Redesigned from the ground up, the 2022 Tundra is the third generation of the full-size pickup truck from Toyota.

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1. Horsepower and Torque

Toyota’s press release headline includes the words, “Absolute Powerhouse.” There are two new engine/powertrain options for the 2022 Tundra, both of which produce impressive horsepower and torque numbers.

  • i-Force 3.5L twin-turbo V6 produces 389 horsepower and 479 lb.-torque.
  • i-Force MAX (hybrid) twin-turbo V6 produces the equivelant of 437 horsepower and 583 lb.-ft of torque.

2. 14-inch Touchscreen

An all-new multimedia system adorns the 14-inch available touchscreen. Processing power is 5 times greater than the previous generation Tundra. Enhancements include a higher resolution screen, more responsive touch, pinch, and zoom. The new system offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.

Toyota says, “Wi-Fi Connect offers 4G connectivity for up to 10 devices by turning Tundra into an AT&T Hotspot. It also offers the ability to link your separate Apple Music and Amazon Music subscriptions to your vehicle with Integrated Streaming.

New 2022 Tundra Interior grey
2022 Toyota Tundra Limited Interior. Photo: Toyota.

3. Multi-Terrain Monitor

Available Multi-Terrain Monitor has front, rear, and side-view camera angles that make it easier to view surroundings for towing or off-road.

New Tundra Camera views

4. Air Suspension

The available new air suspension system on the 2022 Tundra allows for manual or automatic leveling and ride height adjustment. Level the rear for towing, increase the height for off-road, or lower the height for loading and unloading.

2022 Tundra Limited in Red

5. Sliding Full Rear Window

CrewMax models offer a power sliding full rear window.

6. 12,000lb Towing Capacity

Improvement to the 2022 Tundra’s chassis, suspension, and powertrain means more towing capacity is available. Maximum towing capacity is up to 12,000 lbs and max payload capacity is 1,940 lbs, although Toyota does not specify which exact build, axle ratio, drivetrain, or powertrain this is for. There are two new tow/haul modes; standard Tow/Haul for smaller lighter loads and Tow/Haul+ for larger trailers, RV’s, and boats.

2022 Tundra Towing Trailer
2022 Toyota Tundra Trailer Brake Controller

7. TRD Pro

Toyota’s flagship off-road trim level on the 2022 Tundra includes; FOX aluminum shocks with PTFE shock fluid, a 1.1″ factory front lift, aluminum front skid plate, front stabilizer bar, red-painted suspension parts, and Falken tires. Options available on TRD Pro are an exclusive Solar Octane color, and Multi-Terrain Monitor. Other features standard on Tundra TRD Pro models includes the 12.3″ touchscreen display, i-Force MAX powertrain, and Toyota Safety Sense 2.5.

8. Multi-Terrain Select and Crawl Control

Available as an option on Tundra’s, Muti-Terrain Select is a traction control system that allows the driver to choose a setting based on terrain and grip levels. Settings include; Deep Snow, Mud, Sand, Dirt, and Auto.

2022 Toyota Tundra Snow Mode

Crawl Control is a staple feature of off-road equipped Toyota’s. It’s like a super slow off-road cruise control. Crawl Control offers 5 low-speed settings, modulating throttle and brakes while the driver focuses on steering.

Also available on the 2022 Tundra is an electronically locking rear differential.

Trim levels for the new Toyota Tundra are; SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794, and TRD Pro. Toyota has not released exact towing specs, mpg yet, but says the truck will go on sale in late 2021. Toyota dealerships are already taking deposits, and with the current worldwide chip shortage, if you want one of these, you might want to get an order in asap.

2022 Tundra Platinum
2022 Tundra Platinum. Photo: Toyota.

9. Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 as standard

Standard on every trim level of the 2022 Tundra is TSS 2.5.

TSS 2.5 includes;

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS with PD) and emergency steering assist
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)
  • Rear Seat Reminder
  • Road Sign Assist (RSA)
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
2022 Tundra Digital Dash View
How much horsepower does the new 2022 Toyota Tundra have?

389 horsepower with the i-Force 3.5L twin-turbo, and 437 horsepower with the i-Force MAX hybrid powertrain.

When is the new 2022 Tundra coming out?

Fall 2021

Does the new 2022 Tundra have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Yes.

What size is the box on the new Tundra?

Box sizes available are; 5.5-foot, 6.5-foot, and 8.1-foot.

What do you think of the 2022 Tundra? What’s your favorite feature? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. She has driven hundreds of vehicles, not only new cars but beaters without heaters, fast cars on fire, slow cars in snow, off-road trucks in the mucks, and old pickups with pups. She’s driven heaps of Jeeps, miles in muscle and once took her gran in a car from Japan. Lauren is a member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press Association.

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