Update: Added the features list for all available trims of the 2022 Toyota Tundra, check it out!
The brand new 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid was just revealed this month, and it’s a big upgrade from the previous model. The new truck is more powerful than ever before, with hybrid or gasoline power available to select from. It’s not big and clunky anymore, but it is more streamlined. People can buy one with heated seats or even a sunroof. The power sliding rear window is still there!
The last time Toyota gave the Tundra a major update was 14 years ago. Since then, other trucks like the Ford F-150, GMC Sierra and Ram 1500 have come out with newer designs and more technology. That is why Toyota’s third-generation Tundra this month represents a significant step forward in the full-size truck sector.
What are the 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Models Available?
You can get the 2022 Tundra with either a 2.3 Litre V6 twin-turbo engine or a 3.4-liter V-6 engine in the gas-only version; both with a 10-speed auto transmission. The hybrid i-Force Max version has 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque, while the i-Force V6 gas model has 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque.
There are 3 hybrid trims to choose from – Limited, Platinum and 1794 trims. The hybrid technology is engaged when travelling at a city speed and helps with acceleration when needed. With a low 2,400 rpm, you will enjoy using the extra torque to tow and drive through mountains.
What about the 2022 Tundra gas model?
The new Toyota Tundra is coming out in 2022. Similar to the previous 2021 version, it will be available in six different trims: SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 and TRD Pro. A Double Cab can have either a 6.5- or 8-foot bed and a CrewMax has a 5.5- or 6.5 foot bed.
Toyota TRD trims are built for off-road performance and include a TRD Pro model. The TRD Off-Road package is available on SR5, Limited and 1794 models and gets you TRD-specific wheels, grille and skid plates, as well as Bilstein shocks.
Rear locking differential, multi-terrain driving selection and Crawl Control will be available for all Tundra 4WD models. Crawl Control is a speed-sensitive system that automatically regulates engine and brake control to ensure a smooth ride, great for rough off-roading.
The TRD Sport can be added to a car that is already an SR5 model. It includes a TRD grille and wheels, as well as a lowered suspension.
What does the 2022 Tundra’s body look like?
Overall, the 2022 Tundra is somewhat longer and not quite as tall as its predecessor. The new truck is lighter, with a 20% decrease in weight. The Tundra can be customized with several chrome components or large badges, depending on the trim you choose.
The 2022 Tundra also has an all-new set of headlights that sit higher on the front end to improve forward sightlines as well as modernize its appearance. The rear of the vehicle is highlighted by longer, more stretched taillights with three distinct light segments.
What’s it like in the 2022 Tundra’s interior?
The Tundra’s inside has been significantly updated, with a new design and hardware. The shift knob was redesigned to be more robust and wide, allowing for additional storage space for smaller objects. Instead of the obtrusive big ol’ honkin’ knobs beneath the infotainment screen, there’s a row of sleek toggle switches now.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid as well as its gas version comes standard with an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system, but upgraders may select for a 14-inch horizontally oriented center display.
The infotainment system is quite different from that of previous Toyota models, with good voice recognition, better screen response, and pinch-to-zoom capability.
The Tundra comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Bluetooth compatibility for up to five devices. The Tundra’s multimedia system can store up to three driver profiles.
The Tundra’s infotainment system has been updated as well. A 4.1-inch screen comes standard with an optional 12.3-inch display available that activates with one of five rotating Tundra welcome messages has been added, making the information display more sophisticated. Rotating animations? That’s very new to Toyota!
Any other noteworthy changes?
If what you see so far isn’t enough, there are much more you can expect in the 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid and gas models!
Toyota has ditched the old leaf springs in the rear of the Tundra and replaced them with a multilink coil-spring setup to improve ride quality. Adaptive air suspension is now standard on all vehicles.
This system will change damping forces depending on the road’s surface and conditions. For simpler bed loading and levelling when towing a trailer, the rear air setup has high, normal, and low settings.
Towing capacity is up!
The maximum payload of the Tundra has been increased to 1,940 pounds. Not only that, it has a maximum towing capacity of 12,000 pounds, which is amazing! This is over 10% stronger than previous models!
With one for lighter towing and one for heavier towing, you may switch between two different tow modes that improve the throttle response for heavier freight.
More camera views
There are now four more camera views to monitor everything, including one for the truck’s bed, a split-screen camera for each side, and a hitch view. Bird-eye-view is also available.
While towing a cabin and trailer, the Blind-spot monitoring can now provide a clear view of everything behind, even all the way to the end of the trailer.
When reversing, Toyota’s Trailer Back Guidance aids drivers in making precise turns. Toyota is also including Straight Path Assist, a technology that helps with the difficult job of keeping the trailer moving in a straight line.
Safety is updated
Toyota has always prioritized safety. Every Tundra comes standard with Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.5. This now includes automatic steering assist if you stray out of the lane, as well as pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-tracing assistance, automatic high beams, road sign assist, and lane-departure warning.
What will the 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid TRD Pro be like?
Of course, the Toyota TRD Pro is included in this major update! It also receives all of the best off-road extras.
With 33-inch Falken Wildpeak tires mounted on 18-inch TRD wheels, the TRD Pro is available only with the i-Force Max hybrid engine.
The front of the truck is lifted by 1.1 inches higher than the other trims, and it has a set of 2.5-inch Fox internal bypass shocks. Other TRD features include an upgraded front stabilizer bar, TRD aluminum skid plating, Multi-Terrain Select and Crawl Control.
When the 2022 Toyota Tundra begins to ship, we’ll have a lot more information about it. Around then, as well, we should be able to learn more about pricing and fuel efficiency. Are these changes enough to keep this pickup competitive with America’s full-size trucks? We’ll have to wait until 2022 for Toyota to answer that question!