How Much Can a Toyota Tacoma Tow?

July 8th, 2021 by
2021 Toyota Tacoma With Trailer

If you’re in the market for a new pickup truck to take on the most challenging tasks around Golden Valley, check out the 2021 Toyota Tacoma. The Toyota Tacoma towing capacity is up to 6,800 pounds when properly equipped with the correct towing package. With various engine options and a comprehensive towing package, the Toyota Tacoma can easily help boost your daily performance and job site needs.


2021 Toyota Tacoma Towing & Payload Capacities

Across all Tacoma trim levels, Edina drivers can enjoy a broad range of towing and payload capacities. No matter which Tacoma trim level you pick, you’ll have at least 3,500 pounds of towing power and some impressive payload capacities:

Toyota Tacoma Payload Capacities By Trim

  • Tacoma TRD Off-Road payload capacity: 1,395 pounds
  • Tacoma TRD Sport payload capacity: 1,525 pounds
  • Tacoma SR and SR5 payload capacity: 1,685 pounds

Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacities By Trim

  • Tacoma SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road towing capacity: 3,500 pounds
  • Tacoma TRD Off-Road towing capacity (when properly equipped): 6,700 pounds
  • Tacoma TRD Sport towing capacity (when properly equipped): 6,800 pounds

Toyota Tacoma Engines and Performance Features

The powerful towing power of the Tacoma is backed up by several performance-focused engines. Each engine offers thrilling performance to power you through your Plymouth drives, so you have more speed and better handling when you need it most. Here are the available Toyota Tacoma engine options:

  • 2.7L DOHC 4-cylinder engine (Tacoma SR and SR5)
    • 159 horsepower with 180 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5 L V6 Direct-Injection Atkinson Cycle engine (Tacoma TRD Sport and Off-Road)
    • 278 horsepower with 265 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5 L V6 DOHC Direct-Injection Atkinson Cycle engine (Tacoma TRD Sport and Off-Road)
    • 278 horsepower with 265 lb-ft of torque

2021 Toyota Tacoma towing a trailer

2021 Toyota Tacoma Towing and Driver-Assist Technologies

You’ll feel safe behind the wheel of the Tacoma thanks to a wide range of high-tech performance, safety, and driver-assist technologies to ensure that every towing experience is safe and secure.

  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • Tuned suspension with Bilstein® shocks (TRD Off-Road)
  • Standard six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)
  • Variable-assist power rack-and-pinion steering
  • Coil-spring double-wishbone front suspension
  • Sport-tuned suspension (TRD Off-Road Sport)
  • Electronically controlled locking rear differential (TRD Off-Road)
  • Toyota Safety Sense ™

Toyota Tacoma Tow Package

The impressive Toyota Tacoma tow package includes a range of features to help deliver the 6,800-pound towing capacity. The Toyota Tacoma tow package offers the following amenities:

  • Trailer-Sway Control
  • Transmission cooler
  • A class IV receiver hitch with trailing wiring
  • A 4/7-pin connector situated inside the three-piece bumper
  • Heavy-duty battery
  • Engine oil cooler
  • 130-amp alternator

Experience the 2021 Toyota Tacoma Today!

Ready to experience the power of the 2021 Tacoma for yourself? Come visit our dealership near Edina for a test drive today! We’ll happily help you find the perfect model for you, and you can even apply for financing from the comfort of your own home! If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us today.


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