Power, Ride, and the Biggest Touchscreen in the Business
Two new choices in powertrains power significant changes for the Tundra. The i-FORCE 3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 generating 389 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque not only is more horses than the base models of the competition but boosts towing and payload capacity and improves fuel efficiency. But it doesn’t end there. A hybrid version that puts an electrical motor in the mix bumps hp to 487 and torque to 583 lb-ft. While the hybrid kicks up horsepower, the real value is the instant torque at very low RPMs making rock crawling, boat launching, and hill-climbing less of a challenge. The hybrid will come standard on the TRD PRO and is optional on the Limited, Platinum, and 1794 trims. Both powertrains team with the Tundra’s first 10-speed automatic transmission.
One of the most impressive improvements is under the skin. Toyota’s new TNBA-F body-on-frame platform is more rigid thanks to a fully boxed high-strength steel frame and the inclusion of a multi-link coil-spring rear suspension dramatically ride performance. The availability of load-leveling coil springs vastly improves stability and towing performance.
Toyota’s “technical muscle” is demonstrated, in part, by the class-leading 14-inch touchscreen that displays the all-new audio multimedia system. Unlike past infotainment systems, this one is smart, intuitive, and fast. Fantastic graphics, unequaled video resolution, a multi-talented navigation program, and the simplicity of voice commands make this an infotainment system that informs, not frustrate. The same can be said for the various towing programs and the inclusion of Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 Active Safety as standard equipment on all trims.
A new powertrain, a vastly improved suspension, and loaded with advanced technology put the 2022 Tundra back in the race.