- Jun 19, 2020
Something I’ve also noticed is the payload for most of the SUVs are less than the payload for their truck counterparts. My guess due to all the excess metal on them. I have a 4 runner myself and it has been such a great vehicle I am very hesitant to switch. I eventually am going to upgrade but in my research faze now. I really liked the Sequoia but just can’t get over how little the pay load is compared to the Titan. I’m leaning more towards a truck now especially since I quit my volunteer job and may no longer have to play bus for my brother and his daughter. Due to his daughter now having her driving permit. Scary thought! My research faze is going to take another year or two so I have time to wrap my head around my decision. I’ve had my eye on campers with 5000 gvw and need a lot of play in my numbers since I love the mountains.
Agreed! The payload on the Sequoia (another option we considered since it's an SUV and not a truck) is nearly the same as our 4Runner (1280-4Runner vs. 1330-Sequoia) so there's nearly no advantage to going to a bigger SUV if payload is the limiting factor (it is, in many cases). Sure, it can tow 2k lbs more but really it can't, since the tongue weight will be higher.
I was also just looking at a 2013 Tundra CrewMax 4x4 V8 5.7L... Payload? a wimpy 1375 lbs. Ugh.
Either I'm missing something or there's a lot of people overloading their TV and either don't know or don't care.