The Toyota Tacoma is a long-time favorite, and many newer models have ranked near the top of the compact pickup truck class. The Tacoma is one of the best off-roaders in the segment, offering a high payload capacity and impressive predicted reliability rating.

Highlights of this model include:

       Off-road capability

       User-friendly infotainment system

       High payload capacity

       Class-leading predicted reliability rating

The Perfect Compact Truck for Off-Roading & Towing

One of the main reasons many people choose a truck is for the ability to go off-roading and to tow heavy loads. The Tacoma offers a spread of gear for adventuring and up to 9.4 inches of ground clearance, making it an adept off-roader. Some trims are more equipped for these off-road adventures with features like active traction control, electronic locking rear differential, a TRD-tuned suspension, and more.

When the newer Tacoma models are properly equipped, they can haul up to 1,620 pounds and tow up to 6,800 pounds. The payload capacity exceeds that of many rivals and offers the strength to tackle any job!

If you are looking for a smaller truck with off-road and towing capabilities, the Tacoma is a great option.

Choose Your Engine

Two engines are available on the Tacoma. The base 2.7-liter engine makes 159 horsepower with 180 pound-feet of torque. The upgraded 3.5-liter V6 engine amps up the horsepower to 278 and offers 265 pound-feet of torque. Along with these engine choices, a six-speed automatic transmission comes standard with an option to opt for a six-speed manual.

If you mainly intend to drive around town and perform small tasks, the base engine will provide plenty of power. If you want the added power for towing, passing, and driving uphill, the V6 would be a good option.

Choose Your Trim

Tacoma SR - Base Trim

The base SR trim comes better equipped than many standard trims and even offers several safety features included. If budget is a major consideration and you are happy with the standard features, go for the Tacoma SR!

Tacoma SR5

The SR5 trim may be a good bet for many shoppers thanks to the added convenience features without a huge price leap. Investigate the features of this upgraded trim to discover if it would be right for your driving preferences.

Tacoma TRD Off-Road & TRD Pro

If off-road performance is a key factor in your decision, go for the TRD Off Road or Pro trim. These options are a bit pricier but well worth it for the off-road additions including locking rear differential, skid plates, more resilient shocks, and a retuned suspension.

Are you ready to find the Toyota Tacoma that will carry you on your next adventure? Learn more about the capabilities of this compact truck, decide which engine and trim option is right for your budget and driving needs, and head to a Toyota dealership near you to browse their inventory of new and used trucks. Get ready to forge your own path!


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