This article provides detailed information on the towing and payload capacity of the 2009 Toyota Tundra, including charts and tables to help you understand these specifications better.

We will discuss the vehicle’s trims, engine types, towing package, and payloads, as well as its capability for 5th wheel and gooseneck towing, maximum tongue load, and GVWR.

By the end of the article, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the 2009 Toyota Tundra’s towing and payload capacities, which will enable you to make informed decisions when planning trips and carrying loads.

The 2009 Toyota Tundra has a maximum Towing Capacity between 4,800 lbs and 10,800 lbs. and a maximum payload capacity of 1,990 lbs. This can vary depending on factors such as the vehicle’s Curb Weight, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Payload, and other factors.

2009 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity and Payload Capacity Chart

EnginesMax Towing CapacityMax Payload CapacityGVWR
Tundra 4.0L V65,100 lbs.1,685 lbs.6,400 lbs.
Tundra 4.7L V88,500 lbs.1,845 lbs.6,900 lbs.
Tundra 5.7L V810,800 lbs.1,990 lbs.7,200 lbs.
2009 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity and Payload Capacity Chart

This table shows the different configurations of the 2009 Toyota Tundra and their corresponding payload capacity and towing capacity along with the maximum GVWR.

It is also crucial to remember that the total weight of the vehicle and the trailer should not surpass the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) specified for the Toyota Tundra.

Here I’ve collected all the 2009 Toyota Tundra towing and payload capacity information from the official Toyota resources that include the 2009 Toyota Tundra Brochure and 2009 Toyota Tundra.

2009 Toyota Tundra Overview

One of the first things you’ll notice about the 2009 Toyota Tundra is its range of bed sizes.

2009 Toyota Tundra comes in three different lengths: short, standard, and long. The short bed measures 5.5 ft, while the standard bed is 6.5 ft and the long bed is 8.1 ft.

2009 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity Chart & Payload Capacity Chart and Specifications
2009 Toyota Tundra Specifications

Another important consideration when choosing a 2009 Toyota Tundra is the cab configuration. There are three options available: the Regular Cab, the Double Cab, and the CrewMax. All cabs provide seating for up to six passengers, but there are some key differences between them.

While there are several different configurations available for the 2009 Toyota Tundra, there are three engine options: a 4.0 L V6, a 5.7 L V8, and a 4.7 L V8.

2009 Toyota Tundra Engine Specs - Towing Capacity Chart & Payload Capacity Chart
2009 Toyota Tundra Engine Specs Chart

The 2009 Toyota Tundra comes in 3 trims: Tundra-Grade, Limited, and SR5.

Each trim has its own configuration with different bed sizes, cab sizes, interior & exterior, and available engine options.

2009 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity By Engines

The 2009 Toyota Tundra is powered by three engine options – the 4.0 L V6 engine, I-FORCE 5.7 L V8 engine, and the I-FORCE 4.7 L V8 engine.

2009 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity Chart & Payload Capacity Chart
2009 Toyota Tundra Towing & Payload Capacity Chart
EnginesMax Towing CapacityMax Payload Capacity
Tundra 4.0L V65,100 lbs.1,685 lbs.
Tundra 4.7L V88,500 lbs.1,845 lbs.
Tundra 5.7L V810,800 lbs.1,990 lbs.

4.0L V6 Engine

The base engine is a 4.0-liter aluminum V6 DOHC 24-valve with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i).

This engine delivers 236 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 266 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. It is a solid choice for everyday driving and light-hauling tasks.

With the right equipment, a 2009 Toyota Tundra truck with a 4.0L V6 engine can tow up to 4,900 lbs.

It’s important to note that this maximum towing capacity requires the addition of a towing package.

4.7L i-FORCE® V8 engine

This 4.7-liter aluminum i-FORCE V8 DOHC 32-valve engine also features Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) and delivers 276 horsepower at 5400 rpm and 313 lb.-ft. of torque at 3400 rpm.

It provides a good balance of power and fuel efficiency and can handle medium-duty hauling and towing tasks.

With the right equipment, this 2009 Toyota Tundra truck with a 4.7L V8 engine can tow up to 8,500 lbs. That’s more than enough to handle most trailers, boats, and other heavy-duty equipment.

It’s important to note that this maximum towing capacity requires the addition of a towing package.

5.7L i-FORCE® V8 engine

The 5.7-liter aluminum i-FORCE V8 DOHC 32-valve engine is the next powerful engine option.

