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  • 10 New Trucks That Tow 10,000 Pounds or More

10 New Trucks That Tow 10,000 Pounds or More

And A Couple You’d Think Should (But Don’t)

Jan 7, 2020
It wasn't long ago that towing 10,000 pounds required a or 1-ton truck. For better or worse that's not the case anymore. Looking at the 2020 model year all but one truck in the -ton segment are capable of towing 10,000 pounds or more. Naturally not all configurations carry the same capabilities, and you should always consult your owner's manual or door sticker before hitching up a load to ensure you're not dangerously overloaded. Let's dive in and take a look at the 2020 trucks that tow 10,000 pounds.
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New Ford Trucks That Can Tow 10,000 Pounds

Ford has long been the -ton towing champion (before being dethroned by Chevrolet in 2020). For 2020 a properly equipped (3.5L EcoBoost V-6, 4x2, crew-cab, long-bed, with 3.55:1 axle gears) F-150 can tow a maximum of 13,200 pounds. Notably absent in the lineup are the company's 2.7L EcoBoost and 3.3L naturally aspirated engines, as neither of these are rated at more than 8,500 pounds of towing in any configuration.
Regular Cab
3.5L EcoBoost V-6, 3.15:1 axle gears, 4x2 - 10,700 pounds
3.5L EcoBoost V-6, 3.55:1 axle gears, 4x2 - 12,100 pounds
5.0L V-8, 3.55:1 axle gears, 4x2 - 10,100 pounds
5.0L V-8, 3.73:1 axle gears, 4x4 - 11,100 pounds
Super Cab
3.5L EcoBoost V-6, all axle and drive configurations - 10,700 to 12,000 pounds
5.0L V-8, 3.55:1 axle gears (with tow package) or 3.73:1 axle gears - 10,200 to 11,300 pounds
3.0L PowerStroke V-6 diesel, all axle and drive configurations - 10,100 to 11,400 pounds
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Super Crew
3.5L EcoBoost V-6, all axle and drive configurations - 10,600 to 13,200 pounds
5.0L V-8, 3.55:1 axle gears (with tow package) or 3.73:1 axle gears - 10,100 to 11,600 pounds
3.0L PowerStroke V-6 diesel, all axle and drive configurations - 10,100 to 10,200 pounds
High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 (Limited), 3.55:1 axle gears, 4x2 - 11,100 pounds
Notably Absent
High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 (Limited), 3.55:1 axle gears, 4x4 - 9,300 pounds
High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 (Raptor), 4.10:1 axle gears, 4x4 - 6,000 pounds (Super Cab), 8,000 pounds (Super Crew)
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New Chevy Trucks That Can Tow 10,000 Pounds

General Motors has done the trailering public a huge favor in that they have begun labeling each individual pickup with its exact tow rating. A trailering information label is affixed to each truck with information such as curb weight, GVWR, payload, and towing. In Chevy's 2020 Silverado lineup all but one truck capable of towing more than 10,000 pounds requires the company's Max Trailering Package be installed. As part of the Max Trailering Package all trucks are equipped with 3.42:1 axle gears. For 2020 Chevrolet has taken the top spot with the highest -ton towing at a maximum of 13,400 pounds.
Regular Cab
5.3L V-8 with Active Fuel Management, 4x2 - 10,000 pounds
Double Cab
5.3L V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management, 4x2 - 11,600 pounds
5.3L V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management, 4x4 - 11,300 pounds
6.2L V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management, 4x4 - 12,100 to 13,400 pounds
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Crew Cab
5.3L V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management, all configurations - 11,300 to 11,500 pounds
6.2L V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management, 4x4 - 12,000 pounds
Notably Absent
3.0L Duramax I-6 diesel, all configurations - 7,500 to 9,300 pounds
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New GMC Trucks That Can Tow 10,000 Pounds

For 2020 GMC's Sierra 1500 nearly mirrors its Silverado cousin, with a few notable exceptions. Unlike the Silverado's maximum of 13,400 pounds, GMC tops out towing at a respectable 12,100. Sierras also feature GM's new towing information label, and with the exception of the regular cab all require the Max Trailering Package to achieve these weights.
Regular Cab
5.3L V-8 with Active Fuel Management, 4x2 - 10,000 pounds
Double Cab
5.3L V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management, 4x2 - 11,300 pounds
5.3L V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management, 4x4 - 11,100 pounds
6.2L V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management, 4x4 - 12,100 pounds
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Crew Cab
5.3L V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management, all configurations - 11,100 to 11,300 pounds
6.2L V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management, 4x4 - 12,000 pounds
Notably Absent
3.0L Duramax I-6 diesel, all configurations - 7,300 to 9,000 pounds
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New RAM Trucks That Can Tow 10,000 Pounds

