2021 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity

April 15th, 2021 by

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If you’re looking for a reliable midsize pickup for your Aptos commute and occasional weekend adventure, then the 2021 Toyota Tacoma is the truck for you! The Toyota Tacoma towing capacity reaches 6,800-pounds when properly equipped with the Toyota Tacoma tow package, making it perfect for towing your boat, trailer, and outdoor equipment. Learn more about the Toyota Tacoma tow package, towing capacity, and engine options with Santa Cruz Toyota below, then compare the Toyota Tacoma to the Toyota Tundra to see which pickup best fits your needs.

How Much Can a Toyota Tacoma Tow?

The Toyota Tacoma towing capacity reaches 6,800-pounds when properly equipped with the Toyota Tacoma tow package, allowing Monterey drivers to get the towing power they need for their weekend trips or DIY home project. The Toyota Tacoma towing capacity will vary depending on the configuration you choose, but each Toyota Tacoma can tow up to 3,500-pounds. Read below to see how much a Toyota Tacoma can tow by trim level:

Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity:

  • 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

Toyota Tacoma Payload Capacity:

  • 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

There are two Toyota Tacoma engine options that Santa Cruz drivers can choose from when they buy a new Toyota Tacoma at Santa Cruz Toyota: a 2.7L engine and a 3.5L engine. Each engine offers strong performance on or off the road, ensuring you have all the power you need to tow your cargo and navigate through traffic. Explore the Toyota Tacoma engine 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

Toyota Tacoma Tow Package & Features

The Toyota Tacoma tow package includes a variety of features to help you reach the 6,800-pound towing capacity and pull your cargo safely through Aptos. When you purchase the Toyota Taccoma tow package you’ll receive:

  • 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

The Toyota Tacoma also comes with a variety of features meant to enhance your driving experience and safety as you tow in Santa Cruz roads. These features include:

  • 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)

Test Drive the Toyota Tacoma at Santa Cruz Toyota

The Toyota Tacoma is a dutiful pickup that’s perfect for commuting and towing cargo through Monterey. You can explore each of the Toyota Tacoma trim levels when you visit our Capitola showroom for a test drive! While you’re here you can sit down with our finance team to discuss your car-buying or leasing options.

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