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How Reliable Is the 2021 Toyota Tundra?

Reliability is pretty important when it comes to shopping for a new pickup truck. After all, who wants to buy a brand new pickup that they can’t actually depend on? Not many people, you have to assume. Fortunately, when it comes to the 2021 Toyota Tundra, this year’s new model has earned itself some pretty impressive predicted reliability ratings.

2021 Toyota Tundra with mountains in the distance
2021 Toyota Tundra | Toyota

The Tundra excels when it comes to reliability

The Toyota Tundra has been around for kind of a while. It was first introduced as a 2000 model and is now in its second-generation. Over the years, the Tundra has come to be known as one of the most reliable pickups out there. 

According to Consumer Reports, most model years earned a four or five out of five overall reliability rating, which is pretty impressive. The only model years to struggle with reliability were the 2002 and 2007 Toyota Tundra. All in all, that’s really not that bad and shows just how consistent the Tundra is when it comes to reliability.

2021 Toyota Tundra in the mountains
2021 Toyota Tundra | Toyota

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Reliability ratings for the 2021 Toyota Tundra 

Fortunately, the 2021 Toyota Tundra was able to secure similarly high-reliability ratings. According to Consumer Reports, this year’s model earned itself a four out of five predicted reliability rating. While that’s not a perfect score by any means, it’s definitely not a score worth scoffing at either. In fact, a four out of five predicted reliability rating is pretty impressive and falls in line with exactly what you would expect from the Toyota Tundra.

The Toyota Tundra’s most common trouble spots

Consumer Reports was careful to highlight the Toyota Tundra’s most common trouble spots. Per its data, owners of the 2020 Toyota Tundra experienced issues with the pickup’s paint and trim. Problems included paint fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling. The 2019 Toyota Tundra also had issues with wind noises, loose or cracked seals, weather-stripping, air and water leaks. While one would hope those issues didn’t stick around for the 2021 Tundra, they are certainly worth keeping in mind.

Despite these common trouble spots, the Toyota Tundra remains a favorite among pickup shoppers. According to Consumer Reports, 79% of Tundra owners would even rebuy the pickup. Though, that shouldn’t be all that surprising considering just how reliable the Toyota Tundra is. 

2021 Toyota Tundra parked
2021 Toyota Tundra | Toyota

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Taking a look at the Tundra’s standard warranty 

There’s no denying that a pickup’s reliability ratings are pretty important. It’s also important to have a good understanding of what kind of warranty the 2021 Toyota Tundra comes standard with. Fortunately, this year’s model comes standard with a pretty comprehensive warranty.

Opt for the 2021 Tundra, and you can expect it to come standard with a 36-month/36,000-mile limited warranty. It’s also standard with a 60-months/60,000-miles powertrain warranty covering the pickup’s engine, transmission, drive system, and so on. Sixty months and unlimited miles of rust through coverage is included as standard too. 

2021 Toyota Tundra parked
2021 Toyota Tundra | Toyota

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Is the Toyota Tundra a reliable pickup?

There’s no denying that the Toyota Tundra is a reliable pickup, especially when it comes to the 2021 model. But to find out if this reliable truck is the right pick for you? We recommend getting behind the wheel for a test drive.