2022 Toyota Tundra Debut – The launch of a new half-ton pickup causes celebration around here, especially when the truck being discussed replaces a car that has been manufactured with only minor changes for the better part of 15 years. When that same rig also is equipped with new engines, our curiosity level is in the high gears.
2022 Toyota Tundra Debut
What’s New for 2022?
Toyota offers the Tundra a much-needed, total revamp after the previous generation had remained mostly unchanged since its introduction in 2007. Even though it was refreshed in 2014 for the model year however, it was unable to take sales from domestic half-ton rivals such as , for instance, the Ford F-150, the Ram 1500, it’s Chevy Silverado 1500 in addition to the GMC Sierra 1500. The new Tundra can’t yet outsell these rivals however, its numerous improvements will help make it much more competitive and desirable when it’s available in dealerships this winter.
Previously, the Tundra was offered exclusively with a naturally aspirated V-8 engine. For the year of the new model it’s the Tundra has a V-6 engine, and it’s more powerful than its predecessor engine with two fewer engine cylinders. A 10-speed auto transmission replaces the old six-speed for all models.
A regular 3.5-litre twin-turbo V-6 produces 389 horsepower and 479 Lb-ft of torque (compare with the 2021 Tundra’s 381 horsepower, 401 lb-ft V-8). Buyers who want more power can connect with the engine using an electric motor. This hybrid option is available output rises up to 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid systems provide serious technology.
The Tundra has been discarded from previous models’ choice of normally aspirated V6 or V8 and instead makes use dual twin-turbo 3.5L V6s. One of them is electronically augmented with the hybrid system. The base V6 puts out 389 horsepower, and 479 pound-feet of torque. Both are an improvement in comparison to the 5.7L V8 engine that drove the 2021 Tundra. It was able to produce 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. In addition, a hybrid’s electric engine increases the 2022 Tundra’s power in the range of 437 horsepower or 583 pound-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission is typical. It replaces a 6-speed automatic used in the ’21 model.
Truck makers are known to pound their chests by presenting the highest towing and payload numbers even in the half-ton range. That’s why Toyota was all over the moon to reveal that its new Tundra can pull 12,000 pounds using the hybrid V6 as well as appropriate towing equipment. This figure is around 20% more than the original Tundra and, of course, it’s a good thing. Information on this smaller engine aren’t available at this time.
As with payloads, a half-ton vehicle’s engine and body design affect its towing capacity. That’s why we’ll select the largest hybrid powertrain four-door model at Ford and Ram to compare with Toyota’s own iForce MAX. In this light, look for a maximum of 12,700 pounds; in Ford as well as 11,560 pounds for Ram.