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2019 Toyota 4Runner vs 2018 Toyota 4Runner

The Toyota 4Runner wears many hats: people mover, boat tower, off-road trail boss. It’s the perfect model for drivers who need a lot from their vehicle. Currently, SUV shoppers interested in a new Toyota 4Runner will have their choice between the 2019 Toyota 4Runner lineup and 2018 Toyota 4Runner lineup at their local dealership.

To aid in the research process, we have compared the two models to see what each has to offer. Most notably, the 2019 Toyota 4Runner offers a Nightshade Special Edition configuration and a TRD Pro trim option. Aside from that, performance specs, fuel economy scores, and interior seating capabilities are largely the same between the two models. Keep reading to learn more. 

Split screen images of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner and 2018 Toyota 4Runner

2019 Toyota 4Runner


2018 Toyota 4Runner

$35,110 Starting MSRP $34,810
17/21 Fuel Economy 17/21
5,000 pounds Max Towing 5,000 pounds
SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Limited, Limited Nightshade Edition, TRD Pro Trim Levels SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Limited, TRD Pro

2019 Toyota 4Runner: Trim Updates

The Toyota 4Runner is returning for the 2019 model year with two configurations that up the ante on customization and performance. A new Nightshade Special Edition configuration will offer a host of blacked-out exterior accessories straight from the factory. The TRD Pro trim is also returning to the lineup to provide increased performance for off-road handling.

Drivers interested in a custom-looking 2019 Toyota 4Runner model without the hassle may be interested in upgrading their Limited trim with the Nightshade Special Edition package. On the outside, the specialty package adds blacked-out front and rear bumper spoilers, side mirrors, door handles, rocker panels, roof rails, badging, exhaust tip, and wheels. Inside, the steering wheel, shifting knob and other accessories also get the blacked-out treatment.

Drivers interested in using their 2019 Toyota 4Runner as a tool for off-road adventures may be more interested in the TRD Pro trim that adds performance-enhancing features like Fox shocks, a higher ground clearance, a TRD roost shield, TRD-branded skid plates, a roof rack, all-terrain tires, and more. A variety of TRD-branded interior and exterior accessories are also sprinkled throughout the TRD Pro trim for a sharp look.

SUV shoppers interested in browsing the 2019 Toyota 4Runner lineup can find a variety of models available for lease and purchase at Fox Toyota in Clinton, TN near Knoxville. Stop by the dealership or connect with our team online via the pop-up form below.