How Much Can a 2022 Toyota Tacoma Tow?

February 16th, 2022 by
2022 Toyota Tacoma towing a trailer

The 2022 Toyota Tacoma has gained a rock-solid reputation throughout Santa Cruz for its spectacular performance on- and off-road, but just how much can a Toyota Tacoma tow? The 2022 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity reaches up to 6,800 pounds when properly equipped, and smart towing features help make even the toughest tasks easier than ever. Find out all about the Toyota Tacoma tow package, engines, and more with Santa Cruz Toyota to see how this truck can help you take on your next trip out to Mystery Spot.

Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity

When equipped with the Toyota Tacoma tow package and proper trailer hitch, this powerhouse truck can reach its maximum capacity of 6,800 pounds. But, just how much can a Toyota Tacoma tow when not equipped with extra gear? The 2022 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity starts at a minimum of 3,500 pounds – regardless of bed or cab configuration. Take a look at how the different configurations compare:

Tacoma SR Towing Capacity

  • 4×2 Access Cab w/ 4-Cylinder Engine 6-Speed Automatic Transmission & 6-feet Bed – 3,500 pounds
  • 4×2 Access Cab w/ V6 Engine 6-Speed Automatic Transmission & 6-feet Bed – 6,800 pounds 
  • 4×2 Double Cab w/ 4-Cylinder Engine 6-Speed Automatic Transmission & 5-feet Bed – 3,500 pounds
  • 4×4 Access Cab w/ 4-Cylinder Engine 6-Speed Automatic Transmission & 6-feet Bed – 3,500 pounds
  • 4×4 Access Cab w/ V6 Engine 6-Speed Automatic Transmission & 6-feet Bed – 6,500 pounds

The next time you need to haul your surf equipment out to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, you’ll be able to do so effortlessly when you drive the Toyota Tacoma.

Toyota Tacoma Engines

Watsonville drivers can also take their pick of three different engines for the 2022 Tacoma model year. While each configuration offers a great blend of efficiency and power, drivers can fine-tune their performance with a choice of a 4-cylinder or V6 powertrain. See how each powertrain option compares below:

2.7L DOHC 4-cylinder engine

  • 159 horsepower
  • 180 lb-ft of torque

3.5 L V6 Direct-Injection Atkinson Cycle engine

  • 278 horsepower
  • 265 lb-ft of torque

3.5 L V6 DOHC Direct-Injection Atkinson Cycle engine

  • 278 horsepower
  • 265 lb-ft of torque

Toyota Tacoma Performance Features

Not only does the Toyota Tacoma boast high specs across the board, but this truck is equipped with top-notch technology that makes towing easier and safer in Santa Clara, so you can drive with confidence the next time you head out to West Cliff Drive. These include features like:

  • 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

For those who need the maximum towing capacity available, the Toyota Tacoma Tow Package will deliver the strength and resilience that you need on the road during your next trip to Cowell Beach. This bundle of features includes everything you need for heavy-duty tasks, including:

  • A class IV receiver hitch with trailering 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 is equipped with everything you need to take on your next day trip to Main Beach, no matter what you’re hauling. Learn more about the capabilities of the Toyota Tacoma towing capacity and more when you visit Santa Cruz Toyota.

Find the Toyota Tacoma Tow Package at Santa Cruz Toyota

The Toyota Tacoma is the perfect companion for even your toughest jobs in Capitola, but you can see for yourself with a test drive at Santa Cruz Toyota, which is not that far of a drive from Monterey Bay! Our team can introduce you to the Tacoma lineup and get you behind the wheel, so don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. Contact us today and start shopping with our online buying + home delivery option!


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