Loaded with Horsepower and Torque
The 2021 Toyota Tundra comes standard with a powerful 5.7-liter V8 engine that provides 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque along with a six-speed automatic transmission. Most trims come standard with rear-wheel drive, except for the TRD Pro, which only comes in four-wheel drive. With four-wheel drive, the Tundra gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 13/17 MPG.
Each 2021 Tundra can tow between 8,800 and 10,200 pounds depending on the cab and drivetrain configurations.
Filled with Standard Safety Features
Each Tundra comes standard with two suites of Toyota safety features. The first, Toyota Safety Sense, comes with a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. The second, Star Safety System, comes with Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-Lock Brake System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology.
Some upgraded trims come with more safety features. For example, the Platinum trim comes with Front and Rear Parking Assist Sonar and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert embedded in a color-keyed rear bumper.
Smart-Stop Technology Explained
The Toyota Star Safety System includes a feature called Smart Stop Technology. This technology gives the driver added protection if they unintentionally accelerate. When drivers have an imminent accident, they often step on the brake and gas simultaneously. With Smart Stop Technology, the Tundra will bring the vehicle to an automatic stop.