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2021 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2021 Toyota Tundra

2021 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2021 Toyota Tundra
2021 Toyota Tacoma


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

Base Seating

18/22 mpg**

Fuel Economy (city/highway)

13/17 mpg**
6,400 pounds.

Max Towing Capacity

10,200 pounds

2021 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2021 Toyota Tundra

Temple car shoppers who are in the market for a new pickup may be torn between the 2021 Toyota Tundra and the 2021 Toyota Tacoma. Both pickups offer excellent off-road performance and towing capabilities for Belton job sites, but what are the differences between the Tacoma and Tundra? Learn more about the Toyota Tacoma vs Toyota Tundra prices, performance, and interior dimensions with Don Ringler Toyota below. Then contact our team when you’re ready to see these trucks in person!

Tundra & Tacoma: Trim Levels & Prices

One of the main differences between the Tacoma and Tundra is their prices and trim levels. Overall the 2021 Toyota Tacoma is a cheaper truck than the 2021 Toyota Tundra. However, the Tundra offers more overall power, and Tacoma has better fuel economy. Compare the Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra trim levels and pricing 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*

Killeen drivers who want to save more and still get great towing capability will find the Toyota Tacoma is their ideal choice. If you need more towing power though, the Toyota Tundra is the truck for you. Whichever truck you choose, you can save on your next Toyota purchase with our new vehicle specials!

Tundra & Tacoma: Performance

When you compare the Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra performance, the Toyota Tundra is the clear winner. The Toyota Tundra offers 381 hp and over 10,000 pounds of raw towing power on its 5.7L V8 engine, making it perfect for heavy-duty jobs and towing in Waco. However, when it comes to the Tundra vs. Tacoma mpg ratings the Toyota Tacoma has better fuel economy while still offering more than enough power for most Belton drivers. Compare the differences between the Tacoma and Tundra performance below:

2021 Toyota Tacoma Base Engine

  • 3.5L V6 Engine
  • 278 hp
  • 265 lb-ft of torque
  • Six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)
  • 6,400-pound maximum towing capacity
  • EPA-estimated 18 mpg city and 22 mpg highway** fuel economy

2021 Toyota Tacoma Base Engine

  • 5.7L Aluminum i-FORCE V8 Engine
  • 381 hp
  • 401 lb-ft of torque
  • Six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)
  • 10,200-pound maximum towing capacity
  • EPA-estimated 13 mpg city and 17 mpg highway** fuel economy

Tundra & Tacoma: Dimensions

The Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra dimensions is another area that Temple drivers need to take into consideration. The Toyota Tacoma is rated as a mid-size pickup while the Tundra is considered a full-size pickup. While both trucks offer abundant cargo room and legroom, the Tundra can fit more passengers and equipment than the Toyota Tacoma. See the interior dimensions of each truck below:

2021 Toyota Tacoma

  • Headroom (front/rear): 39.7/38.3 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 42.9/32.6 inches
  • Seating Capacity: Up to 5 passengers
  • Bed Size: 60 to 73.2 inches

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
  • Bed Size: 67.2 to 97.2 inches

Even with its smaller size though, the Toyota Tacoma still offers a comfortable and spacious ride for Belton families. See how these two trucks compare when you explore them in our Temple showroom!

Compare the Toyota Tundra vs. Tacoma Today!

No matter if the Toyota Tundra or the Toyota Tacoma is the better truck for you, both vehicles will provide you with exceptional performance and long-lasting durability on Killeen roads. Explore the Toyota Tacoma and the Toyota Tundra up close in our online model showroom, then contact our finance team when you’re ready to start the financing or leasing process. Stop in today! We look forward to getting you behind the wheel of the perfect pickup for your needs!

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Disclaimers: *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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