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Can I tow a boat with my 2018 Toyota 4Runner?

By Product Expert | Posted in Performance, Toyota 4Runner on Friday, July 27th, 2018 at 9:34 pm
2018 Toyota 4Runner in white driving up a dusty mountain road

Most outdoor enthusiasts know that that the 2018 Toyota 4Runner is the perfect tool for outdoor exploration and trail hopping, but thanks to its powerful engine and generous towing and payload capacities it also makes a great addition to a weekend at the lake. So, does the 4Runner have the capability to tow a boat? Depending on the size of your boat and the weight of passengers and cargo, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner may be up for the job. Find specific towing and payload capacity specs for the 2018 Toyota 4Runner below.

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2018 Toyota 4Runner Towing and Payload Capacities

2018 Toyota 4Runner front interior and dashboard

Friends having a picnic out the back of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner

2018 Toyota 4Runner front fascia in r ed

Max Towing Capacity

All 2018 Toyota 4Runner models come equipped with an integrated towing hitch receiver with a wiring harness and both 4 and 7-pin connectors. All 2018 4Runner trims also share the same max towing capacity of 5,000-pounds, but keep in mind the max towing capacity can be affected by other factors like how much weight you have in the cabin.

Payload Specs

Max payload is the total amount of weight that is safe to carry in the 2018 4Runner’s cabin in addition to the weight of the actual vehicle with no passengers or cargo inside. The max payload on the 2018 4Runner varies by trim and can be anywhere from 1,495-pounds to 1,700-pounds depending on your configuration.

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Find the 2018 4Runner Lineup in Birmingham

Weekend warriors looking to upgrade their ride can find new Toyota 4Runner models available at Serra Toyota. We encourage you to stop by the dealership during normal business hours so we can get you behind the wheel for a test drive which is our favorite way to research a new vehicle. Our online inventory page is also a great tool to browse our current models from the comfort of home.

One Response to “Can I tow a boat with my 2018 Toyota 4Runner?”

  1. Laurie says:

    I have a 2018 4 runner. I know the tow capacity is 5000 lbs. But what is the hitch capacity (tongue weight capacity) of the factory installed hitch?

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