2021 Toyota Tacoma
There are many reasons why most experts believe that the 2021 Toyota Tacoma won’t come with more important changes. First of all, the current generation received an update just recently and it brings a nice amount of novelties. Also, Toyota engineers are currently pretty busy with the next-generation Tundra, which is about to hit the market in the next year. Still, there is a chance to see a couple of interesting novelties, including a new engine.
- Great off-road performances.
- Loads of standard features.
- Wide engine choice.
- Traditionally great reliability ratings.
- Rivals are more comfortable.
- Some rivals can tow more.
In terms of the exterior design, we don’t expect to see any notable change. The upcoming 2020-year model has come with a couple of novelties, including a new grille, so we don’t believe that the 2021 Toyota Tacoma will feature any notable design change.
Still, we won’t exclude the possibility to see a couple of new color options. Also, keep in mind that some trim levels come with a couple of distinctive details. That particularly refers to TRD-badged models, but the Limited trim also comes with a couple of distinctive details, including a lot of chrome.
The same thing goes for interior design. This refresh brings some pretty nice features, starting from a new infotainment system and bigger touchscreens. Also, there is a power-adjustable driver’s seat, which is a standard feature already in the SR5 trim. This truck is also well-equipped in terms of safety features and driver-assistance features.
This update has brought new camera-based systems that allow the driver to see everything that is happening around and underneath the vehicle. All in all, it would be hard to expect any bigger change than a couple of additional features for each trim level. Rest of the 2021 Toyota Tacoma will definitely remain untouched.
The biggest possible novelty for the 2021 Toyota Tacoma refers to the powertrain. Various reports are suggesting that we could finally see a diesel version of this truck. Of course, everyone is betting on a well-known 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine, which currently powers models like HiLux, Land Cruiser Prado etc.
Other than a new oil-burner, we count on two familiar gasoline units. Base models will carry on with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder that delivers around 160 horsepower, while the bigger 3.5-liter V6 features a max output of around 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission has been revised recently. So, we don’t expect bigger changes in the near future.
2021 Toyota Tacoma Release Date and Price
Late 2020 seems like a perfect time for the launch of this model. We presume that base versions will go around $27,000.