truckin’ SUV roots. 35-years after its debut… it’s still body-on-frame.

A torquey 270-horsepower 4.0-liter V6 roars to life matched with a 5-speed automatic.

Our TRD Pro’s newly outfitted suspension with Fox internal bypass shocks and an extra inch of wheel travel proves very taut on the highway, but slow down and leave the road… and the set up quickly adjusts to the toughest ground.

A Multi-Terrain Select system aids in coping with whatever it meets. An updated aluminum front skid plate is ready to play rough, perfectly matched to its old school, 4-wheel-drive with 2-speed transfer case.

With a ground clearance ranging from 9 to 9-point-6 inches… you do feel the height inside. 

The straightforward switchgear has plenty of big knobs and buttons. The company says smart phone integration and Toyota Safety Sense are coming next year.

So 10-years into its 5-th generation the updated 2019 Toyota 4Runner holds on to all of the truck-style toughness that made it a go-to among off-road purists. On sale now starting at just over $35,000.


  • Engine: 4.0 liter
  • Horsepower: 270
  • Price: Starting at just over $35,000