2022 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity

October 7th, 2022 by

The 2022 Toyota Tacoma is a midsize truck designed for work, play, adventure, errands, and towing. It’s rugged enough to go anywhere, including off-road trail riding, but it also offers an easy, efficient, and smooth ride on the road, making it a perfect blend for your needs. The superior towing capabilities of the Tacoma can let you haul the trailer to the work site, take the camper out for a weekend adventure, or help your neighbor move to their new home. This truck has plenty to offer, inside and out, but let’s focus on the 2022 Toyota Tacoma’s towing capacity.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Trims Available

You can purchase the 2022 Toyota Tacoma in six trim levels: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, and TRD Pro. Each trim features Multi-Terrain Select (MTS) to provide off-road capabilities. Options include an extended cab (Access Cab) with a 6.1-foot bed or a crew cab (Double Cab) with either a 5-foot or 6.1-foot bed. Most trims feature a standard rear-wheel-drive system, with part-time four-wheel drive and a low-range transfer case available for better traction and control.

The SR has a sliding rear window, power-adjustable heated side mirrors, a tough composite bed with moveable cleats, and 16-inch steel wheels. Moving up to the SR5 adds a chrome exterior trim, power-sliding rear window, and alloy wheels on the V-6 version. The Trail Edition package is available on the V-6 Double Cab. It adds bronze-colored wheels with all-terrain tires, a 1.1-inch front and 0.5-inch rear suspension lift, a Heritage-style front grille with lettering, black exterior badging, and a 120-volt outlet and locking storage bins in the bed.

The TRD Sport is designed for off-roading and features a hood scoop, body-colored fender flares and rear bumper, and 17-inch wheels. LED headlights are available as a stand-alone add-on. You can also add a sunroof with the Premium Sport package. The TRD Off-Road adds a chrome rear bumper, textured black fender flares, and 16-inch wheels. You get LED headlights, a silver grille, a sunroof, and 18-inch alloy wheels on the Limited. Finally, the TRD Pro upgrades the off-road capabilities with a thicker front skid plate, upgraded exhaust, and 16-inch black-painted TRD wheels with all-terrain tires.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Power and Performance

The standard engine for the SR and SR5 is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder that delivers 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. The other trims feature a 3.5-liter V-6 that produces 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque, which is available for the SR and SR5. Both engines are matched to a six-speed automatic transmission, although some trims offer a six-speed manual transmission with the V-6.

For more off-road capability, you can enjoy the sport suspension on the TRD Sport or the Bilstein shock absorbers and advanced off-road traction control system with multiple terrain settings, including Rock/Crawl on the TRD Off-Road. The TRD Pro adds an off-road-oriented suspension with FOX shock absorbers and increased approach, break-over, and departure angles.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity

The 2022 Toyota Tacoma can tow between 3,500 and 6,400 pounds depending on the trim and engine you select. Examples of pulling options for the 2022 Toyota Tacoma include:

  • Small camper: A teardrop, pop-up, or lightweight camper that weighs between 1,200 and 3,900 pounds.
  • Utility trailer: Open utility trailers, which average 1,000 to 3,000 pounds, and small enclosed utility trailers ranging from 2,000 to 7,000 pounds.
  • Boats: An average fishing boat that weighs between 900 and 6,000 pounds, from bass to aluminum boats.
  • Toy hauler: A motorcycle trailer that weighs between 1,300 and 3,500 pounds, or a jet ski trailer that weighs 800 to 3,000 pounds.
  • Tow dolly: Hauling a car with an average weight of 3,000 to 5,000 pounds with a tow dolly hitched to your Tacoma.
  • Travel trailer: A small travel trailer that weighs between 1,900 and 4,500 pounds.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Towing Features

The 2022 Toyota Tacoma offers towing features to make towing safer and more accessible for drivers everywhere. These features include:

  • Bilstein shocks.
  • Hill-start assist control.
  • Downhill assist control.
  • Integrated backup camera.
  • Rear parking sensor.
  • Dynamic torque vectoring.
  • Trailer-sway control (TSC) system.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Payload Capabilities

Depending on the cab style, your 2022 Toyota Tacoma can also haul your gear in its truck bed. The Double Cab has a 1,155-pound payload capacity, while the Access Cab lets you put 1,685 pounds in the truck bed. Additional features include cargo bed bins, a bed rail system with adjustable tie-downs, a removable tailgate, and composite inner-bed walls to make using the truck bed easier. The Tacoma also features various interior storage compartments for even more options.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Getting your load to the work site or cabin is essential, so Toyota has added several safety and driver-assistance features to help you get the job done. Standard features include lane departure warning, forward collision mitigation, and adaptive cruise control. If you’re involved in a collision, the high-strength frame and advanced airbag systems will work to keep you and your passengers safe. Additional features include a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert and a 360-degree camera system. A navigation system can also help you take the best route to your destination.

General Trailer Safety Tips

When towing anything with your 2022 Toyota Tacoma, it’s crucial to use extra caution. Acceleration and braking are affected by your load, so leave more space between your Tacoma and other vehicles. Give yourself more room to make turns or change lanes, and avoid sharp turns or sudden stops. Driving on steep inclines or with crosswinds can cause the trailer to sway. Reducing your speed can help keep the trailer under better control in these situations.

When you’re ready to test-drive the 2022 Toyota Tacoma, or any other Toyota on our lot, stop by to see the sales team at Classic Toyota. You can find us at 1717 W. Southwest Loop 323 in Tyler, Texas, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Call us at 903-581-0600 or complete our secure online form to get started today.


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