How Much Can a 2021 Toyota 4Runner Tow?

January 22nd, 2021 by

2021 Toyota 4Runner grille
If you’re looking for tough towing power in a full-size SUV, ask Toyota of Brookhaven, “How much can a Toyota 4Runner tow?” We’re thrilled to tell you that the 2021 Toyota 4Runner towing capacity tops out at 5,000 pounds. That’s strong enough to handle plenty of work and recreational towing jobs in the Jackson roads. The 2021 Toyota 4Runner towing capacity is enhanced by a bevy of towing features that give you the confidence you need to tow safely with ease. Take a look at why there is no Toyota 4Runner V8 towing capacity, and why that doesn’t impair you in Monticello.

2021 4Runner Towing Enhancements

While it takes plenty of brawn to tow 5,000 pounds, you’ll notice that there is no Toyota 4Runner V8 towing capacity. That’s because all that power comes from an efficient V6 engine. Take a look at the 4Runner engine specs and other features that are sure to improve your towing experience:

  • 4.0L V6 Engine: This engine delivers enough power to tow up to 5,000 pounds. It produces 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque.
  • Integrated Towing Hitch Receiver: This integrated tow hitch makes it more functional than many in its segment.
  • Wiring Harness with 4- & 7-Pin Connectors: With the writing harness and connectors, you can connect your trailer lights more easily.

2021 4Runner Towing Capacity Beats the Competition

How much can a Toyota 4Runner tow, compared to competing SUVs? See how it compares to others in the 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

What is an SAE J2807 Towing Rating?

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner towing capacity is capable enough to earn it the badge of “SAE J2807 towing rating-compliant.” SAE J2807 is a set of requirements and tests designed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to fairly rate trailer towing on vehicles up to 14,000 pounds GVWR from model years 2013 or later. Testing includes:

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

Feel the 2021 4Runner’s Towing Power at Toyota of Brookhaven!

Get the most towing power when you choose a 2021 Toyota 4Runner from Toyota of Brookhaven near McComb! We have a 4Runner inventory you’ll love! Check our new vehicle specials to get a great price, then top it off with an excellent SUV loan rate when you apply for financing with us.

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*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.