Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity
Are you looking for a pickup truck that can tow your gear with the best of them? If so, then you might want to consider taking a closer look at the Toyota Tacoma.
Here at Ira Toyota of Tewksbury, we want to help our customers in Lowell, Dracut, and Tewksbury find a truck that can handle their heftiest hauling jobs—and that’s why we’ve created this guide. Inside, we’ll explore the towing capacity of the Toyota Tacoma.
Toyota Tacoma Towing Power
The available 3.5L V6 Atkinson-cycle engine produces 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. This is where the Toyota Tacoma gets its power from. Plus, with the 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission, you’ll be able to control all that power and enjoy a smooth, capable ride at the same time.
The Tacoma has a maximum towing capacity of 6,800 pounds. Best of all, it has a few useful technologies that make your towing duties that much easier. The standard backup camera will make lining up your truck and trailer a breeze. The available Trailer-Sway Control will give you more control over your cargo. When it detects a load shift, it’ll adjust engine torque and apply braking pressure to keep the trailer in place.
When you only have a small load, there’s no need to bring out the trailer. This pickup has a maximum payload of 1,440 pounds. Plus, with your choice of a 73.7- or 60.5-inch long bed, you’ll have plenty of room to utilize all that payload.
Taking It Off-Road
Whether it’s an adventure into the uncharted backroads or just another day at a rugged job site, you need a pickup that can get your gear all the way to your destination—and that’s exactly what you get with the Toyota Tacoma.
First, there’s the available Crawl Control. This system keeps the Tacoma moving at a low and consistent speed, so you can focus on blazing the trail ahead. There’s also the available electronically-locking rear differential. It distributes power evenly to both rear wheels, maximizing traction even on tricky terrain.
Finally, there’s the Multi-terrain Select. It allows you to customize the off-roading capabilities of your pickup. Simply choose one of the five available driving modes and watch as wheelspin is automatically regulated by adjusting the throttle and traction control.
While you’re towing, you’ll need to keep in touch with your friends and family, both on and off the work site. For that, the Toyota Tacoma is standardly equipped with Bluetooth® hands-free technology. Plus, the Entune™ Audio System has an available 7-inch screen, from which you’ll be able to access all the smartphone apps that you love.
The available Integrated Navigation is there to get you to the next vacation destination. On top of that, the available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio will keep you entertained while you get there. When your favorite tune comes on, turn up the volume on the available JBL® Premium Audio System.
Toyota Safety Sense™ P comes standard on the Toyota Tacoma, which includes several standard safety features. There is Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System, a feature that will warn you if you begin to drift from your lane. You’ll also have the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
Test Drive the Toyota Tacoma Today!
If you’ve got a job in Lowell, Dracut, or Tewksbury that requires a pickup truck with the brawn to tow your heaviest equipment, the Toyota Tacoma is what you’re looking for. It also has the off-roading capabilities to get your haul anywhere it needs to.
If you think this is the right truck for you, visit us at Ira Toyota of Tewksbury. Schedule a test drive today.