2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab

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Updated on: May 4, 2021

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The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access cab comes priced at a starting MSRP of $33,160. The Toyota Tacoma comes with a 3.5L V6 engine making 278 hp with a 6-speed automatic transmission with the option of a manual transmission. The drivetrain by the standard is RWD but 4WD or as Toyota calls it 4X4 is an available option.

The Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab comes with a towing capacity of 6,800 pounds. The Tacoma TRD Sport Access cab comes with no changes from the 2020 model year and even features the same colors including Army Green, and accessories like the TRD Premium Sport Package. The Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab comes into competition with the GMC Canyon Elevation Extended Cab, Ford Ranger Lariat SuperCab, and Chevrolet Colorado LT Extended Cab.


Latest Updates:

May 1, 2021: Our expectations from the 2021 Toyota Tacoma

Mar 24, 2021: Toyota Tacoma now comes with a TRD Lift Kit as a dealer installed option

Mar 23, 2021: The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Review

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Pros

Excellent resale value

Amazing off-road quality

Good customization options

Durable equipment

Cons

Dated exterior styling

Interior could have been better

What's New?

Trail and Nightshade special editions

TRD Pro model gets Lunar Rock paint color 

Upgraded audio with Remote Services


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$34245

bodystyle

4dr Access Cab

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

four wheel drive

engine type

horsepower

278 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

265 lb.-ft.. @ 4600 rpm

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

10.8/10 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

127.4 in.

length

212.3 in.

width

75.2 in.

height

70.6 in.

capacity

towing capacity

6800 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes



Trims

Base $34,245 onwards

278 hp @ 6000 rpm | 3.5L | V6 | regular unleaded

  • 20" Premium Painted Bright-Machined Aluminium wheels
  • 4-way Adjustable Passenger Seat
  • 4-way Power Lumbar Adjustable Driver Seat
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control w/ Interior Air Filter
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Inside Rearview Manual Day/Night Mirrors
  • Premium Cloth Seat Trim
  • Projector-beam Headlights with Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Sliding rear glass with Privacy glass
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers

Colors and Styles

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab in Midnight Black Metallic color 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab in Magnetic Gray Metallic color 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab in Barcelona Red Metallic color
Midnight Black Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

7.5

Interior

8.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.0

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OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.1

Overall Rating


The Toyota Tacoma—lovingly called the Taco by its legion of fans—is a practical mid-size pickup truck first and an off-road toy second - Car and Driver

The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab comes in a single trim priced at an MSRP of $33,160, excluding the $1,095 destination charges. You can also get the Tacoma TRD Sport Access cab for $523/month for a duration of 72 months at a 3.9% APR with $2,000 as a down payment if you finance it. Or you can lease it for $357/month for 36 months with $3,007 due at signing. Other discounts include a $750 Military discount and a $500 College Graduate discount. 

The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab is powered by a 3.5L V6 which is paired to a 6-speed automatic with RWD. There is the option of 4WD and a 6-speed manual transmission. The interior features a 10-way power-adjustable driver seat, dual-zone front automatic climate control, and an 8-inch touchscreen that comes with Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, and Android Auto. In terms of safety features, it comes equipped along with the Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver assistance features.

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab front angle view
2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab rear angle view

8.0/10
Pricing and Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.5/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab Pricing and Features

8.0/10

The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access cab comes in a single trim but, in three configurations, with prices starting at an MSRP of $33,160. All three configurations come with a 3.5L V6 engine and a 6ft pickup bed. There is the choice of two drivetrains - 2WD or 4WD both come with an automatic transmission. And then comes the 4WD with the option of a manual transmission.

Toyota offers packages depending on the trim. The 2WD drivetrain has 3 packages - Technology Package with options ($1,285), a costlier version ($1,935), and TRD Premium Sport Package ($3,230). The 4WD drivetrain comes with 5 packages, the above 3 plus - technology package ($800) and LED Fog and headlights ($485). There are accessories like floor mats, step bars, door sills, and performance accessories like exhausts, air filters.

