Enthusiasm for the all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra already at a fever pitch, Toyota challenges full-sized trucks with a new entry at the upper echelon of the segment.
The new Tundra Capstone grade provides a premium collection of features and upgrades for those looking to elevate their truck experience. As the new halo grade in the Tundra lineup, Capstone builds on the already impressive features of Toyota’s all-new full-sized truck.
Toyota says the new flagship of the Tundra lineup seamlessly crafts together premium, plush and power into an exceptionally loaded package.
Eyes will certainly be drawn to the largest wheels ever offered on Tundra thanks to the standard 22-inch chrome rims.
At its ruggedly handsome front, Capstone’s unique grille features a color- keyed outer frame and a chrome inner mesh pattern complemented with subtle-yet-eye-catching chrome mirror caps, chrome “TUNDRA” tailgate inserts and chrome trim accents.
Automatic running boards provide a step up into into a premium cabin experience that is no doubt highlighted by standard semi-aniline leather-trimmed seats with perforation and a Capstone-only black-and-white color combination.
The center console and passenger-sidedash are accented with authentic Dark American Walnut with an open-pore finish highlighting the woodgrain. On the dash the Walnut inlay surrounds a Capstone logo which illuminates when the doors are opened.
A panoramic moonroof is standard on Tundra Capstone. To help provide an even quieter cabin, Capstone is the only Tundra grade to feature acoustic glass on the front doors for more exterior sound deadening.
The driver experience is enhanced with a leather-trimmed heated steering wheel and large 12.3-inch digital Multi- Informational Display. A standard 10-inch color Head-Up Display provides an option that drivers can keep eyes in line with the road ahead.
A 14-inch multimedia touchscreen display comes standard on Capstone. It controls the all-new Toyota Audio Multimedia system designed and engineered by Toyota’s Texas-based Connected Technologies team.
The new system offers an improved user experience thanks to new sight, touch and voice activation, says Toyota.
The Intelligent Assistant, available through Drive Connect, uses simple phrases like “Hey Toyota” to awaken the system for voice-activated commands to search for directions, find Places of Interest (POI), adjust audio controls, change the cabin temperatures and more.
The cloud-based native navigation system, aptly named Cloud Navigation, offered through Drive Connect allows for real-time Over the Air updates for mapping and POI, and Google POI data is integrated to ensure up-to-date search capability.
The new system also supports standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
A new Toyota Audio Multimedia allows for simultaneous dual Bluetooth phone connectivity. A Wi-Fi Connect subscription offers 4G connectivity for up to five devices by turning Tundra into an AT&T Hotspot.
In addition, you can link your separate Apple Music and Amazon Music subscriptions to the vehicle with Integrated Streaming.
Lastly, Capstone offers an impressive 12-speaker JBL Premium Audio system for optimal auditory experience.
For ease of entry and exit, Capstone offers standard power running boards, and it also boasts a standard power bed step for ease of entry in the truck bed. Complementing the Tundra’s new multilink rear suspension system, Capstone offers available Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) and load-leveling rear height control air suspension.
Plush and Tough
Capstone is powered by the impressive new i-FORCE MAX Hybrid powertrain that produces 437 horsepower and 583 lb.-ft. of torque. i-FORCE MAX relies on a twin-turbo V6 engine but features a unique motor generator within the bell housing between the engine and 10-speed automatic transmission designed to provide maximum performance and maximum efficiency.
Sporting a new fully boxed, high-strength-steel frame, Capstone has a maximum towing capacity of 10,340 pounds. During towing applications, the hybrid system provides additional power and torque, while during city driving it focuses on a quiet ride with improved efficiency. For highway driving, responsive linear power delivery is the name of the game, and off-highway exploration is further enhanced thanks to peak torque performance being achieved early in the RPM range.
A new Sheet-Molded Compound (SMC) bed construction features reinforced aluminum cross members under the bed that offers added protection against dents, impact dings and rust compared to traditional steel decks. Maximum payload for Capstone is 1,485 pounds.
For added cushion for the crew, The cabin is mounted to the frame with hydraulic cab mounts to cushion the ride.
The Drive Mode Select include settings for Eco, Normal and Sport. With the available Load-Leveling Rear Height Control Air Suspension and Adaptive Variable Suspension – the settings expand to include Comfort, Sport S, Sport S+ and Custom.
Tundra Capstone is equipped with a plethora of cameras that display multiple exterior angles viewable from the available 14-inch touchscreen or the standard Digital Display Rearview Mirror.
Whether pulling into a parking spot or trailering, drivers will appreciate Panoramic View Monitor that displays a top-down view of the truck. Views include the rear truck bed to check on cargo, a rear split view to show what’s nearby on each side of the trailer and a hitch view to assist with trailer connecting.
The Towing Technology Package is standard on Capstone, and it includes Trailer Back Guidance, which aids in overall maneuvering of trailers, as well as the Straight Path Assist feature, which is designed to ensure your truck and trailer will back up in a straight line.
The available 360-degree cameras aid with visibility and tough-to-see areas around the truck and trailer. When connected with Toyota’s integrated trailer brake controller, the Blind Spot Monitor can recognize blind spots for not just the truck but the trailer as well.
Capstone comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 (TSS 2.5), Toyota’s active safety system. Included are Pre-Collision System with enhanced Pedestrian Detection featuring low-light detection, bicyclist and oncoming vehicle warning.
At intersections, the system is designed to detect an oncoming vehicle or pedestrian when performing a left-hand turn and provide audio/visual alerts and automatic braking in certain conditions.
Emergency steering assist is an additional function designed to detect pedestrians and stabilize the driver’s emergency evasive steering maneuvers and help prevent lane departure.
Additional features are Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert and Lane Tracing Assist to assist the driver by providing a slight steering force to help center the vehicle in its lane; Automatic High Beams, Road Sign Assist and Toyota’s Rear Seat Reminder
In addition to the TSS 2.5 system, other standard safety features include Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Limited Warranty and ToyotaCare
Toyota’s 36-month/36,000-mile basic new-vehicle warranty applies to all components other than normal wear and maintenance items. Additional 60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60,000 miles and corrosion with no mileage limitation.
In addition, Tundra comes with ToyotaCare, a plan covering normal factory-scheduled maintenance and 24-hour roadside assistance for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone will be available later in Spring 2022.
The 2022 Capstone grade will be offered in one body configuration: CrewMax with a 5.5-foot bed.
Available colors include Wind Chill Pearl, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Celestial Silver Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Supersonic Red and Blueprint.
Pricing will be announced closer to arrival.
Explore all of the features on the 2022 Toyota Tundra at https://www.toyota.com/tundra/
Source: Toyota News Release