2022 Toyota Tundra Video – The announcement of a brand new half-ton pickup has been a cause of celebration around here, especially when the vehicle in question is replacing one that’s been in production with only minor changes over the best portion of 15 years. If the same vehicle comes with a choice of new engines, our excitement level really kicks into high gear.
2022 Toyota Tundra Video
What’s New for 2022?
Toyota gives the Tundra a much-needed, total design overhaul following the previous generation that has remained largely the same from its first appearance in 2007. While it was updated for 2014’s model year however, it was unable to take the market share from half-ton domestic rivals such as such as the Ford F-150, the Ram 1500, the Chevy Silverado 1500 as well as the GMC Sierra 1500. The brand new Tundra still isn’t expected to surpass the competition of any of them however, its numerous improvements will make it more competitive and appealing once it hits the market this winter.
The Tundra was offered only with an naturally-aspirated V-8 engine. For the new model year the Tundra has a V-6 engine, and it’s much more robust than the original engine despite having two less cylinders. A 10-speed auto transmission replaces the old six-speed on all models.
A basic 3.5-litre twin-turbo V-6 produces 389 hp and 479 Lb-ft of torque (compare it to the 2021 Tundra’s 381hp, 401 Lb-ft V-8). For those who are looking for more power, they can pair the V-6 engine by a motor that is electric. With this optional hybrid setup the output increases up to 437 hp and 583 pounds of torque. These hybrids offer top tech.
The Tundra removes the old models’ choice of normally driven V6s or V8s for the choice of two twin-turbo 3.5L V6s. One is that is electrically enhanced by a hybrid system. The base V6 is able to produce 389 horsepower along with 479 pounds of torque. Both are improvements from the 5.7L V8 that powered the 2021 Tundra. It produced 381 horsepower as well as 401 pound-feet in torque. In addition, a hybrid’s electric engine boosts the 2022 Tundra’s horsepower by 437 horsepower as well as 583 pound-feet of torque. The 10-speed automatic transmission is the standard. It replaces a 6-speed automatic which is included in the ’21 model.
Truck makers love to beat their chests by presenting the highest towing and payloads even in the half-ton range. That’s why Toyota was all over the moon to let us know that its new Tundra can carry 12,000 pounds of towing when it is equipped in the new hybrid V6 as well as the correct towing options. It’s nearly 20% higher than the old Tundra in fact. Statistics for this smaller engine aren’t available yet.
Like payloads too, a half-ton vehicle’s engine and body structure are crucial to the towing capacity. This is why we’ll select the largest hybrid powertrain four-door at Ford and Ram to compare with Toyota’s powerful iForce MAX. In this light, look for the maximum weight of 12,700 pounds at Ford at 11,560 lbs in Ram.