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2022 Toyota Tundra Officially Revealed As All-New 2021 Ford F-150 Rival

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2022 Toyota Tundra teasers began way back in June when leaked photos prompted Toyota to release a single image of the forthcoming Tundra Pro. Since then, the automaker has teased the all-new pickup’s sliding rear window, coil spring suspension, and large infotainment screen. Earlier this month, a 2022 Toyota Tundra was revealed in full thanks to more leaked photos, and now, the 2021 Ford F-150 rival has finally been officially revealed.

One of the oldest full-size pickups on the market, the Tundra was in desperate need of a ground-up redesign, and that’s precisely what Toyota has done here. The pickup rides on Toyota’s new TNGA-F platform with a coil spring suspension, replacing the old leaf spring setup many trucks, including the Ford F-150, still utilize (save for the F-150 Raptor). Electronically controlled adaptive dampers are also available, as are rear air springs capable of raising and lowering the back of the truck.

The 2022 Tundra loses its V8 option but is available with a choice of two powertrains – Toyota’s 3.5L V6 that’s rated to produce 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, or the new i-FORCE MAX hybrid (standard on TRD Pro), which adds an electric motor and battery pack to boost output to 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. Both powertrains are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, with a max payload capacity of 1,940 pounds and a maximum towing capacity of up to 12,000 pounds.

Multiple configurations of the 2022 Tundra are available, including SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794, and TRD Pro trims, two- or four-wheel drive, as well as extended-cab models with a 6.5- or 8.1-foot bed and crew cab models with either a 5.5- or 6.5-foot bed. Aside from the massive front grille, the Tundra’s appearances change based on the trim level and option package chosen, while TRD Pro models come equipped with an integrated light bar.

On the inside, the 2022 Tundra boasts either a standard 8-inch or optional 14-inch infotainment screen that dwarf’s the F-150’s 12-inch unit. A traditional analog gauge cluster is standard, though a 12.3-inch digital screen is available on higher trims.

The off-road-focused TRD Pro comes equipped with the aforementioned unique front grille, black 18- or 20-inch TRD wheels, Bilstein dampers, mudguards, skid plates, and a leather shifter. Four-wheel drive TRD models get off-road cruise control and an electronically controlled rear locking differential, while the SR5-only TRD Sport adds 20-inch wheels, a lowered suspension, a TRD shifter, and a TRD grille.

Toyota hasn’t yet announced pricing for the 2022 Tundra, nor any fuel economy figures, which will be revealed closer to the truck’s launch later this year.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. crabbymilton

    Interesting read. Hope the new engine will get over with V8 stalwarts. But then again, we are moving more toward less emphasis on number of cylinders but rather the horsepower and torque and yes, more electric motor assist and eventually all electric. Time will tell in either case with this TUNDRA.

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    1. Roy Chile’s

      Toyota wins the in UGLY DESIGN OF THE DECADE and they are following not leading going from V8 to V6 who did that 1st FORD. Toyota don’t use common sense in there plant working under paid employees to death taking 10hrs to build just 350 trucks in that time period FORD can build over 500 Toyota make money cuz they not Union

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      1. Crabbymilton

        All in all TOYOTA products aren’t bombarded with quality issues. Most customers don’t care about internal childishness regarding unions or not.

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        1. Roy Chile’s

          Speak for yourself customers whose family members are affected by it care. All auto makers in America should be union period

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          1. crabbymilton

            Normally Roy I agree with you and your past common sense replies to these posts. However, I don’t subscribe to the union concept for too many reasons to get into here. Unions enable people who are lazy and do everything possible to not show up or do lousy work hence lousy quality. I’m sick and tired of people complaining about how lousy they have it when the govt. pays people not to work. I have been burned by people countless times who don’t bother to show up for work. Sadly, it makes the rest look bad. That’s where my sympathies are. If the people at TOYOTA are so unhappy, last time I checked the exits aren’t locked. I appreciate the history and heritage of FORD. But I’m not going to defend them if they continue to build crap and refuse to do anything about it. Yes, that comes from the top all the way down. Why stick up for them until they get their turds together. There are other truck builders out there so why restrict yourself just because you have this hang up over stupid unions.

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  2. Ford Owner

    Only Toyota fans would buy a cheap copy on the truck king F-150!

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  3. JimL

    They certainly win on the tidier under-hood arrangement… You see, Ford, it can be done. But they lose huge on that hideous gaping maw front end.

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  4. NSW

    Looks like a Sierra.

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  5. StuartH

    Somehow I can’t visualize one of these Tundras bombing around town with a big Stars and Stripes flag proudly flapping in the wind. So much for ‘Amewrecker First’.

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    1. crabbymilton

      They build them here. Many GM and FORD products are built in Canada. I prefer if more things were built here but the masses don’t seem to care anyway.

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  6. Scorpionking0102

    An ugly rendition of a GMC DENALI and a Kia

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