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The 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup truck is all new and ready to take on the best in the business with a powerful new engine and a 14-inch infotainment screen.

What’s New for the 2022 Toyota Tundra

Toyota has rebuilt the Tundra from the ground up. Some of the biggest changes to the 2022 Toyota Tundra include the modernized interior, an optional 14-inch infotainment system is available, and for the first time, the Tundra employs an independent rear suspension. The exterior design is dramatic and bold and so is the powertrain. Every single Tundra will ship with a twin-turbocharged V6 and some trims have access to hybrid power. That power is then routed to either the rear wheels or all four through a ten-speed automatic transmission.

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Body Style

Starting Price

MSRP $37,645

Drivetrain

Drivetrain

RWD or 4WD

Drivetrain

Fuel Economy

18 City / 25 Hwy (MPG)

Number of Seats

Seating

Seats 5

The Breakdown

Fantastic powertrain

Spacious interior

Smooth ride

Screen is too close

Infotainment UI needs polish

Just two powertrain configurations

2022 Toyota Tundra Specs

Trims & Pricing

SR - $37,645
SR5 - $42,450
Limited - $50,595
Platinum - $58,685
1794 Edition - $59,385
TRD Pro - $61,000 (est)

2022 Toyota Tundra Powertrain

2022 Toyota Tundra V6 - pressroom.toyota.com
2022 Toyota Tundra V6 - pressroom.toyota.com

Smooth is the word best used to describe the new 2022 Toyota Tundra’s powertrain. Gone are the days of the somewhat lazy V8. Now in its place is a much more refined powertrain from tip to tail. The base tune for the twin-turbocharged V6 in the SR is just good enough to get by with 348 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. At the same time we expect that Toyota dropped the power to better control for issues that could occur with large volume fleet sales.

Every other trim, aside from the TRD Pro, will come with a version of the same V6, but with 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. It’s really good too. Again, it’s smooth and that alone is a big bump in everyday drivability over the previous truck. Finally, the TRD Pro will come with a hybrid version of the same V6 that makes 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque. It’s also an available option to the Limited trim and up. This hybrid setup is the best of the bunch and it’s easy to see where the electric power fills torque while the turbocharger is spooling up via a nifty readout on the dash.

Of course, all of these engines are made far better by a proper modern 10-speed automatic transmission. Offering four more cogs over the previous truck helps out on its own, but the shift logic is infallible too. Toyota has really managed to get a lot out of what is ultimately one engine and one transmission throughout the whole lineup.

Towing & Payload

2022 Toyota Tundra - pressroom.toyota.com
2022 Toyota Tundra - pressroom.toyota.com

Toyota says that the new 2022 Toyota Tundra will tow up to 12,000 pounds when properly equipped. It will also haul up to 1,940 pounds in its bed. Those numbers are nothing to balk at, but they do fall short when compared to rivals. For example, Ford can tow 2,000 pounds more and haul 1,300 pounds more in its bed.

2022 Toyota Tundra Fuel Economy & MPG

While Toyota has yet to release any official info, early reports suggest that the two-wheel drive Tundra will get 20 mpg combined and the 4×4 will fall to 19 mpg. No information has been released on the hybrid engine just yet, but expect each of those numbers to climb by a few points at least.

Interior, Comfort, & Cargo Space

It would be very tough to pick out what the single biggest improvement is on the 2022 Toyota Tundra, but the interior might end up getting that accolade. It’s a very significant step into modernity. For the first time in a Tundra, the interior is luxurious and nicely finished in the Limited and above trims. It’s not quite up to the same level that some rivals are hitting, but it’s great compared to the old Tundra.

Comfort levels are strong too, with far more space than one would need for most journeys. Rear headroom and legroom is good, so adults should have no issue back there. We love the storage options available like the cavernous center console for example. If there’s anything to complain about, it’s the lower trim levels that feature much cheaper interior pieces. Considering that the Tundra is more expensive than its rivals, at least at the bottom end, we expected more.

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Entertainment & Technology

2022 Toyota Tundra - pressroom.toyota.com
2022 Toyota Tundra - pressroom.toyota.com

The new 14-inch infotainment screen that’s available in the 2022 Toyota Tundra is one of the most attractive in the segment. Sadly, it’s beset by some issues. The user interface isn’t particularly well refined or easy to use. Then there’s the positioning, as it is really close to the driver and front-seat passenger. It’s so close in fact that it can be hard to see it properly with just a glance down.