This engine delivers 381 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 401 lb.-ft. of torque at 3600 rpm. It is ideal for heavy-duty towing and hauling and can handle the toughest jobs with ease.

With the right equipment, the maximum towing capacity of a 2009 Toyota Tundra with a 5.7L V8 engine is 10,800 lbs. This engine provides the maximum towing capacity among the other engine options.

It’s important to note that this maximum towing capacity requires the addition of a towing package.

2009 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity By Cabs

The 2009 Toyota Tundra offers three cab choices to cater to different needs and preferences: CrewMax, Double Cab, and Regular Cab.

Each cab option comes with its own set of configurations, engine sizes, payload capacities, and towing capacities.

We’ll delve into each cab option and break down its features to provide easy-to-digest information.

REGULAR CAB:

The Regular Cab is the smallest cab option in the 2009 Toyota Tundra lineup, offering a compact and efficient truck that’s perfect for those who don’t need a lot of space.

Here are the key features of the Regular Cab:

  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 10,800 lbs. when properly equipped
  • Configurations: Standard Bed (6.5 ft.) or Long Bed (8.1 ft.) available
  • Engine sizes: 4.0L V6, 4.7L V8, and 5.7L V8 available
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 1,990 lbs.
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 10,800 lbs. when properly equipped
DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizeTowing Capacity (lbs)GCWR (lbs)
4×24.0 LRegular CabStandard5,10014,000
4×24.0 LRegular CabLong5,00014,000
4×24.7 LRegular CabStandard8,50014,000
4×24.7 LRegular CabLong8,40014,000
4×25.7 LRegular CabStandard10,40016,000
4×44.7 LRegular CabLong8,10014,000
4×25.7 LRegular CabLong10,80016,000
4×45.7 LRegular CabLong10,50016,000
4×45.7 L FFVRegular CabStandard10,10016,000
4×45.7 LRegular CabStandard10,10016,000
4×44.7 LRegular CabStandard8,20014,000
4×45.7 L FFVRegular CabLong10,50016,000

DOUBLE CAB:

The Double Cab offers more space than the Regular Cab, but not as much as the CrewMax cab. It’s a great option for those who need more space than the Regular Cab but don’t need the extra space of the CrewMax cab.

Here are the key features of the Double Cab:

  • Configurations: Standard Bed (6.5 ft.) or Long Bed (8.1 ft.) available
  • Engine sizes: 4.0L V6, 4.7L V8, and 5.7L V8 available
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 1,755 lbs.
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 10,600 lbs. when properly equipped
DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizeTowing Capacity (lbs)GCWR (lbs)
4×24.0 LDouble CabStandard4,80014,000
4×24.0 LDouble CabStandard4,80014,000
4×24.7 LDouble CabStandard8,10014,000
4×24.7 LDouble CabStandard6,70014,000
4×44.7 LDouble CabLong7,80014,000
4×45.7 LDouble CabStandard10,30016,000
4×25.7 LDouble CabStandard10,60016,000
4×45.7 L FFVDouble CabStandard10,30016,000
4×44.7 LDouble CabStandard6,40014,000
4×44.7 LDouble CabLong7,70014,000
4×45.7 L FFVDouble CabStandard8,30016,000
4×25.7 LDouble CabLong8,60016,000
4×45.7 L FFVDouble CabLong10,20016,000
4×45.7 LDouble CabStandard8,30016,000
4×24.7 LDouble CabLong8,00014,000
4×25.7 LDouble CabStandard10,40016,000
4×25.7 LDouble CabLong10,50016,000
4×45.7 LDouble CabLong10,20016,000
4×25.7 LDouble CabStandard10,60016,000
4×45.7 L FFVDouble CabStandard10,30016,000

CREWMAX:

The CrewMax cab is the largest cab option in the 2009 Toyota Tundra lineup, offering a spacious interior and comfortable seating for up to six passengers.

