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2019 Toyota 4Runner Gets Even More Rugged

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2019 Toyota 4Runner Nightshade Edition

The Toyota 4Runner has developed quite a reputation for ruggedness in the 35 years it has been around, and Toyota is making sure it retains that core DNA for 2019.

As always, the new 4Runner will continue as a body-on-frame SUV, with a bulky yet striking exterior and an impressively capable powertrain underneath.

New for 2019 is a Nightshade Special Edition, which comes with 20-inch black wheels, black bumper and grille accents, and black interior trim on the shifter, console panels, steering wheel, and center cluster. In other words, if you can’t take a vehicle seriously unless it’s black all around, you’ll find the 4Runner Nightshade Special Edition to be a very serious SUV.

If you think paved roads are overrated and we should let nature take over again, you’ll be pleased to learn the TRD Pro trim makes a return for 2019 with an all-new suspension package that includes 2.5-inch Fox Internal Bypass Shocks. The 4Runner will thus be even more capable off the road without sacrificing comfort when you do get back on the asphalt.

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In addition, the TRD Pro gets a unique roof rack, a standard premium audio system by JBL, and an updated front skid plate with red badging, ensuring everyone knows which version of the 4Runner you own.

“Regardless of the grade or package, the 4Runner is as versatile as ever. It is a family-hauling, boat-towing, hill-climbing sport-utility SUV that can adapt to just about any situation,” Toyota writes in a press release, before making sure to note that the 4Runner also has room for seven passengers.

The new 2019 Toyota 4Runner starts at $34,910, up a mild $100 over the 2018 model. The Nightshade Special Edition starts at $44,965 (if that seems high, it’s because it builds off of the Limited trim and thus comes with all of the Limited’s extra features as well) and the TRD Pro starts at $46,415.

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