No, the Tundra is considered a half-ton pickup truck, a limitation that Toyota doesn't talk about much given that its competitors at Ram, Ford and General Motors offer heavy-duty pickups with three-quarter- and one-ton payload ratings.


With a maximum payload of 2,090 pounds and maximum towing capacity of 10,400 pounds, the Tundra is competitive with half-ton rivals such as the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500. It can't compete, however, with the diesel-powered heavy-duty models from the domestic manufacturers (Tundra offers only gas engines).

For example, the three-quarter-ton Ford Super Duty F-250 offers a 6.7-liter diesel V-8 and chassis components that raise its payload to a maximum of 4,240 pounds — more than double the Tundra's — and towing capacity of 14,000 pounds. The F-250 also can be outfitted for fifth-wheel towing (the trailer hitches to the truck inside the cargo box) of up to 16,800 pounds.

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Answered by Rick Popely on April 4, 2013 in Toyota , Toyota Tundra , What Car Should I Buy? | Permalink

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