2021 Toyota Tacoma

2021 Toyota Tacoma

2021 Toyota Tacoma at Alberta’s Lethbridge Toyota

Even if it invented the midsize pickup truck segment, the Toyota Tacoma still manages to blow all the competition out the water thanks to its smart blend of utility and performance. The 2021 Toyota Tacoma is no different, offering up exceptional capability both on and off-road, along with stellar style, smart tech, and more! Learn all about the king of the midsize pickup, the 2021 Tacoma, with Lethbridge’s source for all things automotive: Lethbridge Toyota.


The 2021 Toyota Tacoma is small(er) in size, but not in spirit, thanks to its outstanding design. Angular lines sweep across the frame of the Tacoma, leading from the pickup’s menacing grille and LED running lights all the way to the LED taillights found at the back. Inspired by the off-road capability of the Toyota trucks before it, the 2021 Tacoma offers up a number of TRD Off Road models and appearance packages, consisting of TRD Off Road body kits, 16-inch alloy wheels, all-terrain tires, and more. The TRD Sport models offer a similarly stylish upgrade, with sport-tuned suspension, a Hood Scoop, and more. 

And while the 2021 Toyota Tacoma is certainly a handsome truck, it’s the utility afforded by this pickup’s smart design that really sets it apart. A reinforced, easy lower and lift tailgate makes accessing the cargo bed a breeze, while an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat offers exceptional comfort. Premium upholstery decorates the Tacoma, unless you opt for the available leather seating, which is made to feel even more spacious thanks to the available power sliding rear window and moonroof. The Tacoma’s top trim, the Nightshade edition, has this Toyota pickup well-equipped with a black leather interior, 7-speaker JBL Audio System, unique badging, and more.

2021 Toyota Tacoma Dimensions

Dimensions: 4×4 Access Cab 6A 4×4 Double Cab 6A 4×4  Double Cab 6A SB
Length (mm/in) 5,393 / 212.3 5,729 / 225.5 5,393 / 212.3
Width (mm/in) 1,890 / 74.4 1,890 / 74.4 1,910 / 75.2
Height (mm/in) 1,794 / 70.6 1,794 / 70.6 1,794 / 70.6
Cargo Bed Length (mm/in) 1,872 / 73.7 1,872 / 73.7 1,537 / 60.5
Wheelbase (mm/in) 3,236 / 127.4 3,572 / 140.6 3,572 / 140.6
Ground Clearance 239 / 9.4 239 / 9.4 239 / 9.4
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg/lbs) 2,494.76 / 5,500 2,540 / 5,599.7 2,540 / 5,599.7
Dimensions: 4×4 Access Cab 6A 4×4 Double Cab 6A
Headroom (front) (mm/in) 1,009 / 39.7 1,009 / 39.7
Headroom (rear) (mm/in) 887 / 34.9 973 / 38.3
Shoulder Room (front) (mm/in) 1,481 / 58.3 1,481 / 58.3
Shoulder Room (rear) (mm/in) 1,435 / 56.5 1,496 / 58.9
Legroom (front) (mm/in) 1,090 / 42.9 1,090 / 42.9
Legroom (rear) (mm/in) 625 / 24.6 828 / 32.6
Cargo Bed Depth (mm/in) 485 / 19.1 485 / 19.1
Seating Capacity 4 5

A midsize pickup with full-size potential, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma offers potent performance starting with its Direct Injection, 3.5-litre V6 engine with VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence) that produces 278 horsepower. Matched to either a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission, and complete with both Sequential Multiport Electronic Fuel Injection and Electronic Throttle Control System with Intelligence, the 2021 Tacoma provides exceptional fuel efficiency—as low as 10.5 L/100 km on the highway! A max towing capacity of over 6,500 lbs and a max payload capacity of over 1,100 lbs adds to the impressive capabilities of the Tacoma.

Not only is the 2021 Toyota Tacoma great at handling all manner of tasks on the road, it’s adept off the road, too. A double wishbone heavy duty suspension with multi-leaf springs, coil springs, gas shock absorbers, and a stabilizer bar come standard on Tacoma, providing an excellent ride in all conditions. Or, choose one of the TRD Off Road trims for even more off-road prowess. From the one-touch 4WD system to the Multi-terrain Select feature—allowing you to adjust your traction on-the-fly according to the terrain—the TRD Off Road Tacoma is at home on all roads. From there, electronic locking rear differential, transfer skid plates, and Bilstein shock absorbers, or the available Crawl Control and Multi-Terrain View Monitor, is just the 2021 Toyota Tacoma showing off.

2021 Toyota Tacoma Performance

Specifications: 4×4 Access Cab 6A 4×4 Double Cab 6M SB
Engine Direct Injection 3.5L DOHC V6 (with VVT-i) Direct Injection 3.5L DOHC V6 (with VVT-i)
Transmission 6-speed automatic 6-speed manual
Horsepower 278 278
Towing Capacity (kg/lbs) 2,950 / 6,504 2,900 / 6,393
Payload Capacity (kg/lbs) 520 / 1,146 430 / 948
Fuel Efficiency (city/highway/combined) (L/100 km) 13.0 / 10.5 / 11.9 13.8 / 11.7 / 12.9
Safety & Technology

Speaking of showing off, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma is very well-equipped when it comes to advanced safety technology and infotainment. Connected Services by Toyota offers both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, along with options for navigation, roadside service, and more. In the meantime, the available Smart Key with Push Button Start and wireless charging pad add even more convenience to your daily commute. In terms of safety it’s hard to beat Toyota Safety Sense™ P, the suite of advanced safety features that comes standard on all 2021 Tacoma trim levels. From Lane Departure Alert and Pre-Collision System, to the near-autonomous abilities of Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, the latest Toyota Tacoma has you covered.

Safety & Technology
Toyota Tacoma Model Changes

The third generation 2020 Toyota Tacoma underwent a significant refresh last year, and as such the 2021 Tacoma doesn’t see too many changes. With that said, the entire model lineup has seen small tweaks to what’s included in each trim level—including Toyota Safety Sense™ P as standard equipment across the board, along with dual-zone climate control. All TRD Sport and TRD Off Road models see new and improved sound systems, while the limited Tacoma Trail and Tacoma Nightshade trims come well equipped with a bevy of features, along with unique badging and design details.

There’s nothing small or midsize about the 2021 Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup truck. From its standout design, both inside and out, to its hearty performance and advanced features, the 2021 Tacoma has you covered with all your pickup needs. Find your own Tacoma, or one of the other excellent models in the Toyota lineup, at Alberta’s very own Lethbridge Toyota. From new and pre-owned vehicles, to service, parts, financing, and more, we’re the city’s number one stop for all things automotive. To learn more, or to book a test drive, simply fill out the form below!

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