2021 Toyota 4Runner Towing Capacity

March 23rd, 2021 by

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Many view the 2021 Toyota 4Runner as an impressive off-roader to take off the beaten path around Fairmont. However, they might be wondering, “how much can a Toyota 4Runner tow?” That off-road prowess also comes with a capable 4×4 system and a powerful engine. All those things combined make the Toyota 4Runner V6 towing capacity extremely effective. If you’re asking yourself, “how much can a Toyota 4Runner tow?” we’ve got you covered. The new Toyota 4Runner towing capacity is a whopping 5,000 pounds in each of its configurations. Learn about the Toyota 4Runner V6 towing capacity and more today with University Toyota!

Toyota 4Runner Towing Capacity & Engine Specs

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is offered with a tried and true V6 engine. It features a 4×4 capable drivetrain giving it that legendary off-road capability and effective towing abilities. Let’s take a closer look at the Toyota 4Runner V6 towing capacity and engine specs below:

  • 4.0L DOHC V6 Engine
  • 270 hp
  • 278 lb-ft of torque
  • 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity
  • 1,700-pound maximum payload capacity

Toyota 4Runner SAE J2807 Tow Rating

Now that we’ve answered, “how much can a Toyota 4Runner tow?” we’ll dive into how the 4Runner towing capacity was rated. Most 2021 Toyota 4Runner vehicles will come equipped with an integrated towing receiver hitch as well as a 4- and 7-pin wiring harness with connectors. You can even opt for a trailer ball mount from our parts department to further increase the usability of your 4Runner around Kingwood. While the 5,000-pound towing capacity in the 2021 4Runner is impressive, are you wondering how that number came to conclusion? The Toyota 4Runner tow rating is compliant with SAE J2807 tow ratings. SAE J2807 was created by the Society of Automotive Engineers or SAE. It’s a set of requirements that tests vehicles from 2013 and up with a 14,000 pound GVWR to determine what they can safely tow. Tests can range from:

  • Acceleration
  • Highway gradeability
  • Braking performance
  • Maneuverability
  • And more

SAE J2807 tow ratings are trusted by many in the industry and can be regarded as a testament to the capabilities of the 2021 Toyota 4Runner.

Experience the Impressive 2021 Toyota 4Runner Today at University Toyota!

Whether you’re looking to tow a camper for your Deep Creek, MD adventures or you want a vehicle with unbeatable off-road performance in Morgantown, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner can do it all. Visit University Toyota today to experience the 2021 4Runner and see why it’s loved by so many drivers. As always, please contact us with any questions!

*Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner’s Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment. “Added vehicle equipment” includes additional standard/optional equipment and accessories added by the manufacturer, dealers, and/or vehicle owners. The only way to be certain of your vehicle’s exact curb weight is to weigh your vehicle without passengers or cargo.


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