This is an interesting time period for Toyota and for its loyal truck and SUV fan base.
We know next-gen Tundra will launch near the end of this year and will be badged as 2022 Tundra. We also know both 4Runner and Tacoma are scheduled for a redesign soon. We do not know what model year to expect for next-gen Tacoma and 4Runner yet, though.
Let us focus on Toyota Tundra.
I recently wrote several Torque News stories on what we think we know so far. I have discussed potential Tundra transmission and engine choices. I have talked about fuel economy. I have even guessed how it will compare against Ford PowerBoost specifications.
Audience feedback and comments have been strong and passionate. People are excited to learn what 2022 Toyota Tundra has in store for us. With powertrain. With cab configurations. With styling. And with new features.
Time will tell, though, if these features match up with what Tundra owners and enthusiasts are asking and hoping for.
2022 Toyota Tundra Comments
I looked to my “Toyotajeff” YouTube channel and Torque News story comments for an inside look at what fans want to see with next-gen Tundra.
It will be terrific if we see many of these new features and additions. They are really good.
Dennis had a couple Tundra wish list items. “Hope they bring back the voodoo blue for TRD pro and/or make it available for the highest end version. And hope they have plenty of blackout trim options! I'm already saving for one! Can't wait to see the mpg.”
Hugo is interested in exterior and interior styling. “Everyone knows Toyota makes great cars and trucks but not good-looking trucks. Hope Toyota will beautify its trucks and people will buy.”
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“Interested in interior Cab size. Waiting to see if it ends up equal to Dodge Crew Cab.” Offered Mark.
Harry is targeting two specific features. “Bring back folding rear seats and grab bar on driver side. We had a 2008 Crewmax and the storage was great. Now it’s non-existent. Grab bar on driver’s side helped with access to the rooftop.”
“Really hope they keep the 8-foot bed/work truck trim as an option.” Added Matt.
Jason commented. “Improved gas mileage would be nice, will the twin turbo provide that? I love my 2012 Rock Warrior except for the gas mileage.”
“I'd love to see usable storage under the rear seat of the crew max. Makes no sense that the small rear door Tundra has under seat storage, but my 4 door Tundra doesn't.” Said Jeb.
Tanya wants loads of new technology. “I work in IT so I expect more modern tech. 12” screen. Birds eye camera. Wireless CarPlay. Heated steering wheel. Powerful sound system. Come on Toyota!”
What Toyota Tundra features do you want?
As for me, I guess I am more like Tanya. I love technology and gadgets. It would be great to have larger multimedia screens, but with that, I would like to see physical knobs to change channels as opposed to only touch screen.
Same with temperature controls.
I am looking for improved Tundra gas mileage and hoping for a hybrid with 25+ miles per gallