Toyota 4runner Towing Capacity and Hauling Power near Portsmouth, NH


The Toyota 4Runner is one of the most capable midsize SUVs when it comes to towing and hauling. If you need an SUV with serious towing muscle near Portsmouth, NH, the 4Runner is a top choice.

Toyota of Portsmouth has a great selection of new and used 4Runner models built for towing. Keep reading to learn more about impressive 4Runner tow ratings and capability.

New 2023 Toyota 4Runner Towing Capacity

All new 2023 Toyota 4Runners for sale at our dealership come ready to haul heavy loads and trailers with ease. The stout body-on-frame construction and powerful V6 engine give the 4Runner excellent towing chops.

The maximum towing capacity on a new 4Runner ranges from 5,000 lbs on base SR5 2WD models to 9,000 lbs for the off-road ready TRD Pro 4WD model. Certain option packages can raise ratings as well.

A Class IV towing receiver, 7-pin connector, transmission cooler, and trailer sway control all come standard. Electronic brake controllers are included on models equipped with Tow Prep Packages rated over 5,000 lbs capacity.

Used 4Runners remain excellent tow vehicles long past the new car stage. Models from 2012 on have a max tow rating of 4,700 to 9,000 lbs depending on configuration. The strongest used 4Runners for towing are Trail and TRD Pro trims.

No matter the year, the 4Runner SUV has always provided owners serious utility. Even older 4Runners easily achieve tow ratings over 5,000 lbs when properly equipped. Talk to us about finding a high-quality used 4Runner ideal for your towing needs.

Towing Safely with Your Toyota 4Runner Making sure your 4Runner is set up properly is key to safe towing. Here are some tips:

  • Use a weight distribution hitch for heavier loads
  • Load trailer correctly with 60% of weight in front
  • Check tire pressure and tread depth
  • Inspect and service brake system
  • Check trailer lights and connections
  • Adjust side mirrors to see down sides of trailer
  • Take turns and brake slowly

The team at Toyota of Portsmouth can help prepare your new or used 4Runner for towing duty. We install hitches, wiring, brake controllers and other accessories you need.

Choose Toyota of Portsmouth for Your Next 4Runner Ready to upgrade to a 4Runner that can confidently tow? Toyota of Portsmouth is your source for new and used 4Runners built for impressive towing near Portsmouth, Dover, Hampton and surrounding NH areas.

Browse our online inventory to find a 4Runner with the tow rating to match your needs. Schedule a test drive at our dealership or ask for a virtual model walkaround. Receive transparent pricing and home delivery options as well.

Let the experts at Toyota of Portsmouth help you select the perfect 4Runner for all your hauling jobs. Contact us online or call today to start the buying process on the toughest Toyota SUV you can buy!


September 14, 2023
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