Model

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab

MSRP (2WD; Automatic)

$33,160

MSRP (4WD; Automatic)

$36,445

MSRP (4WD; Manual)

$34,935

Key Features

Qi wireless charging

 

10-way power-adjustable driver's seat

 

Front dual-zone automatic climate control

 

Available navigation system

 

Toyota Safety Sense

 

Projector-beam headlights with LED DRLs

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2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab Buying Advice

Priced at an MSRP of $36,445 we recommend buying the 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab with 4WD and automatic transmission configuration. We say to get it in Army Green, an exterior blackout package (accessory), the TRD Performance Exhaust system in black, and the TRD Lift kit as well for the off-roading. Along with this, we also recommend getting the TRD Sport Premium Package which adds driver-assist features, navigation, heated seats, and a few more.

 

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The V6 engine has plenty of torque to help me slowly manage off-road obstacles, but on the highway, it shows its weak points - Road & Show

The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab comes with a 3.5L V6 which makes 278hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired to a 6-speed automatic which directs power to the rear wheels. There is the option of 4WD and 4WD with a 6-speed manual transmission. The manual is not available on the RWD drivetrain. As an optional extra there is the TRD Performance Exhaust system adding a Cat-back exhaust increasing power by 7-10 hp.

The Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab does the 0-60 in 7.7 seconds which is slower than the Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, and the GMC Canyon. It does the standing quarter-mile in 16 seconds and with the throttle pedal floored will top out at 113 mph. It also comes with a towing capacity of up to 6,800 pounds.

Models

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab 

2021 Ford Ranger Lariat SuperCab

2021 Chevrolet Colorado LT Extended Cab

2021 GMC Canyon Elevation Extended Cab

MSRP

$33,160

$32,910

$30,380

$30,000

Engine

3.5L V6

2.3L turbocharged Inline 4

3.6L V6

3.6L V6

Drivetrain

2WD (RWD)

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

278 hp @ 6,000 RPM

270 hp @ 5,500 RPM

308 hp @ 6,800 RPM

308 hp @ 6,800 RPM

Torque

265 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM

310 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

275 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

275 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

0-60 MPH (sec)

7.7

6.8

6.4

7.1

Quarter Mile (sec)

16 N/A 14.9 15.4

Top Speed (MPH)

113

110

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Towing Capacity (lbs)

6800

7500

7000

7000

The Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Canyon make the most power of 308 hp (same engine). Then comes the Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab followed by the 270 hp Ford Ranger. The Ranger makes the most torque of 310 lb-ft and comes with the highest towing capacity of 7,500 pounds, 700 pounds more than the Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab.


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2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab Fuel Economy

7.5/10

The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab has an EPA estimated fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and a combined mpg of 21. This is 2 mpg more than the combined mpg of the Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Canyon but is 2 mpg lesser than the offering of the Ford Ranger.

Models

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab 

2021 Ford Ranger Lariat SuperCab

2021 Chevrolet Colorado LT Extended Cab

2021 GMC Canyon Elevation Extended Cab

MPG (city)

19

21

17

17

MPG (highway)

24

26

24

24

MPG (combined)

21

23

19

19

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

21.1

18

21

21

Range (city/highway/combined) (miles)

401/506/443

378/468/414

357/504/399

357/504/399

The Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab with the 4WD drivetrain with the automatic transmission drops the mpg values to 18/22/20 in the city/highway/combined, respectively. However, the 4WD with the 6-speed manual transmission drops the mpg figures even further to 17 mpg - city, 21 mpg - highway, and 18 mpg combined. Irrespective of the drivetrain or transmission the Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab is equipped with a 21.1-gallon gas tank.


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2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab Interior

8.0/10

The controls are logical and straightforward, including the large infotainment screen and the recently redesigned knobs and physical shortcut buttons - Edmunds

The interior of the Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab has enough space to seat 4 occupants, the back seats might feel a bit cramped. the front row seats feature a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with 2-way power lumbar. The front passenger gets a 4-way adjustable front row seat. With the TRD Premium Package (available on all configurations), you can add heated front row seats.

The seat upholstery is fabric and is available in black with cement (gray) accents. Dual-zone automatic air conditioning is fitted standard but available as an option on the manual transmission configuration. The Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, and the GMC Cayon all offer much more legroom in both rows than the Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab.

Models

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab 

2021 Ford Ranger Lariat SuperCab

2021 Chevrolet Colorado LT Extended Cab

2021 GMC Canyon Elevation Extended Cab

Seating Capacity

4

4

4

4

Front Row (head/shoulder/leg room) (in.)

