The Toyota Tacoma is the leader in mid-size pickup truck sales and is widely known for its off-road capability and long-term reliability. When it comes to towing, the Tacoma is still a capable truck with capacities ranging from 3,500 pounds to 6,800 pounds. For 2020, the Tacoma’s trailer ratings are unchanged from 2019.
When it comes to the Tacoma, Toyota does things in twos: There are two transmission options, a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual; two engine options, 2.7-liter four-cylinder or 3.5-liter V-6; two cab configurations, the Access Cab or double cab; and two bed lengths, a 5-foot short bed or 6-foot long bed. All Access-Cab configurations use the 6-foot-long bed, while the double cab can be had with either the short bed or the long bed depending on trim.
What’s the 2020 Toyota Tacoma’s Maximum Towing Capacity?
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma’s maximum towing capacity is 6,800 pounds, which is the second lowest maximum towing capacity in its class, beating the only Nissan Frontier. The configuration required to reach the max tow rating is the two-wheel-drive Access Cab with the V-6 and automatic transmission. This configuration can be had in the SR, SR5 and TRD Sport trims.
What’s the 2020 Toyota Tacoma’s Minimum Towing Capacity?
There are three different configurations each in the SR and SR5 trim levels that net the Tacoma’s lowest towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. The configurations are the 2WD Access Cab with the four-cylinder and automatic transmission, the four-wheel-drive Access Cab with the four-cylinder automatic and the 2WD double cab four-cylinder auto with the 5-foot bed.