Toyota Towing Capacity Guide for SUVs and Trucks

Toyota truck SUV towing capacity

Nothing is better than getting out and experiencing nature. That may mean you’re taking the camper to your favorite state park, or trailering your boat to the lake. It doesn’t matter what your getaway involves – because there’s a Toyota vehicle capable of towing your prized possessions. To help you match the right Toyota for your gear, we’ve listed all of the Toyota vehicle towing capabilities below.

Towing Capacities for Toyota Trucks

2018 Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma is the rugged, go-anywhere midsize pickup for those seeking adventure. With a variety of cab configurations and bed lengths, there’s a Tacoma for every lifestyle and budget. Tacoma boasts impressive available towing equipment including a Class-IV towing hitch, transmission cooler (automatic transmission only), and Trailer-Sway Control. Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped is a massive 6,800 pounds (V6 A/T 4X2 w/Tow Package).

Toyota Tacoma towing capacity
SR 4×4 Double Cab V6 6-Speed Automatic Short Bed TRD Sport 4×4 Double Cab V6 6-Speed Manual Short Bed Limited 4×4 Double Cab V6 6-Speed Automatic TRD Pro 4×4 Double Cab V6 6-Speed Automatic Short Bed
Towing Equipment* Standard Standard Standard Standard
Tongue Load (lb.)Standard w/ V6 Tow Package 350/640 350/640 350/640 350/640
Towing Capacity (lb.)Standard w/ V6 Tow Package 3500/6400 3500/6400 3500/6400 -/6400

*Towing Equipment: Class-IV towing hitch receiver, ATF cooler (not available on manual transmission), engine oil cooler, power steering cooler, 130-amp alternator, 4- and 7-pin connector with converter, and Trailer-Sway Control (TSC) (V6 only).

2018 Toyota Tundra

If you’re looking for maximum towing performance – look no further than the Toyota Tundra. Tundra offers robust power from the available i-FORCE 5.7L V8 engine. The TripleTech™ heavy-duty frame features an integrated towing hitch receiver and trailer hitch. A dedicated Tow/Haul transmission mode, optional tow mirrors, and available 38 gallon capacity fuel tank ensure that Tundra is up for the toughest jobs.

Toyota Tundra towing capacity
SR 4×2 Double Cab 5.7L V8 Long Bed SR5 4×2 Double Cab 4.6L V8 Standard Bed Limited 4×2 Double Cab 5.7L V8 Standard Bed Platinum 4×2 CrewMax 5.7L V8
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lb.) 7000 6700 6900 7000
Base Curb Weight (lb.) 5300 5100 5240 5380
Maximum Payload (lb.) 1700 1600 1660 1620
Standard Fuel Tank (gal.) 26.4 26.4 38 38
Seating Capacity 6 6 5 5
Towing Hitch Receiver & 4/7-Pin Connector Not Available Standard Not Available Not Available
Tow Package* Standard Not Available Standard Standard
Maximum Towing Capacity (lb.) 10100 6800 10100 9500

*Tow Package: Towing hitch receiver, 4.300 rear axle ratio, TOW/HAUL Mode switch, Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, transmission fluid temperature gauge, supplemental engine oil cooler, supplemental transmission cooler, heavy-duty battery, 170-amp alternator and 4/7-pin connector.

Towing Capacities for Toyota SUVs

2018 Toyota RAV4

RAV4 is the sporty, versatile SUV ready to take on any challenge. Also available as a Hybrid, Toyota RAV4 delivers impressive fuel efficiency to help you go the distance on your next road trip. Interior cargo room is plentiful and the RAV4 is equipped to tow should you have additional gear to bring along.

Toyota RAV4 towing capacity
LE FWD 2.5L 4-Cyl. XLE FWD 2.5L 4-Cyl. XLE Hybrid 2.5L 4-Cyl. ECVT Hybrid
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lb.) 4525 4525 4960
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)40 total behind front/second-row seats 73.4/38.4 73.4/38.4 70.6/35.6
Fuel Tank (gal.) 15.9 15.9 14.8
Towing Capacity 1500 1500 1750

2018 Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander stands out from the vast crowd of midsize SUVs with its refined interior, bold exterior styling, and cutting-edge tech features. Available seating for 8 passengers means the whole party can come along for the trip. Highlander is equipped to tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, giving you the ability to bring all of your gear with you.

Toyota Highlander towing capacity
LE FWD 3.5L V6 Direct Shift 8-Speed Automatic XLE AWD 3.5L V6 Direct Shift 8-Speed Automatic Hybrid XLE AWD-i 3.5L V6 ECVT Hybrid
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lb.) 5840 6000 6000
Fuel Tank (gal.) 19.2 19.2 19.2
Towing Capacity (lb.) 5000 5000 3500
Heavy-duty radiator with engine oil cooler, 200-watt fan coupling, supplemental transmission oil cooler and 150-amp alternator Standard Standard Not Available

2018 Toyota 4Runner

Legendary off-road capability, a body-on-frame construction, and proven reliability are just a few of the factors that make the Toyota 4Runner a top choice for those looking for a versatile SUV. Heading off the trail usually means bringing some gear along for the journey. 4Runner boasts an excellent towing capacity to get both you and your equipment where you want to go.

Toyota 4Runner towing capacity
SR5 Premium 4×2 Premium 4.0L V6 5-Speed Automatic TRD Off-Road 4×4 4.0L V6 5-Speed Automatic TRD Off-Road Premium 4×4 Premium 4.0L V6 5-Speed
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lb.) 6100 6300 6300
Fuel Tank (gal.) 23 23 23
Towing Capacity (lb.) 5000 5000 5000
Integrated towing hitch receiver and wiring harness with 4- and 7-pin connectors Standard Standard Standard

2018 Toyota Sequoia

Brawn meets beauty in the powerful Toyota Sequoia. Offering plenty of room for growing families, Sequoia is powered by a standard 5.7 liter V8 engine producing 381 horsepower. Rated at a maximum 7,400 pounds of towing capacity, bringing your toys along for the summer road trip is no problem. Available 4-wheel drive makes navigating the terrain easy on your way to the beach or up the mountain for a camping trip.

Toyota Sequoia towing capacity
SR5 4WD 5.7L V8 6-Speed Automatic Limited 2WD 5.7L V8 6-Speed Automatic Platinum 2WD 5.7L V8 6-Speed Automatic
Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) (lb.) 13600 13600 13400
Fuel Tank (gal.) 26.4 26.4 26.4
Towing Capacity (lb.) 7100 7400 7200
Towing hitch receiver and wiring harness with 4/7-pin connector Standard Standard Standard

2018 Toyota Land Cruiser

As the landscape for luxury SUVs continues to change, the Toyota Land Cruiser stays true to its 60 year heritage of off-road capability and refinement. Land Cruiser comes with a distinctive Multi-Terrain 4-wheel-drive setup that includes a low-range transfer case for serious rock crawling. Whether you’re headed to the forest for some hiking or downtown for dinner, Land Cruiser is never out of its element.

Toyota Land Cruiser towing capacity
Land Cruiser 4WD 5.7L V8 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lb.) 7385
Fuel Tank (gal.) 24.6
Towing Capacity (lb.) 8100
Integrated towing hitch receiver and wiring harness with 4-/7-pin connectors Standard