Traverse the Town in the Toyota Tacoma

Need a truck but do not have the room for a full-sized pickup? The 2021 Toyota Tacoma is a midsized truck that does not lose the power and capabilities of a full-size one. At Toyota Carlsbad, we are ready to help you drive away in a truck with the kind of space and feature the Toyota Tacoma has.


Performance and Trim Levels

There are six different trim levels to the 2021 Toyota Tacoma that come with their own features. Which trim level you choose will be based on which level fits most of your needs. These trims levels include:

  • SR
  • SR5
  • TRD Sport
  • TRD Off-Road
  • Limited
  • TRD Pro

The SR and SR5 trim levels are powered by a 2.7L four-cylinder engine with 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. All of the other trims are powered by a 3.5L V6 with 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission comes standard, but a six-speed automatic transmission is available with the V6 engine. Rear wheel drive is also standard on the trims, with a part-time four wheel drive as an option. With that kind of power, the Toyota Tacoma should be the option for towing your boat to the ocean in San Diego. It can tow a maximum of 6,800 pounds.


Exterior Features

You can choose between an extended cab with a 6.1-foot bed called the Access Cab or a crew cab with a 5-6.1-foot bed called the Double Cab. This gives you the ability to haul more cargo or your surfboard in the bed through Oceanside. No matter the bed length you choose, it comes with a tough composite that does not need a bedliner. Standard bed cleats quickly clamp to the side of your truck to tie down any cargo. Other exterior features include 16-inch steel wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, and a 120-volt outlet in the bed.

Interior Features

The Access Cab seats up to four people, while the Double Cab adds room for one more. There is 42.9 inches of legroom in the front seats and 32.6 inches of leg room in the rear seats. This gives more room for even your tallest of passengers. The available sunroof makes driving by the ocean at night more ambient. The leather upholstery is both sleek and comfortable.

The technology on the Toyota Tacoma makes drives to the grocery store in Carlsbad more entertaining. The 7-inch touchscreen has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, so you can play your own music and use your favorite apps on the touchscreen. Satellite radio is also standard on the touchscreen. Rock out harder with the six-speaker audio system. On longer drives out of San Marcos, stay connected with a Wi-Fi hotspot, a navigation system, and three USB ports to keep your devices charged.

Advanced Safety Features

We know safety is a priority when choosing a vehicle. You need to feel safe when driving down Route 78 in Escondido. The modern technology on the Toyota Tacoma also lends itself to advanced safety features. Some of these safety features include:

  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Lane departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert

Even more advanced safety features include a 360-degree camera system that gives you a top-down view of the surroundings. This comes in handy for tight parking spots in garages or downtown areas.

Schedule Your Test Drive Today!


If you would like to learn more about our 2021 Toyota Tacoma inventory, would like to schedule a test drive, or if you have any questions, visit us at Toyota Carlsbad. Anyone on our expert team would be happy to help answer any questions you have.

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