39.7/58.3/42.9

39.8/56.6/43.1

41.4/57.5/45

41.4/57.5/45

Rear Row (head/shoulder/legroom) (in.)

34.9/56.5/24.6

35.9/55.2/30.4

36.7/57.3/28.6

36.7/57.3/28.6

Cargo Capacity (cu.ft.)

N/A N/A N/A N/A

The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab comes with an 8-inch touchscreen running on the Entune system. The system comes with Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa, hands-free phone capability with music streaming, 3-month trial access to SiriusXM satellite radio, Wi-Fi hotspot, Safety Connect, and Remote Connect with a 6-speaker sound system.

Remote Connect is the only feature to not be available on the manual transmission variant, as you cannot start or turn on a manual transmission car. There is the optional TRD Sport Premium package available on all versions which adds Navigation with real-time traffic and also a premium 6-speaker sound system. On all three versions irrespective of the infotainment system a Qi wireless charger and 3-USB ports including 1 media port.


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2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab Exterior

9.0/10

The Tacoma, for the most part, is an unpretentious truck, one with boxy outlines and moderately curved fenders that show how it’s been regularly updated - The Car Connection

The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab is designed as a two-door Tacoma that features a big honeycomb grille, projector-beam headlights which can be upgraded to LED with LED DRLs, 17-inch alloy wheels, skid plates for the engine and front suspension, and an integrated color-keyed tailgate spoiler.

In terms of colors, it comes with everything from the 2020 model which includes Army Green, Cement, magnetic gray, silver sky metallic, wind chill pearl, and voodoo blue. As per options go there is the tonneau cover, side steps (incl. tube steps), bed extender, bed lighting kit, blackout exterior accents, bed lighting kit, and a few more.

Models

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab 

2021 Ford Ranger Lariat SuperCab

2021 Chevrolet Colorado LT Extended Cab

2021 GMC Canyon Elevation Extended Cab

Curb Weight (lbs)

4075

4145

4107

4120

Length (in.)

212.3

210.8

212.7

212.4

Width (in.)

74.4

73.3

74.3

74.3

Height (in.)

70.6

70.9

70.3

70.3

Ground Clearance (in.)

9.4

8.4

8.3

8.4

Wheelbase (in.)

127.4

126.8

128.3

128.3

In terms of dimensions, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab comes with a ground clearance of 9.4 inches which is an inch more than the Ford Ranger and GMC Canyon and 1.1 inches more than the Chevrolet Colorado. The remainder of the dimensions are similar to one another, an inch or two will separate them.


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2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab Safety

8.0/10

The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab has scored an overall 4-stars out of a possible 5-star safety rating for both the drivetrains 2WD and 4WD. The IIHS has given the Tacoma TRD Sport an overall safety rating of "Good" having scored a marginal in latch tests.

Some of the standard key safety features of the TRD Sport include lane departure warning, ABS, tire pressure monitor, brake assist, stability control, traction control, and eight airbags. Along with safety features also installed is Toyota Safety Suite which adds driver-assist features like lane departure warning. The technology package available on all configurations adds a blind-spot monitor with rear cross assist and parking sensors.


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2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab Competition

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab vs. 2021 Ford Ranger Lariat SuperCab.

The Ford Ranger comes with a smaller turbocharged engine which makes 8 hp less but performs much better than the Tacoma TRD Sport. The Ranger can also tow 700 pounds more and comes with more interior space as well across both rows. This makes us conclude that the Ranger is the winner of this battle.

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab vs. 2021 GMC Canyon Elevation Extended Cab

The GMC Canyon makes more power than the Tacoma TRD Sport and also comes with much better performance, towing capacity, and interior space. However, Tacoma does offer a better driving range than the GMC Canyon. That said the GMC does offer very classy and comfortable interiors. All of the points lead to the GMC being a better pickup truck, and is the winner of the battle.

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab vs. 2021 Chevrolet Colorado LT Extended Cab 

Like its corporate sibling the GMC Canyon, the Chevrolet Colorado also comes with better towing capacity, power, performance, and interior space, but loses out to the Tacoma TRD Sport in driving range. That said we would go for the Chevrolet Canyon as it does offer a lot more in the performance department and is the winner of the battle.


