Over the last several months, I can compare the launch of next-gen Toyota Tundra to an onion. Meaning, we have been able to slowly peel off layers and layers of details to learn more about what is new and what is coming.
There is so much to like and get excited about with Toyota Tundra 2022. Also, one thing I am not super happy to learn. Hey, you cannot like everything, right?
2022 Toyota Tundra Specs
2022 Tundra Limited - Supersonic Red
Redesigned from the ground up, 2022 Toyota Tundra improves in just about every way from its previous generation.
Buyers can select either i-FORCE or i-FORCE MAX engines (389hp and 479 lb.-ft. torque / 437 horsepower and 583 lb.-ft. torque).
Gas mileage estimates for the base engine increase from 14mpg/15mpg combined last year to 20mpg/19mpg combined with 2022 Tundra. Tundra Hybrid (i-FORCE MAX) estimates have not been released yet, but I suspect we will be looking at something in the mid-20’s or so combined.
Bold new exterior styling. Smooth ride on both city streets and highways. New off-roading features. Much-improved towing capabilities. More camera viewpoints.
And a fresh new interior.
2022 Toyota Tundra Interior
2022 Tundra Limited interior
My biggest hope during this launch was that Tundra 2022 was able to improve its interior styling. Hopefully bringing it into modern times. Frankly, Tundra interior styling appeared ancient compared with its competition in the full-size truck market. Glad to see this is drastically better.
2022 Tundra multi-terrain monitor
Toyota Tundra interior looks really good now. I was able to review and evaluate 2022 Tundra for an extended period of time recently. Interior is now modern with plenty of new technology and multimedia capabilities. I am in love with the new 14-inch touch screen and 12.3-inch multi-information display.
However, one interior quality has me less than thrilled.
2022 Tundra Interior Leg Room
2022 Tundra CrewMax rear seats
Toyota Tundra 2022 is offered in both Double Cab and CrewMax configurations.
On a side note, Double Cab can have either a 6.5-foot or 8.1-foot bed length. CrewMax has both 5.5-foot and 6.5-foot beds to choose from.
Toyota has lessened leg room space for both Double Cab and CrewMax for 2022.
Tundra Double Cab now has 33.3 inches of rear seat leg room versus 34.7 inches in 2021 Tundra. You might not think 1.4 inches is a lot, but it does make a difference when you have taller passengers with longer legs. Still good – just smaller.
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The 2022 Toyota Tundra CrewMax comes with 41.6 inches of rear seat leg room compared with 42.3 inches in 2021. Only .7 inches decrease here. CrewMax should still be extremely spacious for people in the back seats. I used to joke that you could practically live in a Tundra CrewMax rear seating area – it is huge.
2022 Tundra Double Cab rear seats
Front seat leg room decreases in both 2022 Tundra Double Cab and Tundra CrewMax from 42.5 inches in 2021 to 41.2 inches in 2022.
Time for Your Toyota Tundra Comments
2022 Tundra Limited front seats
What do you think of next-gen Toyota Tundra so far? What aspects have both impressed you and not impressed you?
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