2022 Toyota Tundra Fuel Mileage – The announcement of a brand new half-ton pickup causes joy in our house, particularly when the truck being discussed is replacing a model that has been on the market with just minor adjustments for the better portion of 15 years. When the same rig comes with a choice of new engines, our curiosity level really kicks into the high gears.
2022 Toyota Tundra Fuel Mileage
What’s New for 2022?
Toyota provides the Tundra a needed, total design overhaul following the previous generation that was mostly unchanged from its first appearance in 2007. Though it was refreshed to the 2014 model year it wasn’t able to capture sales from rivals in the half-ton segment such as that of Ford F-150, the Ram 1500 as well as it’s Chevy Silverado 1500 or the GMC Sierra 1500. The new Tundra has yet to surpass any of the other options however, its numerous improvements will help make it much more competitive and appealing when it reaches dealerships this winter.
Before, the Tundra was sold exclusively with the naturally aspirated V-8 engine. The new model year, the Tundra gets a V-6, and it’s more robust than the original engine despite having two less engine cylinders. The 10-speed automatic transmission replaces the previous six-speed for all models.
A regular 3.5-litre twin-turbo V-6 produces 389 horsepower and 479 Lb-ft of torque (compare this to the 2021 Tundra’s 381 horsepower, 401 Lb-ft V-8). Buyers looking to increase their power can combine this V-6 engine with an electric motor. With this optional hybrid setup the output increases up to 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque. These hybrid systems feature serious technology.
The Tundra removes the old models’ preference for a naturally produced V6 or V8 in favor the twin turbo 3.5L V6s. One of them is that is electrically enhanced by a hybrid system. The base V6 produces 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. Both are an improvement over the 5.7L V8 engine that drove the 2021 Tundra. It produced 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet torque. In addition, a hybrid’s electric engine will boost the 2022 Tundra’s horsepower at 437 horsepower. It also produces 583 pound-feet of torque. The 10-speed automatic transmission is standard. It replaces a 6-speed automatic that is in the ’21 model.
Truck makers like to thump their chests to show the maximum payload and towing numbers even in this half-ton range. That’s the reason Toyota has been eager to announce that its latest Tundra can tow 12,000 pounds with the hybrid V6 as well as proper towing packages. The figure is more than 20% more than the old Tundra towing capacity, which is quite impressive, indeed. Statistics for those with a smaller engine aren’t yet available.
Like payload, a half-ton truck’s engine and body shape have a significant impact on the towing capacity. To help, we’ll choose the most powerful hybrid powertrain four door at Ford and Ram to contrast with Toyota’s iForce MAX. In this light, look for 12700 pounds for Ford 11 560 pounds for Ram.