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Next-Gen 2022 Toyota Tundra Fans Mixed on New Transmission Choice

You may not believe all the different transmission suggestions fans have for the new 2022 Tundra. See if they are right.

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This is the time of year when fans get to debate many different topics.

For example, what team will win the NCAA basketball tournament. Or what players our favorite NFL teams will draft. Maybe we try and predict when our areas will hit spring and summer weather.

And yes, we make predictions and debate what the next model year might bring for new vehicles.

Like the 2022 Toyota Tundra.

2022 Tundra specs

2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Lunar Rock front end

Official details could come in all at once or could trickle in a piece at a time.

Looks as though we are beginning to shape together a next-gen Toyota Tundra, though.

I suspect we will see both Double Cab and CrewMax again. Rumors and spy shots suggest a new cab configuration – CrewMax with a longer bed than the current 5.5’ length. This is something truck enthusiasts have been asking about for many years. They should be pleased.

Enough talk is swirling in Toyota circles that it is fair to expect a Twin Turbo V6 engine and a Tundra hybrid option as well.
Look for a refined and modern interior filled with the latest safety, convenience, and technology.

How about new transmission, though?

I have heard multiple rumors, but nothing is substantiated until Toyota releases official specifications. Many people suspect some form of a 10-speed automatic transmission. We will have to see for sure once Toyota informs the world.

Time to see what Tundra fans and owners prefer.

People comment on 2022 Toyota Tundra

2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Lunar Rock back end rear end

I went to the most knowledgeable fan bases I could think of while searching for information on the new Tundra – online fan forum TundraCrew, my Toyotajeff YouTube channel, and my Toyotajeff Instagram page.

Their suggestions for new Tundra transmission were great – and all over the board.

Mason has a big 2022 Tundra wish list. “425hp/425tq. 20+mpgs. 8 speed transmission. 2,000lbs payload, 12,000lbs towing. Better sound system, more comfortable seats, reclining rear seats again. Rear locker at a minimum.”

“Hybrid turbo diesel with a solid 8 speed or more transmission. Kinda dreaming but it would be nice.” Added Jesus.

Mikey votes for 8-speed transmission. Kevin put in a vote for 10-speed.

Angel is looking at hybrid. “Want to see hybrid with 20+mpg and assume it will have CVT.”

Diesel option, 10 speed transmission and more powerful stereo system.” Offered Austin.

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Dustin was to the point. “I don’t care as long as you upgrade the 6-speed transmission.”

Perhaps the quote of the day goes to Monte. “I trust that no matter what Toyota does it will be reliable. We need to have faith.”

Time for your Tundra thoughts

As you can see, opinions and predictions are varied, and quite frankly, fascinating.

I cannot wait for the official Toyota announcement on next-gen Tundra details. The big reveal cannot come fast enough for me – and for many, many truck fans all over the world.

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Are you looking forward to the new 2022 Tundra and are you seriously thinking about buying one when it comes out?

What are you looking forward to most: exterior / interior styling, miles per gallon ratings, new features, performance, or something else?

Will you consider the Tundra Hybrid when it is available, and if not, what concerns do you have about hybrids?

Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story when I discuss the controversy over 2022 Tundra powertrain.

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Tron (not verified)    March 16, 2021 - 6:41PM

All I want is a hybrid version with close to mid 20’s mpg. If I get that then I’m fine. I feel everything else they will work out. I’m on the edge. I love the new Highlander. I’m holding out for this to be announced. They are making it really hard.

Joseph Wilkins (not verified)    March 17, 2021 - 12:12AM

Hello my name is Joseph Wilkins I've owned a Toyota Tundra 2000 for 21 years now the frame rusted-out we really enjoyed the vehicle the new one looks spectacular I'm retired now but enjoy looking at it

Brian (not verified)    March 18, 2021 - 12:37AM

In reply to by Mike Mavuro (not verified)

I agree!!! Thats one of the reasons I love my 200e Land Rover Discovery amd the toyota Land Cruiser, full time 4wd. The sequoia has a center diff, they should put it in the new tundra. Its great being able to be in 4wd and make a sharp turn on s tight trail without binding up your drivetrain,

Lycanit (not verified)    March 17, 2021 - 1:40AM

I'd rather have a sister in a whore house than have a hybrid... PC can eat a D/€✓..... For the love of peanut butter.... people...grow up! Do or don't! Performance is awesome..own it.!!! yes it's a's liquid it.... the sound of waking up a beast.... That ...that is amazing....If you don't feel good reading that.. hearing that sound.. Then...well are part of the problem and not the solution, good day to you!!!!

bjorn ahlblad (not verified)    March 17, 2021 - 1:41AM

I have had 4 WD Tundras since 2006 my current truck was bought new in 2012 and has 70k miles. Why would I think of myself as being more qualified to choose a tranny than the Tundra team? Tundra is a wonderful vehicle and at age 75 my current Tundra may be my last-who knows? In any event, if I buy a new or not, I hope the folks at Toyota don't listen to some fanboy.

james (not verified)    March 17, 2021 - 9:09AM

crewmax is too big cab, double cab too small -- I'd be ok with a single 4door offering with a 6 foot box. Tumble and fold the rear seat please !!! It'd make the most excellent use of the rear seat. (tumble forward the bottom, and you have a dog kennel. Fold the back down if needed for cargo (think 4runner)

Steve Murtha (not verified)    March 17, 2021 - 10:08AM

I own an 18 Tundra Limited Double the V8 and would be uncomfortable with a smaller displacement engine ala Ford Eco-boost....or some complicated hybrid system. I would rather see some additional bed and cargo capacity options, more modern driver experience and dashboard, possibly making a strong diesel option available for Heavy Duty Towing. And make a more robust four-wheel drive system to include an optional locker or crawl control.

