The Toyota Tundra is built to handle tough jobs and maneuver over rough terrain. Therefore, it’s no surprise the 2016 Toyota Tundra towing capacity allows drivers the ability to haul a hefty load. Plus, additional towing features provide added confidence and improved capability on the road.
How much can the 2016 Tundra tow?
Thanks to heavy-duty equipment, the 2016 Toyota Tundra is able to tow over 10,000 pounds when powered by the impressive i-FORCE 5.7-liter V8 engine. Other mechanical components that improve towing capability include staggered, outboard-mounted shocks, heavy-duty TripleTech frame, and an integrated trailer hitch.
i-FORCE 5.7L V8 engine
The Tundra’s available i-FORCE 5.7-liter V8 engine delivers 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft torque and comes with a standard Tow Package as well as six-speed automatic transmission.
Towing hitch receiver
All Tundra models equipped with the i-FORCE 5.7-liter V8 engine also come with an integrated towing hitch receiver, which uses 12 high-strength bolts for even more towing strength.
Towing features in the 2016 Toyota Tundra
In addition to an impressive engine and integrated towing hitch receiver, the Toyota Tundra offers a few other elements that are designed to enhance the towing experience. These include an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, TOW/HAUL Mode, and Trailer-Sway Control.
Integrated Trailer Brake Controller
The Integrated Trailer Brake Controller system, when connected to a compatible trailer, allows you to control the amount of trailer braking based on its weight.
When you switch to TOW/HAUL Mode, your Tundra will hold lower gears longer and spend less time hunting for the right gear. This system also improves throttle response for added confidence.
Standard in all Tundra models, Trailer-Sway Control detects trailer sway and applies brake pressure accordingly as well as controls engine torque to help with stabilization.
Those of you who would like to experience the 2016 Toyota Tundra in person and get a better idea of its towing capacity can check out our new Tundra inventory at Toyota Vacaville and schedule a test drive today!