2022 Toyota Tundra When Available – The launch of a new half-ton pickup is cause for joy in our house, particularly when the truck in question is replacing a model that has been in production with only small changes for the better fifteen years. If the same vehicle is equipped with fresh engines, our enthusiasm level is in the top gear.
2022 Toyota Tundra When Available
What’s New for 2022?
Toyota offers the Tundra a much-needed, total revamp after the previous generation has remained largely the same since its launch in 2007. While it was updated in 2014 for the model year it wasn’t able to capture sales from rivals in the half-ton segment such as such as the Ford F-150, the Ram 1500 and The Chevy Silverado 1500, as well as the GMC Sierra 1500. The new Tundra has yet to outsell any of those alternatives however, its numerous improvements will make it more competitive and attractive when it reaches dealerships this winter.
In the past, the Tundra was only available with a naturally-aspirated V-8 engine. For the new model year the Tundra comes with a V-6 and it’s more efficient than the older engine even though it has two less engine cylinders. A 10-speed auto transmission replaces the six-speed model for all models.
A normal 3.5-litre twin-turbo V-6 produces 389 hp and 479 pounds of torque (compare that with the 2021 Tundra’s 381-hpand 401 lb-ft V-8). For those who are looking for more power, they are able to pair with the engine to an electric motor. This hybrid option is available output boosts to 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque. These hybrids offer top technological advancements.
The Tundra removes the old models’ selection of a normally engineered V6 or V8 and instead makes use of two twin-turbo 3.5L V6s. One is that is electrically enhanced by a hybrid system. The base V6 puts out 389 horsepower along with 479 pounds of torque. Both are an improvement in comparison to the 5.7L V8 that powered the 2021 Tundra. It put out 381 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. A hybrid’s electric motor increases the 2022 Tundra’s power in the range of 437 horsepower or 583 pounds-feet of torque. The 10-speed automatic transmission is normal. It replaces a 6-speed automatic used in the ’21 model.
Truck makers love to beat their chests with the most payload and towing figures even in this half-ton market. That’s why Toyota was all over the moon to tell us its new Tundra can carry 12,000 pounds of towing when it is equipped using the hybrid V6 as well as appropriate towing equipment. It’s nearly 20 percent higher than the old Tundra towing capacity, which is quite impressive, indeed. Figures for the smaller engine aren’t yet available.
Much like payload, a half ton truck’s engine and body layout influence the towing capacity. This is why we’ll choose the biggest hybrid powertrain four-door available at Ford and Ram in order to compare it to Toyota’s own iForce MAX. In this case, search for 12700 pounds; when you go to Ford at 11,560 lbs for Ram.