What is the best Toyota engine for off road driving?
I’m going to purchase a Toyota, but I want to ensure the vehicle I get has an engine that’s optimized for off-roading. What’s the best Toyota engine for off-roading?
Kara Vanderbeek · Answered on Jan 04, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s a great idea to assess all the components of a vehicle, down to the engine, to ensure you’re going with the Toyota that’s right for you.
When it comes to off-roading, the 2022 Toyota Tundra’s twin-turbocharged V6 engine is a hard one to beat. With 389 horsepower and 12,000 pound towing capabilities, this vehicle is a beast on the road.
However, the Tacoma’s TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro trims are no slouch, either, both of which are powered by a 3.5L V6 that puts out 278 horsepower.
While engines are certainly important, be sure to check out potential vehicle options for ground clearance, suspension, transmission, and other factors to assess their off-road capabilities.
For instance, you might want to consider a Toyota RAV4 if you’re looking for a smaller SUV that can (with the right engine and specs) tackle all sorts of tricky terrain.
Overall, if you’re a Toyota enthusiast, you’re doing something right—Toyotas are some of the longest-lasting vehicles on the road today. Good luck finding the right engine and off-roading vehicle!
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