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Old 08-28-2015, 10:32 PM   #51
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I have been researching tow vehicles for our 21, due date May 15th...I really like the 4runner and I called toyota to find out about tow weight...they stopped making the V8 sport that could tow 5,000 plus a few years ago, the dealership was even surprised that the V6 only pulled 4200...back to the drawing board for us...Lexus 460 or 470 used or 2014 durango...don't want truck.
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Old 08-28-2015, 11:44 PM   #52
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I have been researching tow vehicles for our 21, due date May 15th...I really like the 4runner and I called toyota to find out about tow weight...they stopped making the V8 sport that could tow 5,000 plus a few years ago, the dealership was even surprised that the V6 only pulled 4200...back to the drawing board for us...Lexus 460 or 470 used or 2014 durango...don't want truck.
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If you Google "2015 4Runner owner's manual" you will be able to open the entire 524 page owner's manual and read at page 456 that the 2015 is rated at 5000 lbs.

Not sure what may change in 2016. Hope this helps.
I looked up the manual and you're right about what it says. But if you google towing capacity of a 2015 4Runner it says it's @ 4,700lbs.
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Old 08-28-2015, 11:53 PM   #53
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I have been researching tow vehicles for our 21, due date May 15th...I really like the 4runner and I called toyota to find out about tow weight...they stopped making the V8 sport that could tow 5,000 plus a few years ago, the dealership was even surprised that the V6 only pulled 4200...back to the drawing board for us...Lexus 460 or 470 used or 2014 durango...don't want truck.
I thought about a Lexus 460. But the rear door is a 'barn door' with the hinges on the right side of the vehicle. So it wouldn't open while one is hitched up. Also, it requires premium gas.
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Old 08-29-2015, 12:36 AM   #54
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One of the most impressive things I saw this ride out West was a big diesel pusher changing a flat on the side of the road during sunset. He looked to have every proper tool at 65mph. That impact gun was spinning.
I would be impressed, too. My lighter motorhome didn't even come with a spare, because the owner would not be reasonably expected to be able to jack the vehicle up, loosen the wheel nuts, lift the huge wheels and tires, and get the nuts tight enough again. The assumption is that we would call for a service truck if we ever have a tire failure.

Lighter can certainly mean more manageable.
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Old 08-29-2015, 12:50 AM   #55
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I have been researching tow vehicles for our 21, due date May 15th...I really like the 4runner and I called toyota to find out about tow weight...they stopped making the V8 sport that could tow 5,000 plus a few years ago, the dealership was even surprised that the V6 only pulled 4200...back to the drawing board for us...Lexus 460 or 470 used or 2014 durango...don't want truck.
Did the "surprised" dealer look in the manual?

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If you Google "2015 4Runner owner's manual" you will be able to open the entire 524 page owner's manual and read at page 456 that the 2015 is rated at 5000 lbs.
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I looked up the manual and you're right about what it says. But if you google towing capacity of a 2015 4Runner it says it's @ 4,700lbs.
Google doesn't provide any information, only links to pages that seem to match your search parameters. Whatever the source found with the assistance of a Google search, if it isn't Toyota it doesn't matter much what they say.

I did a Google search for "towing capacity of a 2015 4Runner" (in Canada, so results are selected for Canada), and the first match (a paid ad) points to Toyota Canada's 4Runner page, which includes capacity specs that include
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2,268 (5,000)
That manual, of course, is an even better source.

I don't know where the incorrect 4700 pound value comes from - perhaps Edmunds - but it seems irrelevant to me.
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Old 08-29-2015, 12:52 AM   #56
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I looked up the manual and you're right about what it says. But if you google towing capacity of a 2015 4Runner it says it's @ 4,700lbs.
I just read one of their brochures on-line. The Limited 4x4 is listed at 4700. The Limited in 2wd is 5000. Others are at 4900 and 5000 depending, apparently on the weight of the options, and the brochure did mention compliance with the new test standard.

Any weight of passengers and load in the tow vehicle count, too.

I've been pleased with the ability of our 4Runner towing our 21, but I've got my eye out for the upcomimg Titan Diesel or maybe a Ram 1500 Eco-diesel, and then there's always the Ford Eco-Boost, which can be had in an SUV as well as the F150.
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I thought about a Lexus 460. But the rear door is a 'barn door' with the hinges on the right side of the vehicle. So it wouldn't open while one is hitched up. Also, it requires premium gas.
I assume you mean GX 460; the LS 460 is a sedan.

Since the spare tire is not on the rear door of the GX, I'm surprised that the door is side-hinged.
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I just read one of their brochures on-line. The Limited 4x4 is listed at 4700. The Limited in 2wd is 5000. Others are at 4900 and 5000 depending, apparently on the weight of the options...
Good find - I eventually got to the same brochure. This reinforces the importance of looking at the specific vehicle considered.
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:12 AM   #59
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Brian B-P, you totally missed my point which is evident because you're continuing to compare turbocharged engines against non-turbocharged engines.
I do understand your point, which was that turbocharged and non-turbocharged (normally aspirated is the technical term) cannot be compared. I just respectfully disagree (and I explained why) - boost is pretty good substitute for displacement. Having a different opinion is allowed, you know...
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I assume you mean GX 460; the LS 460 is a sedan.

Since the spare tire is not on the rear door of the GX, I'm surprised that the door is side-hinged.
Right, I was referring to the GX460
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