Toyota's full-size Tundra pickup for 2022 wasn't a complete overhaul from the ground up, but rather an evolution of the same basic model that'd been selling for fourteen years prior. Though it doesn't break new ground or completely follow domestic standards, it does offer something unique: it's the only half-ton full-size pickup without an optional V8 engine.
The base engine is twin-turbocharged exclusively and comes in two forms that produce either 348 or 379 horsepower, depending on the model. The more powerful hybridized variant produces a whopping 437 horsepower with 583 pound-feet of torque.
If you're in the market for a Tundra, you should know that every model employs a 10-speed automatic transmission with either rear- or four-wheel drive. However, unlike domestic pickups, there’s no automatic four-wheel drive system available on the Tundra. Additionally, the Tundra comes as either an extended- or crew-cab and offers a 5.5-, 6.5-, or 8.1=ft bed depending on cab size and trim; its seven tiers of equipment cover the needs of worksite business off Road suburbia—whereas dressy interior is required . Lastly this Texas made truck has am longhorn sized optional infotainment screen that measures 14 inches wide
The 2022 model unveiled a coil-spring rear suspension, which provides for a smoother ride; other trucks that use leaf springs tend to jostle and vibrate more. Its 12,000-pound towing capacity is significant, but it doesn't reach the levels of the Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, or Ford F-150.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The 2022 Tundra is the only full-size pickup truck available without a V-8 engine. It's offered with a twin-turbo V6 and 10-speed automatic transmission instead. This engine has three different power levels: on the base SR trim, the nonhybrid engine develops 348 horsepower and 405 pound feet of torque; otherwise, it makes 389 horses and 479 pound feet. Our nonhybrid Limited test truck delivered a 6.1 second zero to 60 mph time at our test track .
The hybrid trim features an electric motor that's integrated into the transmission, meaning it can drive purely on electricity at low speeds. This makes for a combined 437 horses and 583 pound-feetof torque--and a zero-to-60 time of just 5.7 seconds. Another change from its predecessor is in the rear suspension: where it used to have a leaf-spring setup, it now has coil springs instead. This improves the Tundra's ride quality and how well it handles overall, as we experienced when driving various versions of this truck.
For drivers seeking a rugged edge, Toyota offers the TRD Off-Road and TRD Sport packages. The former includes an off-road suspension, skid plates, and unique wheels. The latter features a lowered suspension and 20-inch wheels for those who want optimum speed. And for maximum off-road capabilities, there's theTRD Pro - outfitted with a lifted suspension and exclusive dampers, black 18 inch all terrain tires mounted on special wheels.
Towing and Payload Capacity
Although the Tundra's towing capacity of 12,000 pounds is lower than other full-size trucks, it makes up for it in payload capacity. The Tundra can haul a maximum payload of 1940 pounds, while the Ford F-150 can only haul 3250 pounds.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The nonhybrid powertrain Tundra is rated for up to 20 mpg city and 24 mpg highway; four-wheel drive reduces those figures by 1 mpg each. The hybrid model is rated at the same fuel economy. However, on our 75-mph highway route test, the hybrid model delivered only 19 mpg. For more information about the Tundra'sfuel-economy ratings, visit the EPA website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The Tundra's cockpit has a contentiously chunky dashboard with several vents as well as a bulky, touch-screen system in the center. The quality of materials is excellent for all models,Trim levels will affect how luxurious your vehicle looks with higher grades offering wood details. Regardless of which model you choose, there is plenty of space to store belongings and other items both within the cabin and beneath it.
The Tundra comes in two body styles- the extended cab and crew cab. The extended cab is available with either a 6.5-foot or 8.1-foot bed, while the crew cab only offers a 5.5 or 6.5-foot bed choice to customers.
What is the difference between 2022 and 2023 Toyota Tundra?
The only significant difference between the 2023 Tundra and the 2022 Tundra is the availability of the SX Package. The Tundra offers the SX Package exclusively on SR5 Double Cab trims with a 6.5-foot bed and SR5 CrewMax trims with a 5.5-foot bed.
When can you order 2023 Tundra?
Expected to be released in late Summer 2022, the 2023 Toyota Tundra will be available at all Toyota dealerships across the United States and in select international markets as well.
Is the 2022 Tundra engine the same as the Lexus?
In the new Tundra, the only internal combustion engine offered is a 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged, all-aluminum, variable timed, 24-valve V6 that is closely related to the one used in the Lexus LS 500 luxury sedan.