Toyota Tacoma Performance

Toyota Tacoma Performance

When it comes time to choose your next pickup truck, remember that you don’t always have to go bigger to get the robust powertrain numbers and sophisticated performance features you’re looking for. The 2021 Toyota Tacoma serves up outstanding V6 power and a towing capacity of up to 6,800 pounds, as well as muscular off-road performance capabilities, thanks to technologies like CRAWL Control and an electronically locking rear differential.

Find out what the new Tacoma can do for you! Drivers near Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton should visit us at Toyota of Gastonia today for a look at the Tacoma!


2020 Toyota Tacoma Engine Specs

Tacoma Powertrain Performance

Under the hood of the Toyota Tacoma, you’ll have two different engines to choose from. Both are offered with rear-wheel drive (4×2) and 4-wheel drive (4×4) configurations. Plus, both deliver on high-end fuel economy to go along with their impressive power outputs. The options are:

  • 2.7L 4-cylinder: Matched to a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, the base engine on the Tacoma is a 2.7L inline-four that makes 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.5L V6: You’ll also have the option to step up to increased power via a 3.5L V6 engine that generates 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. This setup comes standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Bumping up to the V6 engine will return an 18 city/22 highway MPG1, while sticking with the base 4-cylinder engine gives you an impressive 20 city/23 highway MPG.1

Toyota Tacoma Towing Power

Toyota Tacoma Towing and Payload

Most pickup truck shoppers are looking for a vehicle that is capable of handling a real workload. The 2021 Toyota Tacoma delivers on that front, too, with a max towing capacity of 6,800 pounds and a max payload of 1,440 pounds. If you opt for the available Tow Package, you’ll also get the Trailer-Sway Control (TSC) system, which is able to send braking pressure to individual wheels in order to reduce sway and stabilize your trailer.

Toyota Tacoma Off-Roading

Off-Road Capabilities

If you thought that buying a compact or midsize pickup truck meant having to compromise on off-road adventures, then you’ll be excited to see what the 2021 Toyota Tacoma can really do. Opting for the Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road or the TRD Pro trim levels will give you access to some intuitive and inspiring technology, including:

  • Multi-Terrain Select with CRAWL Control
  • Locking rear differential
  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • TRD Pro front skid plate

These various technologies and systems work in unison to provide traction as you scale off-roading slopes. It’s not all automated, however, as the Multi-Terrain Select option gives you the chance to manually move through different drive modes to better prepare yourself for ever-changing terrains!

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Find Out if the 2021 Toyota Tacoma is the Right Pickup for You

It doesn’t take much time to fall for the charm of the 2021 Toyota Tacoma. The performance of the midsize truck is top notch, with power, efficiency, and off-roading excitement to spare. So, contact us here at Toyota of Gastonia and we’ll get you out on the streets near Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton in this exciting truck!

12021 projected EPA-estimated range rating estimates. EPA estimates not available at time of posting. Actual mileage will vary.

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