Changes for the 2021 Toyota Tacoma Include New Nightshade, Trail Editions

Liz Kim | Aug 20, 2020

Toyota has announced 2021 Tacoma prices and changes, including new Nightshade Edition and Trail Special Edition versions of the popular midsize pickup truck. A handful of equipment and paint color updates also accompany the Tacoma into the new model year.

2021 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition Front View

As far as 2021 Toyota Tacoma price updates are concerned, the base SR trim begins at $26,150, a $100 increase over last year, while the TRD Pro tops the lineup at $46,780. There are no fewer than 33 different engine, transmission, drivetrain, cab, bed, and trim level configurations, helping to make the Tacoma easily competitive with other body-on-frame trucks such as the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Ranger, GMC Canyon, Jeep Gladiator, and Nissan Frontier.

New for 2020, the Trail Special Edition (seen in the photo) is based on the SR5 trim level and comes with 2-wheel-drive or 4-wheel-drive. It includes all-weather floor mats, the grille from the Tacoma Limited, black badging, black upholstery with tan stitching, and dark gray 16-inch TRD off-road wheels wrapped in Kevlar-reinforced all-terrain tires. You’ll also find a lockable, insulated bed storage bin with a drain plug and a 120-volt power outlet in the Tacoma. It comes in your choice of Army Green, Cement, Midnight Black, or Super White paint colors.

Meanwhile, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma Nightshade Edition is based on the Limited trim level. It comes with 2WD or 4WD and gives you darkened grille insert, exhaust tip and fog light bezels. You can get this cosmetic treatment with Midnight Black Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, or Windchill Pearl paint colors.

Changes across the lineup include standard dual-zone automatic climate control on every Tacoma equipped with a V-6 engine, while the TRD Pro debuts a new Lunar Rock paint color. The TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road adds an upgraded infotainment system that provides premium connected services, while all 2021 Tacomas except for the base SR trim now include a first-aid kit.

The information in this article is from Toyota. It was accurate on August 20, 2020 but may have changed since that date.

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