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2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone Debuts As 2022 Ford F-150 Platinum Rival

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.

We’ll have more on everything the competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. StuartH

    Not mentioned is that the Toyota has independent rear suspension vs. Ford’s traditional solid axle/leaf spring setup. That is where comparison is going to especially matter.

    1. Ryan

      Toyota changed from leaf to coil springs in the rear, but still has a solid axle

  2. The Gentle Grizzly

    It needs a bigger griille, a fake hood scoop, and a wider taller console!

    /sarc tag for the humor impaired.

  3. Old Ford Fan

    Toybox company can reverse engineer and copy quite well.

  4. Gary B kempf

    It’s truly the definition of UGLY!


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