Toyota Tacoma

Price $38,350 – $52,490
Fuel consumption 10.5 – 13.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 72%(view ratings)
Largely unchanged, the Tacoma gets a new Nightshade special edition for 2021 along with a new Trail package. There are additional body colours and dual-zone climate control, as well. When it comes to power, Toyota’s venerable midsize pickup drops the four-cylinder engine and focuses on the 278-horsepower 3.5-litre V6. You can still have a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Max towing capacity is rated a 6,500 pounds.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 72%
Fuel economy 5/10
Reliability 9/10
Safety 8/10
Infotainment 6/10
Driving 7/10
Overall 7/10

What's new in 2021

Nightshade Edition, new Trail package, standard dual zone air conditioning, new colors.


  • Good looking truck
  • Foolproof reliability
  • Competent off-road
  • Very good resale value


  • Engine outdated
  • Low availability of TRD Pro versions
  • Rear seats too small