The arriving 2021 Toyota Tacoma is the reason for the fans to get excited. It is one of the most reliable pickups in the mid-size segment. However, that is not enough for the Japanese manufacturer. The plan is to deliver various changes, including the exterior redesign. On top of that, a hybrid variant will arrive and it will look just like the regular Tacoma.
Additionally, you can expect a lot of interior changes and updates. That mostly includes new tech and more driver-assistance aids. Toyota’s reliable V6 engine will remain optional but surely, a hybrid is a true refreshment. The upcoming Tacoma will hit the dealerships later this year.
2021 Toyota Tacoma Upgrades
As we said, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma will arrive with a redesign. Moreover, a hybrid version will get the same upgrades and it will look the same as the regular Tacoma. The redesign includes a new design of the front fascia that will get a new layout. Moreover, all of the trim levels will get similar changes. The exterior looks cleaner now and the rear part of the vehicle will follow the same path.
That means you can expect a revised grille, new headlights, and taillights. Additionally, Toyota will introduce new bumpers and most likely new optional wheels. The latest official info for 2021 Tacoma is Nightshade and Trail Edition packages. With these editions, you can equip your Tacoma with unique wheels, moldings or some other performance bits.
The interior will also suffer a couple of drastic refinements. However, the new 2021 Toyota Tacoma will once again provide a room for five passengers. The cabin already looks very upright but expect an even higher level of comfort this time. The mid-size pickup should feature the same practicality as always before. On the other hand, Japanese automaker plans to introduce more high-quality materials. On top of that, the list of standard equipment will be longer on all of the trim levels.
Toyota will provide a new 8-inch touchscreen, revised tachometer and much more. Some features such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will remain. Tacoma pickup will gain new shapes of the buttons and air vents as well. Additional driver-assistance features are very likely and we should expect one or two brand-new interior color schemes.
2021 Toyota Tacoma Engine Specs
Under the bonnet, a 2.7-liter gasoline engine will remain a standard powertrain option. Thanks to that, the new 2021 Toyota Tacoma will continue to produce 160 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. If that is not good enough for you, an optional 3.5-liter V6 is the answer. This potent engine is capable of producing 280 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of twisting power. Toyota once again offers the choice of a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Rear-wheel-drive setup is standard on most of the trim levels.
However, the optional AWD system is more than recommended. As for the Tacoma Hybrid, it will mix optional V6 with the battery pack and three electric motors. Together, this output will generate over 300 horses with a standard all-wheel-drive configuration. Furthermore, a hybrid version will arrive with at least 35 mpg combined. A diesel-hybrid variant is still just a rumor.
Price and Release Date
The price of the regular 2021 Toyota Tacoma should start at around $27,000. On the other hand, the hybrid version won’t cost below $33,000. It is a small jump in price given the number of upgrades on the new Tacoma. Toyota will release its iconic mid-size pickup truck in the last quarter of 2020.