The Toyota Tundra is about to arrive, and it should be available for the first time to choose with the new SX Package. For those who may not know, the 2023 Toyota Tundra SX Package is the Nightshade by another name, which brings to this truck more black and dark gray design elements. The Nightshade Edition is a Toyotas great formula, which is available on models such as the Tacoma, the 4Runner, the Sequoia, and the 2023 Camry.
Just like the original version, the SX model will use the same turbocharged V6 engine. The truck has a peppy acceleration and very smooth transmission shifts.
2023 Toyota Tundra SX Package Review
The new 2023 Toyota Tundra SX Package is exclusively available on SR5 trim in 4×2 or 4×4. From information that’s official, the new model can be chosen as a Double Cab model with 6.5-foot bed or CrewMax with the 5.5-foot bed. However, the SX package makes Tundra look more sportier than it does.
First of all, it adds some black accents, which are visible on the grille, 18-inch wheels, outer door handles, and the rear inboard bumper. The SX Package, according to Toyota, is available to choose with four exterior colors. There are White, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Celestial Silver Metallic, and Midnight Black Metallic colors.
Modern and Roomy Cabin
The latest 2023 Toyota Tundra SX pickup truck package offers more equipment than you can imagine. As an exterior treatment, the similar dark accents can be found inside the cabin. On top of that, the cabin is roomy with seats that are very supportive. We like the new centrally located 8-inch touchscreen, while a larger 14-inch touchscreen with enhanced resolution comes optional.
Unlike the previous model, the new one includes more responsive touch, including the pinch and zoom functions, just on the phones and tablets. The new Toyota as standard also offers wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatibility.
2023 Toyota Tundra SX Engine Specs
The latest 2023 Toyota Tundra offers two new powertrains. The base model will reportedly use a twin-turbo i-FORCE 3.5-liter V6 with DOHC 24-valve cylinder heads and Dual VVTi systems. Thanks to that, this engine yield 389 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. of torque. Top dog is the i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain that will be able to produce 437 horsepower at 5,200 rpm, and a 583 lb.-ft. of torque at a low 2,400 rpm.
This powerhouse is also very efficient, with up to EPA-estimated 20 MPG city/24 MPG highway/22 MPG combined fuel economy ratings. It is worth mentioning that the new i-FORCE MAX combines the twin-turbo V6 with an electric motor generator. The hybrid model also employs a reliable 288V Nickel-metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery located under the rear passenger seats. Both engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2023 Toyota Tundra SX Price, Release Date
The new 2023 Toyota Tundra SX Package is offered with various off-road features. This model looks eye-catchy thanks to many dark exterior accents and an interior that offers great comfort for all passengers. Pricing for the SR5, as well as for the SX Package, is not out yet, but we expect SR5 to be around $43,150.
So, the SX Package will probably add another $2000 to the SR5 price. The new Tundra SR5 SX will arrive with the rest of the 2023 Toyota models later this summer.