The 2021 Toyota Tundra driving through a dirt path with brush on either side

How Do Toyota Trucks Compare?

What is the Difference Between the Toyota Tacoma & Tundra?

If you have already decided you want to invest in a Toyota truck, but you are not sure which model to get, no worries. While both the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra are great, reliable vehicles, there are perks that comes with each model. Today we will be comparing these two Toyota trucks in their 2021 base trims in terms of mechanical and performance specifications.

2021 Toyota Tacoma SR

A 2021 Toyota Tacoma parked in the woods

The 2021 Toyota Tacoma is available in six trims—SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, and TRD Pro—and we will focus on the SR trim for the remainder of this blog. This pickup truck offers seating for up to four people. It has a starting MSRP of $26,250, which makes it a reasonably priced truck. When choosing the Tacoma, you can opt for the 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrain, four-cylinder or V-6 engine, five-foot or six-foot bed, or double or access bed.

The 4×2 access cab with four-cylinder engine and six-foot bed offers a six-speed automatic transmission. The EPA-estimated fuel economy is 20 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. The engine power is 159 hp at 5,200 rpm, with 180 lb-ft of torque at 3,800 rpm. With a ground clearance of 9.4-inches, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma is ready for those off-road adventures. 

2021 Toyota Tundra SR

A 2021 Toyota Tundra parked near grass and trees with a father and son near the rear of the vehicle

If you want something that has more power and will have you feeling like you control the road, choose the 2021 Toyota Tundra. This full-size pickup truck is available in six trims—SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition, and TRD Pro. We will focus on the SR trim with the 4×2 drivetrain, double cab, and 6.5-foot bed.

The 2021 Tundra has a 5.7-L V-8 engine. It also has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. The engine is capable of achieving 381 hp at 5,600 rpm and 401 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm. The 2021 Tundra has a starting MSRP of $33,825. You can enjoy a smooth ride and focus on the road ahead with the six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). The 2021 Tundra has a ground clearance of 10.4-inches and can tow up to 10,200 pounds.

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Additional Information on Toyota Trucks

If you are still curious about what a Toyota truck can offer you and how these two models compare, we are here to help. Stop by Magnussen’s Toyota of Palo Alto today to take these two beauties out for a test drive.