Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity

Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity

Drivers around Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton, North Carolina, might be wondering just how much the Toyota Tacoma can tow. For the typical truck driver, you'll likely want to bring along all of your favorite gear for your trips, so you’re hoping to find a vehicle that can meet those expectations.

Our team at Toyota of Gastonia has written this article on the Tacoma towing capacity to keep you informed about these performance metrics. We want you to have this information when you're ready to purchase this vehicle.

Read on to learn more about this truck’s potential and how you can contact us today to try it out for yourself!

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Toyota Tacoma Towing Power

Toyota Tacoma Maximum Towing Capacity

The Toyota Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 pounds and has a payload of 1,685 pounds, when you opt for the available Tow Package. This towing and payload capacity wouldn’t be possible without the help of the optional 3.5-liter V6 engine, which delivers 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. 

Thanks to these impressive numbers, you’ll be able to enjoy a day of fun on the water with the family since you can tow your boat or jet skis. Maybe your family is excited about that new camping spot you’ve been waiting to try out. Now, you can haul your small camper and pack everyone’s tents and sleeping bags for a weekend among the trees.

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Tacoma Towing Technology

The aforementioned available Tow Package includes great towing technology to assist you in the careful maneuvering of your trailer. One facet of that technology is Trailer-Sway Control, which can steady the trailer as you drive.

Other technology includes the available Panoramic View Monitor. This will allow you to see your trailer from above thanks to the cameras on the front, side, and rear that combine to give you a 360° view. 

Another great tech feature is the available 120V/400W power outlet in the bed of this truck, allowing you to plug in whatever you need.

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Tacoma Cargo Room

If you’re into towing, you probably want to maximize how much you can bring along with you. The Tacoma has decent bed space that will allow you to fit all of the stuff you need.

The following table describes the dimensions of both bed sizes:


5-Foot Bed

6-Foot Bed

Bed length

60.5 in.

73.7 in

Bed width

41.5 in.

41.5 in.

Bed height

19.1 in.

19.1 in.

With all that space to store essentials, you’ll want to know it’s secure. Thankfully, you’ll get a deck rail system that includes four adjustable tie-down cleats and four fixed tie-down points. With this standard system, it'll be sure to hold on tightly to your stuff throughout whatever journey you take your truck on.

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Test Drive the Toyota Tacoma Today!

If you’re looking for great towing and payload potential along with the technology and cargo room to make it all possible, the Toyota Tacoma might be the right truck for you. With the power to pull and ample space to haul your gear, it’ll be hard to turn this truck down.

Drivers around the Charlotte, Lincolnton, or Gastonia, NC, areas who are interested in seeing this truck in person are welcome to contact us at Toyota of Gastonia today to set up a test drive!

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