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2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab Final Verdict

The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab comes with an adequate amount of features, performance, and capabilities that is required by people in the market for one. However, competition like the Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, and GMC Canyon are more up to date and offer more in terms of performance and capabilities and are a better option as well.

 

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2021 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Reviews and Ratings

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based on 3 ratings


5.7/10 Features
6.3/10 Interiors
7.0/10 Design
6.0/10 Safety
6.7/10 Reliability
5.7/10 Deal Value
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David E. Whitfield

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab

4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 15, 2021

Tacoma TRD 2021

Pros - Fun to drive, comfortable interior, technology

Cons - Materials used in the interior, sound system

A car worth buying in every aspect. It drives very good for its size and it is fully capable of handling the bad roads with ease. along with a bed which mostly results in body roll at the rear, it still drives pretty good and with a few days of driving you may forget that you are driving a pickup. Doesn't go out of hand because of the huge size. ' Dual-zone automatic climate control, JBL speakers, moonroof, blind spot monitor, and many more. It feels like you are at the center of everything and are the one in control. I really like the interior. A little chrome styling on the outside looks ideal. I feel really safe as it has airbags and good brakes. Neither have I face nor haven't heard any talk about big issues. Got a great deal on 36 month lease Good experience

8/10
Features
9/10
Interior
10/10
Design
9/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
6/10
Dealer Review

RK

Richard R. Kawamoto

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab

4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 15, 2021

Not very sporty Tacoma

Pros - Power, transmission, towing capacity

Cons - Rearview camera quality, ride quality, infotainment

The SUV that deserves a praise for what it is. Well if you're a kind of person who likes to go over rough roads without worring about anything happening to your vehicle, then you should try a Tacoma once. This truck is about driveability and minimal sissy features. This is also the most favourite truck which is being used in desert rallys around the world. Made to drive irrespective of the surface, it has the best of everything when looking at the stuff under the hood. A rock solid truck. Keyless entry in a truck! Gone are the days I had to look for keys in every piece of cloth. although i still have to look around for them as now they just need to be in my pocket. Is it comfortable? Yes, it is. It has everything I wanted from my truck. Nicely designed and styled on the outside that matches everything on the inside along with the performance. I have had no issues regarding safety with the vehicle so far No hiccups till date. for 27k i dont think there is any other better option available One of the best experience I have ever had in years. The sales staff is well trained but they were also not aware of the fact as chosing packages with redline package is not an option.

8/10
Features
9/10
Interior
10/10
Design
8/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
7/10
Dealer Review

MR

Mark P. Roland

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab

4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

1

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 5, 2021

White elephant

Pros - Mostly nothing

Cons - Many things like power, vibrations on steering wheel along with poor handling, cold morning starts, flat looking dash, brakes, etc

Go and buy 2021 Toyota Tacoma if you like later remorse. Every inch of this truck is capable of making you regret 2021 Tacoma is just a piece of junk in today's world. Not only does it miss out on so many features which are included in other pickup trucks, it also screws down the basic driveability in a most aweful way. The brakes are loose, quick cold morning start is just a myth, handling sucks in traffic, stability is out of order, and the fact that it's underpowered. My wife insisted on this 2021 Tacoma and now we both have only remorse Double cab, so the spacing between is good. I can't see anything else that I can appreciate in this truck A truck with no side moldings for ptotection I guess I've already jogged through that Tacoma 2021 is nothing but a bunch of recalls which are yet to happen Saving money is not always a great idea. It looks cheap on papers and is even worse in terms of quality Well I would have called it a good experience if I was even a little happy with what I got for the my money. But I didn't, so instead I'd consider the fact that they sold me a lemon and make sure I spread the word

1/10
Features
1/10
Interior
1/10
Design
1/10
Safety
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Deal Value
1/10
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Tacoma TRD 2021

A car worth buying in every aspect.

by David E. Whitfield

8

User Overall Rating

Not very sporty Tacoma

The SUV that deserves a praise for what it is.

by Richard R. Kawamoto

1

User Overall Rating

White elephant

Go and buy 2021 Toyota Tacoma if you like later remorse. Every inch of this truck is capable of making you regret

by Mark P. Roland

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