2021 Toyota Tundra


Rugged. Powerful. Refined.

When it comes to pickup trucks, the 2021 Toyota Tundra is truly a force to be reckoned with. Toyota Tundra boasts plenty of towing capacity, good fuel economy, and a high-performance i-Force engine; there's a lot to love about this must-buy beast. If you're considering adding this workhorse to your growing fleet, check out the features and specs listed below.

New Features for 2021

The Tundra is already one of the fiercest machines in the half-ton pickup market, but the 2021 model offers some unique extras. Primary among them is the new appearance package: Nightshade. Available for the Limited model only, it includes black leather upholstery and black leather exterior accents.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The 2021 Toyota Tundra is powered by an i-Force 5.7-litre V8 engine with DOHC 32-Valve cylinder heads. This helps give this monster its 381 horsepower and 401 lbs. per foot of torque. To provide you with an idea of what that means, the Tundra has been SAE J2807-rated since 2010 and can easily tow up to 10,200 lbs.

Though the rear-wheel drive is standard, those who want an all-wheel, the off-road truck will find it available on all models. Powering the truck is a six-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission with sequential shift mode and uphill/downhill shift logic built-in.

Despite its workhorse design, the Tundra offers an incredibly smooth ride. Much of this results from the high-mounted coil-spring wishbone suspension up front, nitrogen gas-filled shock absorbers, and trapezoidal multi-leaf suspension in the rear. Indeed, no matter how rough the road gets, your passengers aren't likely to feel a thing. You can purchase the TRD Off-Road Package or TRD Pro to help manage the truck's body motions while cornering for an even smoother ride.

Of course, you'll want to be sure you can bring all that cargo you're hauling to a safe stop. That's where the power-assisted brake system comes in. Not only does the brake pedal offer you loads of feedback as you drive, but it can pull the truck down from 110 kph in just over 60 meters.

Towing and Payload Capacity

As mentioned, the 2021 Toyota Tundra has towing rates between 8,800 and 10,200 lbs. Indeed, even those trims with the lowest towing capacity are tough enough to handle most jobs on the farm or construction site. 

The standard package includes a tow hitch receiver, a heavy-duty battery, and some additional features to streamline the towing experience. The payload capacity is a robust 1,620 lbs. at minimum, with upgraded models offering up to 1,730.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The Tundra is so new that the EPA is yet to provide full fuel ratings. That said, we can use the vehicle's engine and weight to make some pretty accurate estimates. As with most Toyota vehicles, the Tundra is expected to boast an above-average fuel economy, somewhere in the neighbourhood of 18 L/100km city, 13 L/100km highway, and 15 L/100km combined.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Several interior packages are available for the 2021 Tundra, including the leather-trimmed Platinum Package and the elegant 1794 Edition. Regardless of what you choose, you'll be sure to enjoy quality materials, generous legroom, and plenty of cabin space. Depending on the model, the Tundra will boast seating for 5 or 6 adults.

In terms of cargo space, the new Tundra truck bed size will vary from model to model. So if you're planning on doing a lot of hauling, you should be sure to pay attention to the hauling dimensions.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The Tundra comes standard with a responsive infotainment system, but you always have the choice to upgrade for Wi-Fi connectivity, integrated navigation, remote connect, and more. You'll also get the Entune system as well as Android Auto / Apple CarPlay.


The 2021 Tundra is designed to help you do serious work in a serious style. It's not hard to see why this model is already turning heads among city boys and outdoor people alike, looking at its impressive specifications.

To learn more about the 2021 Toyota Tundra, or even take one for a test drive, contact Red Deer Toyota. Based in Red Deer, Alberta, we are Canada's premier source for quality Toyota vehicles. Not only do we offer the best deals on the best cars, but we also have financing and leasing options to suit any budget.

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