Over its lifespan, the Tacoma has arrived with three different engine sizes. The Toyota engines have always been top notch. Even their smaller platforms have been proven as stout, capable motors that work both on and off road.
The layout of the engine is crucial to understand if you’re about to dive into the engine and start making modifications. Establishing the baseline will give you an idea of how much power you are making, how much more you will need, and how to achieve it.
2.7L 4- Cylinder: The smallest engine available in Toyota Tacoma’s is the 2.7-liter inline 4-cylinder engine – a stout, fuel-efficient option. It may be thought of as an underdog in terms of power output, but these engines have been proven to hold their weight both on and off road.
- Bore & Stroke: 3.74 in x 3.74 in
- 185 horsepower @ 5800 RPM
- 184 ft/lbs of torque @ 4200 RPM
3.5L V6: The 3.5-liter engine is the largest engine available to the Tacoma since the year 2016. This engine uses a large bore that’s combined with a relevant stroke size. Despite the smaller displacement, this engine is capable of producing a much higher output than the larger engines used in the years before.
- Bore & Stroke: 3.7 in x 3.27 in
- 295 horsepower @ 6600 RPM
- 263 ft/lbs of torque @ 4700 RPM
4.0L V6: The 4.0L V6 engine is the largest engine to have ever arrived in the Toyota Tacoma. This motor uses a large bore with a long stroke to achieve its displacement. 4.0 liter Toyota engines are a favorite among crowds due proving its capabilities both on and off road.
- Bore & Stroke: 3.7 in x 3.74 in
- 240 horsepower @ 5200 RPM
- 278 ft/lbs of torque @ 3700 RPM