2021 Toyota 4Runner Towing Capacity

November 9th, 2020 by
2021 Toyota 4Runner parked by the water

Properly equipped, the Toyota 4Runner V6 towing capacity is as high as 5,000 pounds, making it easier than ever to haul heavy equipment or gear. Plus, a suite of performance features help to make the most of this midsize SUV’s prodigious towing power. So, how much can a Toyota 4Runner tow when your next family getaway from Huntsville, AL is on the line? Explore the 4Runner engine options, trims, and features with Landers McLarty Toyota, and then browse online to find your new Toyota 4Runner for sale in Fayetteville!

Toyota 4Runner Features for Better Towing

Serious towing and hauling in Hazel Green, AL is best done with the aid of specialized towing features to monitor the road surface and keep your cargo steady. So, how much can a Toyota 4Runner tow when properly equipped? Thanks to the latest intelligent driver-assist features, plus a muscular Toyota 4Runner V6, towing capacity can safely reach the maximum 5,000 pounds when you need it to. The following towing features are standard or available on the 2021 4Runner:

  • Integrated Towing Hitch Receiver
  • Wiring Harness with 4- and 7-Pin Connectors
  • 270-hp/278 lb-ft of torque 4.0L V6 Engine

What is an SAE J2807 Towing Rating?

The SAE J2807 is a standard test to measure truck towing capacity that was designed by the Society of Automotive Engineers. It used a series of stringent test methods to determine the Toyota 4Runner towing capacity, measuring factors such as:

  • Cooling ability
  • Launch and acceleration specs
  • Understeer/trailer sway
  • Braking performance/stopping distance
  • Structural performance of the vehicle and hitch/hitch receiver

Why do we use SAE J2807 ratings? In effect, they level the playing field between vehicles by taking overall vehicle dynamics and hitch structure into account. Because SAE J2807 ratings are standardized and independent, they’re also a reliable resource for car-buyers.

Toyota 4Runner Towing Capacity vs. the Competition

How much can a Toyota 4Runner tow compared to rivals in the competitive midsize SUV segment? Not even the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×2 SUV can match the 5,000-pound Toyota 4Runner V6 towing capacity:

  • 2021 Honda Pilot — Up to 3,500 pounds
  • 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4×2 — 3,500 pounds
  • 2021 Jeep Wrangler — Up to 3,500 pounds

Feel free to also check out our used Toyota 4Runner inventory for options that are just as powerful but at a lower starting price.

Lease or Finance a New 4Runner for Sale in Fayetteville

Looking for more information on a 2021 Toyota 4Runner? We think it’s best if you see it firsthand. Find the right new 4Runner in our inventory or contact us today to schedule a test drive. Need more towing power? Try the 2021 Toyota Tacoma. While you’re here, explore the 2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Colors!

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