Towing and Payload - What's the Difference?

When you start to shop for a new truck, you'll be flooded with so much information. At Honda City Chicago, we do our best to keep the process straightforward, but there's no doubt that there can be a lot to consider. Two things which you'll want to make note of are towing and payload capacities.

A truck's towing capacity tells you how much the truck can pull behind it. This capacity includes the weight of the trailer; if you're close to the limit, make sure you remember this. The ability of the truck to pull weight depends on its engine, transmission, and frame. Many heavy-duty trucks can tow over 10,000 pounds.

Payload is different in that it describes how much a truck can carry in its cab and truck bed. This number is determined when the truck's weight is subtracted from the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

 

 

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