Here are the key features of the CrewMax cab:

  • Configuration: Short Bed (5.5 ft.)
  • Engine sizes: 4.7L V8 and 5.7L V8 available
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 1,680 lbs.
  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 10,400 lbs. when properly equipped
DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizeTowing Capacity (lbs)GCWR (lbs)
4×44.7 LCrewMaxStandard7,70014,000
4×24.7 LCrewMaxStandard6,50014,000
4×24.7 LCrewMaxStandard8,00014,000
4×45.7 LCrewMaxStandard10,10016,000
4×45.7 L FFVCrewMaxStandard10,10016,000
4×44.7 LCrewMaxStandard6,20014,000
4×25.7 LCrewMaxStandard10,40016,000
4×25.7 LCrewMaxStandard8,40016,000
4×45.7 LCrewMaxStandard8,10016,000
4×25.7 LCrewMaxStandard10,40016,000
4×45.7 LCrewMaxStandard10,10016,000

2009 Toyota Tundra Payload Capacity

Firstly, let’s define what we mean by “payload capacity.”

Payload capacity is the total weight that a vehicle can safely carry, including passengers, cargo, and any accessories or modifications.

It’s important to note that payload capacity is not the same as towing capacity, which refers to the amount of weight that a vehicle can tow behind it.

The 2009 Toyota Tundra has a respectable payload capacity, with the ability to carry up to 1,990 pounds.

However, it’s worth noting that this number can vary depending on the specific model and configuration of the truck.

Let’s take a closer look at the different options available for the 2009 Toyota Tundra and their respective payload capacities.

2009 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity Chart & Payload Capacity Chart
2009 Toyota Tundra Towing & Payload Capacity Chart

REGULAR CAB:

DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizePayload Capacity (lbs)Curb Weight (lbs)GVWR (lbs)
4×24.7 LRegular CabStandard1,7504,8506,600
4×25.7 LRegular CabStandard1,6904,9106,600
4×45.7 LRegular CabLong1,9255,2757,200
4×45.7 L FFVRegular CabLong1,9255,2757,200
4×24.0 LRegular CabStandard1,5904,6106,200
4×24.0 LRegular CabLong1,6854,7156,400
4×44.7 LRegular CabStandard1,6805,1206,800
4×24.7 LRegular CabLong1,8454,9556,800
4×45.7 LRegular CabStandard1,6255,1756,800
4×44.7 LRegular CabLong1,7805,2207,000
4×25.7 LRegular CabLong1,9905,0107,000
4×45.7 L FFVRegular CabStandard1,6255,1756,800

DOUBLE CAB:

DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizePayload Capacity (lbs)Curb Weight (lbs)GVWR (lbs)
4×24.0 LDouble CabStandard1,4704,9306,400
4×44.7 LDouble CabLong1,4155,5857,000
4×24.7 LDouble CabStandard1,6105,0906,700
4×25.7 LDouble CabLong1,6555,3457,000
4×25.7 LDouble CabStandard1,6655,2356,800
4×25.7 LDouble CabLong1,7555,1456,900
4×45.7 L FFVDouble CabLong1,5555,6457,200
4×24.0 LDouble CabStandard1,4704,9306,400
4×44.7 LDouble CabLong1,4355,4656,900
4×44.7 LDouble CabStandard1,5105,3906,900
4×24.7 LDouble CabLong1,5155,2856,800
4×45.7 LDouble CabLong1,5555,6457,200
4×45.7 LDouble CabStandard1,5605,5407,100
4×25.7 LDouble CabStandard1,6805,2206,900
4×45.7 L FFVDouble CabStandard1,5605,5407,100
4×45.7 L FFVDouble CabStandard1,5805,5207,100
4×45.7 L FFVDouble CabStandard1,6555,4457,100
4×24.7 LDouble CabStandard1,5355,1656,700
4×45.7 LDouble CabStandard1,6555,4457,100

CREWMAX:

DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizePayload Capacity (lbs)Curb Weight (lbs)GVWR (lbs)
4×25.7 LCrewMaxStandard1,5855,4157,000
4×44.7 LCrewMaxStandard1,3705,6307,000
4×24.7 LCrewMaxStandard1,4705,3306,800
4×24.7 LCrewMaxStandard1,5455,2556,800
4×45.7 LCrewMaxStandard1,5905,6107,200
4×44.7 LCrewMaxStandard1,4455,5557,000
4×45.7 LCrewMaxStandard1,5155,6857,200
4×25.7 LCrewMaxStandard1,6055,3957,000
4×25.7 LCrewMaxStandard1,6805,3207,000
4×45.7 LCrewMaxStandard1,4955,7057,200
4×45.7 L FFVCrewMaxStandard1,4955,7057,200

The curb weight and gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) also vary based on the configuration.

It’s also worth noting that curb weight plays a role in determining a vehicle’s payload capacity.

