Would you pay over $3,000 extra for the new Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro?
The Toyota 4Runner is a highly capable off-roader. There's also a hardcore TRD Pro variant that comes with all manner of extras for those who predominately drive their SUV off-road, but the 2019 model is getting a hefty price bump. According to CarsDirect, the 2019 Toyota 4Runner Pro starts at $47,460 including a $1,045 destination fee – that's $3,340 more than the 2018 model. All other 4Runner trims are also getting a more modest $100 increase. There is a good reason for the massive price difference, however.
For the 2019 model, Toyota has completely reworked the 4Runner Pro's suspension to make it even more capable off-road. The 2019 4Runner Pro now comes with 2.5-inch Fox bypass shocks and TRD-tuned front springs that give the SUV a one-inch lift at the front. The rear also has two-inch piggyback shock reservoirs that have additional oil to ensure that maximum damping performance is always available.
Toyota will also introduce a new range-topping Nightshade Edition slotting above the Limited trim. Priced at $46,010 for 4x2 models and $48,045 for 4x4 models, the Nightshade Edition comes with numerous blacked-out components, including 20-inch wheels, front and rear bumper spoilers, window moldings, rocker panels, door handles, exhaust tip, and roof rails. The instrument cluster, steering wheel, shifter, door handles, and console panels also get the blacked-out treatment.