Toyota is in the middle of a massive initiative. We are fortunate as fans and potential consumers, as Toyota is producing plenty of refreshed models, along with new trim levels with improved styling and features. There will be more hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles, like the Sienna and the returning Venza, than you can believe within the next 5 years.
Oh, and there will be vehicle redesigns. Like the 4Runner, which will probably come out for 2022 model year. Yes, and the 2021 Tundra. No wait, it looks like there will be a delay for Toyota’s extremely popular full-size truck.
Why redesign Toyota Tundra anyway?
Toyota Tundra does exactly what it needs to do, for most people at least. It has built an incredible pedigree of toughness, reliability and dependability. You will also find it has terrific resale value, based on kbb.com findings, when the time comes to either trade it in or sell it. But it has been many years since it was completely redesigned.
Current 2020 Tundra models all feature a 5.7-liter V8 engine that is efficient and trustworthy, producing 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. torque. It is matched with an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission with intelligence. Toyota Tundra is available in both CrewMax and Double Cab configurations.
I have been hearing speculation about what this new 2022 Tundra will look like and how it will perform. We know there will be a new powertrain with multiple potential engines. There may be a new V8, or quite possibly a Twin Turbo V6. We can definitely expect at least some trim levels will feature a hybrid power plant. I would not be surprised to see a new CrewMax cab size with a longer bed than the standard 5.5’ bed it currently has. So many rumors. Not much confirmed. This is both exciting and frustrating at the same time.
The prevalent rumor for the last year was we were looking at the 2021 model year for the new Tundra. However, word within Toyota circles is that we can expect the 2022 Tundra as the new moving target date.
I looked at feedback from fans of the Toyota Tundra, and there are really two completely different schools. Some people were disappointed with the delay, while others understood and were holding patiently. I found this polar opposite situation fascinating.
We want a redesigned 2021 Tundra now
There are many who are losing patience while waiting for the new 2021 Tundra – or the new 2022 Tundra.
Jim had this to say. “I've been waiting to see what the new Tundra has before I buy my next truck. Not going to wait another 2 years.”
“At this point who cares. They've had the same truck for 13 years. I think all the excitement is already gone.” Said Mysterious Stranger.
Alfredo is ready to see this new Tundra already. “Toyota better WOW everyone with the 2022 Tundra, making me wait to trade my current Tundra.”
“By that time, Ford and GM are gonna be working on their next flying truck.” Commented Oscar.
Steve wondered, “I really hope this is not the case for the Tundra, that would put a real wrench in my plans. Hopefully this is just purposeful misinformation.”
We can wait for new 2022 Tundra
And, of course, there are those who are patiently awaiting the launch of our newest Toyota Tundra. They want to see Toyota hit this one out of the park.
Shutupish added this comment. “I mean the current Tundra still looks good. I don’t mind the wait.”
“I will be getting rid of my Ram if Tundra does some major updates and keeps it reliable. Tired of having my Ram in for constant warranty and recall work. Don't believe everything you hear about how great the Ram is.” Commented Sunset Originals.
“CrewMax with Longer bed!? That is what I have been waiting for, now I have more reason to wait for it lol!” Smirked Bryan.
Eddie is like the Yoda of trucks. “Hey, at least you'll know the Tundra that they put out will be reliable as heck with all the time they've had to work and test it.”
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Angel has a good idea what Toyota quality is all about. “This is nothing new, if you know anything about Toyota it’s that they love to get it right rather than rush a product. I rather wait, hopefully they bring back the single cab.”
“On that Tundra: Love the 4 door CrewMax w/ a 6ft+ bed. Hope they keep a V8 to go with that combo.” Said The Anti-Nowhere Lane.
Jose dropped this in. “Well I say it's a good idea to keep testing the vehicle because look it's hard to keep releasing new vehicles every year, but it's harder to keep the vehicle reliable. So, I say test the vehicle as long as possible to make sure its reliable.”
Time for your thoughts on 2022 Toyota Tundra
What side of the fence do you sit on? Do you wish Toyota would hurry the heck up and release their new redesign so we can go out and buy them? Are you losing patience? Or, do you feel it is important to get it right and put out a reliable model with the most efficient powertrain and features?
How long is too long to wait?
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