2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel Review

2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel Review

It’s no secret that Toyota is preparing a lot of novelties for the next year. Still, a new diesel version is definitely the most anticipated thing about this super-reliable truck. It may be old, but still has a lot of things to offer. Therefore, the company prepares another update, which will bring not just a new engine, but also novelties in terms of design, interior features, mechanics, etc. The testing model has been spotted already and we expect to see the new version soon. Of course, styling changes will come as well, though can talk about details at the moment.

2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel Engine


  • Improved towing ratings
  • Improved fuel economy
  • New styling
  • Class-leading reliability ratings


  • Outdated interior design
  • Higher base price compared to rivals

There is no doubt that this version is highly anticipated by many truck enthusiasts. Oil-burners are becoming more popular among truck drivers these days. So, it’s no wonder that all major carmakers are preparing or already have diesel models in the offers. Although we still don’t have the exact details, various reports are suggesting that the 2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel will go in the same way as the Nissan Titan XD. More precisely, we are about to see the same 5.0-liter V8 turbodiesel from Cummins, which delivers around 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque.

2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel Review front

Considering that the current gasoline versions are the thirstiest trucks in the class, a significantly improved fuel economy would be the first benefit from this engine. Also, we expect to see significant improvement in terms of towing capacity. The current model can tow up to 10.200 pounds, while the new diesel version should be able to tow around 12.500 pounds.

The rest of the lineup will continue in the same way. Base models will carry on with a familiar 4.6-liter V8, which is good for about 310 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Of course, higher trims will feature a well-known 5.7-liter unit, which delivers 380 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.


2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel Review auto show

A diesel engine won’t be the only novelties for the next year. This update is about to bring novelties in many aspects, including exterior design. The testing model has been spotted and it looks like the 2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel, as well as the rest of the lineup, will come with notable styling changes.

The testing model still wears a camouflage, so we can talk in detail. Still, there is no doubt that novelties are coming to both ends of the truck. Allegedly, we are about to see a completely new front end, with the face that follows Toyota’s latest design language.

Another important aspect of this update is mechanics. By far, the biggest novelty should be a new rear suspension. Toyota will keep the solid axle, but we are about to see some air components, which will definitely have a highly positive effect on comfort and overall ride quality.


2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel Review interior

The cabin of the current model looks quite old, so we presume that some changes will come on the inside as well. It is hard to say how much the dashboard will be changed, but some novelties in terms of the styling will come for sure. On the other side, we have no doubt that Toyota will bring novelties in terms of new features.

We expect to see a new infotainment system, with a new touchscreen, smartphone integration, and many other things. On the other side, the overall layout is about to remain the same. The 2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel will continue with two familiar cab designs. Single-row models won’t be in the offer.

Dimensions And Weight
Height (in.) 76.0
Length (in.) 145.7
Overall width (in.) 79.9
Wheelbase (in.) 145.7
Base curb weight (lb.) 5240; 5380
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lb.) 6900; 7000
Engine And Transmission
Engine type V8
Displacement 5.0 L
Power/torque 310 HP, 555 pound-feet of torque
Estimated mpg N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity 38 gal.
Weights / Capacities
Standard Bed  6.5-ft.
Long Bed  8.1-ft.
Maximum Towing Capacity 10100
Ring gear size, front/rear (in.) 10.5
PRICE RANGE: $34,500 – $36,660 starting msrp
Competitors: Ram 1500, Chevy Silverado, Nissan Titan, Ford F-250

2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel Release Date and Price

With all the novelties that are about to come with the 2021 Toyota Tundra Diesel, we expect to see it a little bit earlier than usual. Most likely, it will hit the market sometime in the third quarter of the next year. This version will probably feature starting price of around $35,000.

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