If you’re a proud owner of a 2010 Toyota Tundra, you know that it’s a highly capable truck with a strong towing capacity and payload capacity.

However, if you’re not familiar with the exact numbers, it’s essential to know what your truck is capable of.

In this article, 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 2010 Toyota Tundra’s towing and payload capacities.

The 2010 Toyota Tundra has a maximum Towing Capacity ranging between 4,800 – 10,800 lbs and a maximum payload capacity ranging between 1,350 to 2,015 lbs. These capacities depend on several factors such as the vehicle’s Curb Weight, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Cab Style, and other factors.

2010 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity and Payload Capacity Chart

EngineGVWR (lbs.)Max Payload (lbs.)Max Towing Capacity (lbs.)
4.0-Liter V6 5-Speed Auto6400 lbs.1,715 lbs.5,200 lbs.
4.6-Liter V8 6-Speed Auto7,000 lbs.1,895 lbs.8,900 lbs.
5.7- Liter V8 6- Speed Auto7,200 lbs.2,015 lbs.10,800 lbs.
2010 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity and Payload Capacity Chart

This table shows the different configurations of the 2010 Toyota Tundra and their corresponding payload capacity and towing capacity along with the maximum GVWR and Curb Weight.

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 2010 Toyota Tundra towing and payload capacity information from the official Toyota resources that include the 2010 Toyota Tundra Brochure and 2010 Toyota Tundra.

2010 Toyota Tundra Overview

One of the first things you’ll notice about the 2010 Toyota Tundra is its range of bed sizes.

2010 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.

2010 Toyota Tundra Dimensions Cab Styles and Bed Lengths Chart (Towing Capacity)
2010 Toyota Tundra

Another important consideration when choosing a 2010 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 2010 Toyota Tundra, there are three engine options: a 4.0 L V6, a 5.7 L V8, and a 4.6 L V8.

2010 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity & Payload Capacity

It’s important to note that towing capacity varies by vehicle model and configuration. The towing capacity for a 4×2 Tundra with a 4.0-Liter V6 engine will be different than the towing capacity for a 4×2 Tundra with a 5.7-Liter V8 engine.

EngineModelCurb Weight (lbs.)GVWR (lbs.)Maximum Payload (lbs.)Towing Capacity (lbs.)
4.0-Liter V6 5-Speed Auto4×2 Double Cab 4950640014504800
4.6-Liter V8 6-Speed Auto4×2 Double Cab 5085670016157200
4.6-Liter V8 6-Speed Auto4×2 Double Cab Long Bed5285680015158500
5.7-Liter V8 6-Speed Auto4×2 Double Cab 5155690017458600
5.7- Liter V8 6- Speed Auto4×2 Double Cab Long Bed53557000164510400
4.6- Liter V8 6- Speed Auto4×2 Double Cab Ltd 51056700N/A8600
5.7- Liter V8 6- Speed Auto4×2 Double Cab Ltd 51806900N/A10500
2010 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity and Payload Capacity Chart

The 2010 Toyota Tundra comes in different configurations, with varying weights and capacities depending on the model.

2010 Toyota Tundra Engine Specs - Towing Capacity Chart & Payload Capacity Chart
2010 Toyota Tundra Engine Specs Chart

Let’s take a closer look at each of them.

4×2 Double Cab Tundra with 4.0-Liter V6 5-Speed Auto

  • Curb weight (lbs.): 4950
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lbs.): 6400
  • Maximum Payload (lbs.): 1450
  • Towing capacity (lbs.): 4800
DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizeMax Towing Capacity (lbs)GCWR (lbs)
4×24.0 LRegularStandard5,20014,000
4×24.0 LDoubleStandard4,80014,000
4×24.0 LRegularLong5,10014,000

This 4×2 Double Cab Tundra with a 4.0-Liter V6 5-Speed Auto model has a curb weight of 4950 pounds, which refers to the weight of the vehicle with standard equipment and a full tank of fuel but without any passengers or cargo.

