How Much Can a Toyota Tacoma Tow?

April 30th, 2020 by

2020 Toyota Tacoma Towing

Just how much can a Toyota Tacoma tow? When properly equipped, the Toyota Tacoma can tow a jaw-dropping 6,800 pounds— making it a popular choice among off-road enthusiasts across Irmo. The 2020 model offers some exciting styling and tech updates, plus a wide range of towing-specific safety and convenience features to help you make the most of all that raw power. In fact, the new Toyota Tacoma is loaded up with more standard driver-assist technology features than any other midsize truck in its class. Explore the Toyota Tacoma tow package, engines, and features with Jim Hudson Toyota.

Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity and Engines

The Tacoma is available with two capable engines. Both provide massive towing power, so you’ll want to choose yours based on your jobsite or trailer needs. How much can a Toyota Tacoma tow with each engine? Take a look at the specs to compare:

2.7L 4-cylinder Engine:

  • SR and SR5 trims
  • 159 horsepower / 180 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard six-speed automatic transmission
  • 3,500-lb towing capacity
  • 6,400-lb towing capacity with Toyota Tacoma tow package

3.5L V6 Engine

  • SR V6, SR5 V6, TRD Sport V6, TRD Off-Road V6, Limited V6, and TRD Pro V6 trims
  • 278 horsepower / 265 pound-feet of torque
  • 1,140-lb payload capacity
  • 6,800-lb towing capacity with Toyota Tacoma tow package

For smoother shifting on the highway between Columbia and Lexington, upgrade with six-speed manual transmission. The optional four-wheel drive provides improved traction on slick road surfaces or unsteady terrain while you tow.

Toyota Tacoma Towing Features

The Toyota Tacoma tow package is a suite of towing-specific features that will boost towing power and ensure safety on tough jobs. Here are just a few features that will take your Toyota Tacoma towing capacity to the max:

  • Engine oil cooler
  • Automatic transmission fluid cooler
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • 4 & 7 pin converter
  • 130-amp alternator
  • Class IV receiver hitch

Upgrade with Toyota Tacoma Tow Package Features

Looking for more towing power on unstable terrain? Find out how you can boost towing power and traction with a Toyota Tacoma Tow Package upgrade and learn more about the Toyota Tacoma MPG ratings. Contact us to discuss the Toyota Tacoma towing capacity, specs, pricing, and upgrades with a Toyota expert. After you’ve selected just the right exterior design details and paint color, get the car-buying process underway with an online financing application!

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