When it comes to performance and towing capabilities, a vehicle’s transmission options have to be taken into consideration. When it comes to the 2020 Tacoma model, there are two transmission options: a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma also sports two engine options, a 2.7L four-cylinder or an available 3.5L V6. On cab configurations, once again the Tacoma has two options, the Access Cab or double cab. Finally, for the truck bed itself, the 2020 Tacoma stays uniform by presenting two bed lengths, a five-foot short bed or six-foot long bed.
It should be noted that all Access-Cab configurations make use the six-foot-long bed, while the double cab makes use of either the short- or long-bed configuration. The designers clearly want to provide potential drivers with options. See these options firsthand with a test drive at Spitzer Toyota Monroeville.
But enough about the transmission. How much can the 2020 Tacoma haul? That’s the big question, and it depends on what’s under the hood and the size of the bed. The 2020 Tacoma’s towing capacities range from 3,500 pounds to 6,800 pounds, but it’s important to take the full measure of the Tacoma’s options when making the towing calculations.
The 2.7L four-cylinder, which kicks out 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, offers a six-speed automatic transmission capable of maxing out towing capacity at 3,500 pounds. This type comes in three configurations: the 2WD Access Cab with the four-cylinder and automatic transmission, the 4WD Access Cab with the four-cylinder automatic and the 2WD double-cab four-cylinder auto with the five-foot bed.
The 3.5L Options
On the other hand, the 3.5L V6, which delivers 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque, almost doubles the towing capacity of the four-cylinder with a maximum rating of 6,800 pounds, although it should be noted the maximum rating here rests with the Tacoma in question using the 2WD Access Cab with the automatic transmission. That configuration can be found on the SR, SR5 and TRD Sport trims.
At the same time, the second-highest rating for the V6 stands at 6,700 pounds with the 2WD double-cab auto with the five-foot bed for the SR5, TRD Sport, and TRD Off-Road. Right behind that rating, the third-highest tow rating for the V6 can be found at 6,600 pounds in double-cab configuration and three different trim levels, the 2WD Limited auto with the five-foot bed and the 2WD TRD Sport and SR5 auto with the six-foot bed.
It Hauls Stuff, Too
When properly equipped, the Tacoma can haul 1,440 pounds. If any of this sounds confusing, just keep in mind the Tacoma’s best hauling and towing capabilities rest in how the vehicle gets configured. So just to keep things simple, the 2020 Tacoma can max out at 6,800 pounds for towing and 1,440 pounds for hauling.
Come Out and See The 2020 Tacoma Now
Are you ready to put the 2020 Toyota Tacoma to the test? If so, visit the friendly staff at our Monroeville car dealership to test-drive the 2020 Tacoma.