How Much Can a Toyota Tacoma Tow?

August 3rd, 2021 by
2021 Toyota Tacoma towing a trailer

If you’re in the market for a reliable pickup truck that can help you take on tough tasks without wasting fuel, the new Toyota Tacoma should be at the top of your list. This efficient and stylish truck makes a great addition to any Cadillac driveway. If you regularly spend time on Manistee job sites or take weekend trips out past Glen Arbor, you likely need a truck that can help you haul your gear. So, how much can a Toyota Tacoma tow? The 2021 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity reaches 6,800 pounds when properly equipped.

With the powerful Toyota Tacoma tow package and a range of advanced safety features, trailering through Traverse City will be easier than ever before. Read on below with the automotive experts at Serra Toyota of Traverse City to get the full scoop on the Toyota Tacoma towing capacity!

2021 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity

With a maximum towing strength of 6,800 pounds when equipped properly, the latest Tacoma offers more than enough muscle to help you take on your weekday chores and weekend adventures. However, like most specs, your Toyota Tacoma towing capabilities will vary based on the trim and package you select. So, how much can a Toyota Tacoma tow at each trim level? Find out here:

  • 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

The Tacoma owes a lot of its grit to the muscular engine options found under the hood. You can select from three available engine options to craft a pickup that offers the exact balance of power and efficiency you need. Take a closer look at each of the 2021 Toyota Tacoma engines here:

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

Along with formidable engine output, the Tacoma offers a true highlight reel of specs and features. The following safety and driver assistance features will keep you safer on and off the job site:

  • Standard six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)
  • 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)

Toyota Tacoma Tow Package

If you’re looking to secure maximum power, the Toyota Tacoma tow package offers the specs you crave. This package sports a number of innovative features to help you reach that peak 6,800-pound towing capacity:

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

Find the Toyota Tacoma Tow Package at Serra Toyota of Traverse City

Has the time come for you to get behind the wheel of a powerful pickup that can help you work hard and play harder? Then visit us in Traverse City to test drive the new Tacoma. Once you realize that this is the perfect pickup for your budget and lifestyle, our financiers will get to work finding you a great deal. If you’d like to learn more about the 2021 Toyota Tacoma or the services we provide, contact us at your convenience!


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