2022 Toyota Tundra Reddit – The introduction of a fresh half-ton pickup has been a cause of celebration in the forums, especially when the truck being discussed replaces a car that has been produced with only minor adjustments for the better portion of 15 years. If the same vehicle comes with the option of new engines, our excitement will kick into the high gears.
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What’s New for 2022?
Toyota gives the Tundra a needed, total redesign after the previous generation was largely unchanged since its release in 2007. Even though it was refreshed in 2014, it struggled to steal sales from rivals in the half-ton segment such as the Ford F-150, the Ram 1500 and The Chevy Silverado 1500, and the GMC Sierra 1500. The new Tundra isn’t likely to beat any of these competitors But its many enhancements will make it far more competitive and desirable when it is available for sale this winter.
Previously, the Tundra was offered only with an naturally aspirated V-8 engine. The new model year, the Tundra features a V-6 and it’s more powerful than the old engine despite having two fewer cylinders. A 10-speed automated transmission replaces the old six-speed on all models.
A typical 3.5-litre twin-turbo V-6 produces 389 hp and 479 pounds-ft of torque (compare it to the 2021 Tundra’s 381-hpand 401 pounds of torque V-8). For those who are looking for more power, they can combine their V-6 engine with an electric motor. With this optional hybrid setup output boosts to 437 hp and 583 pounds of torque. These hybrid systems are top technological advancements.
The Tundra is a departure from the previous models’ preference for a naturally aspirated V6 or V8 in favour dual twin-turbo 3.5L V6s. One of them is that is electrically enhanced by a hybrid system. The base V6 generates 389 horsepower along with 479 pounds of torque. Both are improvements on the 5.7L V8 that powered the 2021 Tundra. It produced 381 horsepower , and 400 pound-feet of torque. In addition, a hybrid’s electric engine will boost the 2022 Tundra’s horsepower by 437 horsepower as well as 583 pounds-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission is standard. It replaces a 6-speed automatic which is included in the ’21 model.
Truck manufacturers love to pound their chests with the most payload and towing numbers even in this half-ton segment. That’s the reason Toyota was eager to let us know that its new Tundra can haul 12,000 pounds using the hybrid V6 and proper towing packages. This figure is around 20 percent more than the older Tundra in fact. Figures for small engine aren’t available yet.
Similar to payloads, a half-ton vehicle’s engine and body structure affect its towing capability. To help, we’ll choose the most powerful hybrid powertrain four-door from Ford and Ram to test against Toyota’s own iForce MAX. In this case, search for a maximum of 12,700 pounds for Ford 11 560 pounds in Ram.