The 2023 Toyota Tacoma is a highly anticipated mid-size pickup truck with impressive towing and hauling capabilities.

In this article, we’ll dive into the towing capacity and payload charts for the 2023 Toyota Tacoma, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision on which model is right for you.

So, let’s get started and explore the capabilities of this popular pickup truck.

The 2023 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity ranges between 3,500 – 6,800 pounds and the Payload Capacity ranges between 1,105 – 1,685 lbs. This can vary depending on factors such as the vehicle’s Curb Weight, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Payload, and other factors.

2023 Toyota Tacoma Max. Towing & Payload Capacities (lbs.) Table

EngineDriveMax TowingMax Payload
4-cyl. A/T4×23,5001,685
4-cyl. A/T4×43,5001,445
V6 M/T4×2XX
V6 M/T4×46,5001,260
V6 A/T4×26,8001,685
V6 A/T4×46,5001,445
V6 A/T Long Bed4×26,6001,355
V6 A/T Long Bed4×46,4001,105
2023 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity & Payload Capacity (Charts)

It is also crucial to remember that the total weight of the vehicle and the trailer should not surpass the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) specified for the Toyota Tacoma.

Here I’ve collected all the 2023 Toyota Tacoma towing and payload capacity information from the official Toyota resources that include the 2023 Toyota Tacoma Brochure and 2023 Toyota Tacoma Trailer Towing Guide.

2023 Toyota Tacoma Trims

The 2023 Toyota Tacoma is available in two cab styles, the Access Cab and Double Cab, and features a range of trims to suit different needs and preferences.

Access Cab trims Double Cab trims
SR
SR5
TRD Sport
TRD Off-Road
SR
SR5
Trail Special Edition
TRD Sport
TRD Off-Road
Limited
TRD Pro
2023 Toyota Tacoma Trims and Cabs

Access Cab trims include the SR, SR5, TRD Sport, and TRD Off-Road, providing drivers with a variety of options for their off-road adventures.

Meanwhile, the Double Cab trims offer even more choices, including the SR, SR5, Trail Special Edition, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, and TRD Pro, catering to those who need a versatile and capable pickup truck for work or play.

No matter which trims and cab style you choose, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma delivers the reliability and performance that Toyota is known for.

Towing Capacity Charts

In the following charts and discussion, we’ll explore the towing capacity of the 2023 Toyota Tacoma based on engine options and drive, so you can find the right model that meets your towing requirements.

2023 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab Towing Capacity Chart

The 2023 Toyota Tacoma comes with three different engine options, each with its own towing capacity.

EngineTrimsTowing Capacity
(4×2 / 4×4)
4-cyl. A/TSR
SR5
3500 / 3500
3500 / 3500
V6 M/TTRD Sport
TRD Off-Road
— / 6500
— / 6500
V6 A/TSR
SR5
TRD Sport
TRD Off-Road
6800/6500
6800/6500
6800/6500
— / 6500
2023 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity & Payload Capacity (Charts)

Note: It’s important to note that towing capacity may vary depending on factors such as trim level, drivetrain, and other configurations. Always consult the official towing capacity chart for the specific engine and configuration of the Tacoma you’re interested in.

The first engine option is a 4-cylinder with an A/T transmission, which is available on the SR and SR5 trims for the Access Cab. With this engine, the Tacoma has a towing capacity of 3500 lbs. for both 4×2 and 4×4 configurations.

The second engine option is a V6 with an M/T transmission, which is available on the TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road trims for the Access Cab. This engine provides a higher towing capacity of up to 6500 lbs. for 4×4 configurations.

The third engine option is a V6 with an A/T transmission, which is available on the SR, SR5, TRD Sport, and TRD Off-Road trims for the Access Cab. With this engine, the Tacoma has a maximum towing capacity of 6800 lbs. for 4×2 configurations and 6500 lbs. for 4×4 configurations.

2023 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Towing Capacity Chart

The 2023 Toyota Tacoma offers a range of engine options for its Double Cab model, each with its own set of towing capabilities.

EngineTrimsTowing Capacity
(4×2 / 4×4)
4-cyl. A/TSR
SR5
3500/—
3500/—
V6 M/TTRD Sport
TRD Off-Road
TRD Pro
—/6400
—/6400
—/6400
V6 A/TSR
SR5
Trail Special Edition
TRD Sport
TRD Off-Road
Limited
TRD Pro
—/6400
6700/6400
—/6400
6700/6400
6700/6400
6600/6400
—/6400
V6 A/T Long BedSR5
TRD Sport
TRD Off-Road
Limited
6600/6400
6600/6400
—/6400
—/6400
2023 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity & Payload Capacity (Charts)

Note: It’s important to note that towing capacity may vary depending on factors such as trim level, drivetrain, and other configurations. Always consult the official towing capacity chart for the specific engine and configuration of the Tacoma you’re interested in.

