2021 Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra

2021 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2021 Toyota Tundra
2021 Toyota Tacoma


2021 Toyota Tundra
$26,250 MSRP*

Base Starting Price

$33,825 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

Comparing and contrasting the Toyota Tacoma and the Toyota Tundra seems like a daunting task given both trucks have earned top praise from customers and industry experts alike. Which is the superior choice? Learn the difference between the Tacoma and the Tundra and pick the perfect truck that can handle commuting in Burlington area and job sites in Stoneham!

Tacoma vs. Tundra: Configurations & Prices

Both the Toyota Tacoma and the new Toyota Tundra offer different trim levels and starting prices, so ultimately the best choice is the one that will enhance their commute while sticking within their strict budget.

To help you with your decision, we will compare the trim levels and starting prices of both the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra.

2021 Toyota Tacoma

  • Tacoma SR: Starting at $26,250 MSRP*
  • Tacoma SR5: Starting at $28,040 MSRP*
  • Tacoma TRD Sport: Starting at $33,160 MSRP*
  • Tacoma TRD Off-Road: Starting at $34,415 MSRP*
  • Tacoma Limited: Starting at $39,005 MSRP*
  • Tacoma TRD Pro: Starting at $44,175 MSRP*

2021 Toyota Tundra

  • Tundra SR: Starting at $33,825 MSRP*
  • Tundra SR5: Starting at $35,515 MSRP*
  • Tundra Limited: Starting at $42,540 MSRP*
  • Tundra Platinum: Starting at $49,045 MSRP*
  • Tundra 1794 Edition: Starting at $49,045 MSRP*
  • Tundra TRD Pro: Starting at $48,925 MSRP*

Tacoma vs. Tundra: Engine Performance

What is the difference between the Toyota Tundra and the Tacoma MPG in regards to engine performance and towing capabilities?

The entry-level trim level of the 2021 Toyota Tacoma base engine is a 3.5L V6 engine paired with a six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) that delivers 278 hp, 265 lb-ft of torque, and a max towing capacity of 6,400 pounds. With an EPA-estimated 18 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, you can luxuriate during your long drives home without worrying about a refill. 

With the 2021 Toyota Tundra you have a more powerful 5.7L Aluminum i-FORCE V8 engine that produces 381 hp, 401 lb-ft of torque, and can tow a staggering 10,200 pounds if properly equipped. This engine is paired with a six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i), giving drivers an EPA-estimated 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway. 

Tacoma vs. Tundra: Interior Dimensions

Comparing whether the interior space on a Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra truly depends on your needs and specifications. If you are an active commuter, you will want a pickup truck with plenty of space and cargo room. Fortunately, Woburn Toyota has prepped the necessary dimensions for both vehicles:

2021 Toyota Tacoma

  • Seating Capacity: Up to 5 passengers
  • 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

2021 Toyota Tundra

  • Seating Capacity: Up to 6 passengers
  • Headroom (front/rear): 39.7/38.9 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 42.5/42.3 inches

Compare the Toyota Tundra vs. Tacoma Today!

Now that you are aware of the different specifications between the Tacoma and Tundra, come compare both models at our dealership in Woburn!

We want you to empower you to choose the Toyota trucks that will improve your day-to-day routine while still being budget friendly. Contact us with any questions about any further differences or schedule a test drive at Woburn Toyota today!


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*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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