2017 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity

The 2017 Toyota Tundra maximum towing capacity is between 6,500 lbs and 10,500 lbs, depending on the truck’s specifications.

Any trailer exceeding 1000 lbs must have its own brake system when using the Tundra and should not exert a tongue weight over 11% of the total trailer weight.

You should always check your manual and weight ratings (on the inside of the driver’s door) for the most accurate information before towing and make sure you are adequately equipped.

This article will help you identify your Tundra’s towing capacity and GCWR based on your engine, cab size, bed size, and trim.

The information from this article was compiled using the 2017 Toyota Tundra e-brochure and 2017 Toyota Tundra owner’s manual.

Though I tried to make this information as accurate as possible, you should always check your manual or contact your local dealer to determine the appropriate towing capacity of your vehicle and the necessary equipment.

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2017 TOYOTA TUNDRA OVERVIEW

The 2017 Toyota Tundra has a 4.6 V8 and a 5.7 L V8 engine.

They can have either a 5.5 ft, 6.5 ft, or 8.1 ft bed. These are referred to as the truck’s short, standard, and long beds.

There are three available cab options, the Regular Cab, the Double cab, and the CrewMax. All cabs allow two rows of seating, but the CrewMax provides more room for the back row.

The Regular Cab is compatible only with a Long Bed, Double Cab with the Standard and Long beds, and the CrewMax is only compatible with the Short bed.

There are six trims in the 2017 Toyota Tundra. These are:

  • SR
  • SR5
  • Limited
  • Platinum
  • 1794 Edition
  • TRD Pro

Each of these variations has slightly different options, including wheel options, bed sizes, cab sizes, interior colors, and engine options.

THE BEST WAY TO CHECK TUNDRA TOWING AND PAYLOAD CAPACITY!

The information here should be used as a guide to finding the towing capacity of your vehicle.

To do so, you will need to find the GVWR and GCWR of your vehicle.

The GVWR will be located on the vehicle certification label on the inside of the driver’s side door.

The GCWR can also be found in this document, but you must know:

  1. your engine
  2. your cab size
  3. your bed size
  4. the drive (4×2 or 4×4)

Your engine can be found by looking under the hood. There should be some type of label identifying the name.

You also can use the VIN decoder on this site: driving-tests.org to identify the specs of your vehicle.

After you have these numbers, you can calculate the towing and payload capacity.

I walk through how to do this in How is Towing Capacity Calculated? And there’s even a calculator!

TOWING CAPACITY BY ENGINE

The Tundra has two engine types: the I-FORCE 4.6 L V8 engine and the I-FORCE 5.7 L V8 engine.

I-FORCE 4.6 L V8 Engine

The 4.6 L engine is a 6-speed automatic transmission engine. It provides 310 hp @ 5,600 rpm and 327 lb-ft @ 3,600 rpm. This is for the SR and SR5 trims.

This engine can tow up to 6,800 lbs with the tow package.

I-FORCE 5.7 L V8 Engine

The 5.7 L engine is a 6-speed automatic transmission engine. It provides 381 hp @ 5,600 rpm and 401 lb-ft @ 3,600 rpm. This comes standard in all trims.

This engine can tow up to 10,500 lbs with the tow package.

TOWING PACKAGE FOR TOYOTA TUNDRA

There is no major towing package that has an impact on towing capabilities.

All trims in the 2017 Toyota Tundra with a 5.7 L engine come with an integrated towing receiver hitch, trailer brake controller prewire, 4.30 rear axle ratio, a TOW/HAUL Mode Switch, supplemental engine oil controller, supplemental transmission cooler, a heavy-duty battery, a 170-amp alternator, and a 4/7 pin connector.

TOWING CAPACITY BY TRIM

2017 TOWING CAPACITY TOYOTA TUNDRA SR

The 2017 SR Toyota Tundra towing capacity ranges from 6,500 to 10,500 lbs (Regular SR).

DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizeTowing Capacity
(lbs)
GCWR
(lbs)
4×25.7 LRegularStandard10,50016,000
4×45.7 LRegularStandard10,30016,000
4×24.6 LDoubleStandard6,80014,000
4×44.6 LDoubleStandard6,50014,000
4×25.7 LDoubleStandard10,30016,000
4×45.7 LDoubleStandard9,90016,000
4×25.7 LDoubleLong10,10016,000
4×45.7 LDoubleLong9,80016,000
2017 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity Chart SR Trim

2017 TOWING CAPACITY TOYOTA TUNDRA SR5

The 2017 SR5 Toyota Tundra towing capacity is between 6,800 and 10,200 lbs.

DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizeTowing Capacity
(lbs)
GCWR
(lbs)
4×24.6 LDoubleStandard6,80014,000
4×44.6 LDoubleStandard6,50014,000
4×25.7 L DoubleStandard10,30016,000
4×45.7 L DoubleStandard9,90016,000
4×25.7 LDoubleLong10,10016,000
4×45.7 LDoubleLong 9,80016,000
4×24.6 LCrewMaxShort 6,70014,000
4×44.6 LCrewMaxShort 6,40014,000
4×25.7 LCrewMaxShort10,10016,000
4×45.7 LCrewMaxShort 9,80016,000
2017 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity Chart SR5 Trim

2017 TOWING CAPACITY TOYOTA TUNDRA LIMITED

The 2017 Limited Toyota Tundra towing capacity is between 8,900 and 10,100 lbs.

DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizeTowing Capacity
(lbs)
GCWR
(lbs)
4×25.7 LDoubleStandard10,10016,000
4×45.7 LDoubleStandard9,10016,000
4×25.7 LCrewMaxShort9,50016,000
4×45.7 LCrewMaxShort8,90016,000
2017 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity Chart Limited Trim

2017 TOWING CAPACITY TOYOTA TUNDRA PLATINUM

The 2017 Platinum Toyota Tundra towing capacity is between 8,800 and 9,500 lbs.

DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizeTowing Capacity
(lbs)
GCWR
(lbs)
4×25.7 LCrewMaxShort 9,50016,000
4×45.7 LCrewMaxShort8,80016,000
2017 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity Chart Platinum Trim

2017 TOWING CAPACITY TOYOTA TUNDRA 1794 EDITION

The 2017 1794 Edition Toyota Tundra towing capacity is between 8,800 and 9,500 lbs.

DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizeTowing Capacity
(lbs)
GCWR
(lbs)
4×25.7 LCrewMaxShort9,50016,000
4×45.7 LCrewMaxShort8,80016,000
2017 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity Chart 1794 Edition Trim

2017 TOWING CAPACITY TOYOTA TUNDRA TRD PRO EDITION

The 2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro towing capacity is between 9,200 and 9,700 lbs.

DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizeTowing Capacity
(lbs)
GCWR
(lbs)
4×45.7 LDoubleStandard9,70016,000
4×45.7 LCrewMaxShort9,20016,000
2017 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity Chart TRD Pro Edition Trim

2017 TOYOTA TUNDRA TOWING CAPACITY CHART

2017 TOYOTA TUNDRA TOWING CAPACITY CHART

WHAT IS THE MAX TONGUE LOAD OF A TUNDRA?

The tongue load is the amount of weight that can be exerted on a trailer hitch.

This value is 10-15% of the total trailer weight for most trailers.

Toyota specifies that for all of their engines, a tongue weight of 11% should not be exceeded. That means a max towing capacity of 10,500 lbs can only have a tongue weight of 1,155 lbs.

In addition, you should not tow above 1000 lbs on any 2017 Tundra without a trailer with a braking system.

Similarly, a trailer weight over 5,000 lbs requires a weight-distributing hitch.

How can you make sure you don’t exceed this value?

You can ensure this by weighing your trailer’s tongue weight. There are multiple ways to do this, which I outlined in the article: What is trailer tongue weight? & How to Measure It

2017 TOYOTA TUNDRA PAYLOAD CAPACITY AND CURB WEIGHT

The 2017 Tundra can carry up to 2,080 lbs in payload. Don’t know what I’m referring to? Check out: What Does GVWR Mean? GVWR Explained for Trucks and Trailers.

2017 PAYLOAD CAPACITY TOYOTA TUNDRA SR

The 2017 SR Toyota Tundra payload capacity is between 1,490 lbs and 2,080 lbs.

DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizePayload
(lbs)
Curb Weight
(lbs)
GVWR
(lbs)
4×25.7 L Regular Standard2,0804,9207,000
4×45.7 LRegularStandard1,9905,2107,200
4×24.6 LDoubleStandard1,6005,1006,700
4×44.6 LDoubleStandard1,4905,4106,900
4×25.7 LDoubleStandard1,7305,1706,900
4×45.7 LDoubleStandard1,6305,4707,100
4×25.7 LDoubleLong1,7005,3007,000
4×45.7 LDoubleLong1,6005,6007,200
2017 Toyota Tundra Payload Capacity Chart SR Trim

2017 PAYLOAD CAPACITY TOYOTA TUNDRA SR5

The 2017 SR5 Toyota Tundra payload capacity is between 1,400 and 1,700 lbs.

DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizePayload Capacity
(lbs)
Curb Weight
(lbs)
GVWR
(lbs)
4×24.6 LDoubleStandard1,6005,1006,700
4×44.6 LDoubleStandard1,4005,4106,900
4×25.7 L DoubleStandard1,7005,1706,900
4×45.7 L DoubleStandard1,6305,4707,100
4×25.7 LDoubleLong1,7005,3007,000
4×45.7 LDoubleLong1,6005,6007,200
4×24.6 LCrewMaxShort1,5505,2506,800
4×44.6 LCrewMaxShort1,4405,5607,000
4×25.7 LCrewMaxShort1,6605,3407,000
4×45.7 LCrewMaxShort1,5605,6407,200
2017 Toyota Tundra Payload Capacity Chart SR5 Trim

2017 PAYLOAD CAPACITY TOYOTA TUNDRA LIMITED

The 2017 Limited Toyota Tundra payload capacity is between 1,530 and 1,670 lbs.

DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizePayload Capacity
(lbs)
Curb Weight
(lbs)
GVWR
(lbs)
4×25.7 LDoubleStandard1,6705,2306,900
4×45.7 LDoubleStandard1,5805,5207,100
4×25.7 LCrewMaxShort1,6205,3807,000
4×45.7 LCrewMaxShort1,5305,6707,200
2017 Toyota Tundra Payload Capacity Chart Limited Trim

2017 PAYLOAD CAPACITY TOYOTA TUNDRA PLATINUM

The 2017 Platinum Toyota Tundra payload capacity is between 1,530 and 1,630 lbs.

DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizePayload (lbs)Curb Weight
(lbs)
GVWR
(lbs)
4×25.7 LCrewMaxShort1,6305,3707,000
4×45.7 LCrewMaxShort1,5305,6707,200
2017 Toyota Tundra Payload Capacity Chart Platinum Trim

2017 PAYLOAD CAPACITY TOYOTA TUNDRA 1794 EDITION

The 2017 1794 Edition Toyota Tundra payload capacity is between 1,530 and 1,630 lbs.

DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizePayload
(lbs)
Curb Weight
(lbs)
GVWR
4×25.7 LCrewMaxShort1,6305,3707,000
4×45.7 LCrewMaxShort1,5305,6707,200
2017 Toyota Tundra Payload Capacity Chart 1794 Edition Trim

2017 PAYLOAD CAPACITY TOYOTA TUNDRA 1794 EDITION

The 2017 1794 Edition Toyota TRD PRO payload capacity is between 1,530 and 1,630 lbs.

DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizePayload
(lbs)
Curb Weight
(lbs)
GVWR
4×45.7 LDouble CabStandard1,6305,4707,000
4×45.7 LCrewMaxShort1,5605,6407,200
2017 Toyota Tundra Payload Capacity Chart 1794 Edition Trim

HOW TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH YOUR TUNDRA CAN ACTUALLY TOW

Toyota states that the 2017 Tundra can tow between 6,500 and 10,500 lbs under the right conditions and is adequately equipped. However, the exact amount you can tow at any given time is slightly different.

Max towing capacity is calculated by subtracting the curb weight from the GCWR, which is essentially what is reported by Toyota. However, there may be other factors that will limit your capacity even more.

This means that the total weight of a truck plus a trailer at any point cannot exceed the GCWR (found in the owner’s manual). The e-brochure lists that the GCWR is between 14,000 – 16,000 lbs for all trim levels, but the manual shows varying ratings.

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If you add any passenger or cargo weight, you will need to subtract this from the towing capacity to determine the actual towing load allowed.

Don’t forget that you will need to consider whether or not your truck has exceeded its payload capacity with this load.

Does this confuse you? I run through an explicit example of how you need to know both the payload and towing capacity to determine if you have safe driving conditions in the following article: How to Calculate Towing Capacity.

JOEY TECCHI

I, Joey, am the owner and primary writer for Tailored Trucks. When I'm not writing, I enjoy taking my RAM pickup to the White Mountains for skiing, camping, or ATVing. Thanks for reading!

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