Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road
Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road
Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

Pros: Broad range of models and optional equipment; respectable acceleration in V6 models; sturdy build quality; nicely assembled, rugged interior with large, easy-to-use controls; excellent ground clearance for off-roading

Cons: Cramped, uncomfortable back seat in “Access Cab” extended-cab models; tall step-in height on 4WD models; bouncy ride with off-road suspension

CG Says: The 2021 Toyota Tacoma now has standard dual-zone automatic air conditioning on all V6 models. There are also new Trail Special Edition and Nightshade Edition models. Tacoma is a compact pickup truck offered in 2-door extended cab (Access Cab) and 4-door crew cab (Double Cab) styles. The base engine is a 159-horsepower 2.7-liter 4-cylinder that is paired with a 6-speed automatic. A 278-hp 3.5-liter V6 is offered with 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmissions. Both engines are available with part-time 4WD. Full-time 4WD is not offered. Available features include wireless cell-phone charging, keyless access and starting, power sunroof, and an undercarriage camera can detect unseen obstacles. Standard safety features include autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights. The Toyota Tacoma’s 2016 redesign was more a very heavy refresh than a clean-sheet-of-paper re-envisioning, but it still brought a number of worthwhile improvements and technology features that keep this truck competitive with the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon (both of which offer the choice of a diesel engine).

The Facts
Class Compact Pickup Truck
Body Style(s) extended cab, crew cab
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices (Only select models listed)
SR Access Cab, long bed: $27,245
4WD SR Access Cab, long bed: $30,320
TRD Sport V6 Access Cab, long bed: $35,440
4WD TRD Off Road V6 Double Cab, short bed: $38,375
4WD SR5 V6 Double Cab, long bed: $36,900
4WD Limited V6 Double Cab, short bed: $43,075
4WD TRD Pro V6 Double Cab, short bed: $45,170

Base Engine
2.7-liter 4-cylinder (SR, SR5)
Horsepower
159
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-23

Optional Engine
3.5-liter V6 (TRD Sport, TRD Off Road, TRD Pro, Limited)
Horsepower
278
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
6-speed manual (4×4 only)
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20-24

Toyota Tacoma Limited
2021 Toyota Tacoma Limited
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 4
80%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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