Understanding the Difference Between Payload and Towing Capacity

Many people use the words payload and towing capacity interchangeably, but in reality, they have different meanings. If you think they mean the same thing, you can end up causing big damage to your truck. Here is a short explanation on what both mean.

Payload means the weight of cargo that your truck can carry in its flatbed as well as in the cab itself. Even the driver and passengers are part of the payload. On the other hand, towing capacity means the maximum weight that you can pull with your vehicle. Towing capacity is usually much more than payload which is part of the truck, because you're pulling the weight that the axels of another vehicle support.

If you're still confused about what payload and towing capacity mean, come into the Metro Honda showroom in Indian Trail. Our staff will be glad to explain the difference between these terms.



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