In a move to keep “moving forward,” Toyota has introduced new trim levels for three of its popular trucks and SUVs. With an emphasis on more convenience and extra storage, 2021 will be a big year for outdoor enthusiasts.
Meet the 2021 Tundra Trail. Also meet 2021 4Runner Trail. Oh yeah, and meet 2021 Tacoma Trail Special Edition.
This should be cool.
2021 Toyota Tacoma Trail Specs
All three of the new Trail Special Editions will be based on current trims in existence. Imagine the SR5 grade for Toyota Tacoma and Tundra and 4Runner. Now add in additional storage compartments, as well as new styling.
These new Trail models will keep the same powertrain tandems from 2020 models.
2021 Tacoma Trail, for example, is powered by its trusted 3.5-liter V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. This produces 278 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. torque.
Look for a hybrid-type styling, as Tacoma Trail Edition features 16-inch TRD Off-Road wheels with Kevlar all-terrain tires, but adds in a Tacoma Limited grille. To me the exclusive Tacoma feature here is the lockable bed storage with an insulated cooler. I can see this coming handy for a day or weekend trip to the lake.
2021 Toyota 4Runner Trail Specs
One of the toughest, most rugged SUVs on the planet is getting a makeover as well. 2021 4Runner Trail Edition will have a Yakima LoadWarrior rooftop cargo basket, along with dark gray TRD Off-Road wheels.
Its additional storage capabilities come in the form of a unique lockable cooler which secures in the back cargo area. The main benefit here is it can keep ice frozen for up to seven days due to its freezer-grade gasket and air-tight seal.
This 2021 4Runner Trail will certainly be something to see. It delivers 270 horsepower and 278 lb.-ft. torque with its 4.0-liter V6 engine and 5-speed automatic transmission combination.
2021 Toyota Tundra Trail Specs
Toyota Tundra is known for its reliable 5.7-liter V8 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. Expect 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. torque.
Regarding 2021 Tundra Trail Special Edition, look for a unique one-of-a-kind look. Tundra will have special-edition wheels to ride around on. It also comes with the same chrome grille we see in the Tundra 1794 Edition.
Function meets looks with extra bed storage similar to Toyota Tacoma. This insulated area will also serve as a cooler for those times when we need to chill. So to speak.
News and notes for 2021 Tacoma Trail and friends
The 2021 Toyota Tacoma Trail Special Edition comes in double cab configuration. 2021 Tundra Trail will be in CrewMax form.
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All three, including 4Runner Trail, are available in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.
There will be four colors to choose from. Decide between super white, midnight black metallic, army green and cement. Yes, 4Runner cement color is making its triumphant return to the popular off-road beast.
Time for your thoughts on 2021 Tundra Trail
Do you like the look and function of these new trim levels, including 2021 Toyota Tacoma? Would you use these storage compartments and coolers?
Maybe the most important thing to know is what color you think would look best.
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