What Toyota Truck Suits You?

Choosing the perfect truck for your needs is a big decision: there are many capable options in the 2021 market, and with more powertrain, engine, and comfort choices than ever before, it can be intimidating. Luckily, Toyota makes two incredible trucks for sale in 2021, the Toyota Tacoma and Toyota Tundra.

Between the Tundra and Tacoma, which is better for you depends on your needs. Let’s take a look at the differences in these trucks’ performance, capabilities, and style so you can make an informed decision at Midlands Toyota!

2021 Toyota Tundra: Power is the Name of the Game


If you regularly need to tow up to 10,200 pounds or load up to 1,730 pounds in your truck bed, and you want to look and feel good while you do, the 2021 Toyota Tundra is the truck for you. Its standard i-FORCE 5.7L V8 engine produces up to 381 hp and 401 lb-ft. of torque, which is more than enough to tow whatever you’ve got to haul.

Tundra doesn’t just do the big stuff right: several smaller accouterments work together to provide you the comfort and storage you need for long trips. Tundra’s available bucket seat option provides you a large center console with a covered storage compartment and 12V auxiliary power outlet. In the Double Cab and CrewMax Tundras, the rear seats fold up instead of flat, giving you even more room to store cargo you need to keep dry.

To keep your outside cargo secure, Tundra offers an available deck rail system for tying down up to 220 lbs. each. Once you get where you’re going, you can pull your tools out of the lockable bed storage boxes available on the Tundra Trail Special Edition.

Of course, you expect more than just a workhorse truck. The 2021 Tundra offers style and comfort in spades, from its available 8-inch high-resolution touchscreen display with Integrated Navigation to its Apple CarPlay™, Amazon Amazon Alexa, and Android Auto™ integrations, Multi-Information Display, available Smart Key, and more. No matter your style, there’s a Tundra for you, with six trims to choose from.

2021 Toyota Tacoma: A Mean Off-roading Machine


For an unrivaled mid-size off-roading experience, people have been reaching for the Toyota Tacoma for years. The 2021 Tacoma is no different, with two engine options to choose from, six trims, and an off-roading package on the Tacoma TRD Pro. If you still find yourself towing from time to time, Tacoma’s available Atkinson-cycle 3.5L V6 with direct injection perfectly blends efficiency and power, with the capability to tow up to 6,400 pounds.

Features like Hill Start Assist Control, available Multi-Terrain Select Bilstein® shocks, crawl control, and more make off-roading a breeze in every Tacoma, but for the ultimate off-roading experience, the Tacoma TRD Pro offers many extra features. These include the TRD Pro skid plate, Rigid Industries® LED fog lights, TRD-tuned FOX® Internal Bypass shocks, 16-inch wheels with Goodyear® Wrangler® All-Terrain tires, and more.

Just because you’re off the beaten path doesn’t mean you have to rough it in the 2021 Tacoma. Its tough yet refined interior features soft-touch materials, available leather-trimmed, adjustable seating, dual-zone climate control, an available power rear window, and more. It’s a comfortable and rugged ride that’s sure to leave you breathless.

Find Your Next Toyota Truck in Columbia

Whichever Toyota truck you decide is more your style, you’re sure to find it at Midlands Toyota, serving the Columbia, Lexington, St. Andrews, Dentsville, and Orangeburg areas. Our friendly sales staff will gladly help you find the new or used Toyota that’s perfect for you, and when you find it, our finance department will run the numbers to make sure you get the best deal. Come see us at our dealership, or give us a call or schedule a test drive online today!

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The Toyota Tundra Sets the ‘Work Truck’ Standard

The Toyota Tundra Sets the ‘Work Truck’ Standard

Don’t leave things to chance when shopping for your next truck. Whether you’re searching specifically for a work truck, or you’re on the hunt for a pickup that can do it all, the new Toyota Tundra has got your back. Known for being reliable, the Tundra is packed with muscle and is just waiting to help you get the job done. Designed with sharp angles and the signature Toyota emblem, this Toyota was destined to stand out among the competition. Built with powerful and innovative features, you’ll find tackling your next project a breeze. Here at Midlands Toyota, we created our top 3 reasons we believe the new Tundra sets the standard. Follow along as we explore what defines a “work truck”.


Whether you’re hauling some heavy machinery or heading off-terrain, you’re going to need some serious backup. With the Toyota Tundra, you can have all the power and control you need at your fingertips. Put the pedal to the medal with the Tundra’s i-Force 5.7L V8 engine. Robust and efficient, this V8 engine is able to deliver 381 horsepower with up to 401 pounds of torque. For added traction and control, each Tundra comes standard with Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (Auto LSD). with this feature, the brakes are applied to wheels with no traction, giving power where it’s needed most. 


For those moments when you’re having to haul a camper or a trailer full of heavy equipment to the worksite, make sure you’re putting your trust in a truck that’s guaranteed to get you where you need to go. When it comes to work, the Tundra has got you covered for all of your towing needs. With an integrated tow hitch receiver and trailer hitch, the new Toyota Tundra can tow up to 10,200 pounds, with a payload capacity of 1,730 pounds! When paired with the pickup’s heavy-duty battery and 38-gallon fuel tank, you’ll have no problem getting the job done, and getting it done right.


When designing the interior cabin of the 2021 Tundra pickup truck, our Toyota experts carefully crafted an interior that was as functional as it was comfortable. Placed between the available front bucket seats, you will see a large center console with a covered storage compartment. A 12V auxiliary outlet is located within the storage compartment for when your smartphone needs a little extra juice while on the go. For more storage space, the rear seats in both the Double Cab and CrewMax models effortlessly fold up, creating more room while simultaneously making loading cargo an easier process. With the rear power window and deck rail system, objects stored in the bed of your Tundra are kept safe and secure. If you’re looking for more stability and storage, we recommend the Tundra Trail Special Edition, which comes equipped with Michelin tires over 18-inch alloy rims and lockable bed storage boxes!

Shop the New Toyota Tundra at Midlands Toyota in Columbia, SC Today

There is no limit to what you can do when you have the right work truck on your side. You deserve only the best, and for all your needs, the Toyota Tundra has got your back. We could keep telling you just how great this pickup is, but here at Midlands Toyota, we know that in this case seeing is believing. Shop our inventory online, give us a call, or stop by our dealership in Columbia today and test drive the 2021 Toyota Tundra!

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