How Much Can a Toyota 4Runner Tow?

May 20th, 2021 by

2021 Toyota 4runner driving on dirt road

Whether you’re working on a DIY project for your Palm Beach Gardens home or going on vacation, the Toyota 4Runner will help you bring along everything you need for the ride. How much can a Toyota 4Runner tow? The Toyota 4Runner towing capacity reaches 5,000 pounds on each of its trim levels. Learn more about the Toyota 4Runner towing features and compare it to its competition with Earl Stewart Toyota below, then read more about 4Runner interior dimensions and features.

Toyota 4Runner Towing Features

The Toyota 4Runner towing capacity reaches 5,000 pounds on each of its trim levels, but you’ll get so much more than an impressive towing capacity. Drivers will enjoy the powerful 4.0L V6 engine, the integrated towing hitch receiver, and the 4 & 7 pin connector wiring harness. Learn more about these features below:

  • 4.0L V6 Engine: The 4.0L V6 engine produced 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. This engine is also responsible for the 5,000 pound Toyota 4Runner towing capacity.
  • Integrated Towing Hitch Receiver: The integrated tow hitch in the Toyota 4Runner makes it more functional right off the assembly line than most other vehicles in its segment.
  • Wiring Harness with 4- & 7-Pin Connectors: Tow safer on West Palm Beach roads with the wiring harness with 4 & 7 pin connectors. This easy-to-use harness makes setting up your trailer lights easy!

What is a SAE J2807 Towing Rating?

When you review the Toyota 4Runner spec sheet, you’ll notice the towing section has “SAE J2807 towing rating-compliant” next to it. The SAE J2807 is a set of tests that determine how effectively a vehicle carries its trailer load up certain grades. These tests determine its Tow-Vehicle Gross Combination Weight Rating and Trailer Weight Rating on a standard scale across every auto manufacturer. This system was designed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and includes all vehicles up to 14,000 pounds GVWR. Testing for the SAE J2807 includes:

  • Launch on Grade
  • Flat-Out Acceleration
  • Highway Gradeability
  • Total Control
  • Braking Performance

Toyota 4Runner Towing vs. Other SUVs

The Toyota 4Runner towing capacity sets it far above other SUVs in its class. See how the Toyota 4Runner compares against popular rivals like the Honda Pilot, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Jeep Wrangler below:

  • 2021 Toyota 4Runner SR5 FWD: 5,000 pounds
  • 2021 Honda Pilot LX FWD: 3,500 pounds
  • 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4×2: 3,500 pounds
  • 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4-Door Sport: 3,500 pounds

Explore the Toyota 4Runner at Earl Stewart Toyota

The Toyota 4Runner has a lot to offer Palm Beach County families! Explore the Toyota 4Runner in person at our Lake Park showroom to find the right model for your daily drives, then browse our new vehicle specials to see how much you can save on your next Toyota purchase!