2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab Reliability

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2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab Reliability, JD Power Report, Recalls and Warranty

Updated on: May 5, 2021

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The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab is available in a single trim priced at an MSRP of $33,160. The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport is powered by a 3.5L V6 making 278 hp, the same engine is also found in the Toyota Highlander and Toyota Camry with different engine outputs, but both cars have high reliability ratings.

 

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab front angle view

The Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access cab does not come with any mechanical changes from the 2020 model. That said the Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab does come into direct competition with the Chevrolet Colorado LT Extended Cab, Ford Ranger Lariat SuperCab, and the GMC Canyon Elevation Extended cab.

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab J.D. Power Rating?

J.D. Power Ratings are based on thousands of customer's feedback on a specific make and model of a vehicle. Feedback is provided on parameters like Quality, Durability, Depreciation, and Dealership Experiences. By considering these facts, the J.D. Power gives each vehicle a score out of 100.

The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport, Access Cab’s rating, is not yet released by J.D. Power. According to the J.D. Power, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma was rated 78 out of 100, which is a good rating as they share a structure and an engine the scores of the 2021 Toyota Tacoma Are below.

Rating Category

Score (Out of Hundred)

Overall Score

78
Quality and Reliability

77

Driving Experience 

66
Resale

88

Dealership Experience

83

In terms of ranks in the top Consumer rated trucks of this specific segment, the Ford Ranger ranks #1 with an overall score of 82, the Chevrolet Colorado ranks #3, and the GMC Canyon #4 both with an overall score of 80. The Toyota Tacoma ranks #5 on the same list.

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab Recalls (NHTSA):

The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab has no recalls to its name as per NHTSA records. The same cannot be said for the 2020 model which has one recall to its name, here are the details.

  • November 4, 2020, NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V682000  - Fuel Pump May Fail - If the fuel pump fails, the engine can stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Toyota's remedy for this is "Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump assembly with an improved one, free of charge." Owners of specific models were notified that remedy parts were available starting January 21, 2021

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2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab Consumer Complaints:

The 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab has had 8 complaints against its name. The most common complaint was against the forward-collision avoidance system. Here are some of the details. 

  • VEHICLE WILL NOT HOLD 6TH GEAR WHILE IN CRUISE CONTROL. VEHICLE WILL SUDDENLY DOWN SHIFT TO 5TH AND SOMETIMES 4TH. THIS MAKES THE VEHICLE SURGE FORWARD ABRUPTLY.
  • UPON ACCELERATION VEHICLE WILL HAVE DELAYED ENGAGEMENT, UP TO AND INCLUDING A NEAR STALL OR STUTTERING
  • WHITE SMOKE AND STRONG GAS SMELL OUT OF EXHAUST UPON START UP
  • LESS THAN 2 MONTHS LATER, MY DAUGHTER WAS IN A FRONT END COLLISION ACCIDENT (DAUGHTER AT FAULT). THE SYSTEM DID NOT DO WHAT IT WAS SUPPOSE TO, WHICH WAS WARN HER AND HELP HER APPLY THE BRAKE. AT THE REPAIR CENTER, I ASKED THEM TO CHECK THE PRE COLLISION SAFETY SYSTEM. THEY TOLD ME THE SYSTEM WAS PROBABLY OFF OR NOT SET SENSITIVE ENOUGH AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab Warranty:

This basic warranty and Powertrain warranty are the same for all of its competitors. In terms of Corrosion warranty, Chevrolet offers an additional year. The roadside assistance offered by Toyota is for 2 years, it is at least 3 years for its competitors. The warranty figures offered by Toyota on 2021 Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab are as follows:

  • Basic Limited Warranty: 3 Years/36,000 Miles; whichever comes first
  • Powertrain Limited Warranty: 5 Years/60,000 Miles; whichever comes first
  • Corrosion (Perforation only) warranty: 5 years/unlimited distance; whichever comes first
  • Roadside Assistance: 2 Years/unlimited miles; whichever comes first
  • Complimentary maintenance: 2 years or 25,000 miles; whichever comes first

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab reliability Verdict?

From the details of recalls and complaints received by the Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab, it leaves a doubt in the buyer’s mind about reliability. But Toyota has always been a reliable automobile manufacturer. For such a rough use vehicle these complaints are common, and Toyota always resolves those problems quickly to make it reliable.


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2021 Toyota Tacoma Reliability Reviews


DW

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
Dealer Review

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Tacoma TRD 2021

A car worth buying in every aspect.

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8

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Not very sporty Tacoma

The SUV that deserves a praise for what it is.

by Richard R. Kawamoto

1

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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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