2021 Toyota Tacoma

2021 Toyota Tacoma

Given the novelties that are coming for the 2020-year model, we probably won’t see bigger changes for the 2021 Toyota Tacoma. The upcoming update is bringing a portion of small but very useful changes, which will make this amazing pickup truck even better.

There is a couple of exterior tweaks, new infotainment system and a couple of new useful features. A diesel engine has been rumored as well, though the company still remains quiet on this matter. All in all, this seems like more than enough novelties to expect no changes for the 2021 Toyota Tacoma.

Pros:

  • Exceptional off-road performances
  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Great handling
  • Unparalleled reliability

Cons:

  • Rivals are smoother on the road
  • Some rivals can tow more

Scorecard:

Styling:5
Features:5
Performance:5
Comfort & Quality:5
Safety:5
Critics Rating:5
Total:5

Exterior

2021 Toyota Tacoma Exterior

In terms of the exterior design, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma will follow the changes that are coming with the upcoming refresh. There is new grille design, as well as new side mirrors which will, besides improved visual appeal, also have an impact on wind noise reduction. Other than that, we won’t see any particular changes, though minor tweaks like new color options seem possible.

Interior

2021 Toyota Tacoma Interior

Same story for the interior design. The upcoming refresh is bringing a couple of targeted and very useful changes, so we presume that the same state will remain until the redesign. One of the biggest novelty is that the Tacoma is finally getting a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.

Also, a new infotainment system is coming. Besides a more intuitive interface, it will also come with smartphone goodies, with things like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other than that, things will remain the same and the same thing is referring for the 2021 Toyota Tacoma. Also, we should mention new forward- and side-looking cameras, which are also pretty nice novelties. 

Engine

2021 Toyota Tacoma Engine

Most likely, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma will continue with a well-known 3.5-liter V6 engine, which is good for about 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque and comes in pair with a six-speed automatic transmission, which has been slightly revised for this occasion.

Such configuration, along with the overall design, makes Tacoma a proficient off-roader. However, it could be a little bit more efficient in terms of fuel economy, especially if we consider that Colorado already comes in a diesel version. Rivals like Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator are also about to get oil-burners, so we could expect a similar move from the Japanese manufacturer as well.

2021 Toyota Tacoma Release Date and Price

Most likely, we won’t see bigger changes in the 2021 Toyota Tacoma. Therefore, we expect it will hit the market sometime late in the next year. Base models will go around $26,000.

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