Beyond those gripes, the technology package in the Tundra is solid. The driver information display is outstanding regardless of which trim level you pick. We really love the 10-inch heads-up display that’s available as well.

Safety Features

Toyota leads much of the field by offering a bunch of advanced driver safety aids like adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and forward collision warning as standard features. The NHTSA and IIHS have yet to evaluate the vehicle, so we’ll have to wait on scores from each of them. We expect the big beefy 2022 Toyota Tundra to do quite well.

2022 Toyota Tundra Trims & Pricing

2022 Toyota Tundra Blind Spot Monitoring - toyota.com
2022 Toyota Tundra Blind Spot Monitoring - toyota.com

SR – $37,645

Every new 2022 Toyota Tundra comes with Toyota’s advanced driver assistance suite called Safety Sense 2.5. It includes lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision mitigation. Other standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, and an 8-inch infotainment system that includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The V6 in the SR makes just 348 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. In every other trim it makes 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet.

2022 Toyota Tundra SR5 - Kirk Kreifels on youtube.com
2022 Toyota Tundra SR5 - Kirk Kreifels on youtube.com

SR5 – $42,450

The SR5 adds a towing package with an integrated trailer brake controller and a class IV hitch. It also gets LED fog lights, alloy wheels, and a center armrest for the rear seats.

2022 Toyota Tundra Limited - pressroom.toyota.com
2022 Toyota Tundra Limited - pressroom.toyota.com

LIMITED – $50,595

Tundra Limited buyers will get a massive 14-inch infotainment system, power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel inside. Outside, they’ll find hydraulic cab mounts that provide a smoother ride, a tailgate release button situated on the driver’s side taillight, and blind-spot monitoring. Limited models also have the ability to select the more powerful hybrid version of the V6 motor that makes 437 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque.

2022 Toyota Tundra Platinum - pressroom.toyota.com
2022 Toyota Tundra Platinum - pressroom.toyota.com2022 Toyota Tundra Platinum - pressroom.toyota.com

PLATINUM – $58,685

The Platinum Tundra takes things another step up with actual leather upholstery, a premium JBL audio system, a 10-inch color heads-up display, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, and heated and ventilated rear seats. It also adds a 360-degree camera system and household-style power outlets both in the bed and in the cabin. The suspension also gains Bilstein monotube adaptive variable shocks.

2022 Toyota Tundra 1794 - toyota.com
2022 Toyota Tundra 1794 - toyota.com

1794 EDITION – $59,385

Toyota’s truck manufacturing plant sits on a plot of land that was once a cattle ranch. That ranch was founded in 1794 and that’s where it gets its name and style. The 2022 Toyota Tundra gets more chrome on the exterior and real walnut wood on the interior, but otherwise has the same features from the Platinum.

2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro - pressroom.toyota.com
2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro - pressroom.toyota.com

TRD PRO – $61,000 (est)

Also very much like the Platinum trim level, the Tundra TRD Pro emphasizes off-road prowess and capability. It gets Fox suspension dampers, skid plates, 18-inch wheels with 33-inch all-terrain tires, a locking rear differential, and a 1.1-inch lift. It also features some cool technology in the form of Crawl Control which will help drivers inch up or down trails more smoothly.

Warranties

Toyota offers 2 years or 25,000 miles of complimentary maintenance on each 2022 Toyota Tundra. They also provide a 3-year or 36,000 mile limited warranty and a 5-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Aside from all that complimentary maintenance, that’s on par with rivals.

What we think

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The new 2022 Toyota Tundra puts the old Tundra to shame in many ways. It’s possible though that this all-new Tundra gets off to a rocky start, as its base price is higher than rivals. For the Tundra faithful though, that won’t matter. Its highest trims are priced well below those same rivals highest trims, giving it some enticing value if you have the cash to spend.

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Stephen Rivers

Stephen Rivers is a car enthusiast who loves all things built with passion, extending to nearly all car cultures. After obtaining an occupational studies degree in sports medicine, Stephen turned his attention to sports cars. He was employed as an auto shop manager, spent time in auto sales, and worked as a software developer for a racing company, but Stephen began writing about cars over 10 years ago. When he's not in front of a computer screen, he's racing his own Bugeye Subaru WRX in as many autocross and rallycross competitions as he can.

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