Toyota’s Overhauled 2022 Tundra Is More Powerful & Capable Than Ever

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For Toyota’s 2022 overhaul of the Tundra, the brand has put together a campaign showing how the latest version of their flagship full-size pickup is the evolutionary result of decades of off-road supremacy from legendary vehicles like Ironman Stewart’s Baja Truck, the ‘80s 4Runner, and the FJ45 Troopy. And after checking out the specs, we can’t disagree with them.

The Toyota Tundra has been rebuilt from the ground up for 2022, and it’s the most powerful and capable Tundra ever. The standard i-FORCE 3.5L twin-turbo V6 puts out 389 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. of torque, while the available i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain boosts output to 437 horsepower and 583 lb.-ft., respectively. The build is stronger and more durable, with a new high-strength boxed steel-ladder frame, an aluminum-reinforced composite bed, and a fully redesigned multi-link rear suspension. This enables a max payload capacity of 1,940 lbs. and an impressive towing capacity of up to 12,000 lbs., which is further enhanced by a towing-assistance suite of cameras and sensors. Other next-gen upgrades include off-road tech like Multi-Terrain Select (MTS) and Crawl Control (CRAWL) — a type of low-speed, off-road cruise control that allows you to focus on steering when navigating over difficult terrain. There’s even an available 14” touchscreen Audio Multimedia Display for the center stack that would make Tesla owners blush.

The truck is available in a variety of trims — SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794, and TRD Pro — with additional TRD Off-Road and TRD Sport packages available as add-ons to select base models. The 2022 Toyota Tundra will go on sale at Toyota dealers in late 2021, with pricing to be revealed closer to the release date.

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