2022 Toyota Tundra Pic – The introduction of a fresh half-ton pickup brings celebration in the forums, especially when the truck in question replaces one that has been on the market with just minor modifications for the better half of 15 years. When that same rig also comes with a choice of new engines, our interest level is in high gear.
2022 Toyota Tundra Pic
What’s New for 2022?
Toyota provides the Tundra a needed, total update after the previous generation has remained largely the same since its release in 2007. While it was updated in 2014, it struggled to steal the market share from half-ton domestic rivals like those of the Ford F-150, the Ram 1500 as well as its Chevy Silverado 1500 as well as the GMC Sierra 1500. The new Tundra can’t yet outsell any of those alternatives however, its numerous improvements should make it much more attractive and competitive when it arrives at dealerships in the winter.
Before, the Tundra was only available with the naturally-aspirated V-8 engine. The new model year it’s the Tundra has a V-6 engine, and it’s more powerful than the previous engine with two fewer cylinders. A 10-speed automated transmission replaces the six-speed model for all models.
A normal 3.5-litre twin-turbo V-6 produces 389 horsepower and 479 Lb-ft of torque (compare that to the 2021 Tundra’s 381 hp, 401 pounds of torque V-8). Customers looking for more power can connect an V-6 engine to an electric motor. With this optional hybrid setup the output increases up to 437 horsepower and 583 pounds of torque. These hybrid systems offer serious technology.
The Tundra ditches the previous models’ selection of a normally engineered V6 or V8 and instead makes use the twin turbo 3.5L V6s, with one being which is electrically enhanced with an electronic hybrid system. The base V6 produces 389 horsepower while the other produces 479 pounds of torque. Both are improvements over the 5.7L V8 that powered the 2021 Tundra. It produced 381 horsepower , and 401 pound-feet torque. A hybrid’s electric motor makes the 2022 Tundra’s power by 437 horsepower as well as 583 pounds-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission comes as typical. It replaces a six-speed automatic which is included in the ’21 model.
Truck manufacturers love to pound their chests with maximum payload and towing numbers even in this half-ton market. This is why Toyota was all too eager to reveal that its new Tundra can haul 12,000 pounds by the V6 hybrid and the right towing package. That sum is nearly 20 percent higher than the older Tundra, by the way. Statistics for the smaller engine aren’t yet available.
As with payloads, a half-ton vehicle’s engine and body design have a significant impact on its towing rating. We’ll select the largest hybrid powertrain four-door from Ford and Ram to compare with Toyota’s own iForce MAX. In this light, look for an maximum of 12,700 pounds in Ford as well as 11,560 pounds for Ram.