How Much Can a 2021 Toyota Tacoma Tow?

January 8th, 2021 by
2021 Toyota Tacoma towing a trailer

If you’re thinking of trading in your current pickup for a new Toyota Tacoma, you may want to know: how much can a Toyota Tacoma tow? Properly equipped with the Class-IV towing hitch receiver and the V6 Toyota Tacoma Tow Package, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity maxes out at 6,800 pounds. That’s quite impressive given just how fuel-efficient the Tacoma is. Without this equipment, the Toyota Tacoma towing capacity is slightly more limited at 3,500 pounds.

Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity per Trim

There are three available engines for the 2021 Tacoma: a 3.5L V6, 3.5L DOHC V6, and a 2.7L 4-cylinder. As we mentioned above, you will need a V6 engine and the Class-IV towing hitch receiver to tow 6,800 pounds through Huntsville, AL. However, the Class-IV towing hitch receiver is not available on trims with the 4-cylinder engine. So, how much can a Toyota Tacoma tow, with and without the Class-IV hitch? Here’s a full breakdown of the Toyota Tacoma towing capacity per trim:

  • Tacoma SR 4-cyl (no Class-IV hitch): 3,500 pounds
  • Tacoma SR V6 w/ Class-IV hitch: 3,500 pounds
  • Tacoma SR5 4-cyl (no Class-IV hitch): 3,500 pounds
  • Tacoma SR5 V6 w/ Class-IV hitch: 6,800 pounds
  • Tacoma TRD Sport V6 w/ Class-IV hitch: 6,800 pounds
  • Tacoma TRD Off-Road V6 w/ Class-IV hitch: 6,700 pounds
  • Tacoma Limited V6 w/ Class-IV hitch: 6,600 pounds
  • Tacoma TRD Pro V6 w/ Class-IV hitch: 6,400 pounds

More On Tacoma Engine Performance

No matter how much you’re towing with your Tacoma in Hazel Green, AL, you’re supported by a strong engine throughout your journey. Care to learn more about the horsepower and torque generated by each engine configuration? Here’s a closer look at the Tacoma performance:

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

  • 159 hp
  • 180 lb-ft of torque

3.5L V6 Direct-Injection Atkinson Cycle engine

  • 278 hp
  • 265 lb-ft of torque

3.5L V6 DOHC Direct-Injection Atkinson Cycle engine

  • 278 hp
  • 265 lb-ft of torque

Tacoma Towing Features

In addition to its powerful engines, the Toyota Tacoma towing capacity is also supported by numerous advanced performance and safety features. Take a look at the various amenities that lend themselves to a safer, more confident towing experience in Madison, AL:

  • Toyota Tacoma Tow Package with Trailer-Sway Control (limited to V6 models)
  • Toyota Safety Sense™
  • Standard six-speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)
  • Variable-assist power rack-and-pinion steering
  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • 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)

Want more information on Tacoma TRD models? Check out our 2021 TRD Pro models and colors guide for all of the exciting details.

Your New Tacoma Awaits at Landers McLarty Toyota

If you have questions about the Toyota Tacoma Tow Package or would like to compare Tacoma truck towing to 4Runner SUV towing, visit us in Fayetteville or contact us for more information. We’re always happy to answer your questions, so you can choose the perfect Toyota vehicle for your needs!

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