The venerable Ford F-150 comes in a wide variety of trims, from the simple work truck XL to the pricey and more luxurious Limited. That’s a bit part of the reason why the F-150 has been America’s best-selling vehicle for decades, and why so many other automakers are playing catch up in that regard. That includes Toyota, which just revealed the all-new 2022 Tundra last September, and now, it has unveiled a more luxurious F-150 Platinum rival – the 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone represents the new “halo” grade in the Tundra lineup, but it falls a bit short in terms of luxury and price compared to the range-topping F-150 trim, the Limited. On that outside, that starts with a set of the largest wheels ever fitted to a Tundra – 22-inch chrome units – along with a unique front grille that features a chrome inner mesh pattern and color-keyed outer frame, power running boards, and chrome mirror caps, a “TUNDRA” tailgate insert, and trim accents.
Inside the cabin, the Tundra Capstone gets standard perforated semi-aniline leather-trimmed seats finished in a Capstone exclusive black-and-white color combo, authentic Dark American Walnut trim with an open-pore finish, a Walnut inlay on the dash, an illuminated Capstone logo, a standard panoramic moonroof, acoustic glass for the front doors, a leather-trimmed heated steering wheel, 12.3-inch digital Multi-Informational Display, 10-inch color Head-Up Display, a 14-inch infotainment touchscreen, and a 12-speaker JBL Premium Audio system.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone is available in one configuration – CrewMax with a 5.5-foot bed – and offers an available Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) and load-leveling rear height control air suspension. Power comes from Toyota’s new i-Force Max hybrid twin-turbo V6 that produces 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque, which is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The 2022 Tundra Capstone is expected to launch this spring with a starting MSRP of around $60k, which puts it right on par with the 2022 F-150 Platinum.