Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity

If you’re on the hunt for a pickup truck with power, capability, and agility to spare, then let us introduce you to the 2020 Toyota Tacoma. In this Toyota Tacoma towing capacity guide, we at Bob Tyler Toyota will go over the impressive capabilities of this model. Shoppers near Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, and Daphne should read ahead to see what this model can do for their lifestyle.

How Much Can the Tacoma Tow?

Rated as a compact pickup truck, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma is known for its nimbleness. However, it packs quite a punch when it comes to capability. When properly equipped, the Toyota Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 pounds of trailer weight.1

With more than three tons of towing capability at your fingertips, you’ll be able to move:

  • A couple of water skis or snowmobiles for year-round fun
  • Small hard-side campers and RVs for unlimited exploration
  • Light recreational boats for weekends on the water
  • Lightweight travel trailers full of boxes for moving
  • Flatbed utility trailers piled high with fresh mulch

The Equipment That Makes It Possible

The towing capabilities of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma are made possible by several high-performance features. For starters, this model can be equipped with either a standard 2.7L 4-cylinder engine or an available 3.5L V6 engine.

The latter engine, which makes a whopping 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque, is the engine you’ll need to maximize the Tacoma’s towing capacity. However, you’ll also need the available Tow Package to seal the deal.

With this package, you’ll get a class-IV towing hitch receiver, an engine oil cooler, and a 130-amp alternator among other things. Plus, Trailer-Sway Control (TSC) will help steady your load for maximized confidence no matter how much you’re towing in the Toyota Tacoma.

Toyota Tacoma Payload Capacity

In addition to all the weight the 2020 Toyota Tacoma can tow behind it, this model also offers a spacious bed that you can pack all of your cargo. When properly equipped, the Tacoma can handle up to 1,440 pounds of payload weight in the bed of the truck.2

The payload will vary slightly based on which available bed you choose. Standardly, you’ll get a 5-foot bed that can be swapped out for an available 6-foot, 1-inch long bed. The latter option is going to give you both more space for cargo and payload capacity.

Load up the bed with tile that’ll transform your kitchen or bathroom or pile in a few dirt bikes for a thrilling afternoon out on the trails.

Experience the 2020 Toyota Tacoma

Ready to get behind the wheel and experience the 2020 Toyota Tacoma for yourself? Come down to Bob Tyler Toyota, where our team can show you what else this pickup truck has to offer. Shoppers near Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, and Daphne can schedule a test drive today by giving us a call.

 

1 Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner’s Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment. “Added vehicle equipment” includes additional standard/optional equipment and accessories added by the manufacturer, dealers, and/or vehicles owners. The only way to be certain of your vehicle’s exact curb weight is to weight your vehicle without passengers or cargo. [Calculated with the new SAE J2807 method.] Installation of a tow hitch receiver or other accessories located near the rear bumper may require disabling or removing the kick sensor, and the sensor operation setting in your vehicle should be turned off. See Owner’s Manual for limitations.

2 “Payload capacity” is the calculation of GVWR minus curb weight and should be used for comparison purposes only. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner’s Manual. The maximum you can haul (payload) depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment. “Added vehicle equipment” includes additional standard/optional equipment and accessories added by the manufacturer, dealers, and/or vehicle owners. The only way to be certain of your vehicle’s exact curb weight is to weight your vehicle without passengers or cargo.