2019 Toyota 4Runner

News about the Release Date of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner

The newest 2019 Toyota 4Runner is bringing more of the same ol’ same ol’. The vehicle has not changed so much since the last time around. And even though it’s present on the market since perhaps the dawn of time, the 4Runner has managed to keep a solid fan base. Even with the minimal changes that it always invokes. This model is not different at all as the update takes much of the familiar tropes of the previous car and adds them to the coming model. But there is still a lot more to the 2019 version that meets the eye.

For now the release date is set for somewhere at around late 2018. Exact stats are still not available and they may change day in and day out. But the car is still looking very solid. It appears as a model that we can expect a lot from. If we exclude its old school appearance, there are a lot of functional and helpful features that make it a prime vehicle. The 2019 Toyota 4Runner takes practicality and convenience over appearance any time of the day.

What Could be the Price of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner?

Because the 2019 Toyota 4Runner has not changed so much, the price will not go up so high. The vehicle will have appropriate price and the update will not raise the price so much. As reported, the 4Runner will mainly update some parts. However, an entire overhaul they will do sometime in the future. Even then they are probably not going to change much, as Toyota has never really gone too deep in changing this model.

All in all, the current base MSRP price of 35,205 dollars will most likely be a starting price for the 2019 version as well. Additional packages will probably affect the price and increase it a bit. These packages will be announced promptly. In addition, they may also be only available for different trims of the 4Runner models.

Some Rumors for the 2019 Toyota 4Runner

The rumors about the 2019 Toyota 4Runner started emerging not long after the update of Tacoma model. The two cars share a long-lasting history together. In fact, the 4Runner was the company’s first pickup truck, but it was later replaced by the Tacoma. So the two of them share quite a bit of history. In fact, that they share some parts and ideas between them. So it came as no surprise that the updated Toyota Tacoma sparked rumors about the 4Runner coming. For once the rumors were true, and in no time the vehicle came out. The model is now gearing for its new incarnation. And we shall see how well the model works with the updated features.

Exterior of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner

Fortunately, the 2019 Toyota 4Runner does not look as old as some of its recent incarnations. Thanks to the previous updates, which worked out some chinks in the armor of the model, we now have a progressive new vehicle which looks the part of its competitors.

The latest model added some rounded shapes and additions for the car which worked in the advantage of the 2019 version. They continued in making it seem more aggressive and gave it a bit of a meaner appearance. The massive grille in the front may still be a traditional part on the 4Runner vehicles. But thanks to the side vents and different headlights, this new model looks much more innovative compared to last time.

The Trail Edition model will still continue to offer added utility for the car. There is still a frame-mounted tow hooks under the bumper, high-profile tires and thick skid plates. But probably the best part of the new car is the ear power-window. You can operate it via the controls on the center console and it will easily turn your car into an open air automobile.

New Color Additions

Updating the 2019 Toyota 4Runner would also mean adding some aesthetic changes. This car will additionally make strides in the appearance department with a few new color options added. Unfortunately, it appears that they are going to keep the current specter for now.

There has been no mentioning of any new color variants. We did hope to see some changes and some innovations this time, but none seemed to prevail. All in all, we might get some new ones down the line but the updated 2019 will continue trotting along with the current set. Not bad but something which could have gone differently.

2019 Toyota 4Runner Size

The 2019 Toyota 4Runner makes no effort to update the size and shape of the car. Updating the size would only be a waste in this manner. The vehicle is already appropriately made and the dimensions are staying the same for this model. Actually the size of the car has gone unchanged for a while now. They probably do not plan to change it for a while in the future. But this will remain to be seen.

All in all, the overall length is 191.3 inches and the model will keep the wheelbase of 109.8 inches. The overall width is 75.8 inches and the height is 70.1 inches. The interior is as comfortable as it gets and it is owed to the great interior volume which is 97 cu ft. And let’s not forget the cargo area which has all the room you need with a volume of 47 cu ft. Generally speaking, you will be able to enjoy your 2019 Toyota 4Runner as you were already used to before.

What are the Interior Updates for the 2019 Toyota 4Runner?

The interior of the 2019 Toyota 4Runner gives us a mild refresh. Thanks to the changes brought by the past model, this new one simply continues where the previous left off. The dashboard has new gauges and there is a different passenger section made.

Now added are some glossy black accents for the center stack which makes it look much more exclusive. The cabin is more serious now and not as youthful looking as some of the past models that we had. It is far better and appears to be centered for more adult people.

The controls are easy to reach and the infotainment system is very simple. The software for the Entune system has been updated and the HVAC controls are very simple to use as well. As far as comfort goes, the front seats are made to be very supportive and have a lot of adaptability.

The second row could be a bit more comfortable but it has reclining backseats and a lot of legroom for the passengers to enjoy. So this car is still extremely comfortable and very roomy and provides the best level of comfort that one could expect.

Engine Choices and Variants for the 2019 Toyota 4Runner

Even with all the changes happening for the 2019 Toyota 4Runner, under the hood it remains the same. This vehicle will still utilize the power from the 4.0-liter V-6 engine which was already established for this model. The power output is measured at 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque.

