What engine is in a Toyota Tacoma?

I need to purchase a truck for my business (I’ve been using my personal SUV). Is the engine in a Toyota Tacoma powerful enough to use for construction work, or should I look for a different truck?

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The base engine in a
Toyota Tacoma
is a 2.7-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder. Certain Tacoma trim levels, however, come with a 3.5-liter V6 engine instead.
The standard Toyota Tacoma can tow 3,500 pounds. If you opt for the towing package, however, the truck’s towing capacity increases to 6,400 pounds. If this seems like enough power for your needs, the Tacoma isn’t a bad option for your next work vehicle.
If you’re worried that this might not be enough power for your needs, here are some other vehicles with higher towing capacities:
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