2019 Toyota 4Runner: Just Enough Tradition

2019 toyota 4runner

If anything can finally put to bed the myth that they don’t make ‘em like they used to, it’s the 2019 Toyota 4Runner. It’s built like an SUV should be, right down to the body-on-frame construction and powerful engine, with just enough new technology to keep things interesting. If you want an SUV that’s suited to something besides Los Angeles traffic and shopping center parking lots, it’s time for a test drive at Keyes Toyota.

2018 Toyota 4Runner Details

Powertrain details

  • Engine: 4.0-liter V6
  • Power: 270 horsepower, 278 lb-ft torque
  • Transmission: Five-speed automatic
  • Towing Capacity: 5,000 Pounds

Speaking of timeless cliches, here’s another: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The 2019 Toyota 4Runner carries on with the same look and much of the same tech as last year’s model.

That’s not to say there’s nothing new on offer. This year, the biggest changes come to the TRD Pro trim, which gets a brace of standard equipment upgrades that includes better suspension, Fox internal bypass shocks, navigation, and a better version of the JBL audio system.

Something else that hasn’t changed: capability. Properly equipped, this SUV can tow up to 5,000 pounds thanks to a six-cylinder engine that’s good for 270 horsepower and 278 lb.-ft. of torque. You can go places in this SUV that you couldn’t with a Toyota RAV4, not to mention many of its competitors’ SUVs.

2018 Toyota 4Runner Special Features

If you’re not going off-road, we’d give a slight advantage to some other new Toyota SUVs for their road manners. But the Toyota 4Runner really earns its stripes when the going gets rough. There’s a lot of cargo space (ranging from 9 to 88 cubic feet depending on seating), plus three comfortable rows of seating.

Speak to your Toyota dealer serving Los Angeles for more information about the features and options available, and be sure to take a close look at the upper trims — they give you the best value for the money in terms of combining standard features without having to spend as much extra.

Special Features

  • Toyota STAR Safety System
  • Entune Infotainment
  • Additional Seating for Up to Seven Passengers
  • Multiple Drive and Traction Modes
  • Choice of 2WD or real 4WD (not AWD)

Buying a 2018 Toyota 4Runner

If we’re being honest, holiday shopping is as close as most SUVs get to adventure. But if you want and expect more from your drive — and your SUV — it’s time for the Toyota 4Runner. Visit Keyes Toyota at 5855 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys, CA for a closer look and a test drive!