The Toyota Tacoma is a lasting name in small pickup trucks. While it is far from being the only small pickup truck, the Tacoma has a huge following and plenty of appreciation in the truck world. The model is so practical and reliable that it hasn’t needed many changes since 2016.
The 2021 model year does see a few adjustments over the 2020 model year, but it is essentially the same trusted, capable, and enjoyable pickup it has been since its last redesign. For example, two new special editions have been added, as well as adjustments to feature availability. The core aspects of what makes the Tacoma such a great vehicle are highlighted in the chart below, including some available features.
Comfort, Convenience and Entertainment
2.7L I4 or 3.5L V6 Engine Options
Tire Pressure Monitor System with Individual Tire Location Alert
Front Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
6-Speed Automatic Transmission
Rear Parking Assist Sonar
Qi-Compatible Wireless Smartphone and Mobile Device Charging
Star Safety System™ including Vehicle Stability Control
3 USB Ports (2 Charging, 1 Media Port)
Up to 265 lb-ft of Torque and 278 Horsepower
Driver and Front Passenger Active Headrests
Leather Interior and Premium JBL® Speaker System
The 2021 Toyota Tacoma doesn’t need to rely on gimmicks to move units. The power in either engine option is enough to make the Tacoma useful no matter who’s driving. The V6 is almost certain to be the popular choice, especially among the off-roading crowd. With more standard safety technology and equipment than you might expect, the Toyota Tacoma should be noted as one of the safest trucks. The slightly dated exterior shouldn’t dissuade anyone, especially when high trim level models have all the best interior technologies like those mentioned in the chart above.