For decades the Toyota 4Runner has carried with it a reputation for tough off-roading capabilities, along with high quality and long-term reliability. Now, for the 2019 model year, it introduces a new grade that combines the look of luxury with sportiness and street credibility all wrapped up into one.
Meet the Limited Nightshade Edition.
What makes 4Runner Nightshade a Nightshade?
In the past, the Limited was the only luxury option for the 4Runner. Customers have come to expect 20-inch alloy wheels, chrome bumper, and chrome badging and accents. Now, we have the Limited Nightshade Edition as a sporty and luxury alternative.
Chrome accents have been replaced with black accents including front and rear bumper spoilers, outer door handles, rocker panels, mirrors, window moldings, garnishes, exhaust tip, and roof rails. Also, chrome badging is replaced with black badging overlays.
Interior styling changes include black interior trim on the steering wheel, shift knob, inner door grips and center console panel.
The other main attraction to the Nightshade Edition is its 20-inch gloss black alloy wheels. These wheels really set the entire vehicle off. Especially on the Blizzard Pearl 4Runner which offers a dramatic contrast between its white body and black wheels.
2019 4Runner Nightshade features
All Toyota 4Runner trucks, from the SR5 all the way to TRD Pro, feature a 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 270 horsepower @5600 rpm and 278 lb.-ft. torque @4400 rpm. This works in combination with a 5-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel mileage is 17 city / 21 highway / 18 combined for all 4x2 models and 17 city / 20 highway / 18 combined for 4x4 models.
Buyers in the market for a luxury SUV will expect a certain level of features on the Limited and Limited Nightshade 4Runner levels. These grades offer standard smart key push button start, as well as heated and cooled leather seats with 8-way power driver’s seat and 4-way power passenger seat.
Plus, look for Entune Premium Audio with JBL sound system and integrated navigation. For those unfamiliar with JBL audio, you are in for a nice surprise. This specific sound system offers 15 speakers including amplifier and subwoofer, giving all passengers concert-like performance whether you are sitting in the front or the middle or the third row.
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Speaking of 4Runner color choices
The 2019 4Runner Nightshade Edition is available in 3 color options: Midnight Black Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic and Blizzard Pearl.
The cost of 2019 Toyota 4Runner Nightshade
Buyers in the market for a new 4Runner have 2 options with the Nightshade Edition. For those looking at the 4x2 Nightshade, the base factory MSRP is $45,365. If you choose the 4x4 special edition you will find the factory MSRP at $47,400.
Now it is time for your opinion
What do you think of the looks of 2019 Toyota 4Runner Nightshade? If you are in the market soon, what grade level 4Runner will you be looking at (SR5, Off-Road, Limited, Nightshade, or TRD Pro)?
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