How much can the 2020 Toyota Tundra tow?

By Product Expert | Posted in Toyota Tundra on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at 2:27 pm
2020 Toyota Tundra black front view towing a trailer

2020 Toyota Tundra trim level towing capabilities

The 2020 Toyota Tundra is here, and people are already asking the first question that anybody asks about a new truck. How much can it tow? Not only will we answer that question, but we will break it down by trim level as we go through the 2020 Toyota Tundra trim level towing capacities and more.

2020 Toyota Tundra brown front view towing a boatWhy does trim level change towing capacity?

Before we explore the individual trim levels and their towing capacities, many are curious why every truck has so many different towing ratings.

Brands like Toyota want to make sure that they are being as accurate as possible, and for that reason, every configuration is rated independently to give you the best picture of what that truck is capable of.


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2020 Toyota Tundra blue back view tailgate open with kidWhat affects tow ratings?

A lot of things affect tow rating, but the chief factors are weight and power. When it comes to the 2020 Toyota Tundra, no matter what trim you choose you get the same 5.7-liter V8 engine. This means you will have 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque on tap whenever you need it.

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For the weight comparison, your cab size and your bed size will both affect your weight. Typically, a larger bed and cab means small sacrifices in towing capability. Four-wheel drive versus rear-wheel drive is also a factor. Though four-wheel drive may be able to get you out of tighter spots, it weighs more and thus actually lowers your towing capability.

How much can each 2020 Toyota Tundra trim level tow?

The max towing capacity of the 2020 Toyota Tundra is 10,200 pounds, but to see all the configurations you can look at the chart below. This will also serve to tell you which trims area available with which bed, cab, and drivetrain configurations. If a cell is blank below, that means it’s not available.

    4×2 4X4
Trim Cab 5.5’ Bed 6.5’ Bed 8.1’ Bed 5.5’ Bed 6.5’ Bed 8.1’ Bed
SR Double Cab 10,200 lbs. 10,100 lbs. 9,900 lbs. 9,800 lbs.
CrewMax
SR5 Double Cab 10,100 lbs. 10,100 lbs. 9,900 lbs. 9,800 lbs.
CrewMax 10,100 lbs. 10,100 lbs.
Limited Double Cab 10,100 lbs. 9,100 lbs.
CrewMax 9,400 lbs. 8,800 lbs.
Platinum Double Cab
CrewMax 9,400 lbs. 8,800 lbs.
1794
Edition
Double Cab
CrewMax 9,400 lbs. 8,800 lbs.
TRD PRO Double Cab 9,900 lbs.
CrewMax 9,200 lbs.

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