How Much Can a Toyota 4Runner Tow?

March 13th, 2021 by

Toyota 4Runner Towing Trailer

If you’re searching for a powerful new SUV around Cedar Park, you might be wondering, “How much can a Toyota 4Runner tow?” The 2021 Toyota 4Runner towing capacity is up to 5,000 pounds for all trim levels. Plus, the new Toyota 4Runner comes with state-of-the-art towing features to make your journeys out to Austin safer and more efficient. Whether you want to tow a trailer or boat, the Toyota 4Runner’s power and capability will handle any job with ease. Learn more about the Toyota 4Runner towing capacity here from Toyota of Cedar Park.


What Are the 4Runner Towing Features?

Cargo area view of 4Runner Towing a Boat

When Leander drivers select a Toyota 4Runner, they get a lot more than an impressive towing capacity. The Toyota 4Runner includes the latest towing features to make towing just about anything a lot easier, such as:

  • 4.0L V6 Engine: With this powerful engine, the Toyota 4Runner V6 towing delivers enough power to tow up to 5,000 pounds with 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque.
  • Integrated Towing Hitch Receiver: The 2021 Toyota 4Runner SUV’s integrated tow hitch makes it more functional than many of its competitors.
  • Wiring Harness with 4- & 7-Pin Connectors: With the wiring harness and connectors, you will connect your trailer lights with less hassle. This helps make towing on Georgetown streets safer and more relaxing.

What is an SAE J2807 Towing Rating?

When reviewing the Toyota 4Runner specs, you’ll likely see “SAE J2807 towing rating-compliant” next to “Towing.” SAE J2807 was created by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and includes all vehicles up to 14,000 pounds GVWR. It consists of a suite of standards and tests designed to bring a sense of fairness to trailer tow ratings for all autos from model years 2013 and beyond. Several factors are evaluated when rating a vehicle’s towing capabilities, aside from just engine power. Hitch design and vehicle dynamics are also considered, along with:

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

Toyota 4Runner Towing Capacity vs. Competitors

The Toyota 4Runner V6 towing capacity and towing features give it a significant advantage over competing SUVs in its class. See how it compares to other vehicles in its segment 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

Experience the Power of a New Toyota 4Runner at Toyota of Cedar Park!

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of a 2021 Toyota 4Runner and enhance your daily drives and weekend adventures around Cedar Park? If so, visit Toyota of Cedar Park and go for a test drive to experience a new 2021 Toyota 4Runner for yourself. Find out what this top-rated SUV can do! Get the ball rolling by completing a finance application online, and then give us a call today! Also be sure to learn more about Toyota 4Runner colors with our team.

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