Toyota 4Runner Ground Clearance

Ground clearance (also famous as Ride height) calculates the stretch between the lowermost tip of the car’s undercarriage and the point of the tires’ contact with the level road. But, the manufacturer of the model might exploit tiny tweaks to the standard actions to make fancy stats entailing the valid length from the shock absorbers, the engine oil pan or the muffler to the road could be lesser than mentioned in the formal leaflet.

It is no surprise because many consumers seek a heightened ground clearance to bypass dilemma when parking near the bumps or riding through the rough land. The accurate ride height of the model alters from 221 to 279 mm based on the year of manufacture and equipment. Don’t forget that a well- filled vehicle will beyond doubt drop by about 1 inch of ground clearance.

Happily, the model ground clearance can be escalated with the help of spacers for shock absorbers to make the car sit higher off the ground. While building a higher model, you give up a piece of the former balance and flexibility driving fast. By contrast model ground clearance can be shortened in order to get refined handling and stability.

There a number of ways to increase ground clearance. When it comes to lifting or lowering your Toyota 4Runner you can choose between bigger tires, a leveling kit, coil spring assisters, coilovers, airlift suspension, suspension lifts, etc.

01.2013 – 2019

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
4.0 AT SR5 229
4.0 AT SR5 Premium 229
4.0 AT Limited 229
4.0 AT Limited Nightshade Edition 229
4.0 AT 4WD SR5 244
4.0 AT 4WD SR5 Premium 244
4.0 AT 4WD Trail 244
4.0 AT 4WD Trail Premium 244
4.0 AT 4WD Limited 244
4.0 AT 4WD TRD Pro 244
4.0 AT 4WD Limited Nightshade Edition 244
4.0 AT 4WD TRD Off-Road 244
4.0 AT 4WD TRD Off-Road Premium 244

How to raise Ground Clearance on your Toyota 4Runner. Tip 1 – Get Bigger Tires.

You can raise the ground clearance of your Toyota 4Runner by upgrading tires to the bigger size. This will earn you extra 0,5-1 inch of clearance.


08.2009 – 01.2013

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
4.0 AT Limited 229
4.0 AT SR5 229
4.0 AT 4WD Limited 244
4.0 AT Trail 244
4.0 AT 4WD SR5 244

How to raise Ground Clearance on your Toyota 4Runner. Tip 2 – Install Leveling Kit.

Leveling kits are designed to level out the uneven stance and increase the ground clearance of your Toyota 4Runner. In most cases, the slight lift will allow for bigger tires. Please refer to Plus Sizing Guides.


08.2005 – 08.2009

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
4.0 AT Sport Edition 221
4.0 AT 4WD SR5 221
4.0 AT Limited 221
4.7 AT SR5 221
4.7 AT Sport Edition 221
4.7 AT Limited 221
4.0 AT 4WD SR5 231
4.0 AT 4WD Sport Edition 231
4.0 AT 4WD Limited 231
4.7 AT 4WD SR5 231
4.7 AT 4WD Sport Edition 231
4.7 AT 4WD Limited 231

How to raise Ground Clearance on your Toyota 4Runner. Tip 3 – install Suspension Lift Kit.

Toyota 4Runner Suspension Lift Kits (only available for trucks and SUVs) provide the proper clearance between the tire and chassis when going off-road. Normally, it increases the ground clearance from 2 to 8 inches.


08.2002 – 07.2005

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
4.0 AT SR5 226
4.0 AT Sport Edition 226
4.0 AT Limited 226
4.7 AT SR5 226
4.7 AT Sport Edition 226
4.7 AT Limited 226
4.0 AT 4WD SR5 231
4.0 AT 4WD Sport Edition 231
4.0 AT 4WD Limited 231
4.0 AT SR5 231
4.7 AT 4WD SR5 231
4.7 AT 4WD Sport Edition 231
4.7 AT 4WD Limited 231

08.1999 – 08.2002

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
3.4 AT 4WD SR5 249
3.4 AT SR5 249
3.4 AT Limited 259
3.4 AT 4WD Limited 279

08.1995 – 07.1999

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
2.7 MT 4WD 249
2.7 MT 249
2.7 AT 4WD 249
2.7 AT 249
3.4 MT 4WD SR5 249
3.4 AT 4WD SR5 249
3.4 AT 4WD Limited 249
3.4 AT SR5 249
3.4 AT Limited 249

01.1992 – 10.1995

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
2.4 MT 4WD 240
2.4 AT 4WD 240
3.0 MT 4WD 240
3.0 AT 4WD 240
3.0 AT 240

04.1989 – 01.1992

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
2.4 MT 4WD 240
2.4 AT 4WD 240
2.4 AT 240
3.0 MT 4WD 240
3.0 AT 4WD 240
3.0 AT 240

How to lower the Ground Clearance on your Toyota 4Runner.

Option 1 – Install Lowering Springs.

Option 2 – Install Coilovers

Option 3 – Install Air Suspension Kit


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