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How Next-Gen 2022 Toyota Tundra New Suspension Could Impact Ride Quality and Performance

Toyota Tundra is all-new for 2022. See how its new suspension may affect your ride and the work you want to do.

I am not sure this qualifies as one of those “the world is watching and waiting to see what comes next.” However, many truck fans really are anxiously awaiting pretty much any news on next-gen Tundra.

2022 Toyota Tundra

You see, Toyota has not revealed even the slightest of details on its new full-size truck. And because it has been a decade and a half since we have had a Tundra redesign, you can see how even the smallest of news could spark excitement.

We will have a new powertrain consisting of a twin-turbo V6 engine (allegedly). There will be a Tundra hybrid alternative, too. Truck fans will see all-new styling. Higher towing capacity. More payload. A modern interior.

Plus, we will have a new suspension system.

2022 Tundra suspension

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Recent spy photos have shown several glimpses into what life may be like in the world of 2022 Toyota Tundra and beyond.

I did not take these photos so it would not be right to show them myself. Feel free to check them out at I love their site, by the way. Good people there.

It looks like to those in the know that Toyota has been testing a new coil spring rear suspension. This would be a big departure from leaf spring suspension Tundra has utilized in the past (well, and in the present, of course).

Both systems come with their own benefits and potential drawbacks.

A coil spring suspension should provide a smoother ride comfort for both drivers and passengers. It also could provide a happy balance between smooth ride and performance capabilities like towing and payload.

Leaf spring suspension has developed a reputation over the years for extreme sturdiness. Also, leaf springs are more than capable of pushing higher towing capacities demanded by Tundra and full-size truck owners.

Coil spring suspension should provide a ride comfort not ever seen in Tundra. Leaf springs, as you know, are subject to sometimes less than desirable “ride smoothness.” Although, I did enjoy my recent week-long evaluation of a 2021 Tundra 1794 Edition. Great ride and luxury features.

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Of course, a coil spring suspension system can also be designed for these higher performance thresholds seen with leaf springs.

Can Toyota Tundra find a solid balance that will please both those looking for ride comfort and those looking to pull and haul more?

Fans comment on 2022 Toyota Tundra

Some viewers of my “Toyotajeff” YouTube channel and my Toyota Torque News stories weighed in on potential Toyota Tundra suspension options.

“Ram took this coil-spring route years ago. All full-size trucks should follow suit. Let’s see what Toyota does now.” Said Leonard.

Andy has thoughts on the matter. “About time Toyota moves to coils. I’ll trade mine in for 2022 if the ride is better.”

“Enough already. Give me details!” Exclaimed a patient/impatient Tony.

Time for your 2022 Tundra thoughts

It will be interesting how Toyota Tundra will improve on the following specs:

- 381 horsepower
- 401 pounds of torque
- 10,200 max towing capacity
- 1,730 max payload
- 4x4 MPG of 13 city / 17 highway / 14 combined
- 4x2 MPG of 13 city / 17 highway / 15 combined

What are you most looking forward to seeing with next-gen Toyota Tundra?

Also, are you having a tough time deciding between either buying a 2021 Tundra or 2022 Tundra, or maybe keeping your current truck versus buying a new one?

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Roger Dvorak (not verified)    April 17, 2021 - 8:14AM

I want a Tundra with a big payload and towing. I don't care how rough the ride is. If you want a smooth ride but a car. Also the twin turbo sounds good.

Treyway252 (not verified)    July 15, 2021 - 9:55AM

In reply to by Roger Dvorak (not verified)

New tundra needs and hopefully has pano-roof new suspension new motor with better gas mileage and tune ability modern/updates interior , new configurations better seat utility new color options I think Toyota is coming hard in this one and they need to bc FORD is not playing and ram chevy is damn good looking and nice as well we shall see

John Moyse (not verified)    April 23, 2021 - 11:40AM

I love my Tundra Crewmax 2014. I love the space, comfort and reliability, all a perfect fit.
I feel we have to compromise a bit by going to Hybrid 3500 twin turbo. I am prepared to pay for great materials and design in the turbos- don’t skimp here, please maintain reliability. Yes towing cap. May be down, but there are lots of regular Tundras around if you have a requirement for a higher duty (I don’t). I will purchase a new 2022 Crewmax Hybrid as soon as it is available. Motoring Toyota has been a wonderful experience for me. John M.