How Much Will the 2016 Toyota Tundra Tow?
Do you need a new pickup truck that will get the job done at work or at home? Equipped with a heavy-hitting V-8 engine lineup and an arsenal of towing features, the 2016 Toyota Tundra delivers exceptional towing and payload numbers. Whether you plan on towing a boat or loaded down trailer, the Toyota Tundra is more than capable of handling the task. Many car shoppers in the Vermont and New Hampshire area still want to know — how much will the 2016 Toyota Tundra tow? Find out what the Toyota full-size pickup truck has to offer in terms of towing here at White River Toyota.
Toyota Tundra Towing and Payload Capacities
When examining towing and payload capacities, it all starts with what is under the hood and current Toyota Tundra models do not disappoint. Standard Toyota Tundra editions feature a 310-horsepower 4.6-liter V-8 that when properly equipped will tow up to 6,800 pounds and has a maximum payload of 1,585 pounds. If you are looking for an upgrade in capability, the 381-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8 will get the job done, providing a maximum towing capacity of 10,500 pounds and a payload of 2,060 pounds.
Toyota Tundra Towing Features
Herculean powertrains will only get you so far when it comes to towing and Toyota engineers have answered the bell with an arsenal of innovative towing features. New for this model year, the Toyota Tundra powered by the 5.7-liter V-8 now comes with a standard Tow Package. A one-piece towing receiver is integrated into the Truck’s framework to promote stability and employs 7- and 4-pin towing hitch connectors. Upgraded cooling and electrical systems, integrated transmission and oil coolers in addition to a heavy-duty battery and alternator will further augment the towing capability of the Toyota Tundra.
A driver-selectable Tow/Haul shift mode will optimize throttle response and transmission shift control to improve towing by favoring lower gears to enhance control and safety. If you are planning on towing large loads, a Trailer Sway Control feature will help improve stability on the road while an integrated Trailer Brake Controller improves safety. A status screen on the multi-information display will help you track and improve towing performance by using those systems at your disposal.
Many design elements and features play a major role in the towing and payload capacities of the power-packed Toyota Tundra. Armed with a greater understanding of how much the 2016 Toyota Tundra will tow, you can make a more informed car-buying decision. Drivers who are looking for a more fuel efficient pickup truck with exceptional power and towing specs will love the reinvigorated 2016 Toyota Tacoma. Stop in today at White River Toyota to see what the Toyota inventory has to offer.