As it has become obvious that we will have to wait for another year to see a complete overhaul, the 2021 Toyota Tundra CrewMax is about to carry on the same way. We count on the same design characteristics and none of the essentials should be changed. This includes not just the base layout, but more specific things as well.
Therefore, the upcoming model should carry on with the same specs, same powertrain and list of standard equipment. Since this is going to be the last production year of the current generation, we don’t expect any notable additions to the list of standard equipment either. The launch date should be scheduled for the last quarter of the year.
2021 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Design and Specs
When it comes to base design characteristics, the 2021 Toyota Tundra CrewMax definitely won’t change. This means you may count on the same design, that has been essentially unchanged for almost 13 years, despite the major update in 2014. This body style comes with a short bed only and that’s the only configuration you may count on. On the other side, it is available in all trim levels, except for the base SR. The styling has been updated six years ago and we don’t expect to see bigger modifications in the next year. Still, don’t exclude the possibility to see some new color options in the offer, like it was the case with the TRD Pro model last year.
One of the strongest points of the 2021 Toyota Tundra CrewMax will be its cabin. This is one of the most spacious trucks on the market today. With more than 145 inches in wheelbase, you may count on a pretty generous amount of space. Moreover, this model features one of the biggest second rows in the class. In numbers, both rows are good for about 42.5 inches in legroom, which is really generous, even for full-size luxury SUVs.
On the other side, the aspect where these models definitely show age is the cabin design. It’s not hard to notice that the current generation of this truck has been around for a long time. The dashboard aesthetics look very old, while the materials are unimpressive as well. Simply, this cabin is rather functional than luxurious, though hi-end trims look really opulent.
We don’t expect to see bigger changes on the list of standard equipment either. The 2021 Toyota Tundra CrewMax should carry on with familiar trim levels in the offer. The SR5 is a bit of an upgrade. You may count on goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, fog lights, and a sliding horizontal rear window. Also, there is a 9-speaker audio system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, satellite radio, three USB ports, voice recognition, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi hotspot. Moreover, you may count on a pretty long list of standard equipment, which includes forward-collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, and adaptive cruise control.
The Limited trim is where you approach premium level, as the list of standard equipment includes goodies like LED headlights and fog lights, a deck rail system with four adjustable tie-down cleats, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front bucket seats, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a six-way power-adjustable passenger seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel etc.
The Platinum trim adds even more and you may count on ventilated front seats, a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a vertical power rear window, a 12-speaker JBL premium stereo, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The 1794 Edition is essentially the same in terms of features, but it comes with some pretty distinctive styling solutions.
Finally, there is the TRD Pro off-roader, with goodies like a sunroof, front tow hooks, a front skid plate, TRD Pro front shocks, and Fox rear shocks.
2021 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Engine
Things under the hood will remain the same. You may count on a pretty capable 5.7-liter V8, which is good for about 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. With such numbers, it’s no wonder it moves this huge truck with ease. It comes in pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which generally works okay but hesitates with downshifts a little bit. The biggest drawback is fuel economy, as this engine returns only 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.
2021 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come, the 2021 Toyota Tundra CrewMax should hit the market sometime late in the year. The current model starts at around 39.500 dollars.