Used 2019 Toyota 4Runner Consumer Reviews

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2019 4Runner TRD Pro - Tall Driver Review

Out of WA, 05/26/2020
TRD PRO 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

I'm pretty tall - 6'4" - and I have both sub-par knees and a once-broken tailbone that never fails to give me fits on long drives. Comfort and reliability are very important metrics for me. I now have owned the 2019 4Runner TRD Pro for ~8 months and I'd say it's a mixed, but generally positive, bag. Right up front: comfort could be (much) better. It took me weeks to settle into a comfortable driving position, coming from a Chevy Silverado that was immediately comfortable the very first time I drove it right up until I traded it in. The 4Runner's seats are decent enough, although the cushioning on the bottom leaves something to be desired and gets the old tailbone complaining. The main issue is the headroom and lack of sufficient adjustment. If the wheel would come out another inch or two inches, it would help tremendously. This is not an issue just for me - there are whole forum posts dedicated to tall people considering extending their steering column just to get comfortable. Additionally, my head is right up at the roof line even with the seat down as far as it can go - and I can't lean back too far or I'm either reaching straight out with my arms for the steering wheel, or my knees will be up touching the wheel. I've since taken to using a (thin) memory foam pad on the bottom and just kept working at adjusting the seat until I found a decently comfortable position. That said...I definitely miss my Silverado in that regard. The other big cons for the 4Runner? A fairly old and wheezy engine (although it gets up and goes decent enough) when on the road (it's an awesome, torquey beast off-road, in it's element), pretty terrible gas mileage (I knew what I was getting into, but it's still sad to see a V6 getting consistently worse mileage than my full sized pickup with a V8 was getting), and ancient headunit/tech (the 2020 does better here...but bear in mind the 2020 has no CD player, so if you like listening to CDs or check out books on CD from the library for your commute like I do, keep that in mind!). Also, the 'premium' stereo system is...awful. I'm an audio nut, I have a degree in audio engineering, have worked in the field, etc, and this system is objectively bad. I've tweaked the bass, mids and treble to get close-to-listenable audio, but it's remarkably poor for being the 'best' you can get in a 4Runner. For what it's worth, I test drove a Land Cruiser at the same time and the sound system (also JBL) wasn't much better in a vehicle almost 2x more expensive. Definitely some work to be done here, Toyota - the standard (non-premium) system in the Silverado was far superior. I also know you *can* do better, as the Mark Levinson systems I've heard in some Lexus vehicles is top-notch. But...I still give my rig 4 stars. Why? Even with all of the above, if you know and accept what you are getting, you will be happy/thrilled. This is a bullet-proof, made-in-Japan (for the TRD Pro) and nearly unstoppable rig. The suspension on the TRD Pro is fantastic, absorbing bumps like nobody's business around town and letting me cruise down a forest ranger trail with aplomb. It's quiet inside, even compared to the pretty-darn-quiet Silverado or my wife's Camry. The Nitto Grapplers proved their worth in the snow this past winter, getting me right up the neighborhood hill when all out neighbors (and my wife's Camry) couldn't make it and slid back down. I did that in 4 wheel high without even activating 4-lo or terrain management or crawl control - just didn't need it. And that's why, in a nutshell. We bought this rig for an every-day-driver bug out vehicle that's far, far easier to maneuver around town/parking lots than our Silverado. The storage space in the back isn't the most in the SUV business, but it's enough for our bug out stuff and it'll still swallow a Costco load besides. It's simply tremendously well put together, built in Japan with 100% Japanese components (for the TRD Pro), and all those old technologies (engine, transmission, mechanical four wheel drive transfer case) mean long-term proven reliability. If you want something that's going to start up every day no matter what, can take you to work safely and in relative comfort, and will let you and your family cross a mountain in at the drop of a hat, there's not too many other alternatives out there, especially if you want all that the moment you drive it new off the dealer lot with a full manufacture's warranty in place.

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4 out of 5 stars

Love My TRD PRO

Chip, 03/15/2019
TRD PRO 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
8 of 10 people found this review helpful

Reliable, Cool, Expensive to buy, Love the simplicity of the controls, Very nice ride with the Fox Shock Package.

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4 out of 5 stars

Great vehicle except for nav

RIslander, 02/16/2019
Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
12 of 16 people found this review helpful

I’m really pleased with it except for the navigation system. The nav system is not user friendly nor clear compared with after-market systems like those offered by Alpine. Toyota is so advanced when it comes to automobile technology with the exception of their entertainment and navigation systems. It’s very surprising.

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5 out of 5 stars

Great SUV

NmIce, 07/21/2019
SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
5 of 6 people found this review helpful

The 4Runner is a last trie body on frame SUV with great off-road capability, solid ride, great curb appeal, reliability and safety. Not to mention plenty of cargo space. I've wanted one for years and it does not disappoint!

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5 out of 5 stars

Somewhat old school but very well built

M from Dallas , 08/11/2019
SR5 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
5 of 6 people found this review helpful

My 2nd 4Runner and glad I went back to Toyota. I’ve owned Toyotas in the past then experimented with other car brands but always had little issues with those other manufacturers. Returning to a Toyota, especially a 4Runner, helped me appreciate the build quality and excellent QC. True it doesn’t have the ride comfort of a crossover nor the gas mileage, but this 4Runner has great build quality and I know I can drive it for a long time trouble free. Engine is powerful enough and ride is like a truck but not bad. Absorbs road imperfections really well and handling is sufficient. Interior is simple but well put together. I’m expecting many years of trouble free maintenance, similar to other Toyotas I’ve owned in the past.

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