For 2023 the Toyota Tundra is offered is seven trim levels: SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition, TRD Pro, and Capstone. The first five have the turbo V6 standard and the last two come standard with the same engine paired to a hybrid system. Additionally, the Tundra is available in many configurations to meet different truck owners' needs, with two- or 4-wheel drive, three cab styles (regular, Double Cab and CrewMax), three bed lengths, three wheelbases and two different V8 engines.
The 3.4L twin-turbo V6 makes 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque and is standard on all models or the i-Force MAX Hybrid V6 that makes 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque, along with 10-speed automatic transmission for both engines set-up. The Tundra is available in a rear-wheel drive with an electronic controlled brake slip differential, or 4-wheel drive with an electronically controlled transfer case and the same electronic controlled brake slip differential.
The Double Cab offers smaller rear doors for occasional back-seat passengers, and the big CrewMax brings full-size rear doors and seating comparable to that offered in big SUVs. CrewMax models also have a unique reclining and sliding rear seat, Double Cabs also get a folding seat bottom that allows for an under rear seat storage area.
Three bed sizes are available depending on the model Tundra chosen: 5.5-foot short bed, 6.5-foot standard bed or 8.1-foot-long bed. The steel tailgate is designed to be opened and closed with just two fingers, and there's also an available Deck Rail system for more individualized cargo arrangements.
All Tundras have frame rails and rolled C-channel members underpin the truck. All Tundras come with a tow hitch receiver (except SR trim) and when properly equipped, is rated to tow 12,000 pounds.
The Tundra ranges from basic to very luxurious inside depending on the trim level, starting at the spartan SR model and going all the way up to the very well-appointed Platinum, TRD Pro, or 1794 Edition. Inside, all models feature a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, door handles and control knobs large enough to be operated with gloves. The glovebox is designed big enough to hold a Thermos and the center console is large enough for a laptop or for file storage. Interior power outlets stay live for two hours after the ignition is switched off.
The no-frills SR trim level is available in Double Cab or CREWMAX and all three bed sizes. It features 18-inch steel wheels, low/high LED headlights with auto high-beam, LED running lights, fabric seats, heated power-adjustable mirrors, Entune audio with SIRIUS satellite radio, Bluetooth with streaming audio, 8-inch touchscreen audio multimedia, Smart Key System with push button start, Toyota Safety Sense 2.5, and a rearview camera.
Each trim adds more equipment and features to the existent on the previous trim. The SR5 trims get an upgraded Entune audio system, 18-inch aluminum wheels, power sliding rear window, TOW/HAUL and TOW+ driving modes, class IV tow package with integrated trailer brake controller, and LED fog lights. Available packages include TRD Sport and TRD off-road.
Limited Double Cab and CREWMAX, available with short and standard beds, get equipment upgrades such as 20-inch aluminum wheels, 14-inch touchscreen audio multimedia, leather steering wheel, body-coloured power folding mirrors with auto-dimming and turn signal lights, blind sport monitor with rear cross traffic alert and trailer merge warning, 8-way power front seats, front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, leatherette seats, heated and ventilated front seats, 32.2-gallon fuel tank, and integrated navigation with voice activation. Available package TRD off-road.
The Platinum CREWMAX includes 20-inch dark alloy wheels, a memory-enabled driver's seat, leather trimmed 10-way power front seats, heated steering wheel with power tilt and telescoping, dark chrome grille surround, 12.3-inch configurable digital meter gauge, power sunroof, upgraded premium JBL stereo with 12-speakers, and metal-appearance interior. Available options are Adaptive Variable Suspension and load leveling rear height control air-suspension.
The unique 1794 Edition has similar features of the Platinum but updates the interior styling with brown leather seating and wood accents and adds trailer backup guide system with Straight Path Assist. On the exterior, a unique chrome billet-style grille is included with other chrome accents.
For those looking for enhanced off-road performance, Toyota offers the TRD Pro trim, which comes with 18-inch BBS forged black aluminum wheels, TRD-tuned Fox suspension and 1.1-inch front lift, Multi-Terrain Select with Crawl Control, electronic locking rear differential, tuned dual exhaust, and heritage-inspired grille with LED light bar and marker lights.
The newest trim Capstone has 22-inch dark chrome and machine finished wheels, unique white and black interior with walnut wood finishes, 10-inch color head-up display, power running boards with BedStep, and optional Adaptive Variable Suspension.
The Tundra offers a very comprehensive set of standard safety features. Front-seat side airbags are standard on all models, along with roll-sensing 1st and 2nd row side-curtain airbags and a front seats knee airbag. Four-wheel disc brakes with vehicle stability control are standard on all Tundra. The Tundra also features standard trailer sway control programming and brake override technology. It utilizes the truck's stability control system to detect unintended side-to-side movement at the rear wheels. Should the system detect movement, the truck's anti-lock brake system is used to counteract yaw and prevent jack-knifing. A trailer brake controller allows the driver to control the amount of brake boost applied to the trailer's electric brakes when the driver applies the vehicle's brakes. Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 includes pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, full speed range dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, lane tracing assist, road sign assist, and automatic high beams.