What is the maximum payload capacity for a 2010 Toyota Tundra?
The payload capacity of the 2010 Toyota Tundra is 1,500-1,650lbs. All the models are within a very close payload range, but the base model actually has a slightly higher payload limit than the fully-loaded Tundra.
The base model 2010 Toyota Tundra is the V6 4x2 Regular Cab. The maxed-out option is the Limited 5.7L V8 4x4 Crew Max w/FFV.
The payload rating of a vehicle is a combination of its maximum cargo, passenger and optional equipment weight ratings. Essentially, the maximum payload rating is how much the Tundra can carry when it is loaded down, but does not relate to towing capacity.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is the payload plus the weight of the vehicle itself. With the two models cited these numbers are 6,200 and 7,200 lbs.
Another vehicle weight rating is “curb weight” which is what the vehicle is setup to handle as standard fluid and equipment weight. The base and high-end model are rated at 4,580 and 5,645lbs.
“Curb weight” plus cargo and passengers is “payload”. “Payload” plus weight of the vehicle itself is “GVWR”.
The 2013 model-year Tundra is expected to be a mildly altered version of the previous year’s Tundra, with a more distinguishable facelift expected for 2014.