Why Should You Choose the 2023 Toyota Tundra SR5?

The 2023 Toyota Tundra SR5 sings a more appealing tune than the base SR trim. If you want a pickup truck that won’t bust your budget but also offers features that make driving it more enjoyable, the SR5 trim could be the right model for this full-size truck. Let’s see what it has for you.

The 2023 Toyota Tundra SR5 is more configurable than the base model

How is the SR5 a better choice when considering this Toyota truck? The SR5 trim is a step up from the base model, and it’s a relatively big step. You’ll find:

  • A more powerful engine option
  • Selectable Drive Modes
  • Better towing numbers (12,000 pounds for the 4×2 Double Cab compared to 8,300 pounds for the SR trim)
  • More configurations
  • More optional equipment

The Tundra SR5 is also the best-selling trim in the Tundra lineup. Did that lightbulb suddenly turn on above your head? Let’s see what else this trim includes.

 Do you have more bed options for the SR5 trim o this full-size Toyota truck?

Truck Bed View of the Toyota Tundra
Truck Bed View of the Toyota Tundra | Toyota

There are two cab configurations for the Tundra SR5, which are Double Cab and CrewMax. The Double Cab version comes with either a 6.5-foot or 8-foot truck bed. The CrewMax is available with a 5.5-foot or 6.5-foot bed, giving you one more bed length than the SR trim.

Opting for the CrewMax Tundra SR5 with the 6.5-foot bed also brings an upgraded 32.3-gallon fuel tank.

What are the exterior upgrades to the 2023 Toyota Tundra SR5?

Toyota Tundra Posed
Toyota Tundra Posed | Toyota

The SR5 trim builds on the base model by adding:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED fog lights
  • A deck rail system
  • Four adjustable cleats in the bed
  • Black fender trim
  • A black grille with a body-colored surround

Inside, the audio system adds three more speakers to give you nine instead of the six speakers found in the base trim.

Does the SR5 trim of this full-size Toyota truck give you off-road capabilities?

Sunset Behind a Tundra Off-Road Truck
Sunset Behind a Tundra Off-Road Truck | Toyota

Choose the SR5 4WD model, and you’ll find a package of features that make off-roading more enjoyable. This Tundra SR5 includes:

  • An electronic locking rear differential
  • Multi-Terrain Select
  • Crawl Control
  • Downhill Assist Control
  • A blind-spot monitor
  • Panoramic View Monitor
  • Multi-Terrain Monitor
  • An additional camera lens under the truck

If you want more off-roading equipment, the SR5 4WD is eligible for the TRD Off-Road Package, which includes:

  • 18-inch TRD off-road wheels
  • All-terrain tires
  • An off-road suspension with Bilstein shocks
  • Skid plates
  • TRD customization

The 2023 Toyota Tundra SR5 allows you to go all the way with the TRD Off-Road Premium Package, which builds in these two off-road packages with:

  • SofTex upholstery
  • 8-way heated power front seats
  • 2-way power lumbar support
  • Dual-zone automatic climate controls

If you remember the old Burger King saying of, “Have it Your Way,” you’ll find that with the Tundra SR5. You can have the contents of the TRD Off-Road Premium Package without the TRD Off-Road Package if that’s what you desire.

Are there any other optional features and packages for this full-size Toyota truck?

2023 Toyota Tundra SR5 SX Package
2023 Toyota Tundra SR5 SX Package | Toyota

several packages add various items to the mix. Here are just a few of them:

TRD Pro Package

  • 20-inch black alloy wheels
  • A lowered suspension with Bilstein shocks

SR5 Convenience Package

  • Heated side mirrors
  • A blind-spot monitor
  • Front and rear parking assist with automatic braking
  • The 32.2-gallon fuel tank

Premium Audio Package

  • 14-inch monitor
  • Two 120-volt outlets (one in the cabin, one in the bed)
  • LED bed lights

Advanced Off-Road Technology Package

  • A blind-spot monitor
  • Front and rear park assist with automatic braking
  • Multi-Terrain Monitor
  • Trailer Backup Guide
  • Digital rearview mirror

SX Package

  • Color-keyed door handles
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Black fender trim
  • Black cloth interior
  • 18-inch black alloy wheels
  • SX decals

Some eligible items for the 2023 Toyota Tundra SR5 are available without being in a package. These items include:

  • Heated tow mirrors
  • Load-level rear air suspension
  • A leather steering wheel
  • Skid plates
  • 20-inch wheels

Is the move up to the Tundra SR5 with the added cost?

The starting price of the SR5 trim is $42,470 compared to the SR’s base price which is $36,965. Considering the added equipment and options offered, stepping up one rung on the ladder offers more value than the base model.