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 2023 Toyota Tundra?
A 2023 Toyota Tundra has a maximum towing capacity of 12,000 pounds when properly equipped.
The 2023 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 2023 Toyota Tundra tow capacity which we’ll cover in today’s guide.
How Much Can The 2023 Toyota Tundra Tow?
The 2023 Toyota Tundra has a towing capacity of 12,000 pounds.
The 2023 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.
2023 Tundra Tow Capacity By Trim Level
There are six total trim levels for the 2023 Tundra, and 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 2023 Toyota Tundra:
|2023 Toyota Tundra Trim Level||Towing Capacity|
|2023 Toyota Tundra Capstone||10,340 pounds|
|2023 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro||11,175 pounds|
|2023 Toyota Tundra 1974 Edition||11,380 pounds|
|2023 Toyota Tundra Platinum||11,380 pounds|
|2023 Toyota Tundra SR5||12,000 pounds|
|2023 Toyota Tundra SR||8,300 pounds|
Keep in mind that these are the max tow capacities for each trim level of the 2023 Tundra, and other factors like engine size, drivetrain, bed length, and towing equipment may affect how much you can pull with it.
Towing Capacity By Engine Size
There are two engine options for the 2023 Toyota Tundra: a 3.4L i-FORCE V6 engine and a 3.4L i-FORCE MAX V6 Hybrid engine.
2023 Tundra 3.4L i-FORCE V6 Engine Towing Capacity: 12,000 pounds
2023 Tundra 3.4L i-FORCE MAX Hybrid V6 Engine Towing Capacity: 11,450 pounds
Note that these are the max towing limits for each 2023 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.
2023 Toyota Tundra Payload Capacity
The maximum payload capacity of the 2023 Toyota Tundra is 1,940 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.
2023 Toyota Tundra Tow Package
The 2023 Tundra does not come with a tow package installed, but it is available as an add-on for specific trim levels.
The Toyota Tundra towing package includes the following:
- Class IV tow hitch receiver (TripleTech frame with trailer hitch integrated into the frame)
- 4 and 7-pin connector with converter
- Integrated Trailer-Sway Control
- Integrated Trailer Brake Controller
- Tundra Tow Mirrors (sold separately)
- Ball Mount (sold separately)
2023 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity Vs Competitors
The 2023 Toyota Tundra has a maximum towing capacity of 12,000 pounds, which makes it capable of doing some heavy duty trailer towing. This number is similar to its main competitors, the 2023 Ford F-150 and the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500.
Here are some similar vehicles to the Toyota Tundra and their towing capacities below:
2023 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity: 14,000 pounds
2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity: 13,300 pounds
2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity: 13,000 pounds
2023 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity: 12,750 pounds
2023 Nissan Titan Towing Capacity: 9,320 pounds
2023 Toyota Trucks Towing Capacity Chart
|2023 Toyota Tundra||12,000 lbs|
|2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid||11,450 lbs|
|2023 Toyota Tacoma||6,800 lbs|
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2023 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 2023 Toyota Tundra.