Toyota has officially taken off the wraps of the first-ever Tundra Capstone, an ultra-luxe trim for the new half-ton that sits above both the 1794 and Platinum grades. To solidify its status as a Ford F-150 Limited or Chevrolet Silverado High Country competitor (among others), Capstone comes standard with the ‘i-FORCE MAX’ hybrid powertrain, 22-inch wheels, power running boards, a 10-inch head up display, a ‘Towing Technology’ package, and more.
Only available in the CrewMax body style with a 5.5-foot bed, the Tundra Capstone will be just as capable as the rest of the lineup. The i-FORCE MAX twin-turbo V6 hybrid produces the same 437 horsepower and 583 lb.-ft. of torque in this application, and will be able to tow up to 10,340 pounds. Inside, however, is where you will see the true differentiations between Capstone and other Tundra grades. Unique color schemes, higher-quality semi-aniline leather, immersive ambient lighting, a standard panoramic moonroof, and acoustic front glass all contribute to an elevated experience. Check out the black & white seats and open-pore Dark American Walnut accents! The 2022 Tundra also ushers in Toyota’s brand-new multimedia interface. It trades in the ‘Entune’ moniker for a new Intelligent Assistant that enables smarter voice-recognition via the command, ‘Hey Toyota’.
The 4th generation Tundra swapped out the rear leaf springs for coil springs to enhance the ride. The Capstone trim builds on those improvements with an available Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) and load-leveling rear height control air suspension. The standard Towing Technology package includes ‘Trailer Back Guidance’ and ‘Straight Path Assist’, both of which alleviate the stresses of maneuvering with a trailer. Available 360-degree cameras provide further visual aid, while the Blind Spot Monitor can identify objects in the blind spots of a trailer in tow.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone is expected to hit dealer lots sometime in the Spring of 2022, with pricing still unaccounted for at this time. Make sure to head over to YouTube to see Alex’s first look at the 4th generation Tundra. There’s plenty more Tundra content on the way, so stay tuned!