New Toyota Tundra Capstone To Rival GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate37
The new Toyota Tundra Capstone made its official debut this week, arriving as a high-end, ultra-luxurious variant of the long-running Japanese pickup.
The Toyota Tundra Capstone seems to be a direct response to the GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate, incorporating similar cosmetic equipment such as standard 22-inch chrome rims, a large chrome grille and chrome trim accents.
Inside, this high-end truck features Capstone exclusive white and black leather upholstery, open-pore walnut wood trim and a standard panoramic moonroof. A 14-inch infotainment display is also standard and is joined by a standard 10-inch color head up display and a 12.3-inch digital instrument display. Entryway into the cabin is helped by a set of standard automatic running boards, while acoustic side window glass helps ensure this luxury truck feels more refined than lesser Tundra trim levels.
Power in the Toyota Tundra Capstone comes from a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine and small electric motor and battery, which together produce 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. The electric motor is located within the bell housing of the standard 10-speed automatic transmission. Toyota says the truck has a maximum towing capacity of 10,340 pounds and a max payload of 1,485 pounds. A drive mode select system also comes standard with Normal and Sport settings, however more modes are offered if the optional load-levelling air suspension and adaptive variable suspension are equipped, including e Comfort, Sport S, Sport S+ and Custom.
Lastly, the Tundra Capstone comes equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 suite of active safety features, which includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, emergency steering assist, dynamic radar cruise control, lane tracing assist, rear cross traffic alert and automatic high beams, among more.
Pricing for the Toyota Tundra Capstone has not yet been announced, however we expect it to occupy a similar price point as the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate, which is priced from $80,395.
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That’s a low bar, but we all know GM has never made an actual luxury truck. The 2022.5 trucks may change that some.
Do you mean Crapstone? Hideous looking truck!
I applaud Toyota for the upgrades to the Tundra truck line as this is way over due. I think the Tundra front end has a face only a mother could love though. The taillights look like a GMC Sierra knock off. Toyota does know how to offer painted wheel well openings vs black on the GMC Ultimate.
Rival in terms of grille size!?!?
Capstone as in “we give up”, the interior’s nice although..
You are correct as in Capstone meaning “we give up”, they are indicating that this is their best shot. The overall looks of the truck are the capstone of ugliness. The vehicle is way too bulky looking & the stance appears to be sitting very low to the ground ,which does not complement its overall appearance. That black & white interior is obscene. I was never a fan of the faux wood in any truck & it doesn’t enhance the overall look either. The panoramic roof doesn’t belong on a truck either because of trailering & hauling & twisting going on. There will surely be a plethora of mechanical issues that the public will never hear about, which is typical of toyota. As far as the stance of the vehicle, I have not viewed one in person & I probably won’t see many on the road & I won’t view one at a dealership for fear of being spotted by one of my friends. Good thing people have choices.
Tundra does not have a multi-function tailgate. Tundra does have independent rear suspension. How IRS affects the utility factor (towing, hauling weight} is what I wonder.
No, the new Tundra still uses a solid rear axle, but with coil springs instead of leaf springs.
Yes, you are correct – solid axle with coil springs on the new Tundra.
Nothing new – GMCs and Chevy trucks had coils on the rear in the early to mid 60s.
My 1960 Chevrolet Apache C10 had coiled Springs on the rear torsion bar suspension in the front. One of the most comfortable driving and riding vehicles ever.
The Crapstone needs a bigger screen along with a bigger grill, size matters!
The all new Toyota Turdra: Still a Toyota, so…………………………..No thanks.
I knew my boy would be here hating on Japan as usual.
And I knew my boy Ricky would be here with his pom-poms for Toyota. Why are you trolling on a GM site? Don’t you have bathrooms to clean at the local Toilet, I mean Toyota store?
I don’t have Pom poms for Toyota I just don’t have a entire brand or country because it’s Japan. You have made it more then clear how you feel about them.
@ dan let it go bro stop hating because Toyota passed your beloved godly company.
that’s not true. he works for a japanese dealership. can’t hate them that much.
I saw a new Tundra the other day on the freeway and I thought to myself that is the ugliest pickup ever. The lines and curves just do not work together. Interior is a little better.
That grille looks like a feeding whale shark. Not a pretty sight.
Not digging those huge interior vents. Otherwise the inside looks nice.
