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2021 Toyota Tundra

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2021 Toyota Tundra

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RepairPal reliability rating**

4 out of 5

Pros

  • Toyota Safety Sense™ driver aids come standard
  • TRD model ups the Tundra's off-road capabilities

Cons

  • EPA-estimated fuel economy trails rivals
  • Key competitors offer better ride comfort

Mileage (EPA estimate)

13 city, 18 highway, 15 combined

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The 2021 Tundra closes out a generation with utility as its main appeal

Nobody can accuse Toyota of not getting its value out of its Tundra. This model has been around since 2007, with a slight refresh in 2014. A lot has happened in the pickup truck landscape since then, and the Tundra's rivals have left the big, capable Toyota behind in relation to comfort, driving dynamics, refinement, and EPA-estimated fuel economy. Still, the Tundra appeals to a number of buyers who aren't so concerned about such things and are instead focused on utility. The 2021 Tundra isn't short of it, either, with a choice of three cabs, three bed lengths, rear- or four-wheel drive, and six trim levels. The trim lineup is SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition, and the off-road-specific TRD Pro. For 2021, the final year of production for this generation, the Tundra adds a pair of special-edition packages, the Nightshade Special Edition and the Trail Edition.

There's less choice when it comes to what powers the Tundra—the only engine is a 5.7-liter V8 with 381 hp. It's not short on power, but its EPA-estimated fuel economy trails rivals, one of the key reasons the Tundra is difficult to recommend. Similarly, the suspension lacks the ride quality of newer competitors, which limits the Tundra's appeal to those who prize utility over everything. For everyone else who likes the idea of a big pickup from Toyota, we'd recommend checking out the 2022 redesign.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal reliability rating**

4
Above Average
RepairPal gave the Toyota Tundra an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Toyota Tundra 5th out of 27 among Fullsize Trucks.
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**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

Explore Toyota Tundra details

Limited Night Shade 2WD 4D Crew Cab