Over the past few decades, the Toyota Tundra has built a reputation for itself as being the reliable pickup truck option for those in the market for a half-ton pickup. With its recent full model redesign, the 2023 Toyota Tundra is now the only half-ton pickup truck in the segment to not offer a V8 engine in its model line up. Replacing the brand’s 5.7L i-Force V8 engine found in previous Tundra models, owners now have the option to choose from two powerful and fuel-efficient turbocharged V6 engines. To educate drivers about the new engine specifications and overall capability of the 2023 Toyota Tundra, our team at James Toyota has broken down everything prospective owners need to know. 


2023 Toyota Tundra Engine Options 

Toyota has done away with the gas-guzzling 5.7L i-Force V8 found in previous generation Tundra models and has replaced it with two versions of their 3.5L i-Force twin-turbocharged V6 engine. Although some pickup truck purists may scoff at a V6-powered truck, it must be noted that these brand new powertrains are not only more efficient than the outgoing motor, they’re also more powerful and capable. The standard gas-powered version produces 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque, while the hybrid i-Force Max variant puts out 437 horsepower and a substantial 583 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the outgoing V8 engine only made 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque.

2023 Toyota Tundra
Specifications: 3.5L i-Force Twin-turbocharged V6 3.5L i-Force Max Twin-turbocharged V6 Hybrid
Horsepower 389 437
Torque (lb-ft) 479 583
Maximum 4x2 

Towing Capacity (kg/lb)

3,760 / 8,289 N/A
Maximum 4x4 

Towing Capacity (kg/lb)

5,045 / 11,122 5,067 / 11,171
Maximum Fuel Economy (City/Highway)


13.1 / 10.1 12.7 / 10.5

What Drivetrain Does the 2023 Tundra Come With? 

Two drivetrain options are available for the 2022 Toyota Tundra. Both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations of the 2023 Tundra are available. Drivers should note that the rear-wheel drive 4x2 drivetrain option is only available on the entry-level Double Cab SR Regular and Long Bed configurations. The four-wheel drive version of the 2022 Tundra also includes low-range gearing, which enhances the truck’s overall torque numbers. 


How Much Can the 2023 Tundra Tow? 

The maximum towing capacities of 2023 Toyota Tundra is dependent on which drivetrain and powertrain drivers opt for. No matter what configuration owners choose, the 2023 Tundra is rated to confidently tow at least 3500 kg or 7700 lbs. When properly equipped, the maximum tow rating for a 2023 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Hybrid 4x4 is 5,067 kgs or 11,171 lbs. See the table below for maximum towing and payload ratings for each available 2023 Toyota Tundra model, as listed by Toyota Canada.

2023 Toyota Tundra - 3.5L i-Force twin-turbocharged V6 Gas
Specifications: Double Cab SR 4X2 Regular Bed Double Cab SR 4X2 Long Bed Double Cab SR Double Cab SR5 L Double Cab Limited
Maximum Towing Capacity (kgs/lbs) 3760 (8289) 3760 (8289) 3760 (8289) 5030 (11089) 5035 (11100)
Maximum Payload


880 (1940) 850 (1874) 855 (1885) 820 (1808) 825 (1819)
2023 Toyota Tundra - 3.5L i-Force twin-turbocharged V6 Gas
Specifications: CrewMax SR CrewMax SR5 L CrewMax Limited CrewMax Limited L CrewMax Platinum CrewMax Platinum L
Maximum Towing Capacity (kgs/lbs) 3760 (8289) 4990 (11001) 5045 (11122) 4975 (10968) 5010 (11045) 4935 (10880)
Maximum Payload


825 (1819) 780 (1720) 790 (1742) 745 (1642) 755 (1664) 715 (1576)
2023 Toyota Tundra - 3.5L i-Force Max twin-turbocharged V6 Hybrid
Specifications: CrewMax Limited Hybrid CrewMax Limited L Hybrid CrewMax Platinum Hybrid CrewMax Capstone Hybrid
Maximum Towing Capacity (kgs/lbs) 5067 (11171) 5005 (11034) 4995 (11012) 4690 (10340)
Maximum Payload


730 (1609) 750 (1653) 710 (1565) 675 (1488)