2021 Toyota Tacoma

Original MSRP Range
$26,400 - $47,030
Available Style(s)
Truck
MPG
17 - 20 MPG City / 20 - 24 MPG Hwy
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2021 Toyota Tacoma

What We Like

  • Legendary durability
  • Ruggedness and off-road readiness
  • Infotainment system is competent, finally
  • Price is reasonable, resale value is tops
  • Accident-avoidance technology comes standard on all trims

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.6/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.0/ 5
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Overview

How Much Does a 2021 Toyota Tacoma Cost?

The Toyota Tacoma is offered in six main trims: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, and TRD Pro. Most models are offered in what Toyota refers to as Access Cab and Double Cab variants (these are more commonly known as extended and crew cabs, respectively), though the Limited and TRD Pro are only offered as a Double Cab. Access Cab models seat four passengers total, while the Double Cab is better suited for passengers with its five seats and roomier rear cabin. Toyota also offers the Tacoma in two bed lengths. Access Cab models come with a six-foot bed, while Double Cabs come with a 5-foot bed, although a 6-foot bed is optional on lower trims. Note these starting prices for each trim are before the $1,175 destination fee. The base-level SR trim ($26,150) comes standard with 16-in steel wheels, power accessories, a composite bed that doesn’t require a bed liner, bed tie-down points, air conditioning, a rearview camera, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a GoPro mount, three USB ports and a 7-in touchscreen interface. The SR comes standard with the 4-cylinder engine but can be upgraded to the V6. One step up from the base trim is the SR5 ($27,940), which adds a more refined exterior trim, rear tinted windows, a power driver’s seat, keyless entry, fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with phone and audio controls, satellite radio and an 8-in infotainment system. The new Trail Edition ($34,005) is based on SR5 Double Cab models and features 16-in TRD off-road wheels with Kevlar all-terrain tires, lockable bed bins (one of which also acts as a cooler with drain plugs), 120-volt bed-mounted power outlet, blacked-out badging and black seating with tan stitching. The TRD Sport trim ($33,060) offers increased curb appeal and improved road experience. The Tacoma TRD Sport boasts standard V6, an on-road-oriented sport suspension, proximity entry and push-button start, dual-zone climate control, LED daytime running lights, 17-in alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, an auto-dimming mirror, and a wireless phone charger. Crew cabs include a power rear window. TRD Sport models also come standard with the V6. The Tacoma Limited ($38,905) is only offered in the Double Cab and prioritizes comfort-oriented features, adding 18-in alloy wheels, leather upholstery, heated front seats, rear parking sensors, a power sunroof, blind spot monitoring and a rear cross-traffic warning system, all as standard. The new Nightshade Edition ($39,905) is based on the Limited and adds smoked-out wheels, darkened chrome grille, black exhaust tip and other blacked-out aesthetics The choice for outdoor enthusiasts is the Tacoma TRD Off-Road trim ($34,315), which boasts 16-in wheels, mild all-terrain tires, a Bilstein off-road suspension, skid plates, the deletion of the front air dam for a better approach angle, a locking rear differential, Toyota’s Crawl Control and Multi-Terrain Select systems and some unique styling elements. While the TRD Off-Road is cheaper than the Limited, it’s arguably a much better value — it tops out at around $45,000 with the addition of the TRD Premium Off-Road package, which gets you almost all of the good stuff offered on the Limited. The TRD Pro ($44,075) is only available with the double cab and 5-foot bed, and it builds off of the TRD Off-Road trim by adding upgraded Fox-branded shock absorbers that give the vehicle a 1-in lift, a TRD cat-back exhaust, Rigid Industries-branded fog lights, a hood scoop, leather seats, all-terrain tires, unique wheels, and a few other aesthetic filigrees. A JBL audio system is included as long — as you opt for the automatic transmission. Toyota often advertises the TRD Pro with a snorkel-style air intake, but this is an accessory that can be purchased from your dealer and installed on any Tacoma, not just the TRD Pro. When it comes to options, many lower-end Tacomas offer equipment that comes standard on higher trim levels as an upgrade, such as power moonroof, V6 engine, premium JBL audio system, and blind-spot monitoring. All new Toyotas come with Toyota Care, which covers 2 years/25,000 miles of complimentary maintenance and roadside assistance.

