2023 Toyota Tundra Coming With iForce MAX V6 Hybrid

2023 Toyota Tundra Coming With iForce MAX V6 Hybrid

2023 Toyota Tundra  – The current generation Toyota Tundra made its official sales debut in January 2007. While the truck had a fairly thorough refresh in 2014, this old pickup was too late for proper repairs.

We hope the 2023 model year will bring the new Tundra to the contested full-size truck segment. Here’s what we know so far about the upcoming Tundra 2023.

2023 Toyota Tundra

2023 Toyota Tundra
2023 Toyota Tundra

The 2023 Toyota Tundra is expected to use the latest truck chassis. Reportedly created by Toyota New Global Architecture-F (or TNGA-F), Tundra body-on-frame pedestals should benefit from high-strength steel and other larger heavy-saving materials.

Like the Ram 1500, the next-generation Tundra will adopt coil springs—instead of today’s truck leaf springs—for use with active rear axles.

Such an arrangement will improve the quality of the truck’s vehicle. Tundra 2023 is expected to increase the maximum payload of 1,730 pounds of outgoing models and a towing figure of 10,200 pounds. 

2023 Toyota Tundra Engine

Tundra uses a 5.7-liter iForce V-8 engine, producing 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. It was paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

For 2023, we hope that the new iForce MAX will be a hybrid drivetrain with a twin-turbocharged or naturally aspirated V-6 engine due to three intake runners on each side and the letter “MAX” blue.

This nonhybrid version of the six-cylinder produces 409 horsepower and 479 pound-feet torque in the new global Land Cruiser.

The new powertrain will broaden the Tundra’s appeal as more hybrid, and full-size electric pickup offerings are available today. 

Given Toyota’s hybrid history, the brand could offer the 2023 Tundra with a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain option, placing it in the front row in a segment that has just warmed up for electrification.

Such an arrangement would allow Toyota trucks to compete well with the 2022 Ford F-150 and available hybrid powertrains.

2023 Toyota Tundra Interior

2023 Toyota Tundra Interior
2023 Toyota Tundra Interior

The 2023 Toyota Tundra is expected to evolve based on the current truck style.  Inside, the new Tundra will welcome Toyota’s latest Entune infotainment technology. This includes a 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a large head-up display unit.

Toyota’s full Safety Sense package will surely be available, including automatic braking, advanced radar cruising controls, automatic lane centering and lane guard assistance, etc. 

It is also expected to feature a much larger infotainment screen than the current 8.0-inch unit, which displays the functionality of Apple Car Play in the teaser.

Expect Android Auto to take part, as trucks already offer both services today. The Car and Driver indicate that a JBL audio system is also provided.

Recently, the Toyota Tundra 2023 will also be available with a panoramic sunroof and a fully shiftable rear window. Together these two elements should mimic the open-air driving experience quite well.

Tundra TRD Pro models will feature a unique red leather interior, complete with special trim accent stitching. The automaker also showed off the truck’s rotary drive mode selector, which features a mode specifically designed for off-road adventures.

Toyota’s Multi-Terrain Select and Downhill Assist Control/Crawl modes are present, as are the mandatory Tow/Haul modes.

The same teaser also features a large wireless charging pad and a fully digital display, which are features we’d like to see across the Tundra range.

2023 Toyota Tundra Price and Release Date

There is no official information yet regarding the launch of the Tundra 2023. We expect not far from the current base price, close to the truck price of about $35,000.

Choose the four-wheel drive. More technology, a larger cab or bed, and more powerful or advanced powertrain options will increase truck costs. It is estimated to have spent $55,000 to get into the more expensive 2023 Tundra trim.

2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid With New Technology

2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid
2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid

Toyota is overhauling its full-size Tundra pickup with many new technologies and features to make the third generation more appealing to customers than the more popular choices of Chevy, Ford, and Ram.

One of the most significant drawbacks of the Tundra hybrid is that the TRD Pro hybrid-exclusive model is heavy.

It weighs 6107 pounds, 313 pounds more severe than the Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid, and 545 pounds more than the F-150 Tremor.

That extra weight comes from its 1.5 kWh nickel-metal hydride battery pack and electric motor and contributes to the TRD Pro’s 5.7 seconds to 60 mph and 14.5 seconds a quarter-mile at 92 mph.

Although the lighter F-150 hybrid has seven less horsepower and 13 pound-feet less, it’s 0.3 seconds faster than that mark—and so does the 420-hp Chevy Silverado 1500 RST.

The F-150 hybrid is not equipped with Falken Wildpeak all-terrain tires like the TRD Pro, but the F-150 Tremor, also on all-terrain rubber, is 0.1 seconds faster than the Tundra.

The new 3.4-liter twin-turbocharged Tundra V-6 hybrid engine is for 2022, and Toyota calls it the iForce MAX. It’s standard on the TRD Pro models tested here but available in all but the SR and SR5 models.

It produces 437 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 583 pound-feet of torque at 2400 rpm, compared to the standard nonhybrid V-6, which produces 348 horsepower on the basic SR model or 389 horsepower on others.

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