A new vehicle is always a major investment. You need to look at your budget, look at your lifestyle and then find a vehicle that fits into both. A mid-size SUV fits the general idea of what many Canadian drivers want. Are you one of them? You might have some questions about the Toyota 4Runner, and here are some of the answers you might be looking for.
Where is the 4Runner Made?
The current generation of Toyota 4Runner is, like previous generations before it, assembled primarily in the city of Tahara in Aichi Prefecture in Japan. Some past generations have had partial assembly in another Japanese city, Hamura, but the primary assembly has always taken place in Tahara.
What Does the Name “4Runner” Mean?
Because of the versatility of the vehicle, as a mid-size SUV that is up to the challenge of getting off the highway and hitting the bush, the decision was made to combine the two aspects into one name. The 4-wheel drive and the off-road runner capabilities were mashed together to make the “4Runner” name, which has stuck for years.
What Makes the 2019 4Runner Different From the 2018 4Runner?
The 2019 4Runner is, in most performance and technical respects, identical to the 2018 model that came before it. The biggest addition is a new fifth trim. Where before the top trim was TRD Pro, followed by the Limited 7-Passenger, a new Nightshade 7-Passenger trim fits in between the two.
What Are the Different Trims of the 2019 4Runner?
There are now six trims available for the 2019 4Runner, including:
- 4Runner SR5 (the basic trim)
- TRD Off-Road
- Limited 5-Passenger
- Limited 7-Passenger
- Nightshade 7-Passenger
- TRD Pro
What Are the Highlights of the 2019 4Runner?
The 2019 Toyota 4Runner continues to be the favourite of drivers who want a lot of cargo space and also something they can rely on. The 4Runner boasts above-average industry reliability, but it is highly favoured by drivers looking to get off the road in comfort.
What Chassis is the 4Runner Built On?
The 2019 Toyota 4Runner is still one of the rare mid-size SUVs that is built more like a truck than a car. The chassis construction of the 4Runner is based on the older, more durable body-on-frame structure. This means a separate reinforced chassis, based on a truck, acts as the frame of the vehicle, while the body is attached to it.
Does the 4Runner Have 3rd Row Seating?
It does, depending on which trim you select. As the name implies, both the Limited 7-Passenger and the Nightshade 7-Passenger trims have a third row to accommodate more passengers. Other models have two rows. Make sure to look at the different models to see which ones have the passenger or cargo capacity that you’re looking for.
What is the Towing Capacity of the 2019 4Runner?
The 2019 Toyota 4Runner has a total towing capacity of 2,268 kg. Be sure to research whether or not the trailer and cargo you have in mind are within the tolerance limits.
Is the 4Runner Designed for Off-Roading?
The 4Runner is, in fact, widely regarded for its off-roading capability. While all SUVs have a more robust build that is more rugged and tough than the average street-only car, that doesn’t mean that all SUVs are necessarily ideal for going off-road.
However, the 4Runner has been specifically designed to go off-road. It is looked on fondly by many drivers as being a reliable sports utility vehicle that can hold its own once drivers head into the wilderness. It has the durable performance to get off the road but still be in prime condition to get back on it when the time comes.
If you have any more questions about the 2019 Toyota 4Runner or would like to see one for yourself, come down to Goderich Toyota and we'll be happy to help!