Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Springfield, VT
Re: Tundra Vs. Tacoma towing
I have a 05 Tacoma with the v6 and I towed the 1800 lb Uhaul trailer with no problems from Albuquerque to Charlotte, NC. Thats empty weight by the way, so you add in everything I owned at the time (clothes, tools, computer, laptop, books, desk, 2 bicycles, etc, etc). I only had to shift down a gear or two on the very steepest of climbs, including the climb East out of Albuquerque over the Sandia mountains, but I was still maintaining speed and passing people.
Should it handle a 2000 lb boat? Definitely. The Tacoma does have a 6500 lb towing cap. Too bad I didnt weight the total weight of everything, which would settle down the arguments of the nah sayers, who seem to be only Tundra owners.
If I had to tow close to the max weight all the time I would probably go with a Tundra, but at 2000 lbs its no where near the max. And I'd much rather have the better gas mileage of the v6 Tacoma over the v8 Tundra.
05 Tacoma 4x4 TRD DC Off-Road
Shrockworks Front Bumper, K&N Intake/AEM Filter, XM Satellite, Retrax Tonneau Cover and Yakima track rack system, OEM roof rack