Agreed. But I think what @AJG7426 is pointing out is really interesting. Because when you math it up, the payload is essentially Max Passengers x ~165. Since we've all been curious why the 2 seating configurations have different payload ratings, I think we have the answer.My Touring - 7 passenger - shows 1138. The bottom line is that folks need to look at the door jamb (regardless of what car they drive) and be sure that they aren't overloading the vehicle. Legal ramifications are the least of anyone's concerns...chances are you will NEVER get pulled over for being over weight. But, you are risking your vehicle, family, etc. Should you wreck overloaded, the insurance will quickly figure that one out.
Does it make sense from an engineering perspective? Clearly not. But the lawyers will crush the engineers every day of the week in this setting, so it's kind of irrelevant.