2021 Toyota 4Runner Towing Capacity

August 31st, 2020 by

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2020 Toyota 4Runner in Driveway

How much can a Toyota 4Runner tow? No matter which of the 2021 Toyota 4Runner trim levels you prefer, your SUV has the power to tow up to 5,000 pounds*. The impressive Toyota 4Runner towing capacity is due to a wealth of features that make towing safer and more convenient. Hitch up your boat or trailer to the latest Toyota 4Runner and head out on your next big adventure today. 

Features for Stress-Free Towing with the 4Runner

To make towing a breeze around Muscle Shoals and Florence the Toyota 4Runner is packed to the brim with top-notch features. Here is what you can expect:

  • Integrated Towing Hitch Receiver – A tough hitch receiver comes standard on this SUV, which helps it to deliver the impressive Toyota 4Runner towing capacity you desire in Huntsville. 
  • Wiring Harness with 4- and 7-Pin Connectors – Hook up your trailer lights without a hassle, making it safer to tow bulky items on the roads of Decatur. 
  • 4.0L V6 Engine – The Toyota 4Runner would not be able to tow up to 5,000 lbs. Without the help of a powerful engine under the hood. Fortunately, the 2021 model is equipped with a 4.0L engine that produces 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque.

What is an SAE J2807 Towing Rating?

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) developed a set of requirements to ensure a level playing field when it comes to towing. There are also additional requirements for the following truck areas:

  • Structure
  • Ballast
  • Chassis
  • Tires

Tow ratings look at more than just engine power. Hitch structure and overall vehicle dynamics are considered as well. SAE tow ratings give drivers a more accurate picture of the true towing capabilities their trucks provide. Towing figures that are not measured using SAE J2807 standards may not be accurate. 

4Runner Towing Capacity in the Segment

Wondering how the base Toyota 4Runner towing capacity stacks up against the competition? It’s clear to see that the 4Runner has an advantage over several other rival SUVs:

  • 2020 Toyota 4Runner SR5 FWD – 5,000 pounds
  • 2020 Honda Pilot LX FWD – 3,500 pounds
  • 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4×2 – 3,500 pounds
  • 2020 Jeep Wrangler 4-Door Sport – 3,500 pounds

Experience the 4Runner Today

If you are in search of an SUV that has enough power to pull a boat or trailer, the Toyota 4Runner towing capacity does not disappoint. At Greenway Toyota of the Shoals, we would be more than happy to show you everything that the 4Runner can do. Contact us today with any questions or stop by to set up a test drive. Remember to also take a look at our current new vehicle specials!


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