It has a 4 liter six with a five speed automatic. Both engine and transmission were new for 2001 so I was taking a chance when I bought it. I have heard that the smaller 3 liter six would not do well with a 3000 pound trailer. This package is rated to tow over 5800 lbs with a weight
distributing hitch, almost twice the real-world weight
of a loaded 17' Casita. I have only towed 25 miles so far, bringing it home, but it seemed to tow very easily.
When the brake rotors were replaced last year the parts supplier incorrectly sent the rotors for the 3 liter engine, so I found out that the 4 liter has much larger brakes
than the 3 liter.
If I need more power I could bolt on a supercharger designed for a Mustang. I hear that the supercharger increases engine efficiency, which must be a good thing.
My brother-in-law suggested upgrading the rear suspension. He found some aftermarket suspension parts that would eliminate the floaty feeling and make it handle like a Tacoma.