2021 Toyota Tacoma Performance Review
When you’re searching for a powerful pickup truck capable of hauling large loads all over the Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle, PA, region, there’s a good chance you’re considering a Toyota Tacoma. After all, they have a reputation for delivering a plethora of advanced performance and powertrain features without compromising on easy handling and drivability.
Here at Faulkner Toyota Harrisburg, we’re dedicated to helping you every step of the way through your truck-buying journey, and we know that starts right here with the research process. To make that as simple as possible for you, we’ve created this handy review of the 2021 Toyota Tacoma performance features. Now, let’s see if this truck is the right choice for you!
Toyota Tacoma Engine Specs
To get started, we’ll head right under the hood of the 2021 Tacoma. You’ll have two different engines to choose from, so you’ll be able to customize your pickup truck to fit your performance needs:
- Standard 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine
- Available 3.5-liter V6 direct-injection Atkinson cycle engine
The standard 2.7-liter engine puts out 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. If you’re looking for a bit more oomph, the 3.5-liter V6 engine will provide 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque.
You’ll also have the ability to choose from two available transmissions. The 6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence delivers a smooth ride. Looking for something sporty that puts all the power at your fingertips? Ask about the available 6-speed manual transmission.
With all that power, you’ll be able to tow up to 6,800 pounds when properly equipped. Back in the truck bed, you’ll have a maximum payload of 1,440 pounds.
Stability and Traction Control
You want to be confident your truck can maintain stability no matter what terrain you’re traveling over, and the Tacoma delivers when it comes to traction control features.
A Rear-Wheel Drive with Automatic Limited-Slip Differential system comes standard, but 4WDemand part-time 4WD (4-wheel drive) with electronically controlled transfer case and Automatic Limited-Slip Differential system is available. The 4-wheel drivetrain is especially helpful during those snowy and icy winter commutes.
You won’t have to worry about steep inclines thanks to Hill Start Assist Control. This standard feature helps prevent your truck from rolling backward by engaging the brakes as you switch from the brake to the gas pedal.
The available Multi-Terrain Select and Crawl Control feature allows you to toggle between drive modes depending on the conditions you encounter.
Test Drive the 2021 Toyota Tacoma!
Now that you know all about this highly capable pickup truck, we’re sure you can’t wait to come down to our showroom to hop behind the wheel and experience for yourself everything it has to offer. After all, that’s the best way to decide if it’s the right fit for your commutes around Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Here at Faulkner Toyota Harrisburg, we’re dedicated to providing a fun and informative truck-buying experience. For more information or to schedule your 2021 Toyota Tacoma test drive, give us a call or stop by today!