Toyota Tacoma Double Cab vs Access Cab

2019 Toyota Tacoma

The 2019 Tacoma is a compact pickup truck that’s known for being a great off-roading vehicle and having a long list of features.

It can also tow a great deal, depending on which cab size you opt for: the Double Cab or Access Cab. Our team at Ira Toyota of Tewksbury will go over that below, along with the differences in exterior and interior size.

Read through the Toyota Tacoma Double Cab vs. Access Cab comparison below, then contact us to see the Toyota truck in person near Lowell, Dracut, or Tewksbury.

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Double Cab vs Access Cab: Towing Capabilities

The towing capacities in the 2019 Tacoma Double Cab vs. 2019 Tacoma Access Cab depend on a variety of factors. This includes which engine your truck is equipped with, as well as whether you have the rear-wheel drive (4×2) or 4-wheel drive (4×4) version.

The Double Cab and Access Cab come standard with a 159 horsepower 2.7L 4-cylinder engine and are available with a 278 horsepower 3.5L V6. With the standard engine, each version of the Tacoma can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

However, it’s when you opt for the V6 that towing capacities change slightly. The Double Cab can tow 6,400 pounds in the 4×4 version and 6,700 pounds in the 4×2 version. Yet the Access cab can tow 6,500 pounds in the 4×4 version and 6,800 pounds in the 4×2 version.

Regardless, each cab size offers plenty of features to help make towing easier. One of them is Trailer-Sway Control, which manages engine torque and applies brake pressure to individual wheels. As a result, your trailer will remain firmly planted on the road, no matter where you go.

Difference in Exterior & Interior Size

The biggest difference between the 2019 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab vs. Access Cab is their size.

The Double Cab features four doors and two bed sizes: Short and Long. The Access Cab, on the other hand, comes with two doors and a Standard bed size.

This chart can give you a better idea on how big each version of the Tacoma is.

Lengths in the 2019 Tacoma Access Cab vs Double Cab

Access Cab


Double Cab

Bed Length
73.7 inches Standard Bed 60.5 inches
N/A Long Bed 73.7 inches
Overall Length
212.3 inches Standard Bed 212.3 inches
N/A Long Bed 225.5 inches

Furthermore, each cab size has different seating capacities and interior space. The Access Cab seats four, while the Double Cab seats five.

Although the passenger volume for both models is 57.5 cubic feet behind the front row, the back row varies. Inside the Access Cab, you have 28.1 cubic feet for those backseat passengers. Meanwhile, the Double Cab gives you a bit more room, with 42.6 cubic feet of passenger volume.

2019 Toyota Tacoma

Test Drive the 2019 Toyota Tacoma

No matter which version of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma you opt for, you’ll have plenty of room for passengers, along with the ability to tow large equipment. Deciding on the right one will come down to personal preference.

That’s why you’ll want to get an up-close look at the Double Cab and Access Cab, which can be done at Ira Toyota of Tewksbury. You can also take each vehicle for a spin, to gauge its performance around Lowell, Dracut, and Tewksbury.

Don’t wait. Test drive the Tacoma Double Cab or Tacoma Access Cab today!

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