The 2022 Toyota Tundra has thrilled Tundra fans around the world. The Tundra has been anything but the best in its class in recent years. Japanese automaker Toyota breathed new life into a desperately needed pickup truck nameplate and the Tundra soared to new heights of popularity.
The Toyota Tundra competes with full-size pickup trucks like the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500. It lagged behind most of its rivals for years. The Tundra’s last redesign before the 2022 model year was over a decade ago. Its competition has improved and the Tundra has remained the same year after year.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra is completely different from previous model years. Automotive publications were so enthusiastic about the truck that some gave it high ratings even before its release. The Tundra is currently the most exciting truck in its vehicle segment, as its 2022 model year is the biggest nameplate change in 13 long years. It also brings new hope to Tundra fans who have been disappointed with the lack of changes and updates over the past model years. CNET’s Road Show calls the new model “the best in every way.”
The Toyota Tundra introduces a new powertrain on the nameplate
New engine options may not be a big deal for truck nameplates. Hybrid powertrains, however, are much rarer in the automotive industry, especially in the full-size pickup segment. Toyota has been one of the greatest innovators in the development of hybrid powertrains in the industry. The automaker has brought hybrid technology to its full-size truck. Although few details have been released on the hybrid powertrain, we’re sure it’s not a Prius.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra’s hybrid powertrain is called i-FORCE MAX. The i-FORCE MAX consists of a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine and an electric motor generator system. It produces a massive 437 horsepower and an incredible 583 lb-ft of torque.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra is ready to hit the trails
Another reason the 2022 Toyota Tundra is the most exciting new truck in its vehicle segment is that the Tundra is available in exciting trim levels. The 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is an all-terrain version ready to conquer natural obstacles.
The Tundra TRD Pro can climb hills, roll over rocks and overcome steep grades. Off-roading has become a huge pastime in America. The TRD Pro features an aluminum skid plate, 2.5-inch Fox shocks and its powerful hybrid powertrain to deliver all the power it needs off-road.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra finally makes the case for the best full-size pickup thanks to its many new updates. The new Tundra features a more refined interior, a more attractive exterior design and new technical and safety features. Will the latest Tundra outclass its rivals when it finally comes out?