2021 Toyota Tundra Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Spec

Toyota Tundra Model Overview at Germain Toyota of Columbus

Toyota Tundra

Key Features

  • Starting at $35,270 MSRP*
  • Standard 5.7-Liter Aluminum i-FORCE V8 with 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P)
  • Optional perforated leather-trimmed, heated and ventilated front bucket seats with embroidered upper backrests
  • Standard Entune™ Audio Multimedia Bundle with 6.1-inch touch-screen display
  • Standard Automatic Limited Slip Differential (Auto LSD)
  • Standard Trailer Sway Control (TSC), available Integrated Trailer Brake Control, and up to 10,100 pounds of towing capacity (when equipped)
  • Standard Entune™ Audio Multimedia Bundle with 6.1-inch touch-screen display
  • New TRD Pro with dual exhaust, forged BBS® wheels, and TRD-tuned FOX® suspensio
Toyota Tundra Exterior

About the Toyota Tundra

Engineered to meet the demanding needs of full-size pickup buyers, the Toyota Tundra offers powerful performance, rugged durability, and unmatched capability to help get the toughest jobs done. Proudly assembled in San Antonio, Texas — the Tundra gives drivers a standard 5.6-liter Aluminum I-FORCE V8 which produces a muscular 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. You’ll have the ability to choose from two cab configurations along with three different bed lengths, giving you plenty of possibilities to design your Tundra to match your lifestyle.

A largest-in-its-class 38 gallon fuel tank, massive front brakes, and an available towing capacity of 10,200 pounds prove that the Tundra can handle any challenge standing in your way. For those who enjoy taking the path less traveled, TRD Pro models offer unmated off-road capability, rugged forged BBS® wheels, and a TRD-tuned FOX® suspension. Looking for additional refinement and luxurious amenities inside your truck? You’ll find available perforated leather-trimmed seating surfaces and a variety of infotainment options to help you stay in-touch inside Tundra Limited, Platinum, and 1794 Edition models. If you’re ready to take your Tundra to the next level, Germain Toyota offers suspension lifts, off-road tires, lighting kits, winches, and much more.

What the Critics Say

Unlike the original, this Texas-built version is sized on par with 1/2-ton domestic competition and offers similar towing and payload capabilities. Three different cab sizes and three different bed lengths are available. Our favorite engine choice is the rewardingly powerful 5.7-liter V8; thus equipped, the Tundra can tow around 10,000 pounds.” — Consumer Reports
The Tundra seats five or six people, depending on whether you opt for front bucket seats or stick with the standard bench seat. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, particularly in the higher trims. Both standard Double Cab and CrewMax models have plenty of rear-seat space for adults to be comfortable.” — U.S. News & World Report

What’s New For 2021

The Toyota Tundra is back to build on its successful reputation for 2021 with only a few minor adjustments. Two new model variants will arrive later in the model year. The first is a new Limited Nightshade Edition package which adds blacked-out exterior design elements for a more bold look. Second is a Trail Special Edition variant that’s limited to only 5,000 units of total production. These models include all-weather floor mats, black exterior badging, and black upholstery with tan contrast stitching. Otherwise, the Tundra soldiers on mostly unchanged from last year.

Toyota Tundra Features

2021 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab

Powerful Performance

Whether you’ve got a long day at the job site or a relaxing weekend getaway ahead of you, count on the Toyota Tundra to deliver the performance to take you further. Power comes in the form of a muscular 381-horsepower 5.7L Aluminum i-Force V8 producing 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. Slippery situations are no match for the Tundra which features a standard Automatic Limited Slip Differential (Auto LSD). On four-wheel drive models, Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) improves traction across the front and rear axles automatically while giving you full use of a 2-speed transfer case. Equipped with the largest front brakes in its class, the Toyota Tundra has plenty of stopping power when you need it most.

Payload & Towing

When equipped with the 5.7L V8, the Tundra includes an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller for improved control of what’s going on behind you. Giving the Toyota Tundra the strength to tow up to 10,200 pounds are outboard-mounted shock absorbers, a heavy-duty TripleTech™, and an integrated towing hitch. Other available features include supplemental engine oil and transmission coolers, dedicated TOW/HAUL mode switch, and a heavy-duty battery. A maximum payload rating of 1,730 pounds helps the Tundra carry even your biggest toys inside of a 5.5-foot short bed, 6.5-foot standard bed, or an 8.1-foot long bed. Listed below are a selection of Tundra models along with their individual capacities and capabilities.

