2022 Toyota Tundra New Model – The debut of a brand-new half-ton pickup can be a cause for excitement in our household, particularly when the pickup in question replaces a car that has been on the market with just small changes for the better part of 15 years. When that same rig also is equipped with new engines, the excitement level really kicks into the top gear.
2022 Toyota Tundra New Model
What’s New for 2022?
Toyota provides the Tundra the much-needed, comprehensive revamp after the previous generation has remained largely the same since its release in 2007. Even though it was refreshed to the 2014 model year however, it was unable to take the market share from half-ton domestic rivals like the Ford F-150, the Ram 1500 as well as it’s Chevy Silverado 1500, in addition to the GMC Sierra 1500. The new Tundra will not outsell any of those alternatives But its many enhancements will make it far more competitive and appealing once it hits the market this winter.
Prior to that, the Tundra was available only with the naturally aspirated V-8 engine. For the year of the new model the Tundra comes with a V-6 which is more efficient than the older engine despite having two less the cylinders. A 10-speed automated transmission replaces the six-speed model for all models.
A basic 3.5-litre twin-turbo V-6 produces 389 horsepower and 479 pounds-ft of torque (compare that with the 2021 Tundra’s 381hp, 401 pounds of torque V-8). Buyers looking to increase their power can pair this V-6 engine using an electric motor. With this option of a hybrid setup, output jumps up to 437 horsepower and 583 pounds of torque. The hybrid systems provide serious tech.
The Tundra is a departure from the previous models’ option of an normally engineered V6 or V8 in favor the twin turbo 3.5L V6s. One is powered electrically and the other by a hybrid system. The base V6 is able to produce 389 horsepower while the other produces 479 pound-feet of torque. Both are improved against the 5.7L V8 engine that drove the 2021 Tundra. It produced 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. In addition, a hybrid’s electric engine increases the 2022 Tundra’s horsepower at 437 horsepower. It also produces 583 pounds-feet of torque. An automatic transmission with 10 speeds is standard. It replaces a six-speed automatic that is in the ’21 model.
Truck manufacturers love to pound their chests with maximum towing and payloads even in this half-ton range. That’s why Toyota is all-too-excited to let us know that its new Tundra can haul 12,000 pounds by the V6 hybrid and the right towing package. It’s nearly 20 percent more than the older Tundra, by the way. The figures for the smaller engine aren’t available at this time.
Much like payload, a half ton vehicle’s engine and body configuration influence its towing rating. That’s why we’ll choose the biggest hybrid powertrain four-door model at Ford and Ram to contrast with Toyota’s new iForceMAX. In this case, search for a maximum of 12,700 pounds on Ford 11 560 pounds at Ram.