The 2016 Toyota Tacoma towing capacity is nothing short of impressive. The Tacoma’s maximum SAE-certified towing capacity comes in at 6,800 pounds on the two-wheel drive Access Cab. The larger and subsequently heavier Double Cab tows less, 300 pounds less with each four-wheel drive Tacoma.
Payload of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma has a payload rating of 1,620 to fit a little more cargo in its composite bed than in previous years. Also in the bed, you’ll find a weather-protected 400-watt 120-volt power outlet and a standard deck rail tie-down system.
Back up easier than ever with a standard back-up camera. Not only can the camera be utilized for backing up but it makes hitching trailers a breeze.
Changes in the 2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2015 Toyota Tacoma
From first view, a whole lot has changed in the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, starting with the exterior that has been restyled and updated for 2016. All of the great aspects of the truck that Tacoma the Tacoma have not changed. What’s on the inside, however, has changed immensely.
From top to bottom, the interior of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma has completely changed. All of the interior appointments (knobs, etc.) have been updated. This was one of the few detractors from previous years’ Tacoma trucks. Toyota has injected a ton of new technology into the 2016 Tacoma. From the Toyota Entune App Suite to the Qi-wireless charging station, there’s just about as much to like inside as outside.
An all-new engine option, a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 278 horsepower is going to be a hot commodity. This engine uses the new Atkinson cycle, that is also found in the Toyota Prius. Even with the extra power, Toyota improved fuel economy for 21 mpg combined for the 4×2 and 20 combined for the 4×4, keeping pace with other mid-size trucks in its category.
Despite all of these changes, the third generation of the Tacoma has been built with a foot in the past, drawing upon all of the success of the first and long-running second generation Tacoma.