• The Toyota Tundra full-size pickup is coming into its first year following a major redesign.
• For 2023, the Tundra adds an SX Package that consists of black and dark gray design elements.
• The 2023 Tundras should reach dealerships later this summer.
The Toyota Tundra pickup is just coming off a long-awaited redesign that arrived for 2022. In the year immediately following a major model change, we'd expect only minor tweaks, and that's exactly what the Tundra has in store for 2023.
We might have hoped for a production version of the TRD Desert Racer concept from last fall's SEMA show. Alas, the headline—and only—Tundra news is the addition of a new SX Package for the SR5 trim level. Imaginatively, the SX Package darkens the exterior and interior trim as well as the wheels. Where have we seen that before? Just about everywhere, it seems.
It's a formula Toyota has used many times, mostly under the Nightshade banner, as on the Tacoma, the 4Runner, the Sequoia, and the 2023 Camry. But whereas the Camry goes wild with its bronze wheels, the Tundra plays it straight with a dark gray finish for its 18-inch wheels. It also applies a black finish to the door handles, body trim, rear bumper middle section, and rear 4x4 badge. The interior accents are also black, and the Tundra door badges are deleted. The SX Package can be paired with one of four grayscale exterior colors: white, silver, gray, or black.
The SX Package is offered exclusively on 4x2 and 4x4 versions of the Tundra SR5, which is one up from the workingman's SR but below the Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition, TRD Pro, and Capstone. Pricing for the 2023 SR5—and for the SX Package—is not out yet, but the 2022 SR5 had a starting price of $43,150. Look for the Tundra SR5 SX to arrive with the rest of the 2023 models later this summer.
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