Flash Drive

2022 Toyota Tundra

Model Tested: 2022 Toyota Tundra HV 4×4 Capstone Hybrid CrewMax

The 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone CrewMax pickup is big, powerful, luxurious and reasonably easy on gas.

Engine: 3.5-liter V-6, 437 horsepower and 583 lb.-ft torque

Transmission: 10-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel drive

EPA Rating: 19-mpg city, 22-mpg highway, 20-mpg combined

Base Price: $73,530

As Tested: $77,339


Performance modes: 2H, 4H, HL

Dial for Eco, Normal, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus, Custom

Throttle tip-in a little harsh in sport mode

The Toyota Tundra has many driving modes to handle a wide variety of road and weather conditions.

Trailer brake +/- controller

OK fuel economy—our best was 20.9-mpg

Pleasant riding coil spring suspension

Lots of torque from twin-turbo V-6

Sharp 22-inch wheels


Excellent cabin space and comfort

Stretch-out front row legroom

Great driver and front passenger power lumbar; quite firm

Thick, slightly contoured, heated steering wheel

The cab is very driver-focused both with comfort and technology including the large infotainment screen.

Ample, good auxiliary controls

Power tilt/telescopic column

Excellent moonroof with power shade

Large grab handles on A pillars

Big grab handles on B pillars

Heated and cooled rear seats

Great backseat legroom

Center position tight on headroom


Lightweight tailgate

Handy step drops down when tailgate opens

Back seat room and comfort are excellent.

Nice sliding cargo rail system

Excellent head up display

Oversize infotainment screen

Power running boards

Large, deep console bin

Phone charging pad

Medium size locking glovebox

Medium front door bins

Small upper door bins

Full length rear door bins, but shallow

The side profile shows sows the sharp styling and huge 22-inch wheels on the Capstone model.

Oversize sun visors

Split back seat folds up

Large seatback storage pouches

WOW Factors:

Spacious, very comfortable interior

Great variety of drive mode choices

Heated and cooled power lumbar front seats

Huge moonroof greatly lightens interior

Bright bed lights


Trailer towing is one of many tasks the Tundra does well.

Sticker shock

Overkill on the semi-truck grille

Bottom Line:

The 2022 Toyota Tundra HV 4×4 CrewMax hybrid pickup competes in a market segment dominated by the Big Three, but the top-of-the-line Tundra Capstone hybrid is loaded with great features and a spacious, comfortable interior. The rear seat room and comfort are truly deserving of the term crew cab. The twin-turbo V-6 hybrid provides a good blend of power and economy along with legendary Toyota reliability.

Rear 3/4 view of the 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone Edition.