2021 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity

April 8th, 2021 by

A black Toyota Tundra towing a camper on a dirt road

2021 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity


Powerful, Capable, and Well-Appointed 2021 Toyota Tundra

The 2021 Toyota Tundra continues its tradition of being tough and rugged with a mighty 5.7-liter V-8 with 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. The Tundra towing capacity and payload capabilities are enhanced by the standard six-speed automatic transmission that serves each truck well. Toyota offers six well-appointed, rugged trims, including two available style packages, all with distinctive safety, tech, and driver-assist features.

At Rountree Moore Toyota, we are proud to show off the Tundra towing capacity, trim levels, and high-tech features. We invite you to stop in and see how the 2021 Tundra differs from the other full-size pickup trucks.

Using the Horsepower and Torque

The 2021 Toyota Tundra comes standard with a strong engine designed to perform. To enhance the Toyota Tundra towing capability, the manufacturer offers a standard Tow Package on the popular SR, SR5, Limited, and Platinum trims.

This package includes a 4.300 rear-axle ratio with a towing hitch receiver, TOW/HAUL Mode switch, a heavy-duty battery, a 170-amp alternator, and a 4-/7-pin connector. Toyota also added the Integrated Trailer Brake Controller for safety on the road.

With the Tow Package and standard 4×2 drivetrains and 5.5-foot beds, the Toyota Tundra towing capacity on the SR5 and Limited trims is 10,100, while the Platinum trim can safely tow 9,400. The SR is rated to tow 10,200 when outfitted with the 4×2 drivetrain and 6.5-foot bed.

Performance Features Aid Towing Capabilities

The Toyota Tundra features a massive 38-gallon fuel tank, which aids in the Toyota Tundra towing capacity. While the considerably-sized tank doesn’t increase the towing capacity, it does make it easier to tow for long distances.

An essential part of the Tundra towing capability is the Integrated Trailer Brake Controller and Trailer-Sway Control. Braking with a trailer can decrease stability, but with the Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, trailer braking adjusts based on its weight. The Trailer-Sway Control detects if the trailer begins to sway and stabilizes the movement by applying individual brake pressure.

Get to Know the Different Trims

This year’s model comes in six trims. The workhorse is the SR, which seats six comfortably with the double-cab and beds that measure 6.5, and 8.1 feet and RWD or available 4WD. The SR5 also seats six with a standard 4×2 double cab, a 6.5-foot bed, and RWD. It has available 4WD with the CrewMax cab and TRD Off-Road or Sport packages.

Drivers looking for more features can turn to the Limited or Platinum trims. These both seat five and come standard with the 4×2 and CrewMax cab with 4×4 and Double Cab seating available. Both have standard 5.5-foot beds, but the Limited can be upgraded to a 6.5-foot bed.

The SR5, Limited, and Platinum trims can be upgraded to the 1794 Edition, the TRD Pro, as well as the Nightshade and Trail Special Editions. These all have unique looks with added off-road abilities. They can all be outfitted with the CrewMax or Double Cab as well as the 5.5- or 6.5-foot beds.

Whether you plan to use the Tundra for its towing capacity or you’re attracted to the Tundra’s off-road performance, at Rountree Moore Toyota, we’d love to show you all the 2021 Toyota Tundra can do. Schedule your test drive today.


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