New 2023 Toyota Tundra ( Overview ). – HIGHS
Hybrid’s competitive horsepower and torque, excellent ride from rear coil-spring suspension, my what a big infotainment screen you have.
Rival pickups are lighter and quicker, not the most spacious crew cab, high starting price.
In a country that loves its full-size pickups, the Tundra’s configurability is as vast as its grille, but in towing and performance it’s behind its all-American rivals.
Toyota has gone to great lengths to improve every aspect of the latest Tundra pickup. The turbo V6 and 10-speed automatic deliver a powerful and smooth driving experience, and the optional 14-inch infotainment touchscreen looks great in the tightly constructed cabin. Real-world fuel economy is disappointing, but otherwise this is a well-rounded truck for the money.
Smooth power from turbocharged V6 engine
Standard composite bed limits dents and scratches
Available 14-inch touchscreen looks great
Base engine returns subpar fuel economy in our testing
No trick tailgate options like on some rivals
– What’s new
New SX appearance package available for budget-friendly SR5 trim level
Part of the third Tundra generation that debuted for 2022
The 2023 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup is coming off a full redesign just last year. It has significantly more power, capabilities and comfort than the generation before it, but that shouldn’t be too surprising since that predecessor had been kicking around since 2007. One of the most significant improvements is the new turbocharged V6 engine that has about as much power as the old Tundra’s V8 but generates more torque, which is helpful for towing, and boasts considerably better EPA-estimated fuel economy. There’s also an optional hybrid V6 powertrain that gives the Tundra even more muscle over the standard V6.