Toyota decided to redesign one of their flagship trucks, fans are getting a brand new 2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid. Hybrids aren’t something new for Toyota. The manufacturer has been making hybrid vehicles for well over two decades. They were one of the pioneer companies to first dabble in the electric powertrains. Everyone has heard of a small wonder called Toyota Prius. But you won’t be able to fit a whole lot of cargo into a Prius, hence there being a Tundra.
The full-size truck is gargantuan on the road in every meaning of that word. We could say that Toyota has perfected its hybrid and electric vehicle technology. But we are going to let the trucks and cars of their making do the talking. Fans will be getting some tweaks in design and also some changes under the hood of the 2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid. There are more and more hybrid and electric trucks so Toyota has to check all the marks. Competition is fierce and now more than ever it is important to do everything properly and win the hearts of drivers. Let us dig deeper into the specifications and the impression that the new Tundra made on us.
Toyota Tundra Hybrid Interior
The new 2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid is huge, and that is absolutely replicated when you take a step inside. Right away you can see just how spacious and roomy the interior is. Toyota designers did a great job at putting everything in place and moving things around to give passengers more wiggle room. There is more than enough space to seat five people with legroom and headroom to spare. Nowadays trucks aren’t just working horses. People enjoy driving those for their everyday routine, not just to haul and tow cargo.
This implies that the interior should be enjoyable, well designed, and suited to everyday life. Toyota managed to deliver on that note as well. Inside the seats are leather, top quality one as a matter of fact. There is contrast stitching as well on them, this adds to the quality of the build and you can rest assured that there will be no tears anytime soon. There is a central infotainment system as per usual. We believe it won’t be smaller than 12 inches. The cabin is huge so the touchscreen needs to adapt to it.
This allows the back row of people to enjoy the fun. You will be able to control pretty much everything from that unit. Connectivity-wise we get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with Bluetooth and wifi hotspot in the cabin. The instrument panel has leather and chrome accents. This gives the upper-class feel and adds to the luxury. Something that is very important these days in trucks all around the globe. The steering wheel is lined with soft feel cushions, this improves comfort while holding on to the wheel for a long time. Speaking of comfort, Toyota blessed us with heated and ventilated seats. This will ensure that no one gets twitchy while sitting in that seat for periods of time at once.
Impressive Exterior Design
On the outside, the new 2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid is nothing short of impressive. It is sure to turn some heads while on the road. Not that it can’t be taken off-road. The ride height is increased, that way Toyota ensures that no obstacle will get stuck underneath this giant. On the front, we can see a bigger and taller front grille. It is made from alternative materials and it will improve air circulation under the hood.
That way you can rest assured that there will be no overheating issues under the hood. Also, it shaves off some weight to improve power to weight ratio, which this truck desperately needs. By doing that Toyota also improved towing and hauling capacity of the new 2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid. One other thing that was improved is the gas mileage. It is a hybrid but the designers made the truck’s body more ergonomic and aerodynamic. This decreases wind resistance and gives better numbers in the miles per gallon department.
The hood looks sportier than ever and it adds to the beauty of the overall design. Headlights are more linear and have a fresh new design. They use the latest LED technology to improve visibility and safety. The cargo bed is huge, as it fits the overall length of the truck. There are numerous tailgate options available, it is up to you to discover all of them. The pickup has huge side mirrors so you can keep an eye out on your cargo at all times. Bumpers are more prominent and they give a menacing look to the Tundra.
Hybrid Powertrain Gets More MPG
This department might be the most interesting one on the new 2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid. Under the hood, there is a powerful hybrid system that moves the huge Tundra. It is an i-Force Max engine. This should give drivers 20 mpg in the city, 24 on the highway, and 22 when combined. Not too shabby for a truck this size. There is both rear and all-wheel drive available.
There is a 3.5-liter engine under the hood. It is a twin-turbo V6 that dishes out 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. With the help of i-Force Max, it goes up to 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. All Tundra trims come with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Price and Release Date
Expect the new 2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid to hit the road sometime in late 2022. Probably last quarter with the possibility of moving the due date to early 2023.
The pandemic is raging and there are shortages of supplies all around so we will have to wait and see how that one plays out. As for the price, the starting bid would be around $53000. Price will surely spike depending on the amenities you put inside the Tundra.