Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity Chart By Year

If you need a new truck for towing and are trying to decide between the new Toyota Tundra and a used Tundra truck, you’re probably interested in Toyota Tundra towing capacity. To help you find the best truck for towing what you need to haul, we’ve put together a Toyota Tundra towing-capacity-by-year chart that tells you how much the Toyota Tundra can tow.

After you read our Toyota Tundra towing-capacity chart, you’ll have a better understanding of the 2021 Toyota Tundra towing capacity and the 2020 Toyota Tundra towing capacity, so you can make an informed decision.

If you have any questions about the Toyota Tundra towing capacity, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our sales team. We’re here to answer all of your questions.

Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity Chart

Year Capacity
2021-2020 8,800-10,200 pounds1
2019-2018 6,400-10,200 pounds1
2017-2015 6,400-10,500 pounds1
2014 4,000-10,500 pounds1
2013-2011 4,500-10,400 pounds1
2010 4,800-10,800 pounds1

Used Tundra Trucks for Sale

The Tundra has been a popular Toyota truck for sale for many years now because of its performance capabilities. If a Toyota Tundra from the last decade has caught your eye, be sure to browse our inventory of pre-owned Toyota Tundra trucks for sale. You’ll find a wide selection of popular models, like the 2015-2017 Toyota Tundra that can haul between 6,400 and 10,500 pounds.1

How Much Weight Can My Tundra Pull?

Now that you’ve read our Toyota Tundra towing-capacity chart, you should have a better understanding of which model years you should target to ensure you can trailer everything you need.

For the 2021 model year, the 2021 Tundra arrives in a menu of attractive trim models, equipped with advanced safety features and connected audio integration systems to help you enjoy a safe ride and stay in touch with your world.

The 2021 Tundra SR comes standard with six-passenger seating and the Toyota Safety Sense™ P suite of advanced safety systems. The integrated backup camera is there to help you reverse out of tricky situations and line up your trailer hitch when you have dirt bikes and jet skis to tow.

If you’re someone who likes to take advantage of the weekend and bring a few toys along for the ride, you’ll love the Toyota Tundra towing capacity. Since the new Tundra can tow between 8,800 and 10,200 pounds,1 you can easily trailer a 5,000-pound speed boat along with a few other pieces of kit. If you’re converting lbs to kg, the Toyota Tundra towing-capacity kg is 4,100-4,700,1 depending on the body configuration.

How Much Is 10,000-Pounds, Really?

The 2021 max Toyota Tundra towing capacity is just over 10,000 pounds,1 but what does that mean? What do 10,000 pounds look like? For some perspective, let’s look at some heavy things.

An adult male giraffe can weigh up to 4,250 pounds. That means the new Tundra can tow 2.35 giraffes. A hippopotamus weighs just over 8,000 pounds. How much can the new Tundra tow, you ask? At least one hippopotamus. As far as more practical examples are concerned, here are a few common items that often find themselves towed behind a new Tundra truck:

  • Recreational Vehicles (RVs)
  • Mobile Homes
  • Construction Equipment – bulldozers, tractors, cranes
  • Building Materials – concrete, sand, gravel
  • Garbage – everything left behind at the job site
  • Large watercraft – speed boats, catamaran, sail boats

As you can see, the Toyota Tundra towing capacity is designed for work, play, and everything in between.

Dashboard Warning Lights for Towing

Your new Toyota Tundra truck is equipped with a vast array of dashboard warning lights and indicators to let you know if the systems on your vehicle are either on and functioning normally or there’s an error with the system. Some of the Toyota dashboard symbols have to do with towing. Depending on the year, trim model, and how your new Tundra is equipped, you might see warning lights that tell you the hill descent control or elements of the standard tow package are activated.

Your vehicle might also have the Integrated Trailer Brake Controller monitoring screen that integrates with the electric braking system on your trailer. This system helps you maintain control by adjusting brake pressure to the trailer as needed, based on the amount of weight being hauled. Before you trailer anything behind your new Tundra, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the dashboard warning lights on your vehicle, so you know if anything stops behaving correctly.

How much can you pull with a Toyota Tundra?

The Toyota Tundra has been a popular full-size truck for years and offers a range of towing capabilities depending on the model year and equipment. The 2021 Toyota Tundra can tow between 8,800 and 10,200 pounds.1 To help you find the new Tundra truck that meets all of your towing needs, please see our Toyota Tundra towing-capacity chart by year.

Which Toyota Tundra is best for towing?

The best Toyota Tundra for towing depends on your needs. The 2021 Toyota Tundra can tow between 8,800 and 10,200 pounds,1 but that might be more than you need. Just because your vehicle can tow significantly more than you need it to do, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the best new truck for you. The rear-wheel-drive Tundra SR and SR5 typically deliver the towing capability that most drivers need.

What does the Toyota Tundra tow package include?

If you’re interested in the Toyota Tundra towing capacity, then you care about the features included with the tow package on the new Toyota Tundra. The following features help you hitch in and haul out with ease: a 102 towing hitch receiver, TOW/HAUL Mode switch, Integrated Trailer Brake Controller (ITBC), 4.300 rear axle ratio, 170-amp alternator, 4-/7-pin connector, and a 92 heavy-duty battery.

Shop the New Tundra at Toyota of Irving

We hope we’ve helped you discover more about the Toyota Tundra towing capacity. If you have any questions about how much the new Tundra can tow, please don’t hesitate to contact our dealership.


1Before 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. [Calculated with the new SAE J2807 method.] Installation of a tow hitch receiver or other accessories located near the rear bumper or side-door kick sensors may require disabling or removing the kick sensor, and the sensor operation setting in your vehicle should be turned off. See Owner’s Manual for limitations.


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