2022 Toyota Tundra Unveiling – The introduction of a fresh half-ton pickup brings joy in our house, particularly since the truck replaces one that has been produced with only minor changes for the better half of 15 years. When the same rig is equipped with new engines, our interest levels really go into high gear.
2022 Toyota Tundra Unveiling
What’s New for 2022?
Toyota gives the Tundra the much-needed, comprehensive overhaul after the previous generation went largely unchanged from its first appearance in 2007. Although it was refreshed for the 2014 model year the Tundra struggled to take sales from rivals in the half-ton segment such as , for instance, the Ford F-150, the Ram 1500 as well as it’s Chevy Silverado 1500 as well as the GMC Sierra 1500. The updated Tundra will not surpass the competition of any of them However, its many improvements should make it much more competitive and appealing once it reaches dealerships this winter.
In the past, the Tundra was offered exclusively with an naturally aspirated V-8 engine. In the new model year Tundra, the Tundra features a V-6 which is more powerful than the old engine despite having two fewer engine cylinders. The 10-speed automatic transmission replaces the previous six-speed on all models.
A typical 3.5-litre twin-turbo V-6 produces 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque (compare with the 2021 Tundra’s 381-hpand 401 Lb-ft V-8). Buyers looking to increase their power can pair this V-6 engine with an electric motor. In this hybrid configuration output rises from 437 to 583 pounds of torque. These hybrid systems feature serious technology.
The Tundra is a departure from the previous models’ selection of a normally engineered V6 or V8 to make way for the use that of twin 3.5L V6s. One is powered electrically and the other by the hybrid system. The base engine produces 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. Both are improved in comparison to the 5.7L V8 that powered the 2021 Tundra. It produced 381 horsepower as well as 401 pound-feet torque. By adding a hybrid’s electrical motor, it makes the 2022 Tundra’s horsepower in the range of 437 horsepower or 583 pound-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission comes as typical. It replaces a 6-speed automatic which is included in the ’21 model.
Truck manufacturers like to beat their chests with the most towing and payload numbers even in the half-ton class. This is why Toyota was all too eager to announce that its latest Tundra can tow 12,000 pounds when equipped using the hybrid V6 as well as appropriate towing equipment. It’s nearly 20% more than the older Tundra towing capacity, which is quite impressive, indeed. The figures for small engine aren’t available yet.
Similar to payloads, a half-ton vehicle’s engine and body structure are crucial to its towing capacity. That’s why we’ll pick the biggest hybrid powertrain four-door available at Ford and Ram to contrast with Toyota’s own iForce MAX. With this in mind, aim for the maximum weight of 12,700 pounds; in Ford or 11,560 pounds for Ram.