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Toyota Tundra price shock! Hybrid ute revealed to cost $145,990


The full-size American pickup is set to cost almost twice as much as the most expensive Hilux you can buy in Australia

Local pricing for the 2025 Toyota Tundra has been leaked via an industry source before the full-size pickup has even gone on sale officially.

The reported list price of $145,990 before on-road costs pertains to the Tundra Limited grade which is paired exclusively with the flagship 326kW/790Nm i-Force Max hybrid system. 

Toyota Tundra Limited 2024 rear 3/4 dirt
Toyota Tundra is reported to cost $145,990 before on-road costs

Even at that price however, it’s not the most expensive Toyota on sale – that title is held by the 300 Series Land Cruiser ZX at $146,876 before on-roads.

Tundra expected to go on sale in 2025 following trial

Late last year, Toyota began to rollout 300 units of its locally converted Tundra pick-up to customers who took ownership of the new ute under a conditional lease agreement.  The lease  requires those chosen to report back to the manufacturer on how their ute performed in the real world.

Toyota Tundra Limited 2024 front dirt 2
The Tundra is expected to go on sale in 2025

The trial period, Toyota says, is crucial to making sure the right-hand-drive converted Tundras were up to the company’s standards before it officially went on sale, likely sometime in 2025.

It’s important to note that pricing could change before the model launches, as could the level of specification.

How does the Tundra’s price compare to its rivals?

The Tundra’s price sits above the most expensive Ford F-150, which costs $140,945 in Lariat LWB guise, though a Ram ‘DT’ 1500 Limited is more expensive again at $156,950 – to say nothing of the TRX, which changes hands for a whopping $224,950

In America, the Tundra Limited pickup with the same 5.5 foot bed and i-Force Max hybrid system as the Australian model is priced around USD$62,500, or roughly AUD$95,000.  

The difference in price is likely due to factors such as the added cost of shipping the made-in-America ute to Australia, the research and development required to convert it to right-hand-drive and the conversion itself. 

Even still, this price may come as a bit of a shock to Toyota ute buyers with top-spec Hilux GR Sport currently priced at $73,990 – or almost half the price of the Tundra.

What does the Australian Tundra include?

The specification of the Tundra may change before it officially goes on sale but it’s expected to carry a similar feature list to the 300 units currently being sent out to customers.

These vehicles include the following:

  • Heated, power folding exterior mirrors with reverse tilt-down
  • Active front spoiler
  • Tub management system with side and back rails and moveable tie-down points
  • Towbar, 3500kg tow ball and tongue1
  • 12-pin trailer wiring harness w/integrated brake controller
  • Black synthetic leather seats
  • Heated and ventilated front seats with eight-way power adjustment
  • Leather-accented steering wheel 
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster 
  • Dual zone climate control with rear vents
  • Wireless phone charger 
  • Power windows and back glass
  • 14.0-inch touchscreen
  • 12-speaker ‘JBL 9’ audio system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay / wired Android Auto
  • 20-inch alloy wheels with 265/60R20 tyres
  • Ventilated front disc brakes 354mm with fixed four-cylinder calliper
  • Ventilated rear disc brakes 335mm with floating single-cylinder calliper