The Toyota Tundra was introduced into Toyota’s lineup as their first full-size pickup truck in 1999 and is still made today. The Tundra is one of the most popular vehicles in the USA and has many features consumers expect from today’s trucks including towing. But what is the towing capacity of a 2003 Toyota Tundra?
A 2003 Toyota Tundra has a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds when properly equipped.
The 2003 Toyota Tundra tow capacity can vary based on a few different factors such as engine size, drivetrain, and others which we’ll cover in this guide.
There’s a bit more to know about the 2003 Toyota Tundra tow capacity which we’ll cover in today’s guide.
How Much Can The 2003 Toyota Tundra Tow?
The 2003 Toyota Tundra has a towing capacity of 7,200 pounds.
The 2003 Toyota Tundra tow capacity is affected by other factors like engine type, drivetrain, the weight of cargo and passengers, and whether your vehicle has a towing package equipped or not.
You can always reach out to your local Toyota dealership for details to confirm how much your Tundra can tow.
You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.
You can also check out our guide to Toyota Tundra towing capacity by year if you’re looking at a different model year’s max capacity or if you want to compare different years of this vehicle.
Towing Capacity By Engine Size
There are two engine options for the 2003 Toyota Tundra: a 4.0L V6 engine and a 4.6L V8 engine.
2003 Tundra 4.0L V6 Engine Towing Capacity: 5,000 pounds
2003 Tundra 4.6L V8 Engine Towing Capacity: 7,200 pounds
Note that these are the max towing limits for each 2003 Toyota Tundra engine. Your Toyota Tundra may have a lower towing capacity based on the drivetrain, axle ratio, and if your vehicle has a towing package installed.
2003 Toyota Tundra Payload Capacity
The maximum payload capacity of the 2003 Toyota Tundra is 1,800 pounds.
Please note, the payload capacity will vary based on factors such as engine type, drivetrain and whether or not your vehicle is equipped with a towing package that includes other features like an engine oil cooler or transmission oil cooler.
If you are unsure of your vehicle’s payload capacity, please contact your local dealership for details.
2003 Tundra Tow Capacity By Trim Level
There are two trim levels for the 2003 Tundra. Some engines are not available on certain trims, so they’ll each have different max towing limits.
Here’s the max tow capacity broken down for each trim level on the 2010 Toyota Tundra:
|2003 Toyota Tundra Trim Level||Max Towing Capacity|
|2003 Toyota Tundra Base||7,200 pounds|
|2003 Toyota Tundra SR5||7,200 pounds|
|2003 Toyota Tundra Limited||7,100 pounds|
Keep in mind that these are the max tow capacities for each trim level of the 2010 Tundra, and other factors like engine size, drivetrain, bed length, and towing equipment may affect how much you can pull with it.
2003 Toyota Tundra Tow Package
The 2003 Toyota Tundra towing package comes standard on all trims of the Tundra and includes the following:
- Tow hitch receiver
- Tow/Haul Mode switch
- 4 and 7-pin connector with converter
2003 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity Vs Competitors
The 2003 Toyota Tundra has a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds, which makes it capable of doing some heavy duty trailer towing. This number is similar to its main competitors, the 2003 Ford F-150 and the 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500.
Here are some similar vehicles to the Toyota Tundra and their towing capacities below:
2003 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity: 8,800 pounds
2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity: 9,900 pounds
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity: 9,100 pounds
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Towing Capacity: 8,650 pounds
2003 Toyota Trucks Towing Capacity Chart
|2003 Toyota Tundra||7,200 lbs|
|2003 Toyota Tacoma||6,000 lbs|
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2003 Toyota Tundra Owner’s Manual on Mopar’s site and have checked all data thoroughly for accuracy.
Having said that, we still recommend you refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual yourself before towing with a 2003 Toyota Tundra.