2021 Toyota Tacoma for Sale in Warwick, RI
The Toyota Tacoma, or “Taco” as it’s often referred to by its ardent fanbase, is one of the most practical and trail-worthy midsized pickup trucks on the market. This tough truck was born from the Toyota Hilux in 1995 when the automaker recognized the need for a higher level of comfort and enhanced handling for the U.S. market. The Tacoma’s third generation began in 2015 and continues with the 2021 model year, with a few changes and two special editions making their debut.
Trims and Powertrain
The 2021 Toyota Tacoma is offered in SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, and TRD Pro trim levels. The standard engine powering the SR and SR5 is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder producing 159 hp and 180 lb.-ft. of torque. The TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, and TRD Pro are provided with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that cranks out 278 hp and 265 lb.-ft. of torque (this engine is optional on the SR and SR5). Most Tacoma grades come with standard rear-wheel drive and are eligible for four-wheel drive. The only exception is the TRD Pro, which is only made with 4WD. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard for most as well, although a six-speed manual tranny is offered for the TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, and TRD Pro.
For the 2021 model year, the Tacoma has both a Trail Special Edition and Nightshade Edition that are offered along with its regular trim levels. The Trail Special Edition is limited to just 7,000 units; it’s based on the SR5 crew cab model and offers rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. Its standard features include 16-inch TRD-inspired wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires, plus black exterior badging, a unique grille, and a lockable storage unit and 120-volt outlet in the cargo bed. Inside, it’s given all-weather floor mats and black upholstery with tan contrast stitching. The Nightshade Edition mainly adds stylish black interior and exterior elements.
Standard and Optional Features
The SR is the entry-level work truck, as it’s rugged, no-nonsense, and outfitted with the basics. That means 16-inch wheels, a sliding rear window with privacy glass, a rearview camera system, fabric seats, and the base infotainment system (7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, three USB ports, and a six-speaker audio system). It does get heated exterior mirrors though, which is pretty rare for a base-price trim, and when it’s ordered with the V6 it gets dual-zone automatic climate control. This trim is available with either an extended cab (Access Cab) with a 6-foot bed or a crew cab (Double Cab) with a 5-foot bed.
The SR5 qualifies for a long wheelbase that pairs the crew cab with the 6-foot bed. It also gets fog lights, chrome exterior trim, keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a larger (8-inch) infotainment touchscreen. Just like the V6-powered SR, the V6 SR5 receives dual-zone automatic climate control, along with a power-adjustable driver’s seat and an auto-dimming rearview mirror; the crew cabs with this engine also have a power-sliding window.
The TRD Sport offers the same cab and bed configurations as the SR5, but it gets a few upgrades: 17-inch wheels, a body-colored rear bumper and fender flares, a hood scoop, a 120-volt power outlet in the bed, and a wireless device charger. The TRD Off-Road is nearly identical to the TRD Sport but without the hood scoop. Instead, it gets a chrome rear bumper, textured black fender flares, 16-inch wheels, a lockable rear differential, Bilstein shocks, and an advanced off-road traction control system complete with a series of terrain settings and crawl control. Both the TRD Sport and the TRD Off-Road crew cab models can be enhanced with a few optional packages to gain amenities like a sunroof, multi-view cameras, leather-trimmed heated seats, navigation, and a premium seven-speaker JBL audio system (note that the navigation and upgraded audio system are not available with manual transmission models).
The Limited is only offered as a crew cab, but both bed lengths are available, and it flaunts 18-inch wheels with low-profile tires. This trim omits the TRD Off-Road’s trailblazing upgrades, but it bundles all of the TRD Off-Road’s and Sport’s optional amenities. Last, the TRD Pro is only sold with a crew cab and short bed, and it receives the same features as the fully loaded TRD Off-Road. It’s distinguished by a black grille, LED headlights, and various performance enhancements such as Fox internal bypass shocks, all-terrain tires, a beefier front skid plate, and a higher ride height.
All versions of the 2021 Toyota Tacoma have standard driver aid technologies through Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P). This includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and dynamic radar cruise control. The TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road can be set up with rear parking sensors and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Those technologies are standard on the Limited and TRD Pro.