• 2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Hits the Gym: See What’s Changed Here! [Video]

    2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
    2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro. [Photo: Toyota]

    New Fox shocks, protective gear hits the new 4Runner TRD Pro

    Toyota’s hardcore TRD Pro lineup is back for an encore. Today, the company is showing off its latest 2019 models at the Chicago Auto Show, including the new 4Runner TRD Pro. On the surface, not a whole lot has changed from the previous models. The 4Runner, Tacoma and Tundra still get the same treatment, with matte black TRD wheels and old-style “TOYOTA” badge treatment across the grille. However, underneath the unique TRD Pro styling, Toyota has made some changes under the skin.

    2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
    [Photo: Toyota]
    Starting from the minor changes, TRD Pros from 2019 will be available in three colors. If you order the 4Runner TRD Pro, for example, you’ll be able to order it in Super White (pictured above), Midnight Black Metallic or Voodoo Blue. The 4Runner TRD Pro also gets a new roof rack. On the inside, the 4Runner is treated to TRD Pro floor mats, shift knob, and red-stitched Softex seats with TRD logos on the headrests. Underneath, there’s a white-painted skid plate emblazoned with “TRD” across the front.

    To complement the aesthetic treatment, the 4Runner TRD Pro also gets the 17-inch matte black alloy wheels. Toyota has changed the offset to provide the 4Runner with a 1-inch wider track, and they provide grippy Nitto Terra Grappler P265/70R17 All-Terrain tires. So far as we can tell, the 4Runner retains its naturally aspirated, 4.0-liter V6 engine and 5-speed automatic transmission.

    About that suspension

    Most importantly, the 4Runner TRD Pro, as with the Tacoma and Tundra, get all-new, beefed up Fox shocks. The 2.5-inch front shocks use 46 mm pistons with 7 bypass zones (4 compression, 3 rebound) to the old shocks’ 5 zones. The new rear shocks feature 11 bypass zones (7 compression, 4 rebound) to the old shocks’ 7 zones. Specially tuned front springs give the 4Runner an extra inch of lift and wheel travel over other trim levels.

    2019 Toyota Tacoma and Tundra TRD Pro. [Photo: Toyota]

    TRD Tacoma and Tundra

    The 4Runner isn’t the only TRD Pro to get a special Fox shock treatment, either. Toyota upgraded the suspension in the Tacoma and Tundra as well. To check out which upgrades you can get for those trucks, including the Tacoma’s “Desert Air Intake”, head over to TFLtruck.com! All three TRD Pro models will go on sale this fall.

    Stay tuned for more Chicago Auto Show updates! Catch our LIVE coverage of Toyota’s news conference covering the TRD Pro lineup above! Subscribe to The Fast Lane Car, The Fast Lane Truck and TFLnow on YouTube to catch all our latest videos from the show.

    Zach Butler
    Zach Butler
    Zach Butler is the Managing Editor for The Fast Lane Car. A Colorado native, he spends his free time exploring the hidden gems and scenic vistas of the Rocky Mountains. Zach is a life-long automotive fanatic and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

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    14 thoughts on “2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Hits the Gym: See What’s Changed Here! [Video]

    1. I thought I was going crazy but about a month ago I saw LED DRL fog lights as a TRD option on the 2018 4Runner on Toyotas website. Guess they accidentally leaked it a little early. Good to see they brought LEDs to the game but sad to see they didn’t update the main headlights

    2. Ok.

      Now… when are they actually going to come out with a new model that will catch up to the Colorado & Ranger?

      And… more importantly… when are they going to start offering a diesel option?

    3. I love the fact that Toyota is offering bits and pieces that you don’t have to buy from magazines now. I love the fact they’re not going to do some stupid turbo charged engine (jeep) making things complicated if the recipe works stick with it. the design language they’ve got to do better on before Gm brings back hummer with the new H3 as their are whispers and the broncos return i’d like to see more competitive pricing Toyotas great job Toyota
      prices seem to me to be a little too high.

      Why don’t you upgrade 4Runner to have Build To Order with V8/V6 piston toggling option (Power / Eco modes ) that will tow 7000 pounds with new transmission?
      I want to stay with Toyota & trade in my FJC for sporty SUV that can tow more!

    5. So shocks and a snorkel for the Tacoma…..Front Locker? No. Gears? No. Sliders? No. Way Bar Disconnect? No. Tech? No. Power No……

    6. Nobody cares about that that’s buys the vehicle you do realize that right your the only one that cares about electric anything on this thread so it is not going to invest millions of dollars for the one person who would want that.

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