Towing Capacity Chart 2014

If you are looking to purchase a truck, chances are you want a truck you can tow equipment with. Whether it is for hauling loads for work or you want to hook up a camper, knowing the total towing capacity is very important. That is why going over these different truck options is very important before you proceed with the right truck for you.

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RAM 3500

Right now, this truck has the highest towing capacity of a civilian truck right now, without special modifications. It has a towing capacity of 30,000 pounds, which should allow you to tow just about anything.

Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD and GMC Sierra 3500 HD

Both these trucks from General Motors are essentially the exact same truck, just with a different name plate on it (and very slight variations inside). However, each truck is able to tow more than 23,000 pounds. Both these trucks and the RAM 3500 have a heavy-duty steel frame, so while the gas mileage might not be all that impressive, the towing is. Of course, the RAM 3500 has 7,000 more pounds of towing, but that might not be necessary, depending on what you are looking for in a truck

Ford F-350

The Ford F-350 Super Duty truck can tow 22,800, placing it just under the GM options. This is really going to come down to whether or not you like a Ford or GM vehicle better. Generally though, if you want a truck that can haul almost anything, you are going to want an American truck, as foreign trucks really are not able to offer this kind of towing (and most don’t really try to compete in this category either).

Ford F-150

If you are looking for a less expensive option but a truck that can still get it down, the Ford F-150 is the start-up truck form Ford now that the Ranger is no longer produced (at least in the United States). It offers up towing of 11,300, which is probably more than enough for general boat and camper towing. The fuel economy is desirable as well.

Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500

Again, this is basically the same truck from General Motors and the two are able to tow around 11,000 pounds of gear.

Nissan Titan

Had to toss in a foreign truck to show good faith. The Titan is able to tow up to 9,500 pounds of gear.