The Tundra same model being sold for over a decade needed to be changed soon. The company came forward with a completely evolved Tundra in 2022. Furthermore, the pickup has been redesigned and improved for 2023. A twin-turbocharged V-6 powers the standard model which makes around 260 HP. The hybrid model is capable of making 437 horsepower with 583 pound-feet of torque. The engine of the pickup comes paired with the 10-speed-automatic transmission with standard rear-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. The striking feature of the Tundra is the 14-inch wide Infotainment system. The infotainment system is not the only striking feature, here the 12,000-pound towing capacity comes to play. It’s still less than the RAM 1500 or the F-150, yet it’s impressive.
The pickup comes into the 2023 market with an all-new improved rear-coil suspension. The pickup provides you with great comfort on rough terrain. Most of the changes are in the visuals of the car. From the exterior paint job to interior trim, everything has been updated and multiple colour options are added to the existing ones.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Toyota took a gamble by bringing the Tundra with a V6 rather than its competitors with V8s. The Tahoe lacks in terms of performance as it delivers 348 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque with its standard trim. The hybrid model brings 437 horses and 583 pound-feet of torque. The hybrid model of the Tundra is capable of reaching the 60 mph mark in a little over 5.7 seconds. In addition the updated rear suspension improves the handling of the car and even improves the comfort for passengers. Those seeking maximum off-road capabilities will want the TRD Pro, which features a lifted suspension and exclusive dampers as well as a special set of black 18-inch wheels mounted on all-terrain tires.
Towing and Payload Capacity
As compared to the F150, the Tundra lags in terms of towing capacity. This pickup is capable of pulling up to 12000 pounds which is 3000 less than the F150. The Tundra also has a maximum payload capacity of 1940 pounds which is still less than many other pickup trucks.
Fuel Economy and Mileage
The rear-wheel drive tundra gives a mileage of 20 mpg in the city whereas 24mpg on a highway. The hybrid model also shows similar values in testing.
|2023 Toyota Tundra Dimensions, Space & Airbags|
|Passenger volume||117 ft3|
|Cargo volume||18 ft3|
|Curb weight||6107 lb|
The Tundra comes in two body styles with three different cargo-bed lengths. The extended cab is available with either a 6.5- or 8.1-foot bed. The crew cab comes with either a 5.5- or 6.5-foot bed. The interior of the car improves as you increase up with the models. All the models provide decent leg room to their passengers making them comfortable for long journeys. Just above the rear AC vents comes the large hand rest and waste bin which drags a lot of attention. The material used on the centre console has been improved than the previous models.
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|2023 Toyota Tundra Specs|
|Engine||twin-turbocharged 24-valve 3.4-liter V-6|
|0-60 MPH||5.7 sec|
|Top speed||107 mph|
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Every Tundra is stocked with a full complement of driver-assistance technology that includes automatic high-beams, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and more. Key safety features include:
- Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
- Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
- Standard adaptive cruise control