Toyota 4Runner Towing Capacity

2023 Toyota 4Runner

If you’re looking for a powerful new ride in the Provo area, you can’t go wrong with the new Toyota 4Runner! This crowd-favorite three-row SUV is back for the 2023 model year, featuring powerhouse performance specs, a spacious interior cabin for up to eight passengers, and plenty of sleek features and amenities. But how much can the Toyota 4Runner tow? When properly equipped, all eight of the Toyota 4Runner trim levels can tow up to 5,000 pounds of cargo, thanks to its impressive 4.0L V6 engine. The team at Brent Brown Toyota has more details on the Toyota 4Runner V6 towing capacity in the guide below. Check it out, then head to our new and pre-owned inventory to start picking out your next ride!

Toyota 4Runner Towing Features

The Toyota 4Runner V6 towing capacity is enhanced by a wide range of tow features, designed to make hauling cargo around Lehi as safe and easy as possible! Here’s a selection of our favorites:

  • 4.0L V6 Engine: With this engine under its hood, the Toyota 4Runner delivers enough power to tow up to 5,000 pounds. It produces 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. 
  • Integrated Towing Hitch Receiver: The Toyota 4Runner SUV’s integrated tow hitch makes it more functional than many in its segment. 
  • Wiring Harness with 4- & 7-Pin Connectors: With the wiring harness and connectors, you can connect your trailer lights more easily. This will help make towing on Provo roads safer. 

What is an SAE J2807 Towing Rating?

If you take a look at the spec sheet for the new Toyota 4Runner, you might see the phrase “SAE J2807 towing rating-compliant” in the Towing section. SAE J2807 was designed by the Society of Automotive Engineers, or SAE, and includes all vehicles with a GVWR of up to 14,000 pounds. It’s a set of requirements and tests that were designed to bring a sense of fairness to trailer tow ratings for all vehicles from model years 2013 or later. Testing includes: 

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

Toyota 4Runner Towing vs. Competing SUVs 

Now that we’ve discussed the Toyota 4Runner towing capacity on paper, how does it stack up to key competitors in the full-size SUV category? Here’s how it compares to the competition:

  • Toyota 4Runner SR5 FWD: 5,000 pounds
  • Honda Pilot LX FWD: 3,500 pounds
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4×2: 3,500 pounds
  • Jeep Wrangler 4-Door Sport: 3,500 pounds

Test Drive a Toyota 4Runner at Brent Brown Toyota! 

If you’re interested in testing out the Toyota 4Runner engine and tow power for yourself, contact our office to set up a test drive! We’ll take care of everything and get you out on the Draper roads in no time. You can also contact us or check out our model showroom for more information on the 4Runner and the other vehicles in our Toyota lineup.


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