Tacoma Trims

TruckOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Tacoma 2WD Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$39,155 / $36,2736 Cylinder27819 / 246-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 2WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (Natl)$26,400 / $24,7504 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder15920 / 236-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 2WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$28,660 / $26,8694 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder27819 / 246-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 2WD SR Double Cab 5' Bed I4 AT (Natl)$27,230 / $25,2254 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder15920 / 236-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (Natl)$28,190 / $26,4284 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder15920 / 236-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$31,335 / $29,3764 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder27819 / 246-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed I4 AT (Natl)$29,080 / $26,9384 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder15920 / 236-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$32,480 / $30,0894 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder27819 / 246-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$32,980 / $30,5544 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder27819 / 246-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 2WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$34,565 / $32,0196 Cylinder27819 / 246-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 2WD TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$33,310 / $31,2286 Cylinder27819 / 246-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 2WD TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$34,565 / $32,0206 Cylinder27819 / 246-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 2WD TRD Sport Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$35,065 / $32,4846 Cylinder27819 / 246-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$42,230 / $39,1216 Cylinder27818 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD Limited Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$42,730 / $39,5866 Cylinder27818 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (Natl)$29,475 / $27,6334 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder15919 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$32,125 / $30,1194 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder27818 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD SR Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$32,665 / $30,2614 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder27818 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (Natl)$31,265 / $29,3104 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder15919 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$34,675 / $32,5084 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder27818 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$35,555 / $32,9384 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder27818 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$36,055 / $33,4024 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder27818 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$36,595 / $34,3076 Cylinder27818 / 226-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$37,530 / $34,7676 Cylinder27818 / 226-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 MT (Natl)$35,700 / $33,0726 Cylinder278N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$38,140 / $35,3336 Cylinder27818 / 226-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD TRD Pro Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$47,030 / $43,5696 Cylinder27818 / 226-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD TRD Pro Double Cab 5' Bed V6 MT (Natl)$44,325 / $41,0646 Cylinder278N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$36,595 / $34,3086 Cylinder27818 / 226-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 MT (Natl)$35,085 / $32,8926 Cylinder278N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$37,530 / $34,7686 Cylinder27818 / 226-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 MT (Natl)$35,700 / $33,0726 Cylinder278N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT (Natl)$38,140 / $35,3336 Cylinder27818 / 226-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Toyota Tacoma Safety

Is the 2021 Toyota Tacoma a Safe Car?

Every 2021 Tacoma comes with Toyota Safety Sense P, a suite that bundles forward-collision warning and pedestrian detection with automatic emergency braking, radar cruise control, lane-departure warning, and automatic high beams. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems are optional on the TRD Sport and the TRD Off-Road trims and standard on the Limited and the TRD Pro. Every truck also comes standard with anti-lock brakes, stability control, side-curtain airbags, driver- and passenger knee airbags, and a rearview camera. In crash testing conducted by the third-party Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Tacoma earned a score of Good in most major categories, which is as good as or better than the competition. In the government testing by NHTSA, it earned four stars, similar to the Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier.
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5 Year Cost to Own

$46,943 ($0.63 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance2 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance2 Years/25,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Convenience Pkg

Competition

2021 Toyota Tacoma vs the competition

2020 Jeep Gladiator — While it’s based on the rough and rugged Wrangler, the Gladiator is the most modern midsize pickup on sale today in a number of areas. It offers a great infotainment system, a surprisingly nice interior, and a lot of fun features. The roof and doors come off, too. That said, the Gladiator is still considerably more expensive than the Tacoma, the drive is harsher and the bed is only offered in 5-foot length. A diesel variant arrives for 2021. 2020 Ford Ranger — The Ranger offers arguably the best powertrain in the midsize pickup segment, not to mention a competent array of active safety features and a great infotainment system. But we found its suspension harsh, especially in SuperCab models. 2021 Chevrolet Colorado — The Colorado and the GMC Canyon, its mechanical twin, are overshadowed by the new Gladiator and the new Ranger, and they don’t have as much character as the Tacoma. Their interiors are subpar and, overall, it feels like GM kind of mailed it in with these two. The off-road-oriented Colorado ZR2 is a bright spot in the lineup though, and these GM siblings stand out for their available diesel engine. 2020 Honda Ridgeline — When it comes to midsize trucks, think of the unibody Ridgeline, which is based on the Honda Pilot, as the Tacoma’s polar opposite. It’s every bit as comfortable, refined and versatile as the Tacoma is rough, rugged and single-minded. If you aren’t 100% sold on owning a pickup, the Ridgeline might be the one for you. Used Toyota Tacoma — The Tacoma has been around a long time, and this current model is several years into its generation. That means you can get a simila r Tacoma used to save some money. Bargains can be elusive, however, as the Tacoma has tremendous resale value.

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