In your article on the 2008 Toyota Tacoma, you state that "When properly equipped, a Tacoma can tow up to 6,500 pounds." What is needed to be properly equipped?
Tacomas with a 6,500-pound towing capacity are V-6 models with an optional towing package. The towing package includes a 130-amp alternator, heavy-duty battery, seven-pin trailer hitch connector with converter, auxiliary engine oil cooler, auxiliary transmission cooler plus a Class IV hitch. With the towing package, the gross combined weight rating is 11,100 pounds.
The package is combined with a more expensive option package, however, and isn’t available by itself. You can build your Tacoma at Cars.com, found here. Although you asked about the 2008 Tacoma, 2009 Tacomas are hitting dealerships and they can be built at Cars.com as well. You can also read about the 2008 Toyota Tacoma’s road test by our friend’s over at Pickuptrucks.com, here.
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