New 2025 Toyota Tundra Review: Everything We Know So Far

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2025 Toyota Tundra many media outlets have leaked Toyota for its slow foray into electric cars. That will change in a big way. The Japanese company recently revealed the incessant new Toyota and Lexus EV concepts.

One that caught our attention, tucked away in the back corner, was the so-called Pickup EV. This is our first look at Toyota’s promised electric truck plans, and it shows there’s reason to be excited.

Here’s what we know so far about Toyota’s first electric pickup truck.

The electric trucks we’ve seen so far, from the GMC Hummer EV SUT to the Ford F-150 Lightning and Bollinger B2 have one thing in common: they’re huge. Even the bolder Rivian R1T pushes the line between mid-size and full-size trucks.

Toyota’s EV pickup, at least judging by the pictures, looks smaller. It has a sporty demeanor and a relatively compact-looking bed and cabin.

We don’t yet know what Toyota will call this truck, and we don’t know if the next-generation Tacoma will offer an electric variant.

But if Toyota announced it was building an electric Tacoma, it would be difficult for the truck to look more like this. Sure, the style has a bit of Tundra in it but so does the next-generation Tacoma.

  • New SX Pack Adds High-Rated Custom Styles
  • Standard i-FORCE 3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Produces 389 hp, 479 lb.-ft.
  • 2023 Tundra Available with i-FORCE MAX Powertrain, Delivers 437 hp, 583 lb.-ft.
  • Maximum Towing Capacity Up To 12,000-Pound
  • Available 14-inch Touch Screen Highlights New Generation Multimedia Audio System
  • Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 Active Safety Standard in all Tundra Grades

Here’s what you need to know about the 2025 Toyota Tundra:

2025 Toyota Tundra Review

Toyota has finally confirmed electrification plans for its truck lineup and we have a hunch it will start with the Tundra.

2025 Toyota Tundra

The truck segment is gearing up for electrification at unimaginable speeds, thanks to specialist EV companies like Tesla and Rivian. Mainstream car brands are also taking part (like they have other options!), and most recently Toyota.

The automaker confirmed that the company plans to electrify its line of trucks. This is the first time the Japanese automaker has spoken about the electrification of pickup trucks.

There’s no word on which truck gets the ion shot first, but either way, expect it to come sooner than expected.

Toyota has mentioned that it will have 70 electric models worldwide by 2025. 15 of them will be dedicated battery-electric vehicles and seven of these 15 will come with the prefix “bZ” moniker which stands for Beyond Zero – BZ1, BZ2, BZ2X, BZ3, BZ4, BZ4X, and BZ5. Models with the ‘X’ will come with a dual motor setup and an all-wheel drive system.

There doesn’t appear to be a pickup truck in the bZ series, which means, for now, the automaker will be focusing on electrifying its new existing range rather than building a new electric pickup from the ground up.

There’s no word on when the electric truck will arrive, but at least we’re still a few years away.

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Toyota Tundra All-Electric Pickup

A few years ago, the idea of ​​an electric pickup truck seemed… inconceivable. Trucks are meant to haul, tow, and play in remote places where electric car chargers are hardly found.

Fast forward to today, and we see an imminent wave of electric trucks hitting the market from familiar names (Ford with the F-150 and the return of the Hummer) and new (Tesla with Cybertruck and Rivian with R1T).

Toyota is the latest big-name automaker to confirm plans to bring electric trucks to market, whether that be in the form of the Tundra, Tacoma or both.

After taking the stage at the Shanghai auto show to say it will bring hybrid and battery-electric powertrains to its truck lineup, where it stopped short of indicating which specific nameplates will have an electric variant, Toyota has started previewing the full concept vehicle.

EV trucks (The reveal came at Toyota’s wider in-house event that reviewed some of the future EVs the brand has promised.) This is the first (okay, second) time we’ve heard the automaker talk about electrifying its trucks, let’s say it’s a big deal.

Both Chevrolet and Ford have confirmed that they are working on electric versions of the Silverado and F-150, respectively, so the idea of ​​a full-size electric Toyota Tundra makes sense.

Toyota’s full-size truck has just entered its third generation, and it shouldn’t surprise us that the new pickup comes with some sort of electrification beyond its hybrid powertrain options.

However, it seems that Toyota is sticking with a simpler size route like the electric Rivian R1T, a sort of intermediate truck that’s bigger than a mid-size truck but smaller than a full-size truck.

Based on the concept image of the Pickup EV Toyota has shared and using a nearby small SUV for comparison, the truck looks big but not bulky. It’s possible that it’s nearly Tundra-sized, but then again, while some of the styling elements in the show truck align with the new Tundra, the EV’s bed is firmer and so is the cabin.