Matted to the engine is also the Toyota’s five-speed automatic transmission, which works splendidly together. There have been some potential rumors of a 3.5-liter V-6   engine which the Tacoma vehicle uses, but so far this has not become a reality. Some would say not yet as this engine is the perfect choice for this vehicle. We shall see if they turn around and decided to add it in the end.

2019 Toyota 4Runner 0-60 mph and Top Speed

The same kind of engine choice for the 2019 Toyota 4Runner also means the same specs. There was actually no need to enhance the power as it would also affect the fuel consumption which is already not that favorable. But this potential of an added engine is still there so we have to wait and see how that plays out.

All in all, the car is still able to race to 0-60 mph in 7.5 seconds and a top speed of 114 mph is still quite acceptable. All in all, this car will be a great choice for the people who do not expect too much from the performance but appreciate the comfort the vehicle has.

What is the Fuel Economy?

If they stick to the only mentioned engine, the 2019 Toyota 4Runner will have the same kind of fuel consumption ratings as it did before. Not really favorable if we compare this car with a lot of others from the market, but it does serve its purpose. There are much pressing matters that the 2019 4Runenr is trying to address before fuel economy. So the rating of 17 mpg city and 21 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined is passable.

2017 Toyota Tundra Release Date, Review and Specs

The new 2017 Toyota Tundra is full-size pickup that offers serious off-roading capability in a comfortable and quiet interior accommodation. Although it may not be as popular as its other American rivals, the Tundra offers plenty of reasons that should probably make you consider it on your shopping list. The Tundra release date is set for the 2017 summer, if rumors by those in the know are anything to go by.

2017 Toyota Tundra black color, side angle, alloy wheels

The winning formula that has been part and parcel of Toyota Tundra has more or less features strong V8 powertrains, an off-road themed capability, colossal CrewMax cab, and a large double cab. On the flipside, though, the Tundra fails to offer a V6 engine, impressive fuel economy ratings, and a smooth ride quality.

2017 Toyota Tundra front angle, headlights and grille

While the previous model gained an upgraded electronics interface, a standard integrated trailer brake control, and an upgraded front and rear fascia, the new model comes with a tweaked exterior, a more refined interior hosting upgraded technologies and materials, and better off-roading. Regardless of what happens on its facets, what remains as the denominator is its unabashedly American creation.

2017 Toyota Tundra rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

But it isn’t the only vehicle that has the American flare, trucks from GM, Ram, and Ford are serious contenders here, too. In fact, the Tundra is, in comparison, to these trucks, at a disadvantage if the sales volume is anything to go by. Mark you, it isn’t because the Tundra is Japanese, as it is built and produced in Texas. Much of what ails it is, by and large, its age.

2017 Toyota Tundra side angle, headlights, alloy wheels, blue color

Although the new model has gained a substantial refresh relative to the outgoing model that has brought about updated features, an improved cabin, a revised styling, and better cabin layout, the changes are akin to a kitchen remodel as compared to building from scratch. Take for instance its rivals such as the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, and the Ram 1500, which have improved in leaps and bounds. The Ford F-150 comes with strong turbocharged engines, a lightweight aluminum body, and redesign interior layout. The Ram 1500 gains an efficient and powerful turbo-diesel engine, a smooth ride quality thanks to the smooth-riding coil spring suspension system, and a slightly improved fuel economy over the previous model.

2017 Toyota Tundra rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Finally, the Chevrolet Silverado too comes with incremental changes over the previous model it is replacing. It keeps up with the Joneses thanks to a myriad of changes on its exterior, and interior. The output also sees fuel economy gains. While the Toyota Tundra is arguably among the best when it comes to off-roading, its fuel economy ratings and power don’t meet the required threshold to be noticeable in the segment. In all fairness, the new 2017 Tundra simply doesn’t make the cut given the available options available in the segment today. We find it extremely difficult to recommend it to shoppers looking for a serious, all-rounded pickup truck.

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2017 Toyota Tundra Release Date & Price

As already mentioned, its release date should be expected sometime in the summer of 2017. Toyota is yet to make the pricing details known, however, this hasn’t stopped the best brains in the industry from coming up with the best case scenarios. At its best, the Tundra will probably costs an MSRP starting from $32,000 – that is, considering Toyota actually makes substantial changes. On the other hand, minimal changes will stagnate the price at the current cost estimates at $29,900.

2017 Toyota Tundra release date

2017 Toyota Tundra Exterior

Rumors within the industry allege the new model will come with several key changes on both its front and rear fascia. The front end will probably feature a menacing chrome accented grille, larger air intakes, and redesigned headlights. All these should aid it in offering a better stance than before. Some of the highlights that the exterior will offer include a damped tailgate, heated mirrors, eighteen-inch steel wheels, off-road tires, automatic LED headlights, a sunroof (Platinum), and a skid plates.

2017 Toyota Tundra side view, blue color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Toyota Tundra Interior

Accessories available should include keyless entry and ignition, an upgraded six-speaker sound system, a CD player, air conditioning, HD and satellite radio, and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.

2017 Toyota Tundra interior, steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

Available Trims

Six trims, unless slightly changed on its release date, are available: SR, SR5, Platinum, Limited, TRD Pro, and the 1794 Edition.

Engine Specs

As of this writing, two engines are available for the Toyota Tundra 2017: a 4.6L V8 engine able to crank out 310 hp and 327 lbs. ft. of torque, and a 5.7L V8 able to send 381 horsepower to the wheels.

2017 Toyota Tundra engine

Safety

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In government crash tests, the new Toyota Tundra achieved four stars out of the possible five for frontal and side crash impact protection, five stars for rear impact, and four stars for overall crash impact protection.

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2017 Toyota Highlander Release Date, Info & Specs

Pleasing and comfortable to ride, the new Toyota Highlander for 2017 isn’t a no-brainer pick for shoppers looking for a larger family crossover. Some of its strengths include a refined cabin, a functional cabin, seating capacity for up to eight people, a strong and smooth V6 engine, and a serene compliant ride. Its release date should be expected mid next year.

2017 Toyota Highlander front angle,red color,headlights

The new Toyota Highlander for 2017, which is in its fourth year of the vehicle’s present generation, remains one our favorites in this segment. For a majority of shoppers who are turned off by the thought of owning a V8-powered toy-hauling juggernaut or minivans, the highlander, with its third rows of seating, undoubtedly hits the right spots.

2017 Toyota Highlander side view, silver color

Whichever the trim level you choose, the vehicle has a long standing in terms of a comfortable and spacious cabin. You also have the option of reducing the seating capacity to eight people if you opt for the second-rose captain’s chairs. Driving the Highlander has never been this better. It comes with a V6-powered engine mated to a six-speed auto transmission that makes the driving experience smooth and effortless.

2017 Toyota Highlander side view, taillights

Interior wise, Toyota has provided lots of contemporary smartphone-integrated services and tech tools that make life inside the Highlander bearable for long distances. Unlike other vehicles in its segment, the vehicle packs enough goodness that has made it difficult for us to recommend any other vehicle. Nonetheless, it is always great to sample other vehicles in the segment before making you ultimate decision. As such, some of its alternatives include the 2017 Ford Explorer, 2017 Dodge Durango, and the 2017 Honda Pilot.

Available Trims – Toyota Highlander

The midsize three-row crossover is offered in a walloping five trims: base LE, LE Plus, XLE, Limited, and the top-rated Limited Platinum trim. The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is reviewed separately.

Interior Changes & Exterior Review – 2017 Toyota Highlander

The refreshed base LE trim offers standard cloth seating, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 60/40-split third-row seating, a CD player, USB/iPod interface, a six-speaker audio interface, manually-adjustable front seats, 18” alloy wheels, a 6.1” central touchscreen interface, a rear spoiler, automatic headlights, adaptive cruise control, heated outside mirrors, reclining and sliding 60/40-split second-row seats, and voice controls.

2017 Toyota Highlander steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob

Opting for the LE Plus gets you a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an 8” display screen, HD and satellite radio, an eight-way power driver seat, an adjustable-height power liftgate, a flip-up rear hatch window, foglights, and an automatic climate control (tri-zone).

Upgrading to the XLE adds a 110-V power outlet smartphone app integration, driver voice amplification for rear passenger communication, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, a navigation system, an 8” central display, leather upholstery, keyless ignition and entry, roof rails, a sunroof, and retractable second-row sunshades.

2017 Toyota Highlander interior, leather seats and dashboard

At the top of the food chain is the Limited trim that offers driver memory settings, a 12-speaker JBL audio system, rear parking sensors, a blind-spot monitoring system, LED running lights, 19” wheels, rear-cross traffic alert, a four-way power passenger seat, ventilated and heated front seats, ambient interior lighting, a blind-spot monitoring system, and second-row captain’s chairs.

2017 Toyota Highlander side view, headlights and alloy wheels

The trim above can also equipped with the optional Driver Technology package which offers automatic collision notification system, stolen vehicle location, a frontal impact crash mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning system, and adaptive cruise control.

2017 Toyota Highlander Engine Specs

A 2.7l four-cylinder engine rated at 185 horsepower and 184 lbs. of torque comes equipped under the hood of the base 2017 Toyota Highlander LE trim. It is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission system which transfers the power to the front wheel. Its fuel consumption according to EPA stands at 20/25/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Toyota Highlander engine

Optional for the LE and standard for the rest of the lineup is a 3.5L V6 engine rated at 270 hp and 248 lbs. of torque. Again, the power here is transferred by the six-speed automatic transmission system to either the front-or all- wheel-drive system. The EPA ratings for the V6 are 19/25/21 mpg for the FWD, and 18/24/20 mpg with the AWD.

2017 Toyota Highlander Price & Release Date

The redesigned Toyota Highlander for 2017 will probably hit our dealerships mid-next year according to online sources. And with just $29,990 to spare, you will be riding one of the Highlanders home.

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