Coming Soon: The All-New 2022 Toyota Tundra
Toyota has recently unveiled its first look at the highly anticipated 2022 Toyota Tundra. Now entering its third generation, the all-new 2022 Tundra is receiving its first complete redesign in over a decade. Reengineered with uncompromising power and advanced technology, Toyota expects the new Tundra to go head-to-head with top-selling trucks like Ford, RAM, and Chevy. The full-size pickup is expected to debut in the fall.
While details on the new Tundra are elusive, here’s what we know and can expect.
Toyota recently released an official image of the 2022 Tundra TRD Pro, which shows off a revamped front face. Compared to last year’s model, there is a massive new grille and LED strip lights as highlights. The photo also gives a clear look at the textured fender flares, 285/65 Falken Wildpeak all-terrain tires, and new set of TRD Pro wheels.
One of the most significant upgrades from previous models is the addition of a panoramic sunroof. The all-glass roof will accompany a solid glass rear window, something that no other automaker currently offers. These two elements combined will give driver’s an open-top feel, perfect for a nice weekend cruise.
The Tundra already has a reputation for its unrivaled reliability. One 2007 model even reached one million miles with its original engine and transmission. The new 2022 Toyota Tundra plans to continue this legacy with a new “iForce Max” powertrain. While full details have not been released yet, it is expected to be a twin-turbocharged V-6, similar to what powers the new Land Cruiser. In the LC, the engine produces 409-horsepower and 479 lb.-ft of torque. Compared to previous Tundra models, which are equipped with an iForce V-8 engine, that’s a 28-hp and 78 lb.-ft of torque increase.
Along with this, the 2022 Tundra will feature a knob that controls driving modes such as Downhill Assist Control, Crawl Control, Multi-terrain Select, and Tow/Haul. All of these are features Toyota currently offers, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to find them in the latest TRD Pro. Other performance upgrades include better handling, higher towing capacities, as well as coil spring rear suspension.
It’s also been rumored that a hybrid option will be available at some point, though nothing has been officially confirmed.
Interior and Technology Features
In the teaser images, Toyota showed off part of the dash, which features a modern infotainment system and various new features. A sizable center-mounted touchscreen is shown in the photos, which appears to be around 12.3-inches. This display would be an upgrade from the current Tundra’s 8.0-inch unit and would compete with the Ford F-150 and RAM 1500s 12.0-inch screen.
Along with this, the new rig appears to have a wireless phone charger, speakers mounted on the A-pillars, and Apple CarPlay connectivity. While full details are yet to be released, we can also see from images that the TRD Pro will feature a JBL sound system. Drivers will also have the option for red fabric in the interior.
New vs. Old
If Toyota continues the same trims as the current generation Tundra, consumers can expect five different options: SR, SR5, Platinum, Limited, and TRD Pro. The TRD Pro model is currently available in crew and extended-cab configurations. Similarly, the current Tundra has the option for a 5.5-foot, 6.5-foot, or 8.1-foot cargo box. The same can be expected for the 2022 lineup.
At the time of writing, details about the new full-size pickup remain elusive. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest Toyota news. For all additional questions, please feel free to contact us.