Towing Capacity of the Toyota Tacoma (From 1995 to 2022)

Are you wondering what the towing capacities of the Toyota Tacoma is?

This guide will show you the varied towing capacity of each Tacoma model, from the modern 2022 model to older models dating back to 1995.

Let’s dive in!

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    What is the Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity?

    The 2022 Toyota Tacoma has a maximum towing capacity of between 3500-6800 lbs. The capacity varies depending on which engine you have and whether you add a towing package.

    The 4cyl and V6 powered Tacomas have a towing capacity of 3500 lbs. When you add the Tow Package to the V6 engine, the tow power is increased to 6400 pounds.

    The Toyota Tacoma towing capacity also varies based on which trim level you get.

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    How Much Can a Toyota Tacoma Tow at Each Trim Level?

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    This is the maximum towing capacity for each trim level:

    Tacoma SR

    • Tacoma SR 4×2 Access Cab, V6: 6,800 lbs towing; 1,525 lbs payload
    • Tacoma SR 4×2 Access Cab, 4-Cylinder: 3,500 lbs towing; 1,685 lbs payload
    • Tacoma SR 4×2 Double Cab, 4-Cylinder: 3,500 lbs towing; 1,560 lbs payload
    • Tacoma SR 4×4 Access Cab, V6: 6,500 lbs towing; 1,285 lbs payload

    Tacoma SR5

    • Tacoma SR5 4×2 Access Cab, V6: 6,800 lbs towing; 1,525 lbs payload
    • Tacoma SR5 4×2 Access Cab, 4-Cylinder: 3,500 lbs towing; 1,685 lbs payload
    • Tacoma SR5 4×2 Double Cab, 4-Cylinder: 3,500 lbs towing; 1,560 lbs payload
    • Tacoma SR5 4×2 Double Cab, V6: 6,700 lbs towing; 1,395 lbs payload
    • Tacoma SR5 4×2 Double Cab, V6 w/6-foot bed: 6,600 lbs towing; 1,355 lbs payload
    • Tacoma SR5 4×4 Double Cab, V6: 6,400 lbs towing; 1,155 lbs payload
    • Tacoma SR5 4×4 Access Cab, 4-Cylinder: 3,500 lbs towing; 1,445 lbs payload
    • Tacoma SR5 4×4 Access Cab, V6: 6,500 lbs towing; 1,285 lbs payload

    Tacoma TRD Sport Trims

    • Tacoma TRD Sport 4×4 Double Cab, V6: 6,400 lbs towing; 1,155 lbs payload
    • Tacoma TRD Sport 4×2 Access Cab, V6: 6,800 lbs towing; 1,525 lbs payload
    • Tacoma TRD Sport 4×2 Double Cab, V6: 6,700 lbs towing; 1,395 lbs payload
    • Tacoma TRD Sport 4×2 Double Cab, V6 w/6-foot bed: 6,600 lbs towing; 1,355 lbs payload
    • Tacoma TRD Sport 4×4 Access Cab, V6: 6,500 lbs towing; 1,285 lbs payload
    • Tacoma TRD Sport 4×4 Access Cab, V6 w/manual transmission: 6,500 lbs towing; 1,260 lbs payload
    • Tacoma TRD Sport 4×4 Double Cab, V6 w/6-foot bed: 6,400 lbs towing; 1,105 lbs payload

    Tacoma TRD Off-Road

    • Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4×4 Double Cab, V6: 6,400 lbs towing; 1,155 lbs payload
    • Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4×2 Double Cab, V6: 6,700 lbs towing; 1,395 lbs payload
    • Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4×4 Access Cab, V6: 6,500 lbs towing; 1,285 lbs payload
    • Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4×4 Double Cab, V6 w/6-foot bed: 6,400 lbs towing; 1,105 lbs payload

    Tacoma Limited

    • Tacoma Limited 4×4 Double Cab, V6: 6,400 lbs towing; 1,095 lbs payload
    • Tacoma Limited 4×2 Double Cab, V6: 6,600 lbs towing; 1,345 lbs payload

    We also have an in-depth guide to the differences between the Tacoma TRD Off-Road and the TRD Pro models if you’re having trouble deciding which model to choose.

    Toyota Tacoma Tow Package

    The 2022 Toyota Tacoma available tow package comes with the following options:

    • Class-IV towing hitch receiver
    • ATF cooler (not available on manual transmission)
    • Engine oil cooler
    • Power steering cooler
    • 130-amp alternator
    • 4- and 7-pin connector with converter,
    • Trailer-Sway Control (V6 only)

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    Older Tacoma Models Towing Capacities

    Based on year, the older Tacomas have the following tow capabilities:

    • 1995 – 2004 (1st Gen): 3,500 to 5,000 lbs
    • 2005 – 2015 (2nd Gen): 3,300 to 3,500 lbs
    • 2016 – 2022 (3rd Gen): 3,500 to 6,400 lbs

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