How Much Can a 2021 Toyota 4Runner Tow?

November 1st, 2020 by

2020 Toyota 4Runner

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is in Marietta, ready to provide drivers with stellar performance ratings. But how much can a Toyota 4Runner tow? Standard Toyota 4Runner towing capacity goes up to 5,000 pounds.* Find out more about Toyota towing features and more with Marietta Toyota below then learn more about the 2021 4Runner color options!

2021 Toyota 4Runner Towing Capacity: Towing Technology 

There’s asking, “How much can a Toyota 4Runner tow?” and then there’s investigating all the equipment the 2021 4Runner comes with. There are many advantages to having an SUV with great towing in Smyrna. For starters, the V6 engine that leads to great towing feels incredible to drive. The 4Runner is also outfitted with the equipment you need for safe, controlled towing:

  • 4.0L V6 Engine: The powerful V6 is the heart of the 4Runner, generating 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque, 
  • Integrated Towing Hitch Receiver: An integral component that leads to Toyota 4Runner towing capacity is the tow hitch receiver, an easy-to-use vehicle component that secures your camper or trailer for adventures outside Kennesaw. 
  • Wiring Harness with 4- and 7-Pin Connectors: These connectors mean that you’ll be able to fully integrate your vehicle and trailer lights, leading to safer trips. 

The 5,000-pound towing rating on the 4Runner follows the SAE J2807 set of requirements set by the Society of Automotive Engineer (SAE). The SAE sets requirements for certain specs on the structure, ballast, ballast, chassis and tires. This means that the tow rating takes into account more than raw torque — it measures the structural integrity of the vehicle. 

4Runner Towing against the Competition

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner continues a great tradition of powerful performance. Toyota has made sure to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to this SUV. Check how it fares against base trims of other vehicles available around Atlanta: 

  • 2021 Toyota 4Runner SR5 FWD: 5,000 pounds
  • 2021 Honda Pilot: 3,500 pounds
  • 2021 Jeep Wrangler: 3,500 pounds 

Drive a Toyota 4Runner at Marietta Toyota!

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is impressive, but to truly get a sense of these vehicle’s capabilities, you’ll have to get behind the wheel yourself! At Marietta Toyota, we’re proud to carry the 4Runner and our finance center is happy to help Marietta drivers find a workable payment plan. Go ahead and contact us today to set up an appointment to drive a 4Runner!

*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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