Understanding the Differences Between Payload and Towing Capacities

The terms "towing" and "payload capacity" are often erroneously used interchangeably, when in fact they mean two separate things when describing a vehicle's performance capabilities. Towing capacity refers to the amount of weight a vehicle can pull, while payload capacity is used to describe the amount of stuff your vehicle is capable of hauling. A payload capacity is fully supported by the vehicle, while a towing capacity employs the use of an additional feature such as a trailer or hitch to pull the additional weight. In most cases, a vehicle's towing capacity exceeds its maximum payload capability.

To help decipher the difference between towing and payload capacity, we invite you to stop by Carbone Subaru of Utica in Yorkville, NY so that our expertly trained associates can help you to fully understand your vehicle and its capabilities. We look forward to answering any questions you might have and serving you and your vehicle today!

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