2021 Toyota Tacoma vs 2021 Toyota Tundra Comparison


2021 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2021 Toyota Tundra

$26,150 MSRP*

Base Starting Price

$33,675 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

The Toyota Tacoma and the Toyota Tundra are both powerful pickups that can take on difficult tasks and tough terrain on your Chapin jobsite or your next weekend adventure, but which model is right for your needs? Read the differences between the Tacoma and Tundra with Jim Hudson Toyota below, then contact our team to arrange a time for a test drive!



Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra: Price by Trim Level

The first thing many new truck buyers look at when they browse our Toyota Tacoma vs. Tundra inventory is their starting prices. Overall the Toyota Tundra is the more expensive truck because of its larger size and stronger engine options. However, both models offer next-generation performance and towing features that make them an ideal match for truck enthusiasts and workers alike. See the difference between the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra prices by trim level below:

  • 2021 Toyota Tacoma
    • Tacoma SR: Starting at $26,150 MSRP*
    • Tacoma SR5: Starting at $27,940 MSRP*
    • Tacoma TRD Sport: Starting at $33,060 MSRP*
    • Tacoma TRD Off-Road: Starting at $34,315 MSRP*
    • Tacoma Limited: Starting at $38,905 MSRP*
    • Tacoma TRD Pro: Starting at $44,075 MSRP*
  • 2021 Toyota Tundra
    • Tundra SR: Starting at $33,675 MSRP*
    • Tundra SR5: Starting at $35,365 MSRP*
    • Tundra Limited: Starting at $42,390 MSRP*
    • Tundra Platinum: Starting at $48,895 MSRP*
    • Tundra 1794 Edition: Starting at $48,895 MSRP*
    • Tundra TRD Pro: Starting at $48,775 MSRP*

Lexington drivers who want to save more on their monthly payments will find savings with the Toyota Tacoma, however, every customer that comes to Jim Hudson Toyota can save on their new truck purchase with our new vehicle specials.

Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra: Performance Specs

Performance specs and capability are two important factors in determining whether the Toyota Tundra or Tacoma is the right truck for your Columbia needs. Both trucks have multiple engine options that allow drivers to customize their towing experience, along with different cab sizes and towing features. To give you a snapshot of the abilities of each pickup, we’ve listed the Toyota Tundra vs. Tacoma entry-level engine information for you below:

  • 2021 Toyota Tacoma
    • 3.5L V6 engine
    • 278 hp
    • 265 lb-ft of torque
    • Six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)
    • EPA-estimated 18 mpg city and 22 mpg highway** MPG
    • Maximum towing capacity of 6,400 pounds
  • 2021 Toyota Tundra
    • 5.7L Aluminum i-FORCE V8 engine
    • 381 hp
    • 401 lb-ft of torque
    • Six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)
    • EPA-estimated 13 mpg city and 17 mpg highway** MPG
    • Maximum towing capacity of 10,200 pounds

Overall the Toyota Tacoma is the more powerful pickup, offering an incredible 10,200 pounds of towing capacity when properly equipped. However, the Toyota Tacoma also offers admirable power behind the wheel and can easily tow most boats, trailers, and other job site equipment.

Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra: Interior Dimensions

When comparing the Toyota Tacoma vs. Tundra interior dimensions, customers should consider how they plan to use their new Toyota pickup. Drivers who want to use it as a personal vehicle as well as a work truck will find more space in the Toyota Tundra. However, drivers who mostly ride solo will find the Toyota Tacoma model’s spacious front row more than adequate. Compare the differences between the Tacoma and Tundra interior dimensions 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

Shop the Toyota Tundra vs. Tacoma Today!

Now that you have a better idea of how the Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra compare, come to our Irmo showroom to see each model in person! Our friendly staff will help you find the model that best fits your towing needs and your budget. While you’re here you can learn more about the Toyota Tundra vs. Tacoma MPG, or discuss your financing options with our finance team. Apply for financing today, we look forward to putting you behind the wheel of a new Toyota Tacoma or Tundra!

*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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