The 2023 Toyota Tacoma 4-cylinder A/T engine, available in SR and SR5 trims, has a towing capacity of 3500 lbs. in 4×2 configurations.

For the 2023 Toyota Tacoma V6 M/T engine, available in TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, and TRD Pro trims, the towing capacity varies. The 4×2 configuration has no towing capacity, while the 4×4 configuration has a towing capacity of 6400 lbs.

The 2023 Toyota Tacoma V6 A/T engine, available in multiple trims, offers a range of towing capacities. All trims with this engine and 4×4 configuration can tow up to 6400 lbs.

The SR5, TRD Sport, and TRD Off-Road trims have a towing capacity of 6700 lbs. in the 4×2 configuration. While the Limited trim has a towing capacity of 6600 lbs. in the 4×2 configuration.

The SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, and Limited trims with a long bed have a towing capacity of 6400 lbs. in the 4×2 configuration, and in the 4×4 configuration, only SR5 and TRD Sport offer a towing capacity of 6600 lbs.

2023 Toyota Tacoma Towing and Payload Capacity Chart

Mechanical & Engine Performance

The 2023 Toyota Tacoma boasts a range of powerful engines, including a 2.7-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT-i that delivers 159 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 180 lb.-ft. of torque at 3800 rpm.

For even more power, the Tacoma also offers a 3.5-liter V6 direct-injection Atkinson-cycle engine with 278 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 265 lb.-ft. of torque at 4600 rpm, which can be equipped with a TRD Pro cat-back exhaust for a more aggressive sound.

With a Low Emission Vehicle III (LEV-III) rating, the Tacoma is also environmentally friendly.

The truck is available with a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) for automatic transmissions and includes features like a Clutch start-cancel switch (M/T only) and Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) (M/T only).

The Tacoma offers two drivetrain options: Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) with Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (Auto LSD) and 4WDemand part-time 4WD with electronically controlled transfer case and Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (Auto LSD).

These features ensure that the 2023 Toyota Tacoma delivers the exceptional performance and handling that Toyota is known for.

Payload Capacity (lbs.) Chart

The table shows the payload capacity in pounds for different trims of the 2023 Toyota Tacoma with different engine types and drive options.

2023 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab Payload Capacity Chart

2023 Toyota Tacoma 4-cyl. A/T: The SR and SR5 trims of the 4-cyl. A/T engine offers a payload capacity of 1685 lbs. for 4×2 and 1445 lbs. for 4×4 models.

2023 Toyota Tacoma V6 M/T: The TRD Sport trim with V6 M/T engine does not have a 4×2 option, but offers a payload capacity of 1260 lbs. for the 4×4 model.

2023 Toyota Tacoma V6 A/T: The SR and SR5 trims of the V6 A/T engine offer a payload capacity of 1685 lbs. for 4×2 and 1445 lbs. for 4×4 models. The TRD Sport trim offers a slightly lower payload capacity of 1525 lbs. for 4×2 and 1285 lbs. for 4×4 models. The payload capacity for the TRD Pro trim offers 1285 lbs. of payload capacity with 4×4 conf.

EngineTrimsPayload Capacity
(4×2 / 4×4)
4-cyl. A/TSR
SR5
1685/1445
1685/1445
V6 M/TTRD Sport— / 1260
V6 A/TSR
SR5
TRD Sport
TRD Off-Road
1685/1445
1685/1445
1525/1285
— / 1285
2023 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity & Payload Capacity (Charts)

2023 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Payload Capacity Chart

2023 Toyota Tacoma 4-cyl. A/T: The 4-cyl. A/T engine in Double Cab offers a payload capacity of 1560 lbs. for 4×2 for 4×4 models.

2023 Toyota Tacoma V6 M/T: The V6 M/T engine in Double Cab offers a payload capacity of 1135 lbs. for the 4×4 model.

2023 Toyota Tacoma V6 A/T: The V6 A/T engine in Double Cab offers a maximum payload capacity of 1395 lbs. V6 A/T Long Bed, on the other hand, offers a maximum payload capacity of 1355 lbs.

