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How Fast is 2022 Tundra Hybrid? I Found Out Behind the Wheel (with Video)

See the surprising speed of 2022 Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX Hybrid. My driving impressions (with Video).
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Probably the most important Toyota redesign in a decade is the 2022 Toyota Tundra. It has been saddled with the same body style since 2007. Clearly this is a next-gen event fans have been anticipating for a long time.

2022 Toyota Tundra Specs
2022 Toyota Tundra 1794 interior multimedia dash beige

I recently had the opportunity to spend quality time with several 2022 Tundra i-FORCE MAX (Tundra Hybrid) trucks. I was most excited to get behind the wheel and see what they had to offer across many personal criteria and check boxes.

A few months ago, I spent many hours and miles driving 2022 Toyota Tundra trucks powered with the base i-FORCE engine. This is a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 that produces 389 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. torque.

VIDEO YOU MAY ENJOY: My 2022 Tundra i-FORCE MAX Hybrid test drive in a 1794 Edition.

What I learned was that I would be perfectly happy owning a standard next-gen Toyota Tundra i-FORCE.

Acceleration was swift and smooth. Ride comfort was also smooth and comfortable when I drove 50 miles each way to my destination.

So how does 2022 Tundra i-FORCE MAX Hybrid compare? I found out firsthand in a big way last week.

2022 Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX

2022 Toyota Tundra 1794 Smoked Mesquite profile view front end

A 2022 Tundra Hybrid (Tundra i-FORCE MAX is the official name since it is tougher and cooler) combines a gasoline engine with an electric motor to give Tundra a huge power boost.

Same 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6. Add in a single electric motor in what is called a parallel hybrid system and your Tundra is instantly faster and more powerful than standard Tundra i-FORCE. With tremendous low-end torque for pulling and towing.

Look for 437 horsepower and 583 lb.-ft. torque with this next-gen 2022 hybrid Tundra.

And how to get it. The Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX powerplant is available optionally on 2022 Tundra Limited, Platinum and 1794 Edition. It is standard on TRD Pro and Capstone.

2022 Tundra Driving Impressions

2022 Toyota Tundra 1794 interior front seats beige seats

My Tundra Hybrid test drive video is now available on my “ToyotaJeff Reviews” YouTube channel. Here you will find nearly 1,000 Toyota-related review and how-to videos to help you with your vehicle research.

My tester truck was a 2022 Tundra 1794 Edition in Smoked Mesquite color. It was equipped with the optional TRD Off-Road Package.

2022 Toyota Tundra 1794 interior multimedia driving impressions

Regarding 2022 Tundra 0-60 time, I tried this test out a few different times. My results are not official, as I accelerated as quickly as I could from 0-60mph but did not record my results at the time.

I found it easier to record my Tundra 0-60 times after the fact while editing my videos. My tests were between 6.46 seconds and 6.68 seconds. Other news outlets have found even faster 0-60 times, but this is what I personally observed.

Tundra i-FORCE MAX is fast. Swift. Speedy.

But what really stood out to me is how smooth the Tundra 1794 Edition drove. Seats were very comfortable. Ride comfort was solid. When accelerating I found the ride smooth with softer and more forgiving suspension. Should be ideal for a family long distance road trip.

My Toyota Tundra 2022 performed responsively and in control around curves and turns. In my opinion, I did not find any aspect that I did not initially like. Perhaps my list of cons will grow as I drive it more over time.

2022 Toyota Tundra 1794 Interior

2022 Toyota Tundra 1794 interior rear seats beige seats

By the way, I hope my video captures just now impressive interior styling is with a 2022 Tundra 1794 Edition. I love the use of natural wood in combination with the beige seating.

My eyes were drawn to several cornerstone features inside the cabin. Panoramic moonroof, 14-inch multimedia touch screen, navigation that updates 100% from the cloud, 10-inch color head-up display, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and heated and ventilated cooled seats.

So much to like.

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Time for Your Toyota Tundra Comments

I encourage you to compare this latest generation 2022 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition to see how radically improved it is from one year to the next.

Thank you for reading everyone.

What do you think of the new Toyota Tundra so far? What impressions do you have about interior and exterior styling as well as on the road? Is there a Tundra trim level you think would be best for you and your family?

For me, give me 2022 Tundra Platinum in either Lunar Rock or Celestial Silver with gray interior.

See you next story when I discuss the one feature people wish was not missing in 2023 Sequoia.

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