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2019 Toyota 4Runner vs 2019 Chevy Tahoe

A full-sized SUV can be the answer for a lot of families with space, towing, and cargo-hauling needs. With plenty of room for the whole gang to sit comfortably and performance specs that allow drivers to bring along toys like the family boat, the full-size SUV segment has plenty of possibilities that can help fuel family travel.

Today, we’re looking at the 2019 Toyota 4Runner and 2019 Chevy Tahoe lineups to see what each has to offer for families on the move. Families looking for a premium hauler with extra space and plenty of features may be most entertained in the 2019 Chevy Tahoe. Families looking for an SUV with extreme capability that can tackle whatever the road or trail brings next may want to stick with the 2019 Toyota 4Runner. Learn more about both models below.

Split screen images of the 2019  Toyota 4Runner and 2019 Chevy Tahoe

2019 Toyota 4Runner


2019 Chevy Tahoe

$35,110 Starting MSRP $48,000
17/21 Fuel Economy 15/22
5-7 Seating Capacity 7-9
89.7 cubic feet Cargo Space 94.7 cubic feet

Seating Capacity, Dimensions, and Performance

Overall, the 2019 Chevy Tahoe is a larger vehicle than the 2019 Toyota 4Runner offering a larger seating capacity and cargo space for passengers and belongings. The 2019 Tahoe also offers a more robust set of premium amenities throughout the lineup, but it will cost you. Even the base 2019 Chevy Tahoe model is over $10,000 more expensive than the base 2019 4Runner.

Standard 2019 Toyota 4Runner models come equipped with seating for up to five total passengers. Select trims offer a third-row seat upgrade which bumps up the seating capacity to seven passengers, though the third row is best reserved for smaller passengers or short trips. The 2019 Chevy Tahoe offers seating for seven to nine passengers depending on configuration, which may be preferable for drivers who regularly need to haul 7+ passengers.

While size may be the determining factor for some SUV shoppers, many will need to choose between the premium amenities and power offered with the Chevy Tahoe or the off-roading capability offered with the Toyota 4Runner. The 2019 4Runner’s smaller body and larger ground clearance are an asset on the trails and standard and available features like 4WD with Active Traction Control, Crawl Control, Multi-Terrain Select, a locking rear differential, and a sliding rear cargo deck mean it is the superior choice if you plan to use your SUV as an outdoor adventure vehicle.

If outdoor capability tops your SUV wish list, find the 2019 Toyota 4Runner lineup on sale now at Fox Toyota in Clinton, TN near Knoxville. Stop by the dealership for a test drive appointment our browse our available inventory online.