2022 Toyota Tundra Horsepower – The announcement of a brand new half-ton pickup can be a cause for joy in our house, particularly since the truck replaces a car that has been in production with only minor adjustments for the better portion of 15 years. When the same model comes with the option of new engines, our curiosity level is in the high gears.
2022 Toyota Tundra Horsepower
What’s New for 2022?
Toyota offers the Tundra a needed, total revamp after the previous generation went largely unchanged since its introduction in 2007. Although it was refreshed for 2014’s model year the Tundra struggled to take the market share from half-ton domestic rivals like the Ford F-150, the Ram 1500 and its Chevy Silverado 1500, or the GMC Sierra 1500. The new Tundra can’t yet beat any of these competitors But its many enhancements will make it more competitive and attractive when it’s available in dealerships this winter.
In the past, the Tundra was offered only with an naturally aspirated V-8 engine. In the new model year it’s the Tundra features a V-6 and it’s more efficient than the older engine however it’s got two less engines. A 10-speed automatic transmission replaces the previous six-speed on all models.
A regular 3.5-litre twin-turbo V-6 produces 389 hp and 479 pounds-ft of torque (compare that to the 2021 Tundra’s 381-hpand 401 pounds of torque V-8). Customers looking for more power are able to pair the V-6 engine with an electric motor. This hybrid option is available the output increases from 437 to 583 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid systems provide serious technological advancements.
The Tundra eliminates the earlier models’ choices of a naturally in-line V6s and V8s and instead makes use dual twin-turbo 3.5L V6s. One of them is powered electrically and the other by an electronic hybrid system. The base V6 is able to produce 389 horsepower along with 479 pounds of torque. Both are improved against the 5.7L V8 engine that drove the 2021 Tundra. It was able to produce 381 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Adding a hybrid’s electric motor increases the 2022 Tundra’s power to 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. The 10-speed automatic transmission is normal. It replaces the six-speed manual that was included 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 class. This is the reason Toyota has been eager to announce that its latest Tundra can pull 12,000 pounds with the hybrid V6 engine and proper towing packages. That sum is nearly 20 percent higher than the old Tundra, by the way. Statistics for small engine aren’t available at this time.
Like payload, a half-ton vehicle’s engine and body shape play a big part in its towing rating. For that reason, we’ll choose the biggest hybrid powertrain four-door model at Ford and Ram in order to compare it to Toyota’s new iForceMAX. In this regard, you should look for a maximum of 12,700 pounds; for Ford at 11,560 lbs in Ram.