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Mailbag: When You Can Start Ordering 2022 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra fans want to know when they can place their orders for 2022. Here is what we know.


Like most of you, I saw the big Toyota social media 2022 Tundra reveal last week. Let me just say – I could not be any more excited.

This next-gen Tundra is bold, tough and rugged. Looks incredible. Now, some of us may need a little time to get used to the gigantic, prominent front grille. I already have and I think this look is very cool. People will get used to it.

Also, I cannot wait to see what interior surprises Toyota has in store for Toyota Tundra fans. Oh, and we may want to know more about performance specifications.

You know – horsepower, torque, mpg, tow capacity. Plus what multimedia capabilities will be offered.

Yes, this is all very exciting that 2022 Toyota Tundra is on the way. So now that we are ready to get a new Tundra, when can we order one?

2022 Tundra Release Date

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I appreciate all the comments, questions, and feedback I get from people who follow my “Toyotajeff” YouTube channel and my Torque News/Toyota News column.

Many people are so interested in the next-gen Toyota Tundra, they are already making plans to get one. Take a look at a few questions I received this past week.

Q: I'm a big fan of your YouTube videos. Keep up the good work!

Do you know if there's a process in place to reserve a 2022 Tundra? Can I put a deposit down, etc.?

I'm trying to avoid the situation of walking into a dealer when they go on sale (rumored for Oct-Dec 21) and they tell me I have to join a waitlist that's 3 months long, etc.

Q: Hey Jeff! I already know I want a 2022 Tundra TRD Pro. Any clue when I can order one?

Q: Do you know when 2022 Tundra is coming out? My next purchase!!!

2022 Toyota Tundra Order Time

This is a Tundra topic that gets a little tricky. For several reasons.

First, we do not know particulars yet, including configurations, colors and pricing. If 2022 Toyota Tundra hits dealerships around December time, for example, people could probably officially begin placing deposits with actual specs around October-November time frame.

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However, many dealerships will allow Tundra fans to place a deposit for a generic “2022 Tundra TRD Pro in black, white or red.” This way, they secure their place in line ahead of everyone else. The drawback here is buyers will not know exact pricing yet. Maybe only a ballpark. Buyers will also not know at this time what option packages and upgrades will be available on the new full-size truck giant.

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The final part of the moving equation here is the vehicle shortage due to COVID and computer chip shortages across the entire industry.

Plenty of dealerships currently have a backlog, a logjam if you will, of 2021 Toyota Tundra orders from anxious customers. Several of these orders will not be able to be filled as a 2021 Tundra, but rather may carry over into 2022 Tundra orders. Time could potentially run out on 2021 models.

If these people waiting for a 2021 truck now become first in line for 2022 Tundra orders, this may push back new 2022 Tundra orders as they flow in.

We just do not know what type of Tundra volume will come in during the initial end-of-year wave due to this current shortage.

So many questions. Not enough answers.

Time for your Toyota Tundra comments

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Thanks for reading everyone.

What do you think of the first pictures of 2022 Toyota Tundra? Also, do you plan on getting one when they are available?

I already have a few friends who are thinking of ordering a new Tundra. I need to study all the particulars. Especially so I can share what I know with the world.

We all need to be prepared. This is going to be awesome.

See you next story when I announce the new color coming to 2022 Camry. It might shock you.

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