Its Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is 6400 pounds, which is the maximum allowable weight of the vehicle including passengers, cargo, and fuel.

The maximum Payload Capacity for this model is 1450 pounds, which is the amount of weight that the vehicle can carry in addition to its own weight.

And finally, it has a Towing Capacity of 4800 pounds, which is the maximum weight that the vehicle can tow.

4×2 Double Cab Tundra with 4.6-Liter V8 6-Speed Auto

  • Curb weight (lbs.): 5085
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lbs.): 6700
  • Maximum Payload (lbs.): 1615
  • Towing capacity (lbs.): 7200
DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizeMax Towing Capacity (lbs)GCWR (lbs)
4×44.6 LRegularStandard8,70014,000
4×24.6 LDoubleStandard7,20014,000
4×24.6 LDoubleStandard8,60014,000
4×24.6 LDoubleStandard8,30014,000
4×44.6 LDoubleStandard6,90014,000
4×24.6 LCrewMaxStandard8,50014,000
4×44.6 LCrewMaxStandard8,10014,000
4×24.6 LCrewMaxStandard7,00014,000
4×44.6 LCrewMaxStandard6,70014,000

The 4×2 Double Cab Tundra with 4.6-Liter V8 6-Speed Auto has a curb weight of 5085 pounds.

Its GVWR is 6700 pounds, and its maximum payload is 1615 pounds.

It has a higher towing capacity of 7200 pounds compared to the V6 model, thanks to its more powerful engine.

4×2 Double Cab Long Bed with 4.6-Liter V8 6-Speed Auto

  • Curb weight (lbs.): 5285
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lbs.): 6800
  • Maximum Payload (lbs.): 1515
  • Towing capacity (lbs.): 8500
DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizeMax Towing Capacity (lbs)GCWR (lbs)
4×24.6 LRegularLong8,90014,000
4×44.6 LRegularLong8,60014,000
4×24.6 LDoubleLong8,50014,000
4×44.6 LDoubleLong8,20014,000

The 4×2 Double Cab Long Bed with a 4.6-Liter V8 engine model has a longer bed than the previous models and a higher curb weight of 5285 pounds.

Its GVWR is 6800 pounds, and its maximum payload is 1515 pounds.

It has a higher towing capacity of 8500 pounds, which is useful for hauling larger loads.

4×2 Double Cab Tundra with 5.7-Liter V8 6-Speed Auto

  • Curb weight (lbs.): 5155
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lbs.): 6900
  • Maximum Payload (lbs.): 1745
  • Towing capacity (lbs.): 8600
DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizeTowing Capacity (lbs)GCWR (lbs)
4×25.7 LRegularStandard10,40016,000
4×25.7 LDoubleStandard8,60016,000
4×25.7 LDoubleStandard10,50016,000
4×25.7 LCrewMaxStandard10,40016,000
4×25.7 LCrewMaxStandard8,40016,000
4×45.7 LRegularStandard10,10016,000
4×45.7 L FFVRegularStandard10,10016,000
4×45.7 LDoubleStandard8,30016,000
4×45.7 LDoubleStandard10,20016,000
4×45.7 L FFVDoubleStandard8,30016,000
4×45.7 L FFVDoubleStandard10,20016,000
4×45.7 LCrewMaxStandard8,10016,000
4×45.7 LCrewMaxStandard10,10016,000
4×45.7 L FFVCrewMaxStandard8,10016,000
4×45.7 L FFVCrewMaxStandard10,10016,000

The 4×2 Double Cab Tundra with a 5.7-Liter V8 engine model has a curb weight of 5,155 pounds, and its GVWR is 6,900 pounds.

Its maximum payload is 1,745 pounds, which is higher than the V8 model with a smaller engine. It has a towing capacity of 8,600 pounds, making it a good option for towing larger loads.

