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You can find 333 different trims/engines for the Toyota Tacoma and their corresponding recommended towing capacity.

The years available stretch from 2001 through to 2022 and to view the towing capacity you just click to expand.

The Tacoma is a pickup truck designed by the Japanese car manufacturer Toyota. It began life as a compact pickup truck, moving more towards a mid-size one in later years.

The first generation of trucks replaced the Hilux in Northern America, focusing more on a smooth ride and comfort in comparison to before. As a result, it was received well by the domestic market rather than the commercial or agricultural sectors.

Three engine options were available here, 2.4-litre 142 hp, 2.7-litre 150 hp and a 3.4-litre 190 hp. Early sales were good with younger customers favoring the vehicle over many similar trucks.

In 2008, Toyota agreed to a 15 years unlimited mileage corrosion warranty due to reports of the 1995 – 2000 models rusting out. Toyota offered to either repair the damage or buy back the vehicles. Due to the corrosion issues and the fact that the spare wheels had a tendency to fall off, over 150,000 trucks were recalled.

A second generation was designed by Toyota’s chief engineer Chikuo Kubota in 2004 and was unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show. This updated version was a wholly larger vehicle with a huge 18 configurations available, including 3 cabs and two different bed lengths. The 2012 facelift saw new interior colors introduced with a new grille, bumper and hood design.

The third generation debuted first at the Detroit Auto Show and was closely modeled on the 2014 4Runner SUV. The largest difference between the two models was the increased size of the front grille. The two engine configurations were 2.7-litre and 3.5-litre V6 with the trim levels named SR, SR5, TRD off-road, TRD Sport, Limited and TRD Pro. Optional extras were available on the higher-end models including a large touchscreen, leather seating, acoustic windshield to minimize road noise and dual climate control options.

A 2020 facelift mainly featured on adding new technologies such as Apple Car Play, Android compatibility and Amazon Alexa.

Then, for Universal Pictures' 30th anniversary of the film Back to the Future, Toyota recreated the original truck used in the film. The concept duplicate was so closely modeled on the original that only the tires were different (in 1985 Universal used Goodyears and the 2015 model had BF Goodrich).