From serious payloads to serious adventure, the 2021 Tacoma is ready. But this is not a truck to be taken lightly. It’s a piece of serious engineering. Backed by 80 years of truck heritage, Tacoma has the power and capability to conquer the toughest jobs and the most extreme terrain with ease. It’s a pickup that outperforms expectations, while demanding attention with its sculpted, athletic lines and premium interior accents.
The Tacoma has a high strength, triple tech frame to improve rigidity as well as ride and handling. The bed itself is made of an ultra-durable, fibre-reinforced sheet-moulded composite surface that is dent-resistant and corrosion-free, with a greater impact strength than steel. The convenient deck rail system lets you quickly secure your loads, while the easy access 120 V/400 W power outlet in the bed gives you the power you need for onsite projects.
Tacoma’s ingenious pairing of sheer power and brute strength make it the most exciting truck on and off the road today. The 3.5 L Atkinson cycle V6 engine with D-4S Fuel Injection is particularly impressive, offering 278 hp at 6,000 rpm and 265 lb.ft. of torque at 4,600 rpm. The 6-speed automatic transmission with available electronic shift helps to deliver quick and easy shifting, while also improving fuel economy. Couple that with a towing capacity of up to 6,500 lbs2 and a finely-tuned suspension for smooth on-road and “go anywhere” off-road performance, and you’ll be able to make the most out of any obstacle. That’s not just strong. That’s Tacoma-style strong.
Weather, road, and steering conditions can result in dangerous trailer sway. Should this happen while towing, Tacoma’s Trailer-Sway Control (TSC) is a system that detects trailer sway and applies brake pressure at individual wheels and controls engine torque to help stabilize the trailer. The system also illuminates the stop lamps to alert you to the fact that your vehicle is decelerating.
As rugged and powerful as it is, the 2021 Tacoma also makes plenty of room for comfort and style. The sporty interior was designed with sophisticated soft-touch materials to enrich your driving experience. And while you maintain your grip on the road, you don’t have to lose touch with anything in the outside world, thanks to an array of intuitive tech like standard Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM compatibility, 4.2” TFT Multi-Information Display, Backup Camera and available features such as Qi Wireless Charging, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Intelligent Clearance Sonar.
The Numbers: MSRP/about $44,175 — MPG: Up to 18 city / 22 highway