Payload to Vehicle Weight Ratio Comparision
Not trying to start a war here, just found this interesting and thought others might want to ponder on this…..
After discussing payload numerous times here on the forums and researching payload capacities, it seemed as though the half ton truck segment really stood out as being under rated in my mind. Below are the vehicles with their payload to empty weight ratio. This is in no way scientific- there are myriad options and configurations. I simply plugged in the numbers for my current and previous trucks and known numbers for my in laws Honda Odyssey. The others are according to published materials via a site such as Edmunds or the manufacturers themselves.
The gist of it is here:
2013 F150, 4x4, SCrew, XLT, few other options (1352 payload)
2011 F250 XL, 2x4, 6.7 diesel, some heavy options(tailgate step, 5W plate, bedliner) (2350 payload)
2007 Honda Odyssey, mid level trim (1320 payload)
2014 Chevy Cruze (1237 payload)
2014 Honda Civic (850 payload)
2014 F350 SRW (I approximated weight for a diesel truck similarly equipped to the 2011 F250 I owned, gas payload ratio would be considerable higher) (3150 payload)
I personally find it odd that small cars and minivans are capable of carrying a significantly higher percentage of their own weight than an F150, or even 250 for that matter can. If you heavily equip an F250 with a diesel, I expect it's percentage would be lower than my 2013 F150.