Build A 2022 Toyota Tundra – The announcement of a brand new half-ton pickup brings cheers around here, especially when the pickup in question replaces a vehicle that has been on the market with just minor changes for the better portion of 15 years. When the same model is equipped with new engines, our curiosity levels really go into high gear.
Build A 2022 Toyota Tundra
What’s New for 2022?
Toyota offers the Tundra an urgent, complete design overhaul following the previous generation that was largely unchanged since its launch in 2007. Even though it was updated to the 2014 model year however, it was unable to take the market share from half-ton domestic rivals like that of Ford F-150, the Ram 1500, that of the Chevy Silverado 1500 along with the GMC Sierra 1500. The brand new Tundra will not outsell these rivals However, its many improvements will make it far more competitive and appealing once it arrives at dealerships in the winter.
Prior to that, the Tundra was offered exclusively with an naturally-aspirated V-8 engine. In the new model year it’s the Tundra features a V-6 and it’s more powerful than the previous engine despite having two less engine cylinders. A 10-speed automated transmission replaces the earlier six-speed on all models.
A standard 3.5-litre twin-turbo V-6 produces 389 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque (compare it to the 2021 Tundra’s 381 horsepower, 401 Lb-ft V-8). Customers who require more power are able to pair the V-6 engine using an electric motor. With this option of a hybrid setup output rises to 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque. These hybrid systems offer serious technological advancements.
The Tundra is a departure from the previous models’ preference for a naturally engineered V6 or V8 and instead makes use of two twin-turbo 3.5L V6s. One of them is electrically augmented by a hybrid system. The base engine produces 389 horsepower along with 479 pounds of torque. Both are improvements over the 5.7L V8 engine that drove the 2021 Tundra. It put out 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. By adding a hybrid’s electrical motor, it boosts the 2022 Tundra’s power at 437 horsepower. It also produces 583 pound-feet of torque. An automatic transmission with 10 speeds is standard. It replaces the six-speed automatic that is in the ’21 model.
Truck makers love to beat their chests to show the maximum towing and payloads, even in this half-ton class. That’s the reason Toyota was eager to tell us its new Tundra can tow 12,000 pounds when equipped by the V6 hybrid and proper towing packages. This is 20 per cent more than the older Tundra in fact. The figures for those with a smaller engine aren’t yet available.
Like payloads too, a half-ton truck’s engine and body layout influence its 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 an maximum of 12,700 pounds on Ford as well as 11,560 pounds for Ram.