Unless you’re one of those enthusiast types who’s really into pickup trucks, and delights in spending spare time poring over all the many different configurations and special packages and specifications … and specifications for all the combinations of those configurations and special packages, shopping for a truck can be pretty daunting. If you’ve already settled on a Toyota Tundra as the next pickup truck you plan to pick up, you’ve spared yourself a whole lotta mobile-device screen time. But one of the main concerns for pickup truck buyers is towing capacity, so you’re still gonna need to know how it breaks down for the truck’s different variants — and the most popular article of October on Cars.com sister site PickupTrucks.com will help you do just that.
At the high end, the Tundra can pull 10,200 pounds — that’s in it two-wheel-drive double-cab configuration with the 6.5-foot bed in either the SR or SR5 trim. But even at its wimpiest, the Tundra is able to tug 8,800 pounds (four-wheel-drive CrewMax with the 5.5-foot bed) — still mightier than competing pickups’ minimum tow ratings. For the full breakdown of towing capacities on the Tundra by cab configuration and even in the TRD Pro off-road trim level, check out the No. 1 PickupTrucks.com story for October via the link below; it edges out our primer on what’s changed for the 2020 model year on the Nissan Titan, which has to settle for second place.
2020 Toyota Tacoma | Manufacturer image
And, hey, if you’re researching towing capacities of pickup trucks of all shapes and sizes, PickupTrucks.com’s top 10 of October offers quite a haul. Our rundown of the towing capacities for the 2020 Toyota Tacoma comes in at No. 5, and our breakdown of the 2019 Ram 1500’s pulling power pulls in at No. 7.
In more highly trafficked towing news, our No. 4 story of the past month reported on how an older truck — a 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 diesel — has held up after 22,000 miles of towing, which constitutes nearly 89 percent of its total miles driven. You can get the long answer by following the link below, but the short answer is: pretty gull-derned well.
“Overall, we have been very impressed with this truck,” said PickupTrucks.com correspondent Matt Barnes. “There have been no reliability issues and it has a decent ride with a comfortable cabin and seats, and pulls any load we put behind it with ease. Would we buy this truck again? Absolutely.”
2017 GMC Sierra 3500 diesel | Cars.com photo by Matt Barnes
But don’t drop your load just yet, because there’s tons more news to catch up on. Here are the top 10 news stories PickupTrucks.com readers couldn’t get enough of in the past month:
2020 Nissan Titan | Cars.com photo by Aaron Bragman
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I still own my GMC, everything the SLT had every need, the ride was comfort for a Marine to drive to North Carolina. I had a few things that had be fix, which was under $2,000 which would be expected for any now Truck/Car. I a Viet Nam Vet, 75 years old, which I have all brands as a GMC. In fact soon as I am able I'm going to by another GMC, fully loaded so to pull a Travel trailer, and the Wife I will let her go as well. Little Texas humor there. I have test droved several, the 2500, and the 3500, both the Wife, and I really liked them. I am a U.S. Marine, we keep to the truth when we say something. Now You All Stay Safe, and healthy. John R.
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