How Much Can a 2021 Toyota Tacoma Tow?

April 28th, 2021 by
2021 Toyota Tacoma towing a trailer

If you’re looking for a pickup that will bring reliability and strength to your Evergreen Park worksite, you can count on the 2021 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity to help you get the job done with ease. Although, you’re probably wondering, “How much can a Toyota Tacoma tow?” The 2021 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity can reach a maximum 6,800 pounds when properly equipped. Read on to learn more about the Toyota Tacoma tow package and performance features with the Oak Lawn Toyota team.

2021 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity

When equipped with the proper trailer hitch, the maximum Toyota Tacoma towing capacity that you can achieve on Orland Park roads is 6,800 pounds. Although, with the available towing hitch receiver, all Tacoma trim levels can access a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds–perfect for hauling small campers, boats, dirt bikes, and more! Here’s a breakdown of the 2021 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity per trim level:

  • Tacoma SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road towing capacity: 3,500 pounds
  • Tacoma TRD Sport towing capacity (when properly equipped): 6,800 pounds
  • Tacoma TRD Off-Road towing capacity (when properly equipped): 6,700 pounds
  • Tacoma SR and SR5 payload capacity: 1,685 pounds
  • Tacoma TRD Sport payload capacity: 1,525 pounds
  • Tacoma TRD Off-Road payload capacity: 1,395 pounds

2021 Toyota Tacoma Performance Features

The Toyota Tacoma towing capabilities are made possible thanks to multiple robust engine options. Each engine delivers a peppy and powerful performance that will allow you to tackle tough tasks with speed and great handling. Check out the different Tacoma engine options, below:

2.7L DOHC 4-cylinder engine (Tacoma SR and SR5)

  • 159 horsepower
  • 180 lb-ft of torque

3.5L V6 Direct-Injection Atkinson Cycle engine (Tacoma TRD Sport and Off-Road)

  • 278 horsepower
  • 265 lb-ft of torque

3.5L V6 DOHC Direct-Injection Atkinson Cycle engine (Tacoma TRD Sport and Off-Road)

  • 278 horsepower
  • 265 lb-ft of torque

Along with this lineup of engines, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity is also supported by a variety of advanced performance, safety, and driver-assist technologies to ensure that you can haul throughout Countryside safely and securely. These features include:

  • Standard six-speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)
  • Variable-assist power rack-and-pinion steering
  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • Toyota Safety Sense™
  • Coil-spring double-wishbone front suspension
  • Sport-tuned suspension (TRD Off-Road Sport)
  • Tuned suspension with Bilstein® shocks (TRD Off-Road)
  • Electronically controlled locking rear differential (TRD Off-Road)

2021 Toyota Tacoma Tow Package

The Toyota Tacoma tow package includes a variety of features to help drivers reach the 6,800-pound towing capacity and safely pull cargo. When you opt for the Toyota Tacoma tow package, you’ll receive:

  • A class IV receiver hitch with trailing wiring
  • A 4/7-pin connector that sits cleanly inside the three-piece bumper
  • Transmission cooler
  • Engine oil cooler
  • 130-amp alternator
  • Heavy-duty battery
  • Trailer-Sway Control

Learn More About the Toyota Tacoma at Oak Lawn Toyota

As you can see, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity makes this pickup the perfect work companion on Oak Lawn worksites. To truly experience the power of the new Tacoma, contact us to arrange a test drive! Or, if you’re ready to buy, get a head start by applying for financing online to get pre-approved from the comfort of your home.


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