How Much Can the 2022 Toyota Tacoma Tow?

May 26th, 2022 by
2022 Toyota Tacoma at Campsite


If you’re like many Houma and Thibodaux drivers with a lot to tow, you’re probably itching to know the answer to the question “What’s the 2022 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity?” Easy — 6,800 pounds! That’s right; when properly equipped, the 2022 Toyota Tacoma is capable of towing almost 3.5 tons of weight! Now that’s impressive. Read on for details and exclusions, or simply call 985-380-2395 to speak to one of our Toyota experts. At Morgan City Toyota strive to be here for you in the ways that count.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity

Hook up your trailer hitch to your Toyota Tacoma, and you’re ready to tow as much as 6,800 pounds! Right? Well, with the available towing hitch receiver that’s true! Without it, across all Tacoma trim levels, you can still tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Here’s an overview of the 2022 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity for the entry-level trim model:

Tacoma SR Towing Capacity

  • 4×2 Access Cab w/ 4-Cylinder Engine 6-Speed Automatic Transmission & 6-feet Bed – 3,500 pounds
  • 4×2 Access Cab w/ V6 Engine 6-Speed Automatic Transmission & 6-feet Bed – 6,800 pounds
  • 4×2 Double Cab w/ 4-Cylinder Engine 6-Speed Automatic Transmission & 5-feet Bed – 3,500 pounds
  • 4×4 Access Cab w/ 4-Cylinder Engine 6-Speed Automatic Transmission & 6-feet Bed – 3,500 pounds
  • 4×4 Access Cab w/ V6 Engine 6-Speed Automatic Transmission & 6-feet Bed – 6,500 pounds

Another thing that’s required for maximum towing is the available Tacoma V6 engine. Along with the engine you choose, the cab style and bed size you choose also impact the towing capacity.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Engine Options

There are three compelling engine/powertrain configurations to choose from in the 2022 Tacoma lineup. They are as follows:

2.7L DOHC 4-cylinder engine

  • 159 horsepower
  • 180 lb-ft of torque

3.5 L V6 Direct-Injection Atkinson Cycle engine

  • 278 horsepower
  • 265 lb-ft of torque

3.5 L V6 DOHC Direct-Injection Atkinson Cycle engine

  • 278 horsepower
  • 265 lb-ft of torque

Toyota Tacoma Performance Features

To enable the amazing 2022 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity, this tough truck also boasts plenty of performance features, including but not limited to:

  • Toyota Safety Sense ™
  • Standard six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)
  • Variable-assist power rack-and-pinion steering
  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • Sport-tuned suspension (TRD Off-Road Sport)
  • Tuned suspension with Bilstein® shocks (TRD Off-Road)
  • Electronically controlled locking rear differential (TRD Off-Road)
  • Coil-spring double-wishbone front suspension

Toyota Tacoma Tow Package

The Toyota Tacoma tow package enables the maximum 6,800-pound towing capacity, but what is included in this capability-enhancing suite of features? Here’s what the Tow Package provides:

  • Transmission cooler
  • Engine oil cooler
  • 130-amp alternator
  • A class IV receiver hitch with trailing wiring
  • A 4/7-pin connector that sits cleanly inside the three-piece bumper
  • Heavy-duty battery
  • Trailer-Sway Control

If you would like to see how the 2022 Tacoma compares to the Tundra, click here. You can even look at the 2021 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity.

Experience the 2022 Toyota Tacoma at Morgan City Toyota

Ready to experience the rough-and-tumble capability of the new 2022 Toyota Tacoma for yourself? Check out our new Tacoma inventory online and then when you see something you like, call 985-380-2395 to schedule a test drive! Be sure to also utilize our online payment calculator to see how much your Tacoma monthly payments could be, depending on the configuration and options you choose.


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