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2021 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2021 Toyota Tundra

2021 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2021 Toyota Tundra

2021 Toyota Tacoma

vs.

2021 Toyota Tundra

$26,250 MSRP*

Base Starting Price

$33,825 MSRP*
3.5L V6

Base Engine

5.7L Aluminum i-FORCE V8
42.9/32.6 inches

Base Legroom
(front/rear)

42.5/34.7 inches
5

Base Seating

6
18/22 mpg**

Fuel Economy
(city/highway)

13/17 mpg**
6,400 pounds
(with V6 towing package)

Max
Towing Capacity

10,200 pounds

If you are in need of a pickup that can handle the toughest tasks at the Muscle Shoals jobsite, you truly can’t go wrong with the Toyota lineup. However, you may still be wondering about the difference between Tacoma and Tundra models at Greenway Toyota of the Shoals. That is why we have decided to compare the Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra to help you make a more informed decision. 

 

 

Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra: Trim Levels and Price

Each pickup has several configurations to choose from, so it is easy to find a truck that has everything you’re looking for in Florence. While the Tacoma has a more affordable price tag, the Tundra is larger and more powerful. Explore the difference between Tacoma and Tundra trim levels and pricing below. 

2021 Toyota Tacoma

  • Tacoma SR: Starting at $26,250 MSRP*
  • Tacoma SR5: Starting at $28,040 MSRP*
  • Tacoma TRD Sport: Starting at $33,160 MSRP*
  • Tacoma TRD Off-Road: Starting at $34,415 MSRP*
  • Tacoma Limited: Starting at $39,005 MSRP*
  • Tacoma TRD Pro: Starting at $44,175 MSRP*

2021 Toyota Tundra

  • Tundra SR: Starting at $33,825 MSRP*
  • Tundra SR5: Starting at $35,515 MSRP*
  • Tundra Limited: Starting at $42,540 MSRP*
  • Tundra Platinum: Starting at $49,045 MSRP*
  • Tundra 1794 Edition: Starting at $49,045 MSRP*
  • Tundra TRD Pro: Starting at $48,925 MSRP*

Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra: Performance Prowess

What about Toyota Tundra vs. Tacoma mpg, engine performance, and towing power? You will see that each model has its own unique benefits. 

The base Toyota Tacoma comes equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to a six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). It earns an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city and 22 mpg highway** fuel economy, making it the more fuel-efficient of the two Toyota trucks. The same trim can tow up to 6,400 pounds. 

The base 2021 Toyota Tundra features a more powerful 5.7L Aluminum i-FORCE V8 engine under the hood, capable of producing 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i), allowing the entry-level Tundra to earn an EPA-estimated 13 mpg city and 17 mpg highway** fuel economy. With the proper equipment, the Tundra can tow up to 10,200 pounds.

Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra: Dimensions and Space

You may also be wondering about cabin space for the Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra. You can explore the interior dimensions of each pickup below: 

2021 Toyota Tacoma

  • Headroom (front/rear): 39.7/38.3 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 42.9/32.6 inches
  • Passenger Volume (behind front/rear seat): 57.5/42.6 cubic feet
  • Seating Capacity: Up to 5 passengers

2021 Toyota Tundra

  • Headroom (front/rear): 39.7/38.9 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 42.5/42.3 inches
  • Seating Capacity: Up to 6 passengers

Compare the Toyota Tundra vs. Tacoma in Person

Still not sure which truck is the right fit for you? That’s ok. The best way to see the difference between Tacoma and Tundra models is to set up a test drive at Greenway Toyota of the Shoals to perform your own comparison. Contact us today for more information, and be sure to check out our new vehicle specials so that your new truck is as affordable as possible.

 

*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (Yaris HB, Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV, Supra), $1,175 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,365 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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