2022 Toyota Tundra Render – The announcement of a brand new half-ton pickup causes celebration in the forums, especially since the truck replaces a car that has been produced with only minor adjustments for the better portion of 15 years. If the same vehicle comes with a choice of new engines, our curiosity levels really go into the high gears.
2022 Toyota Tundra Render
What’s New for 2022?
Toyota gives the Tundra a much-needed, total redesign after the previous generation had remained mostly unchanged since its introduction in 2007. Even though it was updated for 2014’s model year the Tundra struggled to take sales from its domestic half-ton competitors like such as the Ford F-150, the Ram 1500 as well as that of the Chevy Silverado 1500, along with the GMC Sierra 1500. The updated Tundra still isn’t expected to beat any of these competitors But its many enhancements should make it much more competitive and appealing when it hits the market this winter.
The Tundra was available only with an naturally-aspirated V-8 engine. With the arrival of the new model year Tundra, the Tundra is equipped with a V-6 and it’s more powerful than the old engine with two fewer engines. A 10-speed automatic transmission replaces the older six-speed for all models.
A regular 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 lb-ft V-8). Buyers looking to increase their power can pair 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 feature serious technology.
The Tundra removes the old models’ preference for a naturally aspirated V6 or V8 for the choice with two twin turbine 3.5L V6s. One is electronically augmented with the hybrid system. The base engine produces 389 horsepower along with 479 pounds of torque. Both are an improvement in comparison to the 5.7L V8 engine that drove the 2021 Tundra. It produced 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet. By adding a hybrid’s electrical motor, it increases the 2022 Tundra’s power to 437 horsepower and 583 pounds-feet of torque. An automatic transmission with 10 speeds is normal. It replaces the six-speed automatic that is in the ’21 model.
Truck makers love to beat their chests to show the maximum payload and towing figures, even in this half-ton segment. This is the reason Toyota was all over the moon to tell us its new Tundra can carry 12,000 pounds of towing when it is equipped with the hybrid V6 and the right towing package. This is 20% more than the original Tundra and, of course, it’s a good thing. Estimates for the smaller engine aren’t yet available.
Similar to payloads, a half-ton vehicle’s engine and body layout are crucial to its towing rating. This is why we’ll select the largest hybrid powertrain four-door model at Ford and Ram for comparison with Toyota’s new iForceMAX. In this light, look for an maximum of 12,700 pounds for Ford at 11,560 lbs in Ram.