How much can Toyota trucks tow? 

By Product Expert | Posted in Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra on Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 1:59 pm
Towing and payload capacities of Toyota pickups

Towing and payload capacities of Toyota pickups 

Here near the Monterey Bay, we live in a highly industrialized area. As such, it’s important to know that for whatever job comes your way, you have the right truck in your corner willing to work as hard as you do. That’s exactly what you’ll find with the Toyota Tacoma and Toyota Tundra models; as respective representatives of the light-duty and heavy-duty market, there isn’t much these two brothers can’t accomplish. Join us today as we check out both of their towing and payload capacities, as well as some other cool specs!  

2017 Toyota Tacoma engine options and performance 

As the Toyota line’s entry into the light-duty truck world, the 2017 Tacoma relies more on punch, quickness and agility to get you where you need to go. As such, both of its engines (a 2.7-liter Inline 4 and 3.5-liter V6) are able to provide you with all the adrenaline you need.  


2017 Toyota Tacoma Research Page


The Tacoma’s engines can produce 159 and 278 horsepower respectively, as well as being able to tow up to 3,500 pounds. With a V6 Tow Package in place, the Tacoma can also haul as much as 6,400 pounds without even breaking a sweat! 

2017 Toyota Tacoma engine options and performance

2017 Toyota Tundra engine options and performance

2017 Toyota Tundra engine options and performance 

The Tundra, on the other hand, is a brutalizing force in the pickup community. Its durability and grittiness has made it legendary, and we invite you to check out its engine options and performance capabilities below to see what we mean!

Engine Horsepower Torque Output Towing Capacity Payload Capacity
4.6-liter V8 310 327 lb-ft 6,400 pounds 1,440 pounds
5.7-liter V8 381 401 lb-ft 10,500 pounds 2,080 pounds


2017 Toyota Tundra Research Page


Test drive a Toyota truck in Salinas CA 

For the brute force and lasting performance that you need from your pickup, both the Toyota Tacoma and Toyota Tundra are viable options on either side of the spectrum. If you’re interested in welcoming one of these two pickups into your life, contact our Salinas Toyota team today to schedule a test drive! We’re always standing by and ready to help you with anything you’d like to know.

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