When it comes to shopping for a new SUV there are a lot of questions that come to mind. How much can it tow? How powerful is the engine? Can it handle off-roading? Is there a 4×4 model option? Is there a lot of space in the cabin?
These questions play a vital role in choosing the SUV that is right for you. That’s why we have put together this guide to breakdown the 2019 Toyota 4Runner capability and power specs to give you an idea of just how much this Toyota SUV can do.
4Runner Engine Specs and Drivetrain
The 2019 Toyota 4Runner is available in seven different trim levels – SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Limited, Limited Nightshade Edition, and TRD Pro – with 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrain options.
The SR5, SR5 Premium, and Limited 4Runner models are available in both 4×2 and 4×4 options, whereas the Limited Nightshade Edition, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, and TRD Pro models are exclusively in 4×4 drivetrains.
The full 2019 4Runner lineup is powered by a 4.0-liter V6 DOHC 24-valve engine with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing paired to a 5-speed Electronically Controlled automatic transmission.
This combination allows drivers to tow up to 5,000 pounds and generates a heart-pounding 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. 4×2 Toyota 4Runner models feature a rear-wheel drivetrain with Automatic Limited-Slip Differential and offer 9 inches of ground clearance. A part-time 4WD system with Active Traction Control is used in the SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, and TRD Pro 4×4 models.
Limited and Limited Nightshade Edition 4×4 models feature a full-time 4WD system with Active Traction Control and Torsen® limited-slip center differential with locking feature.