2022 Toyota Tundra Gets a Rugged Redesign, New Engines, Suspension, and Much More
Toyota has been teasing its new Tundra pickup for a while now. Now, Toyota has officially revealed its 2022 Tundra pickup with two available powertrains. The boldly-styled new Tundra ditches the V8 available in past models in favor of two different i-FORCE 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engines.
The standard Powertrain is a twin-turbo V6 making up to 389 horsepower and 479 pound-foot of torque. The optional powertrain is the i-FORCE MAX 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 making up to 437 horsepower and 583 pound-foot of torque. The additional power and torque are courtesy of a bell-housing motor system fitted inside the transmission, making it the first-ever Toyota hybrid pickup. Both powertrain options use the same 10-speed automatic transmission.
The old leaf springs are gone in the rear, replaced by a multilink suspension with coil springs to smooth out the Tundra’s ride and improve its handling. An optional adaptive air suspension can adjust ride height and optimize damping force for different terrain and load conditions.
Toyota will offer the new Tundra with two different four-door layouts and three bed lengths, including 5.5-foot, 6.5-foot, and 8.1-foot. Depending on how the truck is optioned, it can tow up to 12,000 pounds.
The inside of the new Tundra is modern and practical, and buyers can equip it with an available 14-inch touchscreen to go along with the debut of Toyota’s brand new Audio Multimedia system. The truck is also available with a 12.3-inch Instrumentation Panel display. In addition, all versions of the Tundra get Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 standard.
As in the past generation, Toyota will offer the Tundra in SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, and 1794 trims, along with the most off-road capable TRD Pro, which will only be come with the i-FORCE MAX powertrain. A TRD Off-Road package is available for SR5, Limited, and 1794 models, while a TRD Sport package is coming to SR5 models.