2021 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity

March 10th, 2021 by
2021 Toyota Tacoma towing a trailer

The 2021 Toyota Tacoma can tow up to 6,800-pounds when it’s properly equipped, meaning it can easily tow your boat, trailer, or your St Charles worksite equipment. Learn more about the 2021 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity, engine specs, and towing features with Pappas Toyota below so you can build the perfect Toyota Tacoma for your towing needs. When you’re ready, you can contact our team to take this powerhouse pickup for a test drive!

How Much Can a Toyota Tacoma Tow?

The Toyota Tacoma has multiple configurations that come with different engines and drivetrains, meaning that the Toyota Tacoma towing capacity will change depending on which trim level you choose. The maximum 6,800-pound towing capacity is available on the Tacoma TRD Sport configuration, with the Tacoma TRD Off-Road following close behind with a 6,700-pound towing capacity. See how much a Toyota Tacoma can tow by trim level below:

  • 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

How much a Toyota Tacoma can tow is largely dependent on the engine option O'Fallon drivers choose when they build their ideal Toyota Tacoma. With several robust engine options, the Toyota Tacoma can be retrofitted to your specific towing needs. Explore the Tacoma engine options and their specs below:

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

  • 59 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 Tow Package

In addition to several powerful engine options, the Toyota Tacoma has a suite of towing features that help St Louis workers tow their cargo safely and securely. Each of these features comes with the Toyota Tacoma tow package that’s available with every trim level. See the different towing features offered in the Toyota Tacoma tow package below:

  • Trailer-Sway Control
  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • Toyota Safety Sense ™
  • 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)
  • Tuned suspension with Bilstein® shocks (TRD Off-Road)
  • Electronically controlled locking rear differential (TRD Off-Road)

Shop the Toyota Tacoma at our Showroom!

Now that you know how much a Toyota Tacoma can tow, come see the Tacoma trim levels in our St. Peters showroom! While you’re here we’ll show you the different Tacoma engine options, the 2021 Tacoma MPG, and help you build the pickup you need for your towing jobs. Contact our finance team and apply for financing today! We look forward to putting you behind the wheel of a new Toyota Tacoma!