The 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup will be offered in a fully loaded Capstone model.
It's powered by the new 437-hp twin-turbo V-6 hybrid engine and comes standard with air springs, a 14.0-inch touchscreen, and luxury trim appointments.
The Capstone will arrive in the spring along with the other iForce MAX hybrid Tundras, and pricing starts at $75,225.
UPDATE 2/3/22: Toyota has announced that the Tundra Capstone starts at $75,225, which is $6725 more expensive than the next most-expensive trim level, the TRD Pro. It's also several thousand dollars more expensive than the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, and Ram 1500's top trim levels, all of which start under $70,000.
Toyota's Tundra full-size pickup has tons of fresh features and technology, and now there's a flagship model that's a one-stop shop for it all. This just-announced Tundra Capstone model also has a few unique features of its own. It will arrive in the spring, positioned above the Platinum and 1794 models in the truck's lineup.
Like the off-road-oriented TRD Pro, the Capstone is only available with the twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V-6 iForce MAX hybrid engine, which produces 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. Toyota says that Capstone models can tow up to 10,340 pounds and have a max payload rating of 1485 pounds; there are other Tundra grades that can haul more. It also comes standard with adaptive dampers and the Tundra's new rear air springs that can raise or lower the bed.
Tundra Capstones are only available in a crew-cab configuration with a 5.5-foot bed and chrome 22-inch wheels are standard. The outside of the grille is color-matched (pictured is an example finished in Wind Chill Pearl) and has chrome inserts, and the "Tundra" script on the tailgate is embellished in chrome, too. The optional automatic running boards and bedside step are standard equipment as well.
The Capstone has a black and white leather interior with walnut trim and an illuminated Capstone logo integrated into the dashboard. The cabin also comes fully loaded with all the Tundra's tech features. That includes the new 14.0-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 12.3 digital gauge cluster, a 10.0-inch color head-up display, and a JBL sound system. Acoustic glass on the front doors is exclusive to the Capstone and a panoramic sunroof is standard.
We'll leave it to you to judge whether the Capstone's starting price of $75,225 is fair given that it includes nearly every feature the truck has to offer. This flagship model will arrive in dealerships in the spring with the rest of the iForce MAX hybrid trucks.
This article was originally published January 11, 2022.
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