The 2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro makes off-roading look easySep 9th, 2018
The 4Runner has been one of Toyota’s most enduring nameplates. Since 1984, the tough little SUV has been used by outdoor lovers and workers as a simple-and-effective mean of getting where you needed to be, wherever that may be.
For 2019, a new variant has been launched; drawing from Toyota’s significant experience off the beaten paths, the TRD Pro aims to be the toughest and most capable 4Runner yet.
So what makes the 2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro so capable? It all starts with what makes the 4Runner itself unique. First of all, it’s one of the last body-on-frame SUVs out there, which is the ideal layout for off-roading. (Just ask any of the serious off-roaders who still ride in their old Hilux, FJ Cruiser or Jeep). The 4-link live axle rear suspension is also loved for its ruggedness AND its comfort on the road. Who said you need to sacrifice one to get the other? Not Toyota.
The TRD Pro is outfitted to go where other SUVs wouldn’t dare to tread. Its TRD shocks (designed in partnership with FOX) will bounce over hard ruts, while its off-road, multi-terrain ABS system ensures you’ll be able to avoid whatever Mother Nature puts on the road. Crawl Control makes crossing hard obstacles a breeze, while the 31.5-inches off-road tires will provide grip regardless of what’s underneath them. To protect the engine and cooling equipment, a TRD stamped aluminum skid plate comes standard.
It’s easy to recognize a TRD Pro among other 4Runners. From the front, it sports an old-school Toyota badging in a classic font, and there’s also a unique hood scoop and a roof rack. The 17-inch matte black wheels are also a dead giveaway, as are the black TRD badging all over the truck. Inside, the black leather seat with red letters is among the first things you’ll spot when you open the front doors.
When choosing the ultimate off-road SUV Toyota, you’ll only have one choice to make: do you want your 2019 4Runner TRD Pro in Voodoo Blue, Super White or Midnight Black?