If you’re in the market for a new full-size pickup, show your Texas pride and buy a Toyota Tundra pickup made in San Antonio!
The Redesigned Toyota Tundra
New Tundras have more power, capability and comfort. Tundra’s warranties—three years/36,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage, five years/60,000 miles for the powertrain— plus two years/ 25,000 miles of free maintenance are also compelling.
The all-new third generation Tundra rolled out in the 2022 model year with a new engine. A new turbocharged I-Force twin-turbo V6 replaced the previous Tundra’s V8. Rated at 389 horsepower, the V6 gets similar power to the previous V8. But it gets a higher torque rating at 479 lb-ft. This gave our test truck a tow rating of 11,120 pounds.
We tested the 2023 4WD CrewMax Limited 4×4 with the V6 engine.
At 19 MPG combined, that’s average when you’re comparing similarly equipped big trucks with long wheelbases. There’s also an optional hybrid V6 powertrain that gives the Tundra both improved efficiency and even more muscle over the standard V6.
Either Tundra engine is connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission. It’s a comfortable driver for both front and rear passengers. The Limited trim level adds hydraulic cab mounts to make the ride even smoother. Tundras come in rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, the latter with low-range gearing.
Tundra’s reinforced composite bed is standard. The Limited trim added a tailgate release button mounted to the driver’s side taillight. Added options included premium LED headlights and a towing package.
Upgraded with the 4WD and TRD Off-Road package, our tester had electronically locking rear differential, Multi-Terrain Select (MTS), Crawl Control (CRAWL), and Downhill Assist Control (DAC). The TRD Off-Road package also adds Bilstein® shocks and 18” alloy wheels with Falken®15 WILDPEAK all-terrain tires. All of the above add to the truck’s capabilities on rock, dirt and mud. The TRD front skid plate was an added option.
In the cockpit, a 14-inch touchscreen is a standout feature that comes standard at the Limited level Toyota Tundra pickup
The touchscreen displays Toyota’s latest Audio Multimedia system, designed and engineered by Toyota’s Texas-based Connected Technologies team. The system supports wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility. Tundras are also equipped with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5, a collection of driving assistance tools. And blind-spot monitoring is added for Limited.
The cabin is spacious, particularly with its full-width power rear window and the added panoramic sunroof option. Under-seat rear storage is a nice touch inside. Added comforts of the Limited model include simulated leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control. Our tester featured the optional heating leather steering wheel, upgraded floormats, wireless Smartphone charging and a JBL audio system.
Starting MSRP of the Tundra 4X4 Limited is just under $54K. Equipped with the same options as our tester, you’ll pay a little over $60K. Overall, competence and comfort are reasons to buy the new Toyota Tundra full-size pickup.
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