2019 Toyota 4Runner Towing Capacity

March 4th, 2019 by

2019 toyota 4runner being packed up

Wondering about the answer to the question, how much can a Toyota 4Runner tow? If so, you’ll be glad to learn that all 2019 Toyota 4Runner configurations, including the baseline model, can tow up to 5,000 pounds* with the right equipment! Find out everything you’ll need to know to tow safely out past Cartersville or Cedartown.

4Runner Towing Features

No matter which 4Runner trim level you select, you’ll have the ability to haul heavy loads thanks to the following standard features:

  • Wiring Harness with 4- and 7-Pin Connectors – A built-in harness makes it easy to hook up and drive with the necessary trailer lights.
  • 4.0L V6 Engine – With this V6 engine, acceleration is never a problem, not even when you’re pulling heavy cargo! On the roads near Calhoun, you’ll enjoy up to 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque.
  • Integrated Towing Hitch Receiver – While other SUVs require you to pay for packages and upgrades in order to be able to tow, the 4Runner comes equipped with an integrated towing hitch receiver. You’ll drive off the lot ready to tow.

What Is a SAE J2807 Towing Rating?


In order to be confident about a vehicle’s towing capabilities, you’ll need to check for SAE J2807 certification. It holds certain factors to be constant, so it can accurately compare towing capabilities across and between segments. Its requirements apply to the structure, ballast, chassis, and tires.

When determining a vehicle’s SAE J2807 tow rating, the experts consider more than just engine power. They also take into account factors like overall vehicle dynamics and hitch structure. If you’re looking at a truck or SUV that hasn’t been certified, you’ll need to do additional research to find and compare its capabilities with other models.
packed toyota 4runner

4Runner Towing vs. the Competition

When we compare the 4Runner to the baseline trims of other SUVs, it’s not at all difficult to see where this Toyota sets itself apart:

  • 2019 Toyota 4Runner SR5 FWD: 5,000 pounds
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler 4-Door Sport: 3,500 pounds
  • 2019 Honda Pilot LX FWD: 3,500 pounds
  • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4×2: 3,500 pounds

Learn More at Riverside Toyota

If you really want to know what the Toyota 4Runner is capable of, you’ll have to get behind the wheel at Riverside Toyota! Find a Toyota 4Runner for sale at Riverside Toyota today, and contact us to schedule your test drive near Cedartown tomorrow! If you’re all ready to take the next steps, take a look at the Toyota 4Runner colors and apply for financing today!

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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.