2023 Toyota Tundra Capstone CrewMax

Since the launch of its third generation in 2022, the Toyota Tundra, a full-size pickup, has been making waves in the market. Its hybrid twin-turbo V-6 powertrain offers impressive performance and efficiency, and its bold design with striking LED lights blends aesthetics with practicality, making it a versatile choice for different needs.

During our week-long review, we had the chance to test the top trim level of the Tundra, the Capstone Edition, which came in an exclusive Blueprint exterior color. This edition boasts unique exterior and interior design features, such as a distinct grille, exclusive badging, and premium wheel options, and offers enhanced comfort and convenience features like ventilated and heated front seats, leather upholstery, and a premium sound system.

Packed with luxurious features, the Tundra Capstone Edition has a premium price tag of $78,460, but it’s a great option for those who prioritize comfort and luxury. One can also consider other trim levels of the Tundra that offer similar performance and practicality at a lower cost, making the Tundra an overall solid value.


The 2023 Tundra Capstone is equipped with a powerful 3.5-liter V-6 hybrid engine that produces 476 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque at 2,400 rpm, and is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission that delivers smooth power delivery and quick acceleration, though there is some mild turbo lag. Nonetheless, the V-6 hybrid provides ample power and can move the large pickup from a stop to 60 mph in just under six seconds.

Equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission, the hybrid engine is consistently responsive and capable of smooth gear changes at any speed, making the V-6 hybrid an excellent choice for individuals seeking both comfort and performance.

Opting for the Capstone model limits the Tundra to a CrewMax configuration with a 5.5-foot bed, and a towing capacity of up to 10,340 pounds, which is around 800 pounds lower than other 4X4 Tundra models, making it less suited for heavy-duty towing; nevertheless, it remains a powerful and comfortable pickup truck overall.


The 2023 Toyota Capstone CrewMax had additional features such as AVS + Load-Leveling Rear Air Suspension, which was a $1,045 option, a Bed Mat priced at $220, Wheel Locks priced at $80, and a Spare Tire Lock priced at $75, making the total cost of the vehicle with all these features $78,460, higher than the original MSRP of $72,245.


The Toyota Tundra is a strong competitor to the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Silverado, and Nissan Titan. While it may not offer as many configurations as the big pickups from Detroit, the Tundra holds its own in terms of performance and features.

With its vast lineup that includes the all-electric F-150 Lightning and a hybrid option that doubles as a backup generator, the Ford F-150 has a significant advantage. Additionally, the Tundra’s comfortable rear coil springs compare favorably to those of the Ram 1500.

Impressive infotainment systems and available turbodiesel power are hallmarks of the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado. However, the Tundra and F-150 hold an advantage due to their comprehensive feature sets.

Fuel-saving mild-hybrid technology is integrated into every configuration of the Ram 1500, resulting in excellent fuel efficiency. Nonetheless, in terms of overall performance and versatility, the Tundra and F-150 hold an advantage.

Lastly, the Nissan Titan may be a budget buy if you shop carefully. However, for those who want the best of the best, the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra are the top contenders with their superior performance, features, and overall versatility.

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