Tron Benjamin (not verified)    March 17, 2021 - 11:12AM

The hybrid version won’t be for everyone but it will be for some. Toyota makes the best hybrids in the business. I’m confident they will find a way to give the power needed along with fuel efficiency. I personally won’t purchase a new tundra without it being a hybrid model of some sort. To each their own. Toyota has been working on this updated version for years and years. I’m sure they will have something to please everyone. They know what they need to do.

Capt Dave (not verified)    March 17, 2021 - 4:29PM

I own a 2016 Tundra Crewmax Limited 4WD. The mileage sucks. The suspension is from the dinosaur age and the towing capacity needs to be improved if they expect to continue to compete with the traditional American pickups. My interior space is cavernous and I love it. I have previously owned three Toyota vehicles. The reason I bought my Tundra was Toyota reliability. My wife's RAV4 has 170K miles on it and runs great. If the American trucks were more reliable and didn't rust at the site of rain, I would consider them for my next truck.

Tron (not verified)    March 17, 2021 - 9:35PM

In reply to by Capt Dave (not verified)

I agree with mostly all your point. The info release from dealerships in the know, are staying this is a world beater. This meaning Toyota’s marketing will be this truck is going to dominate the segment. I have high hopes for this. If they get all their shortcomings to modern standards and keep their reliability... then why wouldn’t this be the go to truck for those in the market to purchase one.

Mitchell Keith… (not verified)    March 17, 2021 - 8:23PM

Would love to see a diesel option with a 10 speed transmission, and a standard rear locker. At the very least, a Crew Max with a 6'6" bed, and better fuel economy.

Mike GRdinsr (not verified)    March 17, 2021 - 9:24PM

Tundra has gone considerably downhill since 2007. My 2012 was good, but my 2017 with its 20 deleated things, like dual glove boxes, a handle to get in on the driver side, a light in the glove box, storage in the rear doors, and the most uncomfortable front seat ever put into a vehicle, no longer dual climate control, among countless other little things that made Tundras special. Yes they are reliable, but the cheating up of the vehicle has me looking elsewhere for my next truck next year. So let your bean counters continue to ride in their Lexus. I had a good run with the Tundras, but it's over unless they bring back the things they got rid of--i am not holding my breath. 3 double cabs, SR 5 models the 07, 12 both went way over 100,000 miles, 70,000 miles on the 17.

Steve (not verified)    March 17, 2021 - 10:26PM

I have a 2004 Tundra that is in good health, only 50k miles, but the paint is failing. I want a serious cargo capacity, to use about a dozen times a year. A full ton of payload, with a full-length bed that can carry ladders and lumber, and sometimes a dozen bags of cement. I want to fill the "back seat" full of tools, also about a dozen times a year, and with an actual passenger maybe once a year. The "back seat" is really for tools more than for people. I want a comfortable interior, and some safety features. I don't need to climb mountains with heavy loads, but I really do want to avoid buying fuel. But most of all, I want it to be reliable for the next 20 years.

That last requirement knocks out most of the competition. My neighbor says Chevy trucks are easy to fix -- but I want one that just doesn't need to be fixed.

Kurt Ewald (not verified)    March 18, 2021 - 9:10AM

I own a 2015 Platinum Tundra Crew Max. It is supercharged and has 550hp. It has been very reliable. I love the interior it still looks good 7 years later. I tow with the truck occasionally and it performs that task well. There are no BSR issues 7 years later.

Things I dislike. The JBL navigation/ infotainment system is utter trash. I cant figure out why all manufacturers cheap out in this area.
It lacks a heated steering wheel. My Jeep Cherokee seems to have one...
The lack of locking differentials is absurd. In 10" of snow this truck is useless. If you leave traction control on it just comes to a halt and wont proceed in the slippery conditions.
I will not buy a new Tundra if it doesnt have a 550+ hp V8 option. I definitely wont buy one with a V6, turbos or not.

Good luck Toyota. I think I will keep my current Tundra. Then I will eventually need to look at buying another Ram like the TRX.

David Shepherd (not verified)    March 19, 2021 - 12:12PM

If their 10 speed and V6 turbo is anything like the Ford F-150, then I'll pass. Those 10 speeds have been nothing but trouble for me. Just over complicated and very rough shifting. And the turbo V6's just don't have the torque when towing. Not to mention they are much more expensive to maintain and fix in the long run.