I Drove 2022 Toyota Tundra for 90 Miles (with Video): I Did Not Expect This
Like most Toyota truck fans over the last several years, I have been anxiously awaiting the launch of next-gen 2022 Tundra. After all, Toyota Tundra has not been redesigned since 2007.
I recently attended the new Tundra public reveal event and driving experience. To say I was surprised by a few things would be an understatement.
2022 Toyota Tundra Specs
The vehicle I drove most was a 2022 Tundra Limited Double Cab (in Supersonic Red).
This specific truck was equipped with the base engine (i-FORCE), a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6. It produces 389 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. torque.
Another optional engine for 2022 Toyota Tundra is the i-FORCE MAX, or Tundra hybrid. It delivers even more power – 437 horsepower and 583 lb.-ft. torque. I tested this engine with a 2022 Tundra TRD Pro, and I will write about this off-roading experience in the next couple weeks here at Torque News / Toyota News.
2022 Tundra Test Drive Video
I recently uploaded my Tundra 2022 test drive video at “ToyotaJeff Reviews” YouTube channel. My goal is to share my experiences so you can research Tundra for yourself and decide your own impressions.
On my channel you will find nearly 20 videos already devoted to hands-on 2022 Toyota Tundra reviews and drives. I hope you find my content helpful and entertaining.
2022 Tundra Driving Impressions
It was not a mile into my drive that I got to test out the acceleration power of 2022 Toyota Tundra. Getting on to a highway. We all do this move on a regular basis, so it was a good test.
I could not believe how quickly my test Tundra accelerated up to highway cruising speeds. Plenty of low-speed torque. From zero to sixty miles per hour swiftly – and it was smooth and comfortable.
One small negative was some wind noise I could hear coming from the side mirrors. Now, it was not a level that was too distracting or annoying. Just something I noticed.
On the highway, I found Tundra has improved ride comfort versus the previous generation with the addition of rear multi-link suspension. The new 2022 Tundra felt soft as it drove over cracks in the road and smaller potholes along the way.
2022 Toyota Tundra Interior
The main cornerstone of 2022 Tundra interior is the massive 14-inch multimedia touch screen. One that features a new next-gen Audio Multimedia system. Look for five times faster processing speeds, much easier-to-use voice commands, and a display that is the epitome of “simple and user friendly.”
Seats were comfortable – SofTex seating with 8-way power driver and passenger seats with 2-way power lumbar support. Heated and cooled seats are standard on the Limited trim level.
You may appreciate the wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well. Wireless charging pad is in a convenient location and angle at the bottom of the center stack.
2022 Toyota Tundra MPG
A 2021 Tundra is rated at either 14mpg or 15mpg combined. I see comments on my channel from current Toyota Tundra owners where they wish their truck had better fuel efficiency.
Plan to see higher estimated gas mileage numbers in a next-gen 2022 Toyota Tundra.
With the base i-FORCE engine, a 4x2 Tundra is rated at 18mpg in the city, 23mpg on the highway, and 20mpg combined.
A 4x4 Tundra 2022 comes in at 17mpg in the city, 22mpg on the highway, and 19mpg combined.
On my drive I got about 19.2 miles per gallon based on a combination of city and highway driving. This was a 4x4 so that falls in line with what is posted.
One thing to note is that I tend to drive with a little heavier acceleration foot, so my gas mileage tends to be less than other drivers. For example, my friend TRD Jon (follow his YouTube channel here) found his 2022 Tundra fuel mileage was over 22mpg along the same route. Maybe he drove a little differently than me. Sigh.
I think we all know that a big factor in fuel efficiency is how someone drives a vehicle.
Time for Your Toyota Tundra Comments
Thanks for reading everyone.
What are your first impressions of next-gen Toyota Tundra? How do you like exterior and interior styling, features, multimedia, and other specifications?
Do you think you would rather have the base i-FORCE engine or the i-FORCE MAX hybrid engine?
See you next story when I discuss one of my biggest disappointments about Toyota Tundra 2022.
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