Next-Gen 2022 Toyota Tundra: Fans Mixed on MPG Estimates
The end of 2021 cannot get here soon enough. This is when most insiders feel we will see a next-gen Toyota Tundra hitting dealerships across the country.
Today I would like to discuss the all-important miles per gallon.
2022 Toyota Tundra mpg
2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro - Lunar Rock
Tundra truck owners certainly care about how much they are paying for gasoline. Naturally, a big factor here is the mpg their truck is achieving.
Current 2021 Tundra fuel estimates are 13 in the city / 17 on the highway / 14 combined. We would all like to see this increase. But by how much?
Expectations are high for this latest Tundra entry – especially since Tundra has not been fully redesigned since 2007.
I plan on seeing at least two different power plant options. A twin turbo V6 gasoline-only and a hybrid.
2022 Tundra Hybrid
2021 Tacoma & Tundra TRD Pro - Lunar Rock
I am curious what expectations Tundra owners and fans have for 2022 model year mpg. I went to the most passionate fan base I could think of – online fan forum TundraCrew.
The question I posed is this: “What type of gas mileage do you need in order to consider a Tundra Hybrid?”
The feedback I received was enlightening.
Mike commented. “Good question!! Needs to be 30mpg like Ford F-150 one. For us, the payload would need to be around 2,100 lbs. & towing capacity at least 11k as we'd be towing a 7,000lb GVWR 27' Lance travel trailer all over North America 6 to 9 1/2 months every year. Would likely be able to justify the price tag of $70k - we'd have to get a loan for part of it.”
“F150 gets 26 highway according to its sticker. I've looked at this as I'm in the market for a truck. Part of the reason I'm holding on right now is because I did read an article speculating the Tundra will get close to 30 mpg with its hybrid.” Responded Derek.
Billie had a useful suggestion. “I wish vehicles would come with a towing city and hwy mpg as well.”
“If it gets 25+ and has more torque than the turbo 6 motors I’d be down. Electric motor torque is instantaneous as well. It’d be great for towing.” Said Alex.
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Good point and low-end torque is absolutely a great benefit of a Tundra Hybrid.
Branden added. “If you are worried about fuel mileage, then a full-size truck isn’t for you. I’m more focused on reliability and capabilities than fuel mileage.”
Chris is looking for “22+ hwy.”
“Like none of us would want 22-25 mpg average; I'd love that. We all would; Let's be real. Not ready to get rid of my truck yet, but a Hybrid Tundra makes a TON of sense and I'm looking forward to it.” Said an excited Jared.
Allyn had great insight. “A high MPG city truck with b*lls for towing my boat when I need it would be awesome. 25 hwy, 18 city and 14 towing would be good enough to want to switch for me.”
“30mpg is rumor.” Claimed B Jay.
“We've waited for this truck line for quite some time, so it better be 25+.” Jeff is ready for details and specifics.
Andy had his own set of criteria. “I don’t care about the mpg for a hybrid Tundra, but I would love if they could use that for some great performance. I sold Toyota’s back in the day and the hybrid Highlander was fairly impressive over standard.”
“I mean I'd love to see 400hp, 500tq and 20mpg while still beating the ever-loving p*** out of it.” Said John.
Christopher commented. “City / Highway 18-23 driven hard or towing.”
“At least 20, and similar towing capacity as a standard gasser.” Replied Andrew.
Time for your Toyota Tundra comments
As you can see from the comments, Tundra fans have “fuel efficiency wish list ratings” that are all over the map. And it makes complete sense. Each Toyota Tundra owner drives their truck for different reasons and to serve different purposes.
Gas mileage may be more important to some than for others.
For me, I would love to hear we are getting a 2020 Toyota Tundra Hybrid that exceeds 25mpg in some capacity. I truly have no clue which way this will go, though.
What are you looking forward to with this new 2022 Toyota Tundra? Are you more looking forward to the gasoline trims or the hybrid trims?
Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story when I evaluate a new Camry all-wheel drive.
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