The 2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro puts its best foot forward in a Colorado off-road adventure.
On the heels of crossing from Utah into Colorado in the Tacoma and Tundra TRD Pro, now it’s the 4Runner’s turn. In this overland adventure, TFL’s Roman Mica takes the 4Runner up Imogene Pass near Telluride, Colorado. The objective? See just what the latest version of Toyota’s most off-road worthy 4Runner can handle.
Along the ascent up the pass to 13,114 feet, there are rivers to ford, forests to navigate and rocky trails to climb. So just what does the 2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro carry in its off-roading kit to help it tackle whatever Mother Earth can throw its way? Like the TRD Off-Road and Off-Road Premium trims, the 4Runner TRD Pro packs Crawl Control and Multi-Terrain Select. That way, the 4Runner’s computers can work out how best to traverse off-road obstacles depending on the prevailing terrain.
Old-school reliability is the name of the game
Then there’s the old-fashioned grunt. The 2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro chugs along with the proven 4.0-liter V6 engine, making 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. That engine comes mated to a rather archaic five-speed automatic transmission. Unfortunately, for manual enthusiasts, the automatic is your only option in the 4Runner.
Apart from that, there are beefed up 2.5-inch FOX shocks with with 46 mm pistons. There are 7 bypass zones in the front, as well as 11 bypass zones in the rear. The 2019 4Runner TRD Pro also gets an inch more ground clearance and wheel travel over the other models. Apart from the suspension changes, there are 17-inch satin black alloy wheels, and a TRD-branded skid plate up front. The 4Runner TRD Pro rolls on Nitto Terra Grappler P265/70R17 all-terrain tires.
Find out how the 2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro tackles the trip to the top of the world in the video above! Find out more about our time with the 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro and 2019 Tundra TRD Pro at TFLtruck.com!