2021 Toyota Tundra  RealSafeCars85Safety Rating

#2 of 2021 Pickups

#52 of all 2021 vehicles


Pictured: 2015 Toyota Tundra
The Tundra, part of Toyota's lineup since 2000, is a large pickup with seating up to 5. The Toyota Tundra has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. The Tundra has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 Toyota Tundra is above average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2021 Toyota Tundra has a score of 85, implying a 0.036% chance of driver death (3.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Toyota Tundra has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0357% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.0765%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0357% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.0765% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Toyota Tundra is 26% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2021 Toyota Tundra is 36% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Toyota's Safety Sense greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Toyota Tundra: Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD) and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA).


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10051Nissan FrontierChevrolet ColoradoFord F-150Chevrolet SilveradoGMC Sierra 1500Dodge Ram 1500Honda OdysseyNissan TitanBuick EnclaveChevrolet TraverseToyota TundraChrysler VoyagerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Toyota Tundra with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 51 to 100. The 2021 Toyota Tundra is safer than the 2021 Nissan Frontier, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2020 Ford F-150, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado, the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500, the 2021 Dodge Ram 1500, and the 2021 Chrysler Voyager and less safe than the 2021 Honda Odyssey. It is about as safe as the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2021 Buick Enclave, and the 2021 Nissan Titan.

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