2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel

2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel

The current generation of this pickup truck may be around for more than a decade, but the biggest drawback is the same one that was at the time this model was launched. It’s not about outdated technology, nor the relatively low towing ratings. It’s all about the poor fuel economy. Therefore, the Japanese manufacturer prepares a couple of pretty interesting novelties under the hood for the next year. Besides the upcoming hybrid powertrain, it looks like the new model will also come with an oil-burner. With such an engine, we expect that the 2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel will feature significantly better fuel economy, as well as one of the class-leading towing ratings.

Pros:

  • Great towing capacity
  • Traditionally excellent reliability ratings
  • Spacious cabin

Cons:

  • Will probably cost more than rivals

Scorecard:

Styling:4
Features:4
Performance:5
Comfort & Quality:4
Safety:4
Critics Rating:4
Total:4.2

Exterior

2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel Exterior

Like the rest of the lineup, the 2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel will also get a new design. The testing model hides a lot of things, including a completely new styling, which will rather be an evolution of the current model. Also, an important novelty for the next year is a new rear suspension design.

The new model will keep a solid axle design but this time, we will see air suspension components, which will certainly have a highly positive effect on performances, comfort and overall ride quality.

Interior

2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel Interior

On the inside, we expect that the new Tundra will get a completely new layout. The new dashboard is just one of the things that this truck desperately needs. The current model lacks style, tech features and many other things.

Therefore, we presume that the upcoming modifications will bring more stylish dashboard, finer materials and better overall opulence. Also, it looks like Toyota plans to bring back the single-row version, so you will have three body styles in the offer, with various bed sizes and seating capacity that goes in a range from just two to class-leading six people.

Engine

2021-Toyota-Tundra-Diesel-Engine

Finally, a few words about the most interesting part of this truck. The Tundra is finally about to get a diesel version. Unlike the key rivals like Ram 1500 or Ford F-150, Toyota won’t put focus just on efficiency. It will offer a bigger engine, which should also provide an impressive towing capacity.

Allegedly, the new model will feature a familiar 5.0-liter V8 Cummins engine, which is good for about 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque. With such numbers, we can also count on impressive towing ratings, which will probably go around 12.500 pounds. Of course, fuel economy should be on a much higher level as well.

2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel Release Date and Price

According to the latest reports, the 2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel will hit the market sometime in the second half of next year. Base models will probably go around $35,000.

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