How Much Can a Toyota Tacoma Tow?

July 22nd, 2021 by
2021 Toyota Tacoma towing a trailer


The 2021 Toyota Tacoma is a bold and capable truck that has impressed Lakeville customers and critics alike, but just how much can a Toyota Tacoma tow? Built with durability and resilience in mind, the Toyota Tacoma towing capacity reaches an incredible 6,800 pounds when properly equipped with the Toyota Tacoma tow package. When you add in the Toyota Tacoma tow package, the extra features make your heaviest tasks easier than ever, and you’ve got one unstoppable vehicle. Take a look at the specs and features behind the latest model with Burnsville Toyota!

Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity by Trim Level

No matter the configuration selected, the Toyota Tacoma can handle anything on the Apple Valley roads. You can expect a minimum of 3,500 pounds for your Toyota Tacoma towing capacity, with the base level engine. However, with options like engine upgrades and the Toyota Tacoma tow package, you can nearly double those specs! So whether you need to haul a camper to Savage, or you’re going off roading for the weekend, you’ll find a Tacoma to suit any need. See how much can a Toyota Tacoma tow per configuration:

  • Tacoma SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road towing capacity: 3,500 pounds
  • Tacoma TRD Sport towing capacity (when properly equipped): 6,800 pounds
  • Tacoma TRD Off-Road towing capacity (when properly equipped): 6,700 pounds
  • Tacoma SR and SR5 payload capacity: 1,685 pounds
  • Tacoma TRD Sport payload capacity: 1,525 pounds
  • Tacoma TRD Off-Road payload capacity: 1,395 pounds

Toyota Tacoma Engines and Performance Features

What contributes to the incredible Toyota Tacoma towing capacity? The 2021 model offers your choice of three top-notch powertrain options, paired with standard six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). Take a look at your options below:

2.7L DOHC 4-cylinder engine (Tacoma SR and SR5)

  • 159 horsepower 
  • 180 lb-ft of torque

3.5 L V6 Direct-Injection Atkinson Cycle engine (Tacoma TRD Sport and Off-Road)

  • 278 horsepower 
  • 265 lb-ft of torque 

3.5 L V6 DOHC Direct-Injection Atkinson Cycle engine (Tacoma TRD Sport and Off-Road)

  • 278 horsepower 
  • 265 lb-ft of torque

Toyota Tacoma Towing Features and Packages

In addition to the rugged selection of engine options available, the Toyota Tacoma offers tons of smart features to help you drive with total precision. From safety to performance technology, see what you can expect from the 2021 Toyota Tacoma:

  • Toyota Tacoma Tow Package with Trailer-Sway Control
  • Variable-assist power rack-and-pinion steering
  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • Toyota Safety Sense™
  • Coil-spring double-wishbone front suspension
  • Sport-tuned suspension (TRD Off-Road Sport)
  • Tuned suspension with Bilstein® shocks (TRD Off-Road)
  • Electronically controlled locking rear differential (TRD Off-Road)

Find The Toyota Tacoma for You at Burnsville Toyota

No matter your needs, the Toyota Tacoma can tow it with ease! When you’re ready to experience this rugged vehicle for yourself, then contact us to schedule a test drive, or let our finance department help you take it home today.


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