The 2022 Toyota Tundra is arriving completely redesigned and enthusiasts are going to love it. The new debut occurred this past Sunday and we couldn’t be happier considering this pickup hasn’t been redesigned since 2007.
2022 Toyota Tundra Updates
What’s most noticeable is the new rear coil spring suspension, upgraded from the previous leaf-spring design. There’s also a brand-new hybrid option for the Tundra lineup.
You can get the 2022 Tundra as a Double Cab (2-door) model or a CrewMax (4-door) truck. The first includes a 6.5-foot or 8.1-foot bed, while the larger truck includes your choice of a 5.5-foot or 6.5-foot bed. However, all of the same trim levels should return, including the SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 and TRD Pro.
The Tundra lost it’s V8 engine for two 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 motors that provide more power. The base i-Force engine pumps out 389 horsepower, plus 476 pound-feet of torque, while the i-Force Max includes an electric motor to output 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. The electric mode can provide up to 18 miles of driving range.
To get the best tow rating, you will want the SR5 Double Cab equipped with rear-wheel drive, plus the 6.5-foot bed that is rated for up to 12,000 pounds. However, even the i-Force Max can supply up to 11,500 pounds of towing capacity.
All new Tundra trucks come with the latest Safety Sense package, complete with tons of driver aids for more on-road security. The interior also comes redesigned with an available 14.1-inch infotainment system and 360-degree camera.
Off-road enthusiasts will enjoy the TRD Pro upgrades. It comes with a 1.1-inch front body lift, Fox shock absorbers, skid plates, Multi-Terrain Select traction control, all-terrain tires and a red front stabilizer bar. While pricing hasn’t been released yet, we don’t expect anything to change dramatically from last year.
Time for a New Toyota Truck
If you’ve been holding out for a redesigned Tundra, the time is upon you. With so many updates, it seems your long wait is finally over.