Tundra buyers can choose from the SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, and 1794 Edition (the top top-tier TRD Pro and Capstone trims are exclusive to the Tundra i-Force Max). These five trims have a 3.4-liter twin-turbo V6 paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission. In the SR, the engine produces 348 horsepower and 405 lb.-ft. of torque. The other versions get a retuned powerplant making 389 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. of torque. Rear-wheel drive (RWD) is standard, but all trims can be upgraded with optional part-time four-wheel drive (4WD).
The Tundra has a 12,000-pound maximum towing capacity, depending on the trim and other specifications. The EPA-estimated fuel economy for a RWD Tundra is 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway (the SR is rated for 24 mpg on the open road). With 4WD, the Tundra will achieve 17 mpg around town and 22 mpg on the highway (or 23 mpg for the SR and SR5).
Selecting a Tundra also includes picking a cab style and cargo bed length. Toyota offers the Double Cab (regular front doors and smaller rear-access doors) and the CrewMax (four regular doors). The bed length varies by cab style, with a choice of 6.5 feet or 8.1 feet for the Double Cab and 5.5 feet or 6.5 feet with the CrewMax. The SR, SR5, and Limited are available with all cab and bed configurations, but the SR CrewMax is not available with the 6.5-foot bed, and the Limited Double Cab can’t be ordered with the 8.1-foot bed. The Platinum and 1794 Edition are CrewMax-only trucks (with either bed length).
The SR is the work-focused Tundra, and it has a no-frills equipment list to suit those needs. It gets fabric upholstery, four-way adjustable front seats, single-zone automatic climate control, rear under-seat storage compartments, an aluminum-reinforced composite cargo bed, LED exterior lighting, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, a rear power window with privacy glass, heated power side mirrors, a tilt/telescopic steering column, and 18-inch steel wheels. The SR5 adds adjustable cargo bed tie-down points, LED fog lights, upgraded exterior treatments, a drive mode selector, and 18-inch alloy wheels. As far as options, it’s eligible for heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and the TRD Off-Road Package or TRD Off-Road Premium Package (both contain upgraded suspension components and other trail-focused equipment).
At the middle of the Tundra lineup is the Limited, which gets considerable comfort and convenience upgrades, including dual-zone automatic climate control, SofTex upholstery, eight-way power front seats with lumbar control, heated and ventilated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a towing hitch receiver with a wiring harness, a tailgate release bump switch, and 20-inch alloy wheels. The upscale touches go even further with the Platinum, which is equipped with a power moonroof (this is also an option on the Limited), a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated rear seats, a digital instrument cluster, upgraded LED headlights, a power tilt/telescopic steering column, rear door sunshades, a trailer backup guide, ambient interior lighting, and 120-volt outlets in the cabin and cargo bed. The 1794 Edition is equipped similarly to the Platinum but with trim-specific exterior treatments, exclusive interior accents, and walnut cabin trim.
Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 is installed on every 2023 Tundra. These safety-enhancing technologies include collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, lane tracing assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and road sign assist. Blind-spot monitoring (with rear cross-traffic alert) and front/rear parking sensor (with automatic braking) are available on the SR5 and standard with higher trims. A surround-view monitor is optional on the SR5 and Limited and included with the Platinum and 1794 Edition.
An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system is the default on the lower trims, consisting of a six-speaker sound system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM satellite radio, USB ports, and access to a Wi-Fi hotspot and Toyota Connected Services. The SR5 can be upgraded with a 14-inch touchscreen and a nine-speaker audio system; those features are standard with the Limited and higher trims. The Limited is eligible for a 12-speaker JBL sound system, which is standard on the Platinum and 1794 Edition. Cloud Navigation is accessible on all Tundras through a subscription service.