4×2 Double Cab Long Bed Tundra w/5.7- Liter V8 6- Speed Auto:

  • Curb weight (lbs.): 5355
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lbs.): 7000
  • Maximum Payload (lbs.): 1645
  • Towing capacity (lbs.): 10400
DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizeTowing Capacity (lbs)GCWR (lbs)
4×25.7 LRegularLong10,80016,000
4×25.7 LDoubleLong10,40016,000
4×45.7 LRegularLong10,50016,000
4×45.7 L FFVRegularLong10,50016,000
4×45.7 LDoubleLong10,10016,000
4×45.7 L FFVDoubleLong10,10016,000

This model is similar to the previous model but has a longer bed and a higher curb weight of 5355 pounds. Its GVWR is 7000 pounds, and its maximum payload is 1645 pounds. It has an impressive towing capacity of 10400 pounds, which is the highest among all the models listed here.

4×2 Double Cab Ltd w/4.6-Liter V8 6-Speed Auto:

This model has a curb weight of 5105 pounds, and its GVWR is 6700 pounds. Unlike the other models, there is no data available for its maximum payload capacity. It has a towing capacity of 8600 pounds, similar to the 5.7-liter V8 models.

4×2 Double Cab Ltd w/5.7-Liter V8 6-Speed Auto:

  • Curb weight (lbs.): 5180
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lbs.): 6900
  • Maximum Payload (lbs.): N/A
  • Towing capacity (lbs.): 10500

The 4×2 Double Cab Ltd w/5.7-Liter V8 6-Speed Auto model has a curb weight of 5180 pounds and a GVWR of 6900 pounds.

Like the previous model, there is no data available for its maximum payload capacity. It has a high towing capacity of 10500 pounds, making it a good option for towing larger loads.

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2010 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 2010 Toyota Tundra has a respectable payload capacity, with the ability to carry up to 2,015 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 2010 Toyota Tundra and their respective payload capacities.

2010 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity Chart & Payload Capacity Chart
2010 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity Chart & Payload Capacity Chart

2010 Toyota Tundra Payload Capacity Regular Cab

Starting with the Tundra Regular Cab model, the 2010 Toyota Tundra has a payload capacity between 1,620 lbs and 2,015 lbs.

This varies based on the drive type, engine size, cab size, bed size, curb weight, and GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating).

DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizePayload Capacity (lbs)Curb Weight (lbs)GVWR (lbs)
4×24.0 LRegularStandard1,6204,5806,200
4×45.7 L FFVRegularStandard1,6455,0806,800
4×45.7 LRegularStandard1,6455,0806,800
4×24.0 LRegularLong1,7154,6856,400
4×25.7 LRegularStandard1,7204,8056,600
4×24.6 LRegularStandard1,7954,7306,600
4×44.6 LRegularStandard1,7955,0056,800
4×44.6 LRegularLong1,8905,1107,000
4×24.6 LRegularLong1,8954,8306,800
4×45.7 LRegularLong1,9455,1807,200
4×45.7 L FFVRegularLong1,9455,1807,200
4×45.7 LRegularLong2,0154,9107,000
2010 Toyota Tundra Payload Capacity Regular Cab

2010 Toyota Tundra Payload Capacity Double Cab

The 2010 Double Cab Toyota Tundra is a robust truck with a payload capacity ranging from 1,340 to 1,745 pounds. Depending on the drive, engine, cab size, and bed size, the payload capacity can vary.

DriveEngineCab SizeBed SizePayload Capacity (lbs)Curb
Weight (lbs)
GVWR (lbs)
4×44.6 LDoubleLong1,3405,4157,000
4×24.6 LDoubleStandard1,4105,4156,900
4×24.0 LDoubleStandard1,4504,9506,400
4×45.7 LDoubleLong1,4655,6607,200
4×45.7 L FFVDoubleLong1,4655,6607,200
4×24.6 LDoubleLong1,5155,2856,800
4×44.6 LDoubleStandard1,5155,3856,900
4×45.7 LDoubleStandard1,5455,4807,100
4×45.7 L FFVDoubleStandard1,5455,4807,100
4×24.6 LDoubleStandard1,6155,0856,700
4×45.7 LDoubleStandard1,6405,4607,100
4×45.7 L FFVDoubleStandard1,6405,4607,100
4×25.7 LDoubleLong1,6455,3557,000
4×25.7 LDoubleStandard1,7455,1556,900
4×24.6 LDoubleStandardN/A5,1056,700
4×25.7 LDoubleStandardN/A5,1806,900
2010 Toyota Tundra Payload Capacity Double Cab