Ram has been working hard hunting down the big players with a vengeance since the introduction of their all-new 2019 Ram 1500. While not quite the highest tow rating of the bunch, the 2020 Ram 1500 is no slouch. When equipping a Tradesman model in Quad Cab (Ram doesn't offer a regular cab at this point) with a 5.7L HEMI V-8, 3.92:1 axle gears, and the company's Max Tow package the truck is capable of dragging 12,750 pounds. As of writing this Ram has only published towing figures for 2020 Tradesman models, however looking back at 2019 we see that all 5.7L HEMI V-8 powered trucks, Quad or Crew Cab, are capable of towing more than 11,000 pounds when equipped with 3.92:1 axle gears. Like GM's towing labels, Ram has a website where owners can input their VIN and get a customized tow rating for their pickup.
Quad Cab
3.0L EcoDiesel V-6, 3.92:1 axle gears, 4x2 - 10,070 to 12,560 pounds
5.7L HEMI V-8, 3.92:1 axle gears, 4x2 - 11,540 to 12,750 pounds
5.7L HEMI V-8, 3.92:1 axle gears, 4x4 - 11,320 to 11,410 pounds
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Crew Cab
5.7L HEMI V-8, 3.92:1 axle gears, 4x2 - 11,400 to 11,540 pounds
5.7L HEMI V-8, 3.92:1 axle gears, 4x4 - 11,090 to 11,300 pounds
Notably Absent
3.0L EcoDiesel V-6, 3.92:1 axle gears, crew cab - 9,550 to 9,950 pounds
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New Toyota Trucks That Can Tow 10,000 Pounds

Toyota's Tundra is arguably the oldest -ton in the segment, having not received a significant update since the 2014 model year. Nonetheless, the truck maintains a fairly impressive towing capacity. Tundra is offered in just two cab configurations (Double Cab and CrewMax), with one engine (5.7L V-8), and six trims (SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794, and TRD Pro). Adding the company's tow package equips all trucks with 4.30:1 axle gears.
Double Cab
5.7L V-8, 4.30:1 axle gears, 4x2 - 10,200 pounds
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CrewMax
5.7L V-8, 4.30:1 axle gears, 4x2 - 10,100 pounds
Notably Absent
5.7L V-8, 4.30:1 axle gears, 4x4 - 9,900 (Double Cab) 9,800 (CrewMax) pounds
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New Nissan Trucks That Can Tow 10,000 Pounds

Low man on the pole is Nissan, which is unfortunate given the company's relatively fresh product line. As of writing this Nissan has yet to publish specs for the 2020 Titan XD, however we're fairly certain they will increase slightly over the known 2019 specs. Listed below are specs for conventional towing, gooseneck is slightly higher.
Regular Cab
5.6L V-8, 3.35:1 axle gears, 4x2 - 11,680 pounds
5.6L V-8, 3.35:1 axle gears, 4x4 - 11,360 pounds
5.0L Cummins diesel V-8, 3.35:1 axle gears, 4x2 - 12,710 pounds
5.0L Cummins diesel V-8, 3.35:1 axle gears, 4x4 - 12,430 pounds
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King Cab
5.6L V-8, 3.35:1 axle gears, 4x2 - 11,390 pounds
5.6L V-8, 3.35:1 axle gears, 4x4 - 11,060 pounds
5.0L Cummins diesel V-8, 3.35:1 axle gears, 4x2 - 12,480 pounds
5.0L Cummins diesel V-8, 3.35:1 axle gears, 4x4 - 12,120 pounds
Crew Cab
5.6L V-8, 3.35:1 axle gears, 4x2 - 11,680 pounds
5.6L V-8, 3.35:1 axle gears, 4x4 - 10,950 pounds
5.0L Cummins diesel V-8, 3.35:1 axle gears, 4x2 - 12,200 pounds
5.0L Cummins diesel V-8, 3.35:1 axle gears, 4x4 - 11,960 pounds
Notably Absent
2020 Nissan Titan: Revised for 2020, the Nissan Titan when equipped with the 5.6L V-8 engine, 3.69:1 axle gears, in King Cab 4x2 trim maxes out at 9,350 pounds of towing.
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