2016 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity

The 2016 Toyota Tundra is a full-size pickup truck manufactured by Toyota. The Tundra was introduced in 1999 as a 2000 model year vehicle. The main competitors of the 2016 Toyota Tundra are the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, and RAM 1500.

In this article, we will explore the towing capacity of the 2016 Toyota Tundra.


How much can the 2016 Toyota Tundra tow?

The 2016 Toyota Tundra has a maximum towing capacity of 10,500 pounds when properly equipped.

Please note, the towing capacity will vary based on factors such as engine type, drivetrain and whether or not your vehicle is equipped with a towing package. If you are unsure of your vehicle’s towing capacity, please contact your local dealership for details.


2016 Toyota Tundra Tow Package

A tow package is not standard on the 2016 Toyota Tundra, but it is available as an option on certain trim levels. The tow package includes a heavier-duty suspension, a trailer brake controller, a transmission cooler, and a 7-pin connector for trailers. If you are interested in adding a tow package to your Tundra, please contact your local dealership for more information.


Towing Capacity By Engine Type

There are two engines option available on the 2016 Toyota Tundra. First is a 4.6L V8 engine which gets up to 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque. The second is a 5.7L i-FORCE V8 engine. This engine gets up to 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque.  All of the engines are paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive is an available option.

The towing capacity of the 2016 Toyota Tundra will vary based on certain factors like engine, drivetrain and trim level. We’ve broken out the maximum towing capacities by engine configuration below:

2016 Toyota Tundra with 4.6L V8 Engine Towing Capacity: 6,800 pounds

2016 Toyota Tundra with 5.7L V8 Engine Towing Capacity: 10,500 pounds


Tundra Towing Capacity vs Competitors

The 2016 Toyota Tundra has a maximum towing capacity of 10,500 pounds. Here’s how it stacks up against some of its main competitors:

2016 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity: 14,000 pounds

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity: 13,400 pounds

2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity: 13,000 pounds

2016 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity: 12,750 pounds

2016 Nissan Titan Towing Capacity: 11,060 pounds


As you can see, the 2016 Toyota Tundra is outmatched by its rivals when it comes to towing capacity. However, the Tundra is still very capable at towing.


2016 Toyota Trucks Towing Chart


Model Towing Capacity (lbs)
2016 Toyota Tacoma 6,400
2016 Toyota Tundra 10,500


Source: https://www.toyota.com/tundra/

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