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This New Update for 2021 Toyota Tacoma is Small but Can Make Big Difference on Trips

Learn about an update for most 2021 Tacoma trucks that helps with comfort and keeping the peace.


Anyone traveling with a co-pilot in a 2021 Toyota Tacoma should be a little happier. And more comfortable.

Well, at least if you are in a V6, that is.

2021 Toyota Tacoma Updates

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro interior multimedia

One of the changes coming for model year 2021 involves your Toyota Tacoma heating and air conditioning system.

Look for dual zone auto air conditioning on all models with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. Since a large percentage of these Tacoma trucks come standard with V6, as opposed its 4-cylinder Tacoma counterpart, this should apply to most for 2021.

Why is this important?

But this is such a small item to write about Jeff. Why discuss it?

Great question.

If you have ever traveled even a short distance with another person sitting in that passenger seat, you know what a sticky situation it can be with just one temperature setting.

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro interior multimedia

It is a case of the old “one is hot and one is cold” and could lead to minor (hopefully just minor) disagreements during the trip.

Dual air settings can settle everything and bring about world peace. Well, at least in my mind it could be possible. I will stay at 64 degrees and she can be at 74. See, world peace.

Differences for 2021 Tacoma vs 2020

Dual AC was standard on Limited and TRD Pro grades for 2020 Toyota Tacoma. It was available as an option on many trims such as TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road.

Now, everyone can be happy and comfortable riding in all V6 Tacoma trucks.

Other 2021 Tacoma changes

2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Barcelona Red profile view double cab

Look for other upcoming additions to the 2021 Toyota Tacoma lineup. I have written multiple stories I hope you will enjoy and find helpful in your research.

Pricing and Additions

2021 Tacoma Trail Edition

2021 Tacoma Nightshade Edition

Time for your thoughts on 2021 Tacoma

Thanks for reading everyone.

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Michael Brennan (not verified)    October 16, 2020 - 11:00AM

Just to let you know I'm going to try and use your writing style going forward. ( (Hopefully no Cliff notes needed)