2021 Toyota Tacoma vs. 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 (with V6 towing package)

Max Towing Capacity

10,200 pounds

If you’re looking for a versatile pickup truck that can handle your New Albany commutes and work tasks at the Elizabethtown job site, compare the new Toyota Tacoma and Toyota Tundra. Both trucks have garnered strong reputations amongst Louisville commuters, but which one has exactly what you’re looking for in a pickup? Find out the difference between the Tacoma and Tundra in Toyota of Louisville’s Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra comparison. 

Tacoma vs. Tundra: Price by Trim Level 

Both the Toyota Tacoma and the Toyota Tundra come in a variety of trim levels and starting prices, allowing Lexington drivers to select the pickup that best matches their lifestyle needs and budget. Take a look at this breakdown of Tacoma and Tundra trim levels and prices, 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*

Tacoma vs. Tundra: Performance Features 

When comparing the Toyota Tundra vs. Tacoma MPG, engine performance, and towing capacities, you’ll notice that these specs are some of the biggest differentiating factors between these pickups:

2021 Toyota Tacoma Base Engine

  • 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)
  • EPA-estimated 18 mpg city and 22 mpg highway** fuel economy 
  • Maximum towing capacity of 6,400 pounds 

2021 Toyota Tundra Base Engine 

  • 5.7L Aluminum i-FORCE V8 engine that produces 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)
  • EPA-estimated 13 mpg city and 17 mpg highway** fuel economy
  • Maximum towing capacity of 10,200 pounds

Tacoma vs. Tundra: Interior Dimensions

As you decide between the Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra, interior space is an important component to consider. If your job in Lexington requires carrying lots of cargo, you’ll want the truck that offers spacious cargo dimensions. Check out 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

Compare the Toyota Tundra vs. Tacoma at Toyota of Louisville Today!

You’ve learned the difference between the Tacoma and Tundra, now it’s time to take a closer look at these pickup trucks at our dealership in Louisville. Contact us if you have any additional questions about Toyota vehicles, or want to schedule a test drive. Also, don’t forget to check out our new vehicle specials to keep your purchase budget-friendly.

*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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