2022 Toyota Tundra Update News – The announcement of a brand new half-ton pickup has been a cause of celebration in the forums, especially when the pickup in question replaces a car that has been in production with only minor changes for the better part of 15 years. If the same vehicle comes with a choice of new engines, the excitement level is in the top gear.
2022 Toyota Tundra Update News
What’s New for 2022?
Toyota offers the Tundra an urgent, complete design overhaul following the previous generation that had remained mostly unchanged since its introduction in 2007. Even though it was refreshed to the 2014 model year, it struggled to steal sales from its domestic half-ton competitors like those of the Ford F-150, the Ram 1500, its Chevy Silverado 1500 as well as the GMC Sierra 1500. The brand new Tundra isn’t likely to outsell any of those alternatives However, its many improvements are expected to make it more competitive and appealing when it reaches dealerships this winter.
Previously, the Tundra was sold exclusively with the naturally aspirated V-8 engine. In the new model year the Tundra features a V-6 which is more efficient than the older engine despite having two less cylinders. A 10-speed automated transmission replaces the older six-speed on all models.
A standard 3.5-litre twin-turbo V-6 produces 389 horsepower and 479 pounds-ft of torque (compare with the 2021 Tundra’s 381 hp, 401 lb-ft V-8). For those who are looking for more power, they can match with the engine using an electric motor. This hybrid option is available the output increases up to 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque. These hybrids offer top technological advancements.
The Tundra eliminates the earlier models’ preference for a naturally produced V6 or V8 for the choice that of twin 3.5L V6s, one powered electrically and the other by the hybrid system. The base V6 is able to produce 389 horsepower along with 479 pound-feet of torque. Both are an improvement in comparison to the 5.7L V8 that powered the 2021 Tundra. It put out 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. A hybrid’s electric motor increases the 2022 Tundra’s power to 437 horsepower and 583 pounds-feet of torque. The 10-speed automatic transmission is the standard. It replaces a six-speed automated which is included in the ’21 model.
Truck makers are known to pound their chests with the most towing and payloads even in this half-ton class. That’s why Toyota is all-too-excited to inform us that its new Tundra can tow 12,000 pounds using the hybrid V6 and proper towing packages. It’s nearly 20% more than the previous Tundra which is a great thing, in any case. The figures for this smaller engine aren’t available yet.
Like payloads too, a half-ton vehicle’s engine and body layout have a significant impact on its towing capacity. This is why we’ll select the largest hybrid powertrain four-door available at Ford and Ram to contrast with Toyota’s own iForce MAX. In this case, search for the maximum weight of 12,700 pounds on Ford at 11,560 lbs at Ram.