2020 Toyota 4Runner Towing Capacity

November 1st, 2019 by

2020 Toyota 4runner

How much can a Toyota 4Runner tow? Each of the 2020 Toyota 4Runner trim levels can tow up to 5,000 pounds*. The 2020 Toyota 4Runner comes standard with all of the latest towing features needed to hit the road on an exciting adventure. So before you leave on your next camping trip near La Jolla with a boat or trailer hitched to your new 4Runner, explore this handy towing guide from Mossy Toyota.

4Runner Towing Features

All of the new Toyota 4Runner configurations come standard with features that make towing around Carlsbad easier and safer. Those features include:

  • Integrated Towing Hitch Receiver – The Toyota 4Runner is a functional SUV, which is why it comes standard with a tough hitch receiver.
  • Wiring Harness with 4- and 7-Pin Connectors – Hook up your trailer lights easily and simply with this connector. It ensures more safety while towing on the streets of La Jolla.
  • 4.0L V6 Engine – This rugged engine provides the 4Runner with enough power to get up to speed under heavy loads. It produces 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque.

What Is an SAE J2807 Towing Rating?

Designed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), this is a variety of requirements and tests that ensures a level playing field with towing. It also sets requirements for the following areas of the truck:

  • Structure
  • Ballast
  • Chassis
  • Tires

Also, the tow ratings take more into account than engine power – it incorporates hitch structure and overall vehicle dynamics. Because of this, the SAW can better measure the true towing capabilities of a Toyota pickup truck. For trucks that are not measured by SAE J2807 standards, the numbers may not be accurate. It’s best to do additional research to find the true gross combined weight rating (GCWR).

4Runner Towing vs. the Competition

The Toyota 4Runner can tow right off the lot, making it a huge advantage. Below is a look at how it compares to other SUV base trims:

  • 2020 Toyota 4Runner SR5 FWD – 5,000 pounds
  • 2020 Honda Pilot LX FWD – 3,500 pounds
  • 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4×2 – 3,500 pounds
  • 2020 Jeep Wrangler 4-Door Sport – 3,500 pounds

Learn More at Mossy Toyota

Are you ready to make heads turn on the Chula Vista roads while enhancing your daily drives? Stop by Mossy Toyota in San Diego and get behind the wheel of the new 2020 Toyota 4Runner. You have to see firsthand what this top-rated vehicle can do! Give us a call today for additional information or if you would like to schedule a test drive.

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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.