Curb weight refers to the total weight of the vehicle without any passengers or cargo.

The higher the curb weight, the less payload capacity the vehicle will have.

2009 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity By Trims

The 2009 Toyota Tundra comes in 2 different trims, each with its own set of features and options. Here’s the list of the trims:

  • Tundra-Grade
  • Limited
  • SR5

Let’s take a closer look at the towing capacity by trim for the 2009 Toyota Tundra:

2009 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity Tundra Trim

The 2009 Toyota Tundra trim offers a towing capacity ranging from 5,000 to 10,800 lbs depending on the drive, engine, cab size, and bed size.

The GCWR (gross combined weight rating) for all configurations between 14,000-16,000 lbs.

EngineCab SizeBed SizeTowing Capacity (lbs)GCWR (lbs)
4.0 L 4×2Regular Cab Standard5,10014,000
4.0 L 4×2Regular Cab Long5,00014,000
4.7 L 4×2Regular Cab Standard8,50014,000
5.7 L 4×2Regular Cab Standard10,40016,000
4.7 L 4×2Regular Cab Long8,40014,000
5.7 L 4×2Regular Cab Long10,80016,000
4.7 L 4×2Double Cab Long8,00014,000
2009 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity Tundra 4×2
EngineCab SizeBed SizeTowing Capacity (lbs)GCWR (lbs)
4.7 L 4×4Regular CabStandard8,20014,000
4.7 L 4×4Regular CabLong8,10014,000
5.7 L 4×4Regular CabStandard10,10016,000
5.7 L 4×4Regular CabLong10,50016,000
5.7 L FFV 4×4Regular CabStandard10,10016,000
5.7 L FFV 4×4Regular CabLong10,50016,000
4.7 L 4×4Double CabLong7,70014,000
5.7 L 4×4Double CabLong10,20016,000
5.7 L FFV 4×4Double CabStandard8,30016,000
5.7 L FFV 4×4Double CabLong10,20016,000
4.7 L 4×4CrewMaxStandard6,20014,000
5.7 L 4×4CrewMaxStandard8,10016,000
2009 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity Tundra 4×4

2009 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity SR5 Trim

The 2009 Toyota Tundra SR5 trim also has a towing capacity between 4,800 to 10,600 lbs. The GCWR for the available configurations ranges between 14,000 – 16,000 lbs.

EngineCab SizeBed SizeTowing Capacity (lbs)GCWR (lbs)
4.0 L 4×2Double Cab Standard4,80014,000
4.7 L 4×2Double Cab Standard8,10014,000
4.7 L 4×2CrewMaxStandard8,00014,000
5.7 L 4×2Double Cab Standard10,60016,000
5.7 L 4×2Double Cab Standard10,40016,000
5.7 L 4×2CrewMaxStandard10,40016,000
2009 Toyota Tundra Limited 4×2 Towing Capacity Chart
EngineCab SizeBed SizeTowing Capacity (lbs)GCWR (lbs)
4.7 L 4×4Double Cab Long7,80014,000
4.7 L 4×4CrewMaxStandard7,70014,000
5.7 L 4×4CrewMaxStandard10,10016,000
5.7 L FFV 4×4Double Cab Standard10,30016,000
2009 Toyota Tundra Limited 4×4 Towing Capacity Chart

2009 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity Limited Trim

The 2009 Toyota Tundra Limited trim also has a towing capacity between 10,100 and 10,600 lbs. The GCWR for the available configurations ranges between 14,000 – 16,000 lbs.

EngineCab SizeBed SizeTowing Capacity (lbs)GCWR (lbs)
5.7 L 4×2Double CabStandard10,60016,000
5.7 L 4×2CrewMaxStandard10,40016,000
5.7 L 4×4Double CabStandard10,30016,000
5.7 L FFV 4×4Double CabStandard10,30016,000
5.7 L 4×4CrewMaxStandard10,10016,000
5.7 L FFV 4×4CrewMaxStandard10,10016,000

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2009 Toyota Tundra Packages and Options

