I hear you. I wanted a Tacoma for years, but have certainly found some towing issues with it. I work on the road, so crappy MPG would certainly be an issue. Also, used truck prices are insane right now....😉i upgraded from a '15 tacoma to a tundra. has more than enough power to pull everything so far. trailer brake controller was upgraded, ive had 9k behind it and it pulls like a champ and with the controller set up properly it stops fine as well. my tacoma was crying with anything over 5k. ive even towed out my buddies 3500 dually and travel trailer a few times since he gets stuck everywhere.
just sell the tacoma, good market right now and they hold their value. i bought mine for 25k used, drove it for 3 years and put 68k on it and sold it for 2k more than i paid for it. best truck value out there IMO. got my tundra for thousands less because they get shit mpg but thats not why you get a truck anyways lol