Buying a pickup truck is a smart decision for those who regularly need to carry a lot of items or haul a trailer with them. The Toyota Tundra is a full-size pickup with a spacious truck bed that can easily handle everything you need to take with you. Even so, most Kenner drivers will want to know exactly what the Tundra is capable of before they visit their local dealership to buy this truck.
Towing and Hauling Figures
There are two engines available for the Toyota Tundra, and each has its own maximum ratings. The 4.6-liter V8 is the base engine, and it can tow up to 6,800 pounds when configured correctly. Opting for the more powerful 5.7-liter V8 engine lets you tow as much as 10,500 pounds. When configured properly, the 5.7-liter V8 engine with a Regular Cab and Long Bed can haul as much as 2,080 pounds. Remember that the hauling capacities vary greatly depending on the truck bed length and cabin style since those contribute to the Tundra’s overall weight.
Constructed for Hauling and Towing
When designing the Tundra, Toyota made sure that the pickup was as sturdy as possible to enhance towing and hauling. This is why you will find a heavy-duty TripleTech frame, an integrated towing hitch receiver, 12 high-strength bolts in the trailer hitch, and outboard-mounted shocks staggered throughout. The useful combination meter has the engine oil and fuel pressure gauges, along with a voltmeter and coolant temperature.
When it comes time to put your Toyota Tundra to work, simply activate TOW/HAUL Mode. This model holds the lower gears longer so your vehicle won’t search for the proper gear while towing. The system also increases engine braking, pulling power, and throttle response to make towing easier. The Integrated Trailer Brake Controller ensures that your trailer always stops when you do and Trailer Sway Control is standard.
Test Drive the Toyota Tundra
The team at Ray Brandt Toyota in Kenner, Louisiana, can answer any questions you have about towing with the Toyota Tundra. They can also help you configure this pickup to maximize towing and hauling depending on your needs.