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Factors That Determine 2019 Toyota Tundra's Ideal Towing Capacity

A lot of factors go into selecting the perfect Toyota Tundra. One of these criteria is towing capacity. But just what is the perfect towing capacity?
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Truck buyers normally have several important search criteria they use when buying their perfect truck. You might look at long-term reliability and dependability, or you might search for the most advanced safety and technology features. Maybe resale value is of chief importance. For example, according to Kelley Blue Book, 2019 Toyota Tacoma has the #1 highest resale in the country, while Tundra is #3 (4Runner is #5 by the way). Perhaps the most essential Toyota Tundra buying factor, however, is towing capacity.

Why towing capacity is important

People need their full-size trucks to haul things of all shapes, sizes and weights. Perhaps you are pulling a light garden trailer or bass boat, or maybe you have an ATV hauler, all the way up to a full-size camper. This is why it is essential to know what you will be hauling and pulling and match it up with your appropriate towing capacities.

“I’ll take Tundra Towing Capacity Ranges for $800 please Alex”

Since the Potent Potables category was already cleared out, I went with the next best thing: Tundra Towing Capacity Ranges.

Throughout the years, Toyota Tundra has provided a wide range of towing capacities for all types of jobs and needs. This large towing span appeals to a large variety of hauling versatility. These range from the city/highway driver of an SR5 CrewMax 4x4, 5.5 foot bed with 4.6L engine truck who doesn’t care as much about towing, all the way up to the drivers who need immense towing capabilities, and who might choose an SR5 Double Cab 4.2, 6.5 foot bed with 5.7L engine because of it.

You didn’t ask for it, but I think you’ll like it

In a never-before-attempted move (well by me at least), here are the 2019 Toyota Tundra towing capacities, ranging from lowest tow capacity to the highest:

6,400 pounds: SR5 CrewMax 4x4, 5.5 ft bed, 4.6L V8 engine

6,500 pounds: SR Double Cab, 4x4, 6.5 ft bed, 4.6L
SR5 Double Cab, 4x4, 6.5 ft bed, 4.6L

6,700 pounds: SR5 CrewMax, 4x2, 5.5 ft bed, 4.6L

6,800 pounds: SR Double Cab, 4x2, 6.5 ft bed, 4.6L
SR5 Double Cab, 4x2, 6.5 ft bed, 4.6L

8,800 pounds: Limited CrewMax, 4x4, 5.5 ft bed, 5.7L
Platinum CrewMax, 4x4, 5.5 ft bed, 5.7L
1794 Edition CrewMax, 4,4, 5.5 ft bed, 5.7L

9,100 pounds: Limited Double Cab, 4x4, 6.5 ft bed, 5.7L

9,400 pounds: Limited CrewMax, 4x2, 5.5 ft bed, 5.7L
Platinum CrewMax, 4x2, 5.5 ft bed, 5.7L
1794 Edition CrewMax, 4x2, 5.5 ft bed, 5.7L

9,800 pounds: SR Double Cab, 4x4, 8.1 ft bed, 5.7L
SR5 Double Cab, 4x4, 8.1 ft bed, 5.7L
SR5 CrewMax, 4x4, 5.5 ft bed, 5.7L
SR5 CrewMax, 4x4, 5.5 ft bed, 5.7L flex fuel

9,900 pounds: SR Double Cab, 4x4, 6.5 ft bed, 5.7L
SR5 Double Cab, 4x4, 6.5 ft bed, 5.7L
SR5 Double Cab, 4x4, 6.5 ft bed, 5.7L flex fuel

10,100 pounds: SR Double Cab, 4x2, 8.1 ft bed, 5.7L
SR5 Double Cab, 4x2, 8.1 ft bed
SR5 CrewMax, 4x2, 5.5 ft bed, 5.7L
Limited Double Cab, 4x2, 6.5 ft bed, 5.7L

10,200 pounds: SR Double Cab, 4x2, 6.5 ft bed, 5.7L
SR5 Double Cab, 4x2, 6.5 ft bed, 5.7L

What Toyota Tundra would you choose if you could? Do you already own one, and what year and Tundra configuration is yours? Also, what do you pull or haul or tow with your truck?

Read More: 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: What Updates Can You Expect? Also see: 2021 Toyota Tundra - Here Are the Features You Asked For.

Jeff Teague is a Toyota news reporter at Torque News. You can reach Jeff on Facebook and Instagram. Twitter at @toyotajeff1 and tweet him tips for new stories. Jeff also shares Toyota news videos on his Youtube Channel at Toyotajeff.


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Comments

I wonder why the Tundra TRD shock/sway bar package doesn’t influence the towing capacity at all?