The Best Midsize Trucks for Towing

We all want to do big truck stuff, but we don’t all want the big truck. Midsize trucks make a lot of sense for most truck tasks, including towing. All of the midsize body-on-frame trucks you can buy easily tow more than 6,000 pounds. While that may not sound like much when truck manufacturers throw out numbers like 32,000 pounds of towing for their biggest rigs, keep in mind that even a midsized camper only weighs about 5,000 pounds and you don’t need 1,000 lb-ft of torque. From the Toyota Tacoma to the Rivian R1T, these midsize trucks can tow more stuff than you think.

Toyota Tacoma

The 2022 Toyota Tacoma is a mid-size truck that has serious capability.
2022 Toyota Tacoma | Toyota

Most of us think of the Toyota Tacoma as a fun play truck to take into the mud or off-roading. But Toyota’s midsize truck can tow up to 6,800 pounds, or 6,400 pounds in the Double Cab 4×4 version. The V6 Tacoma comes standard with a tow package, which includes a Class IV receiver hitch, and several other options to keep the engine and power steering running cooler. They also have an upgraded alternator, trailer sway control, and more.