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.