Originally Posted by badmotorscooter
thanks for the response guys. seems from the responses i see and searching on this forum the v6 is looking to be high teens. which honestly doesn't fancy me very much. i currently have a 95 chevy 350 wich i use to pull my quads, obviously it doesn't flinch at the weight. problem is i drive 64 miles a day round trip and i use my other pickup (96 sonoma) which on a bad week gets 24mpg, avg is easily 26-27.5 mpg. now i don't expect to get the HP/TRQ of my 350 and the same gas mileage. what i want is a daily driver that has more power than my 2.2L sonoma, but doesn't gussle gas like my 350. i can get 15mpg on my chevy 350, so 18ish doesn't sit very well with me for a new vehicle. i guess what im asking is can the 2.7L pull a trailer with about 1000 lbs at most on it without struggling to keep up with traffic?
I have towed 3,000lbs in my Tacoma (2.7L PreRunner AccessCab) from Houston to San Antonio and kept up with traffic just fine at about 70-72 MPH. The 2.7L is great in town (plenty of low end torque), but don't expect to do 80 MPH up hill while towing. The upper end on the 2.7L is where it hurts. Also, if you want to maximize fuel economy - don't get a PreRunner or 4WD. The Standard Suspension AccessCab Tacoma can do most anything you need and be a good daily driver.