2018 Toyota Tacoma towing a dune buggy

How much can I pull behind a Toyota Tacoma?

Unlike in other vehicle classes that focus on spacious interiors and available amenities, it’s all about power and performance for pickup trucks like the 2018 Toyota Tacoma. So, just how much can you haul behind this compact pickup? Find the max towing capacity specs for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma along with ground clearance heights for off-road ready performance below.

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2018 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity and Ground Clearance

Friends gathered around a 2018 Toyota Tacoma with a dirt bike and dune buggy

Max Towing Capacity

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma is a great choice for truck owners who need the ability to haul lighter items like a small pop-up camper or a small fishing boat. Depending on the trim level chosen, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma offers a max towing capacity of up to 6,800 pounds when properly equipped. Keep in mind that your vehicle’s payload, or the amount of weight it is carrying inside the cabin with passengers and cargo, will affect the amount you are able to tow.

2018 Toyota Tacoma in white driving on dirt hills in the desert

Ground Clearance

Depending on where your weekend travels take you, you may need to take your 2018 Toyota Tacoma model off paved roads and on to rougher terrain. The good news is that a ground clearance of 9.4 inches should make most off-road journeys possible with little to no hassle.

Find Your Tacoma at Fox Toyota

Are you looking for a 2018 Toyota Tacoma in the Knoxville or Clinton, Tennessee area? Fox Toyota has what you need. Visit the dealership during normal business hours or browse our online inventory from the comfort of home to see in stock 2018 Toyota Tacoma models available in a variety of trim levels and configurations. Once you spot the model you like, give us a call to set up a test drive or schedule online.


*Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner’s Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment. “Added vehicle equipment” includes additional standard/optional equipment and accessories added by the manufacturer, dealers, and/or vehicle owners. The only way to be certain of your vehicle’s exact curb weight is to weigh your vehicle without passengers or cargo.