2022 Toyota Tundra Review

December 21st, 2021 by

Redesigned from the ground up and engineered for adventure, the 2022 Tundra is Toyota’s toughest, most capable, most advanced Tundra to date. This new truck has bold styling, big power, a large towing capacity, a contemporary multimedia system, and a rich roster of active safety and driver assistance features. It’s a fantastic truck to drive, with a wonderfully smooth powertrain and a compliant ride.

Highs

  • More refined powertrains
  • Coil-spring rear suspension improving ride and handling
  • Standard suite of driver assists
  • Three cargo-bed lengths
  • Available 14.0-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Ultra-durable composite bed
  • Nice interior

Pricing

  • SR: Starting at $37,645
  • SR5: Starting at $42,450
  • Limited: Starting at $50,595
  • TRD Pro: Starting at $57,000
  • Platinum: Starting at $58,685
  • 1794 Edition: Starting at $59,385

Performance

The power at the heart of the Tundra is the all-new i-FORCE 3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Engine delivering up to 389 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft of torque. The moment you step on the gas, you’re ready for action. Tundra’s available i-FORCE MAX engine applies new hybrid tech for more performance. By pairing the 3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 with an electric motor, this all-new hybrid engine generates an electrifying 437 horsepower with an amazing 583 lb.-ft of torque. And the unique placement of the electric motor between the engine and transmission allows power to be transferred efficiently, without any lag. Charging up the trail or merging onto the freeway the second you feel the instantaneous torque across the powerband, you’re ready to keep the adventure going.

Its all-new powertrain, frame and suspension work together to give Tundra an available max towing capacity of up to 12,000 lbs. Whether you’re towing your trailer for a weekend getaway or taking the ATV’s out for a spin, Tundra helps you haul with confidence.

Key performance features

  • All-new i-FORCE 3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Engine
  • Max towing of up to 12,000 pounds
  • Up to Est. 20 mpg combined
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Electrified motor, generator and battery

Capability

  • Crawl control
  • Multi-terrain select
  • Electronically locking rear differential
  • Premium towing machine
  • Adaptive variable suspension
  • Load-leveling rear height control air suspension

Interior & Tech

Rugged on the outside, first-class on the inside. Tundra’s premium interior includes available leather-trimmed and soft-touch materials throughout, plenty of room for friends or gear, and a driver’s seat that fits like a glove.

While Toyota offers a Google-cloud-based navigation and infotainment system, the Tundra also has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The dashboard has a standard 8-inch touchscreen in the SR and SR5 and a 14-inch screen in the Limited and higher trims. Both screens feature high-definition resolution, vibrant colors, and pinch and zoom functions. The driver information display has two analog readouts surrounding a 4.1-inch information screen. There’s an optional, all-digital 12.3-inch driver information display and two mounted microphones so that passengers can access the phone and voice controls.

Key interior features

  • Premium leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated and ventilated seats
  • Power vertical rear window
  • American walnut wood trim
  • Huge center console storage
  • Available rear seat storage

Key technology features

  • 14-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia Touchscreen
  • Trailer backup guide with straight path assist
  • Panoramic view monitor
  • Wireless charging
  • Connected services

Key audio multimedia features

  • All-new Toyota audio multimedia system
  • JBL premium audio system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay
  • Wireless Android Auto
  • SiriusXM

Key design features

  • All-new boxed steel frame
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Tow mirrors
  • Active aero front splitter
  • Lightweight body panels

TRD Family

Whether it’s with the TRD Off-Road Package, TRD Sport Package or TRD Pro Grade, you’ll be ready for the trail with one-of-a-kind enhancements in performance, capability and styling. TRD Off-Road Package available on SR5, Limited and 1794 Edition. TRD Sport Package available on SR5. TRD Pro grade available in spring 2022.

Key features

  • TRD Off-Road suspension
  • TRD Sport 20-inch wheels
  • Heritage grille with LED light bar
  • FOX off-road shocks
  • BBS forged wheels and aluminum skid plate

Safety and Driver-Assistance

The new Tundra has among the best standard safety features of half-ton pickups. Toyota has engineered body roll out of the truck and improved stability by beefing up its construction while still using lightweight materials. The truck is now slightly wider and longer than the 2021 model.

Key safety features include

  • Blind Spot Monitor with Trailer Merge Warning
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Pre-Collision System with Low-Light Pedestrian Detection
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruiser Control
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Available Panoramic View Monitor

Warranty

  • Basic warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
  • Corrosion Perforation covers 5 years /unlimited miles
  • Restraint Systems covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
  • Complimentary maintenance covers 2 years or 25,000 miles

Conclusion

A slick powertrain, upgraded cabin, and standard active safety features make the 2022 Toyota Tundra a fierce competitor. Major improvements in ride quality, performance, efficiency, and design will likely boost demand and buyers will be wowed by the Tundra. You’ll find plenty of choices with six trim levels, three bed lengths and two cab configurations. There are numerous reasons to check out the redesigned 2022 Toyota Tundra. It’s a truck that shoppers need to seriously consider.

Check out the new 2022 Toyota Tundra here or call us to set up your test drive.

 

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