2021 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab Long Bed Payload
SR 4X2 Double Cab 5.7L V8 6.5-foot bed Platinum 4X4 CrewMax 5.7L V8 5.5-foot bed
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) 6,900 pounds 7,200 pounds
Maximum Payload Capacity 1,730 pounds 1,530 pounds
Maximum Towing Capacity 10,200 pounds 8,800 pounds
Ring Gear Size (front/rear) -/10.5 inches 8.7/10.5 inches
Fuel Tank Capacity 26.4 gallons 38 gallons
2021 Toyota Tundra Interior

Versatile Interior

Inside the Toyota Tundra, both drivers and passengers will find the perfect space to escape the chaos of everyday life thanks to a perfect blend of luxury and ergonomics seldom found on a full-size truck. Instead of folding flat, its rear seats fold up to create a secure cargo area inside the cab for safeguarding your valuables. Get directions, listen to your favorite tunes, and access media with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Hitching up to your trailer has never been easier thanks to a standard integrated backup camera. On Tundra CrewMax models, a power rear vertical window is included as standard to help fill the interior with fresh air. Giving you the ultimate in luxury, the Tundra 1794 Edition comes equipped with a Western-themed interior featuring brown premium perforated leather-trimmed seats.

Advanced Safety

Regardless of your driving style, even the best of us can use a helping hand to stay safe from the unexpected on the road. This is the exact reason why every Tundra comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) — a collection of driver-assistive safety features. Technologies included are Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Automatic High Beams (AHB), Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System (LDA w/SWS), and a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD). The Tundra also was the first full-size pickup to offer an optional Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), highlighting its commitment to keeping occupants protected. You’ll also find 8 standard airbags inside the Toyota Tundra.

2021 Toyota Tundra Safety Features

Trims & Specs

Toyota Tundra SR

Tundra SR

  • Starting at $35,270 MSRP*
  • 40/20/40 split fold-down front bench seat
  • Entune™ Audio with 6.1-inch touch-screen
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Available in Double Cab, Standard Bed or Long Beg

Toyota Tundra SR5

Tundra SR5

  • Starting at $36,960 MSRP*
  • Entune™ Audio Plus with Scout® GPS Link compatible and 7-inch high-resolution touch-screen
  • Audio Plus with 8.0-inch touch-screen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • 18-inch styled steel wheels
  • Halogen fog lights
  • Available in Double Cab or CrewMax / Short Bed, Standard Bed, or Long Bed

Toyota Tundra Limited

Tundra Limited

  • Starting at $43,985 MSRP*
  • 5.7-Liter Aluminum i-Force V8 with Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) or 4WDemand part-time 4WD
  • Heated leather-trimmed front seats
  • 20-inch Limited grade split 5-spoke wheels
  • Dual zone automatic climate control
  • Available in Double Cab or CrewMax, Standard Bed

Toyota Tundra Platinum

Tundra Platinum

  • Starting at $50,490 MSRP*
  • Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL®
  • Front and rear parking assist sonar
  • Black premium perforated leather-trimmed heated/ventilated front seats
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Available in CrewMax, Short Bed

Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition

Tundra 1794 Edition

  • Starting at $50,490 MSRP*
  • Chrome billet-style grille and 1794 Edition badging
  • Brown premium perforated leather-trimmed seats with Ultrasuede® seat inserts
  • Wood-style trim (including steering wheel and shift knob)
  • Power tilt/telescopic steering wheel
  • Available in CrewMax, Short Bed

Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

Tundra TRD Pro

  • Starting at $50,370 MSRP*
  • 18-inch forged aluminum BBS® wheels
  • TRD-tuned FOX® suspension
  • Rigid Industries® LED fog lights
  • TRD Pro leather trimmed seating, shift knob, and floor mats
  • Available in Double Cab / Standard Bed or CrewMax / Short Bed

*MSRP includes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, Supra), $1,175 for SUV/Van/Small Trucks (4Runner, C-HR, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, RAV4 Prime, Sienna, Tacoma, Venza), $1,325 for Large SUVs (Land Cruiser, Sequoia), 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 related 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.

**2021 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.