EngineTrimsTowing Capacity
(4×2 / 4×4)
4-cyl. A/TSR
SR5
1560/—
1560/—
V6 M/TTRD Sport
TRD Off-Road
TRD Pro
—/1135
—/1135
—/1135
V6 A/TSR
SR5
Trail Special Edition
TRD Sport
TRD Off-Road
Limited
TRD Pro
—/1155
1395/1155
N/A
1395/1155
1395/1155
1345/1095
—/1155
V6 A/T Long BedSR5
TRD Sport
TRD Off-Road
Limited
1355/1105
1355/1105
—/1105
—/1095
2023 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity & Payload Capacity (Charts)

GCWR, TWR, Fifth Wheel, and Gooseneck Towing

The following tables display the model code, engine, driving system, GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating), and TWR (Towing Weight Rating) for a range of vehicles:

2023 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab models

Model CodeEngineDriving SystemGCWRTWR
TRN265L-CRTSKA2TR-FE engine2WD7740 lb. (3510 kg)3500 lb. (1590 kg)
TRN245L-CRTSKA2TR-FE engine4WD7980 lb. (3615 kg)3500 lb. (1590 kg)
GRN325L-CRTSHA2GR-FKS engine2WD11270 lb. (5110 kg)6800 lb. (3085 kg)
GRN305L-CRFSHA2GR-FKS engine4WD11230 lb. (5090 kg)6500 lb. (2950 kg)
GRN305L-CRTSHA2GR-FKS engine4WD11310 lb. (5130 kg)6500 lb. (2950 kg)

2023 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab models

Model codeEngineDriving systemGCWRTWR
TRN265L-PRTSKA2TR-FE engine2WD7870 lb. (3565 kg)3500 lb. (1590 kg)
GRN325L-PRTSHA2GR-FKS engine2WD11300 lb. (5125 kg)6700 lb. (3040 kg)
GRN325L-PRTLHA2GR-FKS engine2WD11250 lb. (5100 kg)6600 lb. (2995 kg)
GRN330L-PRTSHA2GR-FKS engine2WD11240 lb. (5095 kg)6600 lb. (2995 kg)
GRN330L-PRTLHA2GR-FKS engine2WD11290 lb. (5120 kg)6600 lb. (2995 kg)
GRN305L-PRFSHA2GR-FKS engine4WD11260 lb. (5105 kg)6400 lb. (2900 kg)
GRN305L-PRTSHA2GR-FKS engine4WD11240 lb. (5095 kg)6400 lb. (2900 kg)
GRN305L-PRTLHA2GR-FKS engine4WD11300 lb. (5125 kg)6400 lb. (2900 kg)
GRN310L-PRTSHA2GR-FKS engine4WD11290 lb. (5120 kg)6400 lb. (2900 kg)
GRN310L-PRTLHA2GR-FKS engine4WD11040 lb. (5005 kg)6000 lb. (2725 kg)

As shown in the table, the vehicles have different model codes, engines, and driving systems.

Additionally, each vehicle has a unique GCWR and TWR rating, which represent the maximum weight that the vehicle can safely tow while ensuring optimal performance and safety on the road.

These ratings are important to consider when selecting a vehicle for towing purposes, as they ensure that the vehicle is capable of handling the intended load.

Unbraked TWR

1000 lb. (450 kg)

2023 Toyota Tacoma 5th-Wheel/Gooseneck Towing Capacity

Toyota does not recommend fifth wheel and gooseneck towing with the 2023 Toyota Tacoma.

What you can tow with a 2023 Toyota Tacoma?

Here are some examples of the kinds of trailers and things that you can tow with the 2023 Toyota Tacoma, based on its towing capacity:

  1. Small boats: With a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, the Toyota Tacoma can easily tow small boats such as dinghies and aluminum fishing boats.
  2. Pop-up campers: If you’re a camping enthusiast, the Toyota Tacoma can tow pop-up campers weighing up to 4,000 pounds.
  3. Utility trailers: The Toyota Tacoma can tow utility trailers used for landscaping or hauling equipment weighing up to 6,400 pounds, making it a great choice for small business owners.
  4. Travel trailers: For those looking to hit the open road, the Toyota Tacoma can tow travel trailers weighing up to 6,800 pounds, allowing you to take your home on wheels with you.
  5. ATV or Jet Ski trailers: If you enjoy outdoor sports, the Toyota Tacoma can tow trailers carrying ATVs or Jet Skis, with weights ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 pounds.

It’s important to note that the type of trailer and the weight of the cargo being towed can affect the Toyota Tacoma’s towing capacity, so always consult the owner’s manual for the specific towing capacity of your vehicle.

Useful Resources

2023 Toyota Tacoma Brochure (Towing Capacity Guide) PDF

Conclusion

In conclusion, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma offers a range of engine options and trims, each with its own set of towing capabilities. The towing capacity ranges from 3,500 to 6,800 pounds, depending on the engine and trim level.

It’s important to note that towing capacity may vary depending on factors such as drivetrain and other configurations. Tacoma also offers a variety of cab styles to cater to different needs and preferences.

No matter which trim level you choose, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma delivers the reliability and performance that Toyota is known for, making it a great choice for those looking for a capable and versatile pickup truck.

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