The Toyota Tacoma will also be getting a new generation soon, and electrification is definitely a part of its future. It remains to be seen whether the Taco will get a hybrid or all-electric powertrain (or both), but it will be one of the first midsize trucks in the US to get some sort of electrification.

Rumor has it that the next-get Tacoma will share the platform with the Tundra, so some sort of mix of two trucks built specifically for the electric variant is probably what we see here.

Toyota also said that it plans to introduce 15 new electric vehicles by 2025—many if not all of them featured at the same event as this EV Pickup—so electric pickup trucks could be present by then.

However, until we get closer to that date, for now we have only the faintest promise that an electric truck from Toyota is coming, along with a hazy picture of what it will look like.

2025 Toyota Tundra Interior

Toyota designers in Calty have used a horizontal layout theme and integrated the dashboard and center console. The center console design is uncluttered yet practical, retaining physical control for important functions such as temperature control and volume adjustment.

2025 Toyota Tundra

The 12.3-inch full digital instrument cluster is available in the higher trims, but the lower trim is suitable for a semi-analog instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch MID. The 10-inch heads-up display is also an optional feature.

And we hope that the 2025 Tundra will have a classier interior than ever before.

Other highlights of the cabin are the large 14-inch Audio Multimedia touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto compatibility, a virtual assistant that responds to Toyota’s Hey/Hi/Hello/OK wake-up phrases, and saveable profiles.

Besides being bigger, the new center screen offers a better viewing angle for the driver because it’s not too tilted. The lower trim features an 8-inch Audio Multimedia touchscreen infotainment system instead.

A panoramic roof, heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated seats, rear sunshade and power sliding rear windows are some of the key comfort features of the Tundra 2023. The 360-degree camera system allows for easy parking of large pickups.

The third-generation Tundra has large vertical AC vents instead of small circular ones.

Unlike the second-generation Tundra, it has a thick A-pillar driver-side grip handle, which drivers will appreciate when off-road driving. Toyota has installed an A-pillar grip handle on the passenger side as well, but that’s not a new feature.

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Toyota Tundra Off-Road

The EV pickup has been leaning towards off-road capability so far. Off-roaders are super trendy, and EV trucks — with their lower center of gravity and a ton of instant torque — are perfect for that. Toyota will almost certainly take electric pickup trucks in that direction.

The Toyota EV Pickup Truck is equipped with thick off-road tires. And we’re sure the white paint screaming “TRD Pro” to fans is no accident.

Toyota announced plans to launch 15 battery electric vehicles by 2025. We can expect pickups to be at the forefront of that movement.

We don’t know how far Toyota has come in electric powertrain development, but the exterior design looks almost production-ready—Toyota showed us a similar secret Tundra mockup months before its official debut.

Car and Driver speculate that Toyota could release some more info within the next year. It’s hoping they’re right.

2025 Toyota Tundra Price

The 2022 Tundra has a higher starting price than its domestic competitors. However, Toyota’s entry-level SR trim has more desirable standard features, including a 379-hp twin-turbo V-6 and coil-spring rear suspension. (Coil-spring rear suspension is also standard on the Ram 1500.)

2025 Toyota Tundra

We think what you’ll get is an SR5 with a TRD Off-Road package that brings an electronically locked rear differential, unique wheels, upgraded suspension, and other extras.

  • SR $38,760
  • SR5 $44,265
  • SR5 $47,265
  • Limited $50,360
  • Limited Hybrid $56,140
  • 1794 Edition $61,255
  • Platinum $63,570
  • Platinum Hybrid $63,900
  • 1794 Edition Hybrid $64,600
  • Platinum Hybrid $66,900
  • TRD Pro Hybrid $70,315
  • Capstone Hybrid $77,040

People also ask about Toyota Tundra 2025

Accordion Sample DescriptionA: Powered by two new twin-turbo V6 engines, the Toyota Tundra 2023 comes in with a new SX package that offers an updated appearance. Expected to be released in late Summer 2022, the Toyota Tundra 2023 will be available at all Toyota dealers across the United States and in select international markets as well.
On the topic of cylinders, the Tundra is the only full-size truck without a V8 in its engine portfolio. The two engine options are the i-Force twin-turbo V6 and the i-Force Max twin-turbo V6 hybrid powertrain. A 10-speed automatic transmission is standard and includes an automatic limited-slip differential.
The major improvements for the 2022 Tundra are a new rear suspension, a new powertrain, an overhauled frame, and a more modern interior design. It comes with a choice of three bed lengths: 8-foot-1-inch, 6-6, and 5-6.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra is dropping the old naturally aspirated V8 for two entirely new engines: a twin-turbo V6 and a twin-turbo V6 hybrid. Both engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The base twin-turbo 3.5L V6 produces 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque.