The 2021 Toyota Tacoma is Updated and Ready for Your New Hampshire Drives

When it comes to selecting a capable and powerful heavy-duty pickup for your heaviest towing and hauling tasks, there are any number of options available in Portsmouth to choose from. But when you're searching for a compact pickup that's easy to drive, eye-catching on the road, and loaded with the performance and tech features you want, your range of options narrows to one incredible vehicle - the 2021 Toyota Tacoma. At Toyota of Portsmouth, the Tacoma has long been a fan favorite among our staff and customers, and we're excited to introduce you to the latest, 2021 model year.

 

What's New for the 2021 Toyota Tacoma?

A continuation of the perennially popular pickup's third generation, the 2021 model continues to deliver the qualities and performance traits that have driven people to it since its first debut in 1995. For 2021, the Tacoma doesn't undergo any major performance or appearance updates, but it does introduce new options and new standard features. The complete list of 2021 updates includes:

  • The addition of two special packages. Available on most trims, the Tacoma Trail Edition and Tacoma Nightshade Special Edition add a number of upgrades to your favorite trim, most of which are cosmetic.
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control is now standard on any Tacoma model equipped with a V6 engine.
  • Upgraded audio systems are now standard on select trims.
           

Performance

You'll enjoy poised handling and responsive steering in the 2021 Toyota Tacoma. Its leaf-sprung solid rear axle and independent front suspension keep it composed on paved roads. The Tacoma comes standard with rear-wheel drive, but people in Dover will want its available four-wheel drive for driving up mountainsides crawling through canyons. TRD trims are some of the best off-roaders in the class, with active traction control, an electronic locking rear differential, a TRD-tuned suspension, Bilstein shock absorbers and 9.4 inches of ground clearance to help you traverse tough trails. The Tacoma has two available engines, including:

  • A 159-horsepower four-cylinder motor
  • A 278-horsepower V6 engine
With the standard four-cylinder motor, the Tacoma can get 20 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. People in Exeter who want a work truck will prefer the available V6 engine, which enables the Tacoma to tow up to 6,800 pounds and haul a payload of up to 1,620 pounds. Available Hill Start Assist Control and Crawl control allow you to navigate the Tacoma through difficult landscapes or weather conditions.

Interior/Technology

The 2021 Toyota Tacoma has a durable interior that can withstand the mud, sand, or rocks you may track in. But it also has available soft-touch, upscale materials for taking it out on the town. Access Cab models seat four people, while the Double Cab seats five. Two bed sizes are available for payload versatility, including a 5-foot bed and a 6-foot-1-inch bed. Drivers in Hampton will like the Tacoma's upgraded infotainment system, which has a bigger, 7-inch touch screen, intuitively laid-out controls, and crisp graphics. Other standard amenities in the new Tacoma include:

  • A 4.2-inch instrument cluster display
  • Bluetooth
  • Voice recognition
  • A six-speaker stereo
Optional features in the new Tacoma include a moonroof, wireless device charging, leather upholstery, and a navigation system.

Safety

You'll feel secure in the 2021 Toyota Tacoma, which earned four stars in safety tests from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Portsmouth drivers will appreciate its multitude of driver assistance features, which include:

  • Lane departure warning
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • A rearview camera

2021 Tacoma Configurations

When it comes to personalizing your Tacoma, this pickup has a variety of great options available. Choose your cab style, either an extended Access Cab with a smaller backseat, or a four-door crew Double Cab with full sized backseat. Then, choose your trim level from among six impressive options, ranging from entry-level, to luxurious, to rugged off-road machine, and everything in between.

Depending on which trim level you choose, there are two engines available for this model. Rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are both available for each engine, depending on your preference. Powertrain options include:

  • The base, 159-horsepower, 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine with 180 pound-feet of torque
  • An optional 3.5-liter V6 engine with 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque

Toyota Tacoma SR

  • Starting MSRP of $26,050

Toyota Tacoma SR5

  • Starting MSRP of $27,825
 

Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport

  • Starting MSRP of $32,745

Toyota Tacoma Off-Road

  • Starting MSRP of $34,000
 

Toyota Tacoma Limited

  • Starting MSRP of $37,790

Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

  • Starting MSRP of $43,960
 

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Select the Tacoma Model That Suits You Best at Toyota of Portsmouth

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma is a reliable compact pickup truck with solid off-road proficiency and an attractive cabin. People in Dover can select from a wide range of Tacoma trims that are reasonably priced at Toyota of Portsmouth. If you'd prefer to go with a used model, we also have numerous pre-owned Tacoma's, including certified pre-owned trucks. Stop by our dealership to experience Toyota quality for yourself.