How Much Can a 2020 Toyota Tacoma Tow?

June 30th, 2020 by

2020 Toyota Tacoma towing a boat
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma is a favorite of truck enthusiasts around Evergreen Park thanks to its reliable strength and suite of specialized towing features. So how much can the Toyota Tacoma tow? Whether you’re headed to Orland Park or elsewhere, the Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 pounds — enough for a motorized boat or large camper. Keep reading to learn more about the Tacoma’s towing capacity and features.

2020 Tacoma Towing Capacity by Trim Level

Depending on the trim level and feature packages you choose, the Toyota Tacoma towing capacity ranges from 3,500 to 6,800 pounds. For maximum capability as you tow through Countryside, add the new tow package to your Tacoma trim. Whether you need to tow a large utility trailer, popup camper, or a couple of jet skis, there’s a Tacoma configuration to fit your needs:
2020 Toyota Tacoma models parked on grass
  • How much can a Toyota Tacoma tow without any upgrades? Both the base Tacoma and the SR5 trim can handle 3,500 pounds. Equipped with the Toyota Tacoma tow package, both trims can tow 6,400 pounds.
  • The Tacoma comes standard with a muscular 2.7L four-cylinder engine that delivers 150 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque.
  • Upgrade to an available 3.5LV6 engine for a major boost: 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque.
  • Combining the V6 engine and tow package upgrades achieves the maximum 6,800-pound towing capacity and 1,440 pounds payload capacity.

2020 Tacoma Tow Package Features

Max towing in an ideal situation is one thing — but how much can a Toyota Tacoma tow on unstable roadways or in bad weather? The Tacoma towing package adds specialized features for enhanced power, traction, and stability. That means reliable performance and safer towing, even when you’re working at max towing capacity in challenging driving situations.

  • Standard on all Tacoma trims is a 6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i).
  • The Available Atkinson-cycle 3.5L V6 engine with Direct Injection maximizes fuel economy as well as towing and hauling power.
  • Rough roads and thunderstorms are no match for intelligent features like Trailer-Sway Control. This feature actively senses driving conditions, and keeps the trailer steady with real-time adjustments of the brakes and wheel torque.

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