Launched in 2021 to replace a venerable old model by the same name, Toyota’s hybrid-powered Tundra sees no significant changes for the 2023 model year. There are still five trims, two bed sizes, and two drive modes, with a single V6 hybrid engine offering an alternative to the gas-powered Tundra on sale separately.
Choosing Your Toyota Tundra
The Tundra Hybrid range starts at $55,810 (all prices include destination) for a Limited model with a 65-inch bed. At the other end of the scale, the AWD-only Capstone will set you back $77,040. Only $700 separates Platinum and 1794 Edition models, which (along with Limited) can be ordered with RWD or AWD, and a choice of 5.5-foot or 6.5-foot beds. TRD Pro and Capstone are AWD-only and can’t be ordered with the bigger bed.
The Tundra Hybrid is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 gas engine and a 1.87 kWh battery. Collectively, they generate 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque, fed to the rear wheels or all four via a ten-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy stands at an EPA-estimated 19 miles per gallon city, 22 mpg highway, and 20 combined.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)|
|3.5 V6||437 hp||583 lb-ft||19/22/20 mpg|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The five-seater Tundra Hybrid comes with a bed that’s either 5.5 or 6.5 feet in length, measuring 58.7 inches wide and just over 20 inches in height.
It’s pleasing to see Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.5 suite of driver aids fitted across the Tundra range. This brings radar that can maintain a set distance from vehicles in front, detect pedestrians and keep the vehicle centered in its lane. Other standard features include auto high beams and road sign assistance, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts, and eight airbags. Only TRD Pro gets premium LED headlights with matching daytime running lights, automatic leveling adjustment, or an electronically controlled locking rear diff.
For a truck, Tundra Hybrid models are impressively appointed. A 14-inch touchscreen dominates every dash, with smartphone compatibility baked in. Base Limited models receive a nine-speaker stereo, but every other trim sports a 12-speaker JBL Audio system. Limited is also the only trim without wireless device charging as standard, and the only one not to receive a 12.3-inch digital instrumentation binnacle.
2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Limited – MSRP From $55,810
The most affordable Tundra rides on 20-inch alloy wheels, with LED headlights and an aluminum-reinforced composite bed. Keyless entry and a push button start come as standard, while the heated and ventilated front seats are trimmed in SofTex and given eight-way power adjustment including two-way power lumbar. The driver faces a leather-trimmed steering wheel, with a power rear window behind them.
For $4,145, the TRD Off-Road Package brings a wealth of mechanical upgrades including 20-inch off-road wheels, Bilstein suspension, an off-road front skid plate, and aluminum sports pedals, alongside a power sunroof, 12-speaker JBL audio system, and a heated leather steering wheel.
2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Platinum – MSRP From $63,900
You’d have to be eagle-eyed to spot Platinum’s sequential turn signals and automatic headlight leveling adjustment. More obvious improvements are located inside the cabin, illuminated by a powered panoramic roof and power sunshade. Other unexpected luxuries on this second-from-cheapest model include a surround-view monitor system, wireless device charging, 10-way power adjustment for the leather front seats, and rear seats which are both heated and ventilated.
The $3,285 Advanced Package blends load-leveling air suspension and power running boards/bed step with heated power towing mirrors incorporating a panoramic view monitor, all bundled in with a 10-inch color head-up display.
2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid 1794 Edition – MSRP From $64,600
Given the negligible price difference from Platinum models, it’s unsurprising that changes on 1794 models are mainly limited to machined-finish alloy wheels, and the use of American walnut wood in a cabin finished in either cream or brown.
Packages are the same as on Platinum.
2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid TRD Pro – MSRP From $70,315
TRD Pro’s focus on go-anywhere ruggedness extends to a terrain mode selector with crawl control, plus an electronically controlled locking rear diff and off-road suspension with FOX shocks. Its wheels drop to 18 inches in size but are made by BBS, with a unique grille and LED light bar. However, TRD Pro loses out on a number of specs found lower down the range – 10-way power adjustment for the front seats, heating and ventilation in the rear, a surround-view monitor, and a sunroof are all notable by their absence.
There are no packages available on this trim.
2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Capstone – MSRP From $77,040
The features sacrificed on TRD Pro models are all reinstated in the Capstone guise. The only Tundra Hybrid equipped with adaptive variable air suspension, Capstone models also receive power running boards, and a step to the bed. Chrome trim wraps around the automatic headlights, matching the 22-inch dark chrome alloy wheels, while the interior receives a color head-up display and semi-aniline trim.
Other than spending $1,045 to receive adaptive variable suspension and load-leveling rear air suspension, there are no packages on Capstone models.
Compare Tundra Hybrid Trims Side-By-Side
Given its generous standard specifications, we wouldn’t look beyond Platinum trim. It’s over $13,000 cheaper than Capstone, yet doesn’t feel significantly less luxurious, especially if you’re willing to add the optional Advanced Package.