2010 Toyota Tundra Payload Capacity CrewMax

The 2010 CrewMax Toyota Tundra has a payload capacity ranging from 1,340 to 1,745 pounds. Depending on the drive, engine, cab size, and bed size, the payload capacity can vary.

EngineCab SizeBed SizePayload Capacity (lbs)Curb
Weight (lbs)
GVWR (lbs)
4.6 LCrewMaxStandard1,3405,5857,000
4.6 LCrewMaxStandard1,4505,5507,000
4.6 LCrewMaxStandard1,4505,2756,800
5.7 L FFVCrewMaxStandard1,4805,6457,200
5.7 LCrewMaxStandard1,4805,6457,200
4.6 LCrewMaxStandard1,5505,2506,800
5.7 LCrewMaxStandard1,5705,3557,000
5.7 L FFVCrewMaxStandard1,5755,6257,200
5.7 LCrewMaxStandard1,5755,6257,200
5.7 LCrewMaxStandard1,6655,3357,000
2010 Toyota Tundra Payload Capacity CrewMax

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.

2010 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

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 10,800 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 2010 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.

Important Considerations for Towing with the 2010 Toyota Tundra

Towing a trailer with your vehicle can be a convenient way to transport heavy cargo or recreational equipment, but it is important to do so safely and within the capabilities of your vehicle.

The following information outlines important considerations for towing with the 2010 Toyota Tundra.

  1. Confirm Compatibility and Proper Loading

Before towing, it is crucial to ensure that your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up properly, and loaded appropriately.

This includes confirming that you have any necessary additional equipment and following all instructions in your Owner’s Manual. It is also important not to exceed any weight ratings, as the maximum towing capacity depends on the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and available equipment.

  1. 5.7L V8 Long Bed Models and Tow Equipment

It is important to note that 5.7L V8 Long Bed models are not available with tow equipment. If you plan to tow with this vehicle, you will need to consider a different configuration.

  1. Flex Fuel Vehicles

Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFV) are not available in every state. In states where they are available, all 4×4, 5.7L V8 models are FFV.

These vehicles can use E85, gasoline, or a combination of both, but estimated mileage will vary. Consult your dealer for the nearest E85 filling stations.

  1. Rear Differential Ratio with Tow Package

If you opt for the Tow Package, note that the rear differential ratio is 4.100 on 4.6L models and 4.300 on 5.7L models. This is important to consider for towing performance and efficiency.

  1. Payload Considerations

Payload refers to the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) minus the curb weight and includes the weight of occupants, optional equipment, and cargo.

It is limited by weight distribution and is not the same as the Vehicle Capacity Weight as defined by FMVSS 110, which varies according to installed optional equipment.

  1. Payload Changes with Packages

When equipped with the Color Keyed-Bumper Package or Maximum Payload Package, the payload increases by 75 lbs. However, when equipped with the Tow Package, the payload decreases by 75 lbs.

  1. Towing Capacity Changes with Packages

When equipped with the Color-Keyed Bumper Package, standard towing capacity decreases to 1400 lbs.

When equipped with the Maximum Payload Package, standard towing capacity decreases to 8600 lbs.

However, when equipped with the Tow Package, towing capacity increases by 1400 lbs, 2000 lbs, or 1500 lbs depending on the configuration.

Useful Resources

2010 Toyota Tundra Brochure (Towing Capacity Guide) PDF

Conclusion

If you’re planning to tow a trailer, 5th wheel, or a Gooseneck, the 2010 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 2,015 pounds, depending on the configuration, the 2010 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 2010 Toyota Tundra is a well-rounded choice that’s sure to impress.

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