What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the maximum weight that a vehicle can pull while towing. This could refer to the weight of a watercraft, a trailer, or even another vehicle. Towing capacity can be based on the build of the vehicle, towing accessories used, the amount of passengers in the vehicle, and the amount of cargo that is inside or on top of the vehicle.[[114]]

Nissan truck towing capacity
2020 TITAN PRO-4X shown with accessories. More Towing Information. [[5]][[1393]]

Nissan truck towing capacity

Titans, trailers, boats and beyond

With Nissan trucks, tow with confidence. Bring more of what revs you up, like trailers, boats, and other big toys. [[114]]

2020 TITAN

2020 Nissan TITAN

Up to: 9,310 lbs. Maximum Towing Capacity [[1393]]

2020 TITAN XD

2020 Nissan TITAN XD

Up to: 11,040 lbs. Maximum Towing Capacity [[1395]]

2020 Frontier

2020 Nissan Frontier

Up to: 6,720 lbs. Maximum Towing Capacity [[1374]]

TITAN towing features

2016 TITAN XD shown. [[114]]

Nissan SUV towing capacity

Bring more U in SUV

Within the Nissan vehicle lineup, find 4 SUVs able to tow the extras you need on top of seating capacities ranging from 5-8 and cargo space to keep things personal.[[114]][[23]]

2020 Pathfinder

2020 Nissan Pathfinder

Up to: 6,000 lbs. Maximum Towing Capacity [[114]]

2020 Murano

2020 Nissan Murano

Up to: 1,500 lbs. Maximum Towing Capacity [[114]]

2020 Rogue

2020 Nissan Rogue

Up to: 1,102 lbs. Maximum Towing Capacity [[114]]

2020 Armada

2020 Nissan Armada

Up to: 8,500 lbs. Maximum Towing Capacity [[114]]

Nissan van towing capacity

More space, inside and out

More stuff? Check out the NV Cargo for towing and up to 234 cu. ft. of cargo space. More people? Look to the NV Passenger with towing and seating for up to 12. [[23]][[114]][[145]]

2020 NV Cargo

2020 Nissan NV Cargo

Up to: 9,400 lbs. Maximum Towing Capacity [[114]]

2020 NV Passenger

2020 Nissan NV Passenger

Up to: 8,700 lbs. Maximum Towing Capacity [[114]]

Nissan towing guides and how-to's

Towing Tips & Safety

Refresh your towing knowledge using these tips below, or, if you have never towed before, take an in depth look at terms, equipment, and safety in the Nissan Towing Guide.

Nissan towing accessories
2020 Titan shown with accessories. [[5]] [[1393]]

Know your stuff

Towing requires a variety of equipment, and, depending upon the application, there can be several types or styles of each piece of equipment. Working with your Nissan dealer or a professional supplier of towing equipment, it should be relatively simple to determine the proper type of equipment for your specific vehicle given the intended application.[[114]]

Keep prepared

Keep in mind, too, that towing places higher demands and added loads on vehicle components, so more frequent maintenance is called for. Your Nissan Service & Maintenance Guide provides the accelerated maintenance schedule for towing purposes. Engine oil, filter, transmission fluid, and possibly other fluids should be changed more frequently when towing.[[114]]

Be cautious

Towing a trailer will affect your vehicles performance. Acceleration and braking will be slowed, and your load can affect the stability and handling of your vehicle. If possible, practice in an uncrowded area before you hit the open road.[[114]]

Nissan Pathfinder towing a boat

2020 Nissan Towing Guide

For more details on safe and reliable towing, check out the Nissan Towing Guide. You will find information on equipment, preparing your vehicle, safety, and terms at the tip of your fingers.[[114]]

2020 Pathfinder shown. More Towing Information. [[5]][[114]]

Nissan towing FAQ

What is the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)?

The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) is the actual weight as weighed on a scale - including passengers, cargo, fuel, hitch, trailer tongue/king pin load, and any
optional equipment. [[114]]

What is Payload capacity?

Payload capacity is the maximum weight that can be carried in the cargo area of a truck bed after the the curb weight is considered. [[3188]]

What is the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating?

The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is the total weight that a vehicle can handle including cargo, passengers, and towing. On all NISSAN vehicles, the GVWR is shown on the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (F.M.V.S.S.) certification label located in the driver’s-side door area. [[114]][[3188]]

What is Cargo weight?

Cargo weight is the total weight added to the curb weight of the vehicle. This includes personal cargo, equipment and accessories, and tongue, pin or trailer weight. This number can help you determine how much additional cargo you can take after your accessories, towing or otherwise. [[23]][[3188]]

What is Axle Ratio?

Axle ratio refers to the gears in a truck's differential, the mechanical device linking the rear axle to the engine through the driveshaft. The higher the axle ratio numbers often lend to increased towing, but lowered fuel economy. [[114]]

What does hitch or tongue weight mean?

The hitch or tongue weight refers to the amount of weight from a trailer placed onto the towing vehicle. This is important when considering the towing capabilities of your vehicle.[[114]]

What is Towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the maximum weight that a vehicle can pull while towing. This could refer to the weight of a watercraft, a trailer, or even another vehicle. Towing capacity can be based on the build of the vehicle, towing accessories used, the amount of passengers in the vehicle, and the amount of cargo that is inside or on top of the vehicle.[[114]]

Nissan truck towing an airstream

Genuine Nissan Towing Accessories

For everything towing and more, check out Genuine Nissan Towing accessories at the Nissan e-Store.

2021 TITAN PRO-4X shown with accessories. More Towing Information. [[5]][[1393]]

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