I rode in my neighbors 2020 Tundra TRD Pro (I own a 2018 Silverado LT). Was not impressed. The engine lacked power and the seats were SUPER uncomfortable. Very uninspiring interior. The only 2 cool things were the roll down rear glass and how big the 2nd row is for families.
Tom Sevo: Going back a few years to 2008, I was working at the Buick, Cadillac, GMC and Honda store. GMC was training the sales staff on the new (then) GMC Sierra and one of the things that I recall was a video they showed comparing the new Sierra to the Ram, F150 and Tundra. The two main things they did was actually hook chains to all 4 corners of all the trucks and using a mechanism, they raised each truck off the ground by the corners. The Ford had some flex and didn’t do too well. The Ram was much better and did about the same as the GMC. But the Toyota nearly folded up and actually bent the frame. Totally hilarious. The other test was to open the hoods on all the trucks and some guy would grab each hood by the front corners. Again, the GMC’s hood barely flexed along with the Ram’s. The Ford was so-so. But once again, the Turdra’s hood could be flexed more than anything else. Again, they literally bent the hood it flexed so much.
Again, the ONLY reason people buy Toyota’s is because they are so good at marketing. It’s certainly not because the product is better.
My father worked with a guy who’s wife was an engineer on the 2007 tundra. As she was bragging about all the new updates, my father pied up, “most of those my 01 Chevy already has.” They weren’t to happy about that. The only thing impressive about the 07 turda was the 5.7 V8. But it’s an expensive engine compared to a small block and for its price GM offered the vortex max that made the same power with better down low torque. Never been a fan.
I’ve rented a ’21 Corolla. Technology wise it was ok but Toyota is clearly cutting corners as you drive it. Glad I got my car back from the body shop to say the least.
Guestt: I’m sorry you had to endure that! haha. A 2021 Corolla probably drives about like my 2014 Cruze did if even that nice.
No matter how you slice it, Toyota is all about the cost and maximize profits no matter what. And it shows.
My hiking buddy and I switched his 2016 Corola and my 2016 Chevy Cruze for an afternoon. He was impressed by my Cruze quiet stable fun performance and handling … so his wife then drove the Corola and he bought a low mileage Cruze for his daily driver and he loves it.
I saw a Toyota 2023 Capstone yesterday being promoted @ the local high-end (for Toyota) Toyota dealership. It was certainly an upgrade versus their previous Tundra. Was it a lesson in design to GM’s GMC Denali Ultimate, Fords Limited or MOPARS new Dodge completely new great interior? In two (2) words, absolutely not. The leather additions in black and white, looked like it would be a magnet to DIRT and childrens dirty, sticky hands quite frankly and could not surpass any of the big three’s existing highest end interiors. It seemed”forced” and didn’t seem to offer “authenticity “” in looks or in engineering in the drivetrain versus the big three (3), I have always been a fan of Toyota’s
long-term ability to stand up to the rigors of everyday life and, I’m concerned the new Capstone may miss the mark in its ability to stand up? I’m a Canadian and, that is my e-mail address.
Like always, the Tundra will have a small piece of the market share and the Capstone model will have less market share compared the to Denali trims.
I can see Lebron driving that with the white interior, but a guy with kids, dogs or god fobid someone who works or hunts, fish etc. HA! (I know they will have other interiors)
Does the Crapstone come with complementary asswipe?
The big question yet to be asked, will the tundra come with bad lifters just like the Denali?
Maybe not but, didn’t the Tundra 5.7 have crankshaft issues or was that just a ” myth” like frames needing to be replaced or anything else Toyota negative?
The black and white interior seats looks like a panda bear family lives in there, no thanks.
Most Toyota,Tundra,Tacoma,4-Runners,have few very issues,that keep them on the road,not in a repair shop.
The only vehicle,after 50 years in Automotive Trade,in know,will perform,and have value,at the end of the day.
Keep your eyes open,notice how many old Toyota vehicles,are still,being driven daily,with 100 of 1000s miles.
When you are tired of driving it,put a for sale sign on it,in your driveway,Walmart,costco lot,and stay by your
The 2022 Tundras are having Turbo issues right out of the gate per Tundra forums-
“I’m hearing about these waste gate actuator issues more frequently. Is this going to be a wide scale recall?”
A ton of money and less than a ton of payload capacity? Pathetic. Add a quality cap and some bed option and you may be able to carry a weekends worth of camping gear, or in the case of the luxury Capstone,…. your wife’s shoe collection .