2022 Toyota Tundra – A Complete Review about Full-Size Pickup, Ditching 8-Cylinder Engine

Local carmakers have been dominating the pick-up trucks market. However, the 2022 Toyota Tundra targets a different audience, particularly people who are Toyota enthusiasts. The majority of Toyota trucks have solid, leaf spring rear suspension. The 2022 Toyota Tundra possesses outback coil springs and the smooth Ram 1500 like sailing to make your driving experience the best one so far. Not just that, this beast can tow a vehicle weighing 12000 pounds and comes with a suite of driver-assist tools. Even though the truck does not have a V-8 engine, it has a twin-turbo V-6 engine which is available for hybrid versions. The twin V-6 engine is good for 437 hp and 583 lb-feet of torque. With all these features and a comfy cabin that provides enough room than its previous versions, and a 14-inch infotainment system, the 2022 Toyota Tundra has everything you are looking for. 

2022 Toyota Tundra – What’s New?

Since the inception of this truck series in 2007, Toyota had not brought much change until this year when the popular vehicle manufacturer announced the 2022 Toyota Tundra arrival. The truck features much-needed change that the audience has been expecting for a long time now. Even though the automaker brought a few changes in the 2014 version, it still failed to beat the local rivals, including the Ram 1500, the Ford F-150, GMC Sierra 1500, and the Chevy Silverado 1500. The 2022 Toyota Tundra is yet to outsell the local winners of the market, however, this time it will be giving tough competition to its rivals when it reaches the dealership this year winter. 

The price range is yet to be released for the 2022 Toyota Tundra. However, rumors have it that it will cost somewhere around $35,620. After the company reveals the price range for this vehicle, including the rim levels and other optional features, we can only recommend which option you should go for. 

Engine and Transmission

The 2022 Toyota Tundra is the only pick-up truck that does not possess a V8 engine. Rather, it comes with a 10-speed auto transmission and a twin-turbo V6 engine. However, the engine possesses two different power levels. If we talk about the standard version, you will get 389 hp and 479 lb-feet of torque. As far as the hybrid version is concerned, you will get a full-electric drive at a decent speed, while together, it generates 437 hp and 583 ft of torque. In this 2022 version, the rear-wheel suspension is new, which otherwise, in the previous generation, used a leaf spring setup. So the new 2022 Toyota Tundra possesses a more efficient coil-spring rear suspension, which would improve the handling and driving experience. 

The automaker is now offering TRD Sport and Off-Road packages. The Off-Road package includes skid plates, off-road suspension, and distinctive wheels. While the sport package includes 20-inch wheels, and lowered suspension. For outstanding off-road capabilities, the best bet would be TRD Pro, as it offers lifted suspension, exclusive dampers, and special 18-inch black wheels mounted on all-rounder tires.

Payload and Towing Strength

As discussed earlier, the 2022 Toyota Tundra is capable of managing 12000 lbs of weight. While F-150, for instance, is capable of towing 14000 lbs of weight. Even though it is slightly low than what its rivals are offering, you will get a payload capacity of 1940 lbs. Some market-leading trucks like Ford will provide you with as much as 3250 lbs of payload.

Interior and Comfort

From the inside, the 2022 Toyota Tundra has a heavy dashboard with dotted air vents and a thick center part that connects to the door panels. The fabrics used on the doors, dashboard, and console seem much prettier than its former versions. You will definitely get an improved overall look with the premium trim levels and 1794 Edition appealing wood accents.

The center console possesses a generous-sized center bin and storage, just like the other generations. While a couple of analog gauges and a decent info display for driving assistance makes a standard panel. There is a 12.3′ digital gauge behind the steering wheel.

The 2022 Toyota Tundra features two body styles and three unique cargo bed lengths. The standard cab comes with a 6.5 and 8.1-foot space. Likewise, the crew cab is available with any of a 5.5 or 6.5-foot space. 

Connectivity and Infotainment

A 12′ enormous touch screen comes almost with every pick-up truck, excluding the Nissan Titan. The 2022 Toyota Tundra comes standard with an 8′ touch screen. However, you can upgrade it to 14′ (horizontally oriented) to match the rivals’. As for the connectivity, the truck has both Android Auto and Apple Carplay and a useful knob. Hotspot wifi can be added to a subscription. 

Driver Assistance Features

All 2022 Toyota Tundra comes standard with a set of driver assistance technology that offers blind-spot monitoring, high auto beams, cross-traffic alert, and many more. For more information regarding the driver safety features, you can check out Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) or National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA’s) website. 

The key features that come standard with Tundra include:

  • Auto emergency breaks and forward crash warnings.
  • Lane-keeping and lane departure signs
  • Adaptive cruise control

We will update this article with more details as more information becomes available.

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