New for 2021: Toyota Tundra vs. Tacoma

By: Vernon Toyota   |   25 May 2021

At the Chicago Auto Show last year, Toyota unveiled a multitude of upgrades and changes to their current lineup. Among them were the 2021 Tundra and 2021 Tacoma. While there wasn't an overwhelming amount of changes made to either vehicle this year (but look out for 2022!), Toyota did reveal that two new editions for both models have joined the party: the Nightshade Edition and the Trail Special Edition.

Toyota understands how much their truck customers love the great outdoors - especially in places like Vernon, or even Prince George, BC! With the Trail Special Edition, they've tailored the Tundra and Tacoma specifically to the needs of this audience, emphasizing storage and some serious off-roading capabilities. With the Nightshade, Toyota is offering a touch of class with a few interior and exterior luxury upgrades. Read on to learn more about the all-new 2021 Toyota Tundra and Tacoma!

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2021 Tundra

The 2021 Tundra is the full-sized pickup with the most impressive towing and payload capabilities between the two, and is capable of hauling up to 10,200 lbs. If you plan on putting that rating to the test by towing a trailer to your favourite campsite, the Trail Special Edition is worth looking into! This edition's SR5 CrewMax comes with front bucket seats, a front centre console, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and an anti-theft system with an alarm and engine immobilizer. You'll also get some special edition wheels, a lockable storage unit, plus a larger fuel tank that will run you a fuel efficiency of 18/14.2 L per 100 km (city/highway). With the Nightshade, you can expect luxurious cosmetic upgrades that include black wheels, 20-inch alloy rims, and a black exhaust treatment.

2021 Tacoma

The 2021 Tacoma is the mid-sized little brother that still manages to pack a big punch. Built on the SR5 Double Cab, the Trail Edition offers 18-inch wheels from the TRD Off-Road trim, Kevlar all-terrain tires, a grille from the Tacoma Limited, and a lockable bed storage compartment that includes insulation on the driver side so it can double as a cooler. Perfect for those muddy shoes and tent poles you'll need a place for! Comparatively, the Nightshade is giving us its own Dark Smoke 18-inch wheels, a black exhaust tip and fog-light bezels, and a new grille insert design. Even at mid-size, the Tacoma can comfortably haul up to 6,800 lbs. with a maximum payload of 1,685 ft.-lbs!

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Model Comparison

2021 Tundra

Engine: 5.7-liter i-Force V-8 

Fuel Efficiency: 18 /14.2 L per 100 km (city/highway)

Towing and Payload: 10,200 lbs. / 1,730 ft-lbs

        Key Performance Features:         

6-speed automatic transmission 

Two-piece driveshaft

10.5-in. ring gear

Key Tech Features:

Apple CarPlayTM1 and Android AutoTM1 compatibility

4.2” TFT Multi-Information Display

 Backup Camera

 Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Clearance and Backup Sensors

 Key Safety Features:  

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist

          Automatic High Beams           

NHTSA Rating: 4 stars

 

2021 Tacoma

Engine: 2.7-liter 4-cylinder  

Fuel Efficiency: 13.8 /11.4 L per 100 km (city/highway)

Towing and Payload: 6,800 lbs. / 1,685 ft.-lbs

     Key Performance Features:     

Multi-terrain select

Crawl Control

Bilstein Shocks and Absorbers

Trailer Sway Control

Key Tech Features:

Apple CarPlayTM1 and Android AutoTM1 compatibility

4.2” TFT Multi-Information Display

Backup Camera

Qi Wireless Charging

Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Intelligent Clearance Sonar

Key Safety Features:  

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Lane Departure Alert with Steering

         Automatic High Beams           

NHTSA Rating: 4 stars

 

If you’re someone after a pickup that can tow a heavy load and offers lots of storage options, then it’s pretty hard to beat the Tundra’s 10,200-pound tow rating. You should consider purchasing the Tacoma if you're interested in a well-equipped mid-sized truck that can handle rough terrain - and just happens to come with a very affordable price tag!

 

Read more about why more drivers from all across

British Columbia choose the Toyota Tundra!

WHY BC LOVES TRAVELLING IN THE TUNDRA

 

The 2021 Tundra and Tacoma are Waiting at Vernon Toyota

Packed with powerful performance, innovative Connected Services, plus all the best-in-class features you'll find in Toyota Safety Sense, both the Toyota Tundra and Tacoma are the must-have pickups of the season!

With two new trims to test drive, give us a call today or come pay us a visit! Any one of our friendly team of professionals will be eager to set you up!

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