The Toyota Tundra has finally been redesigned, after 15 years. The new model brings so many significant improvements and therefore, we are pretty sure that the 2023 Toyota Tundra, which will represent the second production year, will come without more important changes. Simply, the recent overhaul was so significant that there is no need for any modifications at the moment. Still, we wouldn’t exclude the possibility to see new color opitons on the offer, or maybe some new color options.
In any case, you may count on a familiar design and features. The new generation is way better than its predecessor in nearly every aspect. We like the new interior, as well as the two pretty capable powertrain options, where one of them is a hybrid. The ride quality is also pretty impressive, while the amount of passenger space is among the class-leading.
As there are no significant changes to come, we are pretty sure that the 2023 Toyota Tundra will hit the market sometime late in the year.
2023 Toyota Tundra Design
The 2023 Toyota Tundra will represent the second production year of the new generation. Therefore, there’s no doubt that the overall design will remain the same. You may count on all the novelties that were introduced with the recent overhaul. The new model is significantly lighter than before, which results in better ride quality and significantly better efficiency. Of course, there is the matter of styling as well, as the new model looks way more attractive.
Once again, you may count on two familiar cab styles and three bed sizes. The level of customization options is pretty high and, of course, you can also count on the off–road–oriented TRD Pro model. This trim comes with a full load of off-road upgrades, such as TRD Pro off-road suspension, Fox shocks, a high-strength fuel tank and transfer case covers an off-road camera, crawl control, and a locking rear differential.
The cabin design is another strong point of the new pickups, so we are pretty sure it won’t change for the next year. We are about to see a familiar layout, which offers attractive aesthetics and great build quality. The materials are fine as well, so the overall impression is really good. Still, we have to say that rivals like Ram 1500 still look a little bit more upscale.
Where Tundra really impresses is the amount of passenger space. The base Double Cab model accommodates five adults pretty comfortably, while the bigger CrewMax cabin is really impressive in terms of legroom, comparable with many full-size SUVs. Of course, you may count on three familiar bed dimensions – 8-foot-1-inch, 6-foot-6-inch, and 5-foot-6-inch, though not all of them are available with different cab configurations.
This aspect might bring a few minor tweaks but most of the things are about to remain the same. Therefore, base models will come equipped with goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo in Double Cab and a nine-speaker stereo in CrewMax models, satellite radio, USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, push-button start, and a power-sliding rear window in Double Cab models or a power-retractable rear window in CrewMax models.
Higher trim levels will offer even more standard equipment, things like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 14-inch touch screen, a 12-speaker JBL audio system, wireless device charging, additional USB ports, panoramic sunroof and more.
When it comes to safety features, all models will come standard with a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, lane tracing assist, traffic sign recognition etc. Also, count on a couple of available upgrades, such as a head-up display, surround-view camera, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
2023 Toyota Tundra Engines
Things under the hood will continue in the same way. The old V8 is gone and the offer now starts with a 3.4-liter twin-turbo V6, which puts out 389 horsepower and offers notably better performance. More importantly, it offers significantly better fuel economy, which goes around 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
Also, there is a hybrid version of the pickup, which combines the twin-turbo V6 with an electric motor, for a total output of 437 horsepower and 589 pound-feet of torque.
Both powertrains come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The max towing capacity goes up to 12.000 pounds.
2023 Toyota Tundra Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Toyota Tundra will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 37.000 dollars. Of course, the main competition will be models like GMC Sierra 1500, Chevy Silverado 1500, Ram 1500 etc.