Toyota is marketing the 2022 Toyota Tundra as “engineered for adventure.” They say it’s the toughest and most advanced Tundra ever built and make sure we’re all aware that the truck was redesigned from the ground up. It’s the most modern-looking truck you can buy. Unlike its rivals from Ford and Chevrolet, there’s nothing retro about the look. From the imposing grille that merges with the bumper to the narrow LED headlights, this truck’s look will keep it current for longer than the current Chevy Silverado or the Ford F-150. We review in here this impressive car.
The Tundra will win admirers thanks to its aggressive new look. The outgoing model had a lot of presence, but its look wasn’t that distinctive. The new look’s also more modern than its competitors, who always have to hark back to their past or maintain a corporate image. The market for full-size truck is a conservative one, so this new look is a bold decision by Toyota, who have also paid more attention to aerodynamics than its rivals. Expect to see a similar look on the all-new Tacoma is revealed in 2023.
The smart key system means keyless entry before you climb inside the base model Tundra SR. That’s ideal whether you carry grocery bags or your toolbox back to the truck. Once inside, the push-button start means you still don’t need to search around your pockets for the keys. When you want to call someone or listen to music, you can link your phone with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. There’s an 8-inch multimedia touchscreen in the base model, but more expensive Tundra’s come with 14-inch screens. You can sit in premium leather-trimmed seats or opt for heated and ventilated front and rear seats if you live in places with extreme hot or cold weather. If that’s not enough for you, buy the Tundra CrewMax, which comes with a rear glass window that raises and fully lowers at the push of a button so you can channel air through the cabin while you drive.
Toyota Safety Sense
Safety is a key feature of the new model Tundra. Toyota Safety Sense offers a collection of active safety features that keep you and other road users as safe as possible. The purpose is to lower the chance of a collision thanks to technology like the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Alerts that come with steering assistance. The Blind Spot Monitor is an option that warns drivers when an approaching car has entered your blind spot. You could also spec the Panoramic View Monitor (PVM), which provides a 360 view all around the vehicle.
2022 Toyota Tundra Specs
The all-new Toyota Tundra’s built using a combination of lightweight aluminum and high-strength steel. You get LED headlights and taillights, and an easy lower and lift tailgate lined with an ultra-durable composite bed. Even if you add the maximum payload of 1940 Lbs, the bed won’t ding or scratch. You can opt for a bump-release tailgate that opens when you bump it. That’s ideal if your arms are full carrying a large load.
2022 Toyota Tundra Engines
The Toyota Tundra for 2022 is the only full-size truck that’s not available with a V-8. Instead, drivers can opt for a 348 or 379 horsepower twin-turbo V-6. There’s a hybrid model that develops 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. The maximum a Tundra can tow is 12,000 Lbs. To better the Tundra’s towing ability, you’ll need to buy the Chevy Silverado with the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine that delivers 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque and tows 13,400 Lbs. Each Tundra comes equipped with a 10-speed auto transmission whether you opt for rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel drive.
The Toyota Tundra SR is the base model. You’ll need $35,950 to park that on your driveway. The SR5 is the next step up. That one costs $40,755 and sits on alloy wheels. The Limited is $46,850. It comes with 20-inch alloys and 8-way power-adjustable seats, among other features. The Platinum is $56,990. Anyone interested in the panoramic should opt for that model. The 1794 Edition is a luxury model. It comes with a leather and walnut interior. Then there is the TRD model. The TRD Pro has an LED lightbar in its grille and modified suspension that make it the best model to take off-road. The most expensive Toyota Tundra for 2022 is the Capstone. You’ll need $73,530 for that one. There are 10-way powered adjustable seats within a stylish two-tone black and white interior.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra is the first redesign of Toyota’s pickup for 14 years. Nothing here will change the status quo, even though the Tundra doesn’t follow the standard blueprint for American pickups. There’s no V-8 option, but there’s plenty of power no matter which motor you choose. The cabin’s straightforward design and excellent ergonomics are significant pluses, and the 2022 Toyota Tundra is a massive improvement over its predecessor. This car doesn’t raise the bar, so Toyota will probably remain a distant fourth behind Chevrolet, Ram, and Ford, but you won't be disappointed if you’re a Toyota fan.