  1. Work Truck Package
  • Matte-black upper and lower front bumper with matte-black grille surround
  • Heavy-duty vinyl bench seat
  • Rubber-type flooring
  • Black instrument panel
  • Manual outside mirrors and windows
  • 2-speed windshield wipers
  • Deletes cruise control, remote keyless entry, and courtesy lamps
  1. TRD Sport Package
  • 20-in. carved alloy wheels with P275/55R20 tires
  • Color-keyed front and rear bumpers and grille surround
  • Color-keyed heated outside mirrors
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • Fog lamps
  • Sport shift knob and pedal covers
  • Black cloth interior with bucket seats
  • TRD Sport bedside decals
  • Available in Black or Radiant Red only
  1. TRD Off-Road Package
  • Off-road-tuned suspension
  • Bilstein® shocks
  • Unique 18-in. alloy wheels with P275/65R18 BFGoodrich® tires
  • Fog lamps
  • Manual or power sliding rear window with privacy glass
  • Engine and fuel tank skid plates
  • Front tow hooks
  • TRD Off-Road Package graphics
  1. SR5 Package
  • Includes Tow Package and Cold Weather Package
  • Includes styled steel wheels
  1. Color-Keyed Bumper Package
  • Color-keyed front and rear bumpers and grille surround
  • Fog lamps
  • Sliding rear window with privacy glass
  1. Cold Weather Package
  • Heavy-duty battery and heavy-duty starter
  • Windshield wiper de-icer grid with timer
  • Front and rear mudguards
  1. Memory Package
  • Power driver’s seat, outside mirrors, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, all with memory function
  • Memory function not available with tow mirrors
  1. Tow Package
  • Tow hitch receiver
  • Trailer brake controller prewire
  • 4.300 rear axle ratio (4.100 on 4.6L V8)
  • TOW/HAUL mode switch
  • Transmission fluid temperature gauge
  • Supplemental transmission cooler
  • 7-pin connector
  • Heavy-duty alternator and battery

2009 Toyota Tundra 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Towing

If you’ve got a 2009 Toyota Tundra and you’re thinking of towing a travel trailer, you might be wondering if a 5th Wheel/Gooseneck hitch towing is good.

The 2009 Toyota Tundra has a towing capacity that ranges between 4,500 and 10,400 pounds depending on the options.

To determine the maximum trailer weight, you need to find the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) which is the maximum allowed tow rating of the vehicle weight and the trailer weight combined.

Subtracting the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of the truck from the GCWR will give you the maximum Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) that can be safely towed.

The information tag located inside the driver door jamb provides this information.

Overall, the towing capacity of the 2009 Toyota Tundra is dependent on several factors, including the options and the trailer weight.

It is important to determine the maximum GTW and to choose the appropriate 5th Wheel/Gooseneck and base rails for a safe and successful towing setup.

Maximum Tongue Load of Toyota Tundra

If you’re planning on towing a trailer with your Toyota Tundra, it’s important to know the maximum tongue load that your vehicle can handle.

The tongue load is the amount of weight/force that the trailer tongue exerts on the trailer hitch and it’s crucial to stay within the recommended limits to ensure safe and efficient towing.

So, what is the max tongue load of a Tundra? Well, according to Toyota, for all of their engines, a tongue weight of 11% should not be exceeded.

This means that if you have a max towing capacity of 10,400 lbs, your tongue weight should not exceed 1,144 lbs.

It’s also worth noting that you should not tow above 1000 lbs on any 2009 Tundra without a trailer with a braking system.

Additionally, if you plan on towing a trailer weighing over 5,000 lbs, you’ll need to use a weight-distributing hitch.

One method involves using a specialized scale that measures the weight directly from the hitch ball.

What is the 2009 Toyota Tundra Curb Weight and GVWR?

Before we dive into the specifics of the 2009 Toyota Tundra’s GVWR, let’s first define what it means.

The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is the maximum weight that a vehicle is designed to carry including passengers, cargo, and fuel.

It includes the weight of the vehicle itself plus anything else that is loaded onto it.

Exceeding the GVWR can be dangerous as it puts extra strain on the vehicle’s suspension, brakes, and other components.

Useful Resources

2009 Toyota Tundra Brochure (Towing Capacity Guide) PDF

Conclusion

If you’re planning to tow a trailer, 5th wheel, or a Gooseneck, the 2009 Toyota Tundra has excellent capacities to handle your needs.

With a maximum Towing Capacity between 4,800 and 10,800 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 1,990 pounds, depending on the configuration, the 2009 Toyota Tundra truck is built to handle even the toughest jobs.

Plus, with its rugged design, spacious and comfortable interior, and advanced safety features, the 2009 Toyota Tundra is a well-rounded choice that’s sure to impress.

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