Overland Classifieds :: 2019 Toyota 4Runner

The 4Runner is frequently featured in the top 20 best-selling 4WDs in the US, and that’s no surprise. It’s a Toyota, which means class-leading build quality and bulletproof reliability in a vehicle that’s just as comfortable on the daily commute as it is navigating backcountry trails. The vast majority of us can’t afford to run a daily driver and a secondary overland rig, so having one 4WD that can do it all is very appealing. It’s a popular choice on our forum, with recent examples including this 2010 Trail Edition, 2018 TRD Off Road Premium, and 2005 overland build. This is a versatile platform for overlanding, with a surprisingly generous payload, as discussed by Overland Journal Publisher Scott Brady. In his review of the 2019 Venture Edition, he writes, “The 4Runner is based on the international Prado 150 chassis, the underpinnings that serve NGOs and remote field workers in developing countries around the world. This is why the model boasts one of the better payloads in the industry (up to 1,700 pounds).” The 4Runner is easily outfitted for long-term travel, as demonstrated by feature builds from Dustin Miller and Expedition Overland. Check out Colorado Off-Road Overlanding in a 5th Gen 4Runner on the Driving Line YouTube channel if you’d like to see how this vehicle performs when the tarmac ends. Today’s 2019 offering has covered just 65,000 kilometers and showcases a long list of premium aftermarket modifications.

From the Seller:

‘Grover’ is for sale after much debate. The rig looks as close as new once detailed. I was very purposeful when I built this 4Runner. I kept it light with aluminium components like skid plates and rock sliders. Hence, the fuel consumption is close to 20 mpg on average (13 liters per 100 kilometers), and it handles awesomely when the tarmac ends and on gravel roads. The included iKamper X-Cover is also one of the biggest and lightest on the market at 120 pounds and accommodates up to four people. The suspension is solid and comfortable for long drives; it has stronger springs at the back to welcome cargo. The rig is also fully autonomous off grid with its second battery, a CTEK DC to DC charger (alternator and solar inputs); thus, ample power for accessories and refrigerator. Everything is modular and light, so I was more than happy to use it as a daily driver as well.”

2019 Toyota 4Runner

The 4Runner is fitted with a 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 270 horsepower, 278 pound-feet of torque, and returns a combined 18 mpg. A bulletproof motor and drivetrain are matched with class-leading all-terrain capability thanks to a body-on-frame design, 4WD, skid plates, 9.6 inches of ground clearance, low range, a Torsen center differential, and more. Inside, driver comforts include:

  • Power steering, locks, mirrors, and windows
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Infotainment system with navigation

Distinguishing Features

  • Front Runner roof rack
  • FN wheels with BFGoodrich A/T tires
  • RCI skid plate and Greenlane Off Road rock sliders
  • Bilstein 6112 front and Old Man Emu rear shocks and a 2-inch lift
  • RIDg UltraSwing with spare tire carrier
  • ARB drawer with top slide
  • Dual battery system

This 2019 Toyota 4Runner is listed for $59,500 and is currently located in Calgary, Canada. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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