2021 Toyota Tacoma

2021 Toyota Tacoma at Stampede Toyota in Calgary, Alberta

When it comes to midsize pickup trucks, the Toyota Tacoma isn’t just one of the best options in the segment—it basically invented it. Featuring excellent power and utility, not to mention serious off-road prowess, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma is the perfect choice for those looking for pickup truck-capability without the massive size. A refined ride through-and-through, the 2021 Tacoma is a serious fan favourite—that you can find yourself behind the wheel of. Simply read on to learn more with Calgary’s very own Stampede Toyota.


While it may be smaller than the full-size and heavy duty pickups populating the roads of Alberta, there’s nothing small about the look and design of the 2021 Toyota Tacoma. Strong, angular lines form the exterior of the Tacoma, heavily influenced by this Toyota truck’s off-road expertise. Choose one of the TRD Off Road models, and your Tacoma will come complete with an aggressive TRD Off Road body kit, 16” alloy wheels, and heavy-duty all terrain tires. Or, go with one of the TRD Sport models featuring a sport-tuned suspension and Hood Scoop. Rounding out the 2021 Tacoma lineup is the all-new Nightshade edition, decked out with unique black features found on the grille, mirror caps, door handles, tailgate inserts, wheel covers, and more. 

Of course, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma is more than just good looks, starting with a reinforced, easy lower and lift tailgate providing access to either a 5- or 6-foot cargo bed. Inside, an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat provides exceptional comfort and versatility whether it wears the premium fabric or available leather upholstery. Add in the power sliding rear window and moonroof, and the Tacoma provides an exceptionally luxurious feel—far beyond what you imagine in a pickup. Once again, an upgrade to the Tacoma Nightshade trim level has you enjoying supple black leather, a 7-speaker premium JBL Audio System, and more. No matter which version of the 2021 Toyota Tacoma you choose, you’ll enjoy the sleek looks and versatility of its smart design.

2021 Toyota Tacoma Dimensions

Dimensions:4x4 Access Cab 6A4x4 Double Cab 6A4x4 Double Cab 6A SB
Length (mm/in)5,393 / 212.35,729 / 225.55,393 / 212.3
Width (mm/in)1,890 / 74.41,890 / 74.41,910 / 75.2
Height (mm/in)1,794 / 70.61,794 / 70.61,794 / 70.6
Cargo Bed Length (mm/in)1,872 / 73.71,872 / 73.71,537 / 60.5
Wheelbase (mm/in)3,236 / 127.43,572 / 140.63,572 / 140.6
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg/lbs)2,494.76 / 5,5002,540 / 5,599.72,540 / 5,599.7
Dimensions:4x4 Access Cab 6A4x4 Double Cab 6A
Headroom (front) (mm/in)1,009 / 39.71,009 / 39.7
Headroom (rear) (mm/in)887 / 34.9973 / 38.3
Shoulder Room (front) (mm/in)1,481 / 58.31,481 / 58.3
Shoulder Room (rear) (mm/in)1,435 / 56.51,496 / 58.9
Legroom (front) (mm/in)1,090 / 42.91,090 / 42.9
Legroom (rear) (mm/in)625 / 24.6828 / 32.6
Cargo Bed Depth (mm/in)485 / 19.1485 / 19.1
Seating Capacity45


Though it might be considered a midsize pickup, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma offers full size capability thanks to its 3.5-litre, Direct Injection V6 engine. Whether matched to the available 6-speed automatic or manual transmissions, the Tacoma produces a stellar 278 horsepower while still retaining the kind of economic fuel efficiency you expect from a Toyota. With over 1,100 lbs in max payload, and over 6,500 lbs in max towing capabilities, the 2021 Tacoma still has all the necessary power to hit the road with haul heavy loads without breaking a sweat. Throw in the double wishbone heavy duty suspension found on the Tacoma—complete with a stabilizer bar, multi-leaf springs, coil springs, and gas shock absorbers—and you’ll have no problem tackling both smooth pavement and off-road trails with ease.

Speaking of the off-road trails, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road trims are all incredibly capable when you find yourself forging your own path. A one-touch 4WD system and Multi-terrain Select feature allow the Tacoma to handle all manner of road conditions at the push of a button, while the locking rear differential, transfer case skid plates, and Bilstein shock absorbers add serious control and protection from the elements. From there, advanced off-road technology like Crawl Control and the new, available Multi-Terrain View Monitor ensure you can easily navigate the rockiest Alberta roads.

Specifications:4x4 Access Cab 6A4x4 Double Cab 6M SB
EngineDirect Injection 3.5L DOHC V6 (with VVT-i)Direct Injection 3.5L DOHC V6 (with VVT-i)
Transmission6-speed automatic6-speed manual
Towing Capacity (kg/lbs)2,950 / 6,5042,900 / 6,393
Payload Capacity (kg/lbs)520 / 1,146430 / 948
Fuel Efficiency (city/highway/combined) (L/100 km)13.0 / 10.5 / 11.913.8 / 11.7 / 12.9

Safety & Technology

From Crawl Control and automatic limited slip differential, to an available 8-inch touchscreen with Toyota Connected Services and both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma offers plenty in the way of advanced safety and infotainment features—while options like Smart Key with Push Button Start and a wireless charging pad provide even more value. However, it’s Toyota Safety Sense™ P—found standard on all 2021 Tacoma models—that makes this midsize pickup really stand out from the crowd. Features like Lane Departure Alert and Pre-Collision System add serious safety, while Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (High Speed) adds a level of convenience and ease to the 2021 Tacoma that competitors just can’t keep up with.

Toyota Tacoma Model Changes

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma saw a hearty refresh for this third generation Toyota pickup, while the 2021 version mostly offers slight tweaks throughout the model lineup. Dual-zone climate control now comes standard across the Tacoma lineup, while TRD Sport and TRD Off Road-equipped trims feature upgraded audio systems. Design-wise, Toyota has unleashed two new versions of their midsize pickup starting with the limited Tacoma Trail Edition. However, it’s the 2021 Toyota Tacoma Nightshade that will turn the most heads, thanks to a handsome application of black exterior accents and badges, along with a black leather interior.

The 2021 Toyota Tacoma might not be as large as some of the other pickups on the market, but thanks to its stand out styling, potent performance, and off-road capabilities, it certainly matches up against any truck on the market no matter the size. If you’re looking for a pickup truck that’s as good off the beaten trail as it is with downtown Calgary traffic, you won’t find an option as complete as the 2021 Toyota Tacoma. You can find yours at Calgary’s Stampede Toyota, the city’s premier destination for new and pre-owned vehicles, along with financing, service, parts, and more! Simply contact us via the form below, and we can help you book a test drive in the new 2021 Tacoma. 

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