2023 Toyota Tacoma Towing CapabilitiesDec 9th, 2022
For decades the Toyota Tacoma has been the top choice for mid-size pickup truck customers. With a well deserved reputation of reliability and off-road capability, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma further ups the ante with its respectable maximum towing figures and payload capacity. A true workhorse of a vehicle, its popularity amongst the loyal pickup truck crowd is a testament to its capability and overall practicality. Continue reading below as our product experts at James Toyota have compiled the key capability and towing capacities of the different Tacoma configurations.
Impressive Towing Capabilities
The 2023 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab 4x4 models are rated to tow up to a maximum of 2,948 kgs or 6,500 lbs, when properly equipped. By opting for the larger and more feature laden 4x4 Double Cab models, this figure drops to a still respectable 2,904 kgs or 6,400 lbs. It must be noted, however, that as one of the few new pickup trucks that still offer a manual transmission option, the Tacoma is a truly traditional towing machine. With its six-speed manual transmission, owners have full control with the ability to select the ideal gear based on the current road conditions.
For the 2023 model year, all Toyota Tacoma models are equipped with the brand’s tried and true Direct Injected 3.5L DOHC V6 engine with VVT-i. A true workhorse of an engine, this V6 power plant has been a staple engine in the Toyota lineup for years, receiving slight efficiency and reliability improvements over time. Making 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque, this engine is definitely no slouch. Thanks to its modern direct injection and variable valve timing technologies, it also puts out respectable fuel economy figures for a midsize pickup truck.
Multiple Drivetrain Configurations
Prospective 2023 Toyota Tacoma owners can choose from several different drivetrain configurations. Entry-level Tacoma models come from the factory in a two-door, access cab design and can be had with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Regardless of which trim level you choose, all 2023 Tacoma models come with Toyota’s 4x4 system as standard equipment, with suspension upgrades available on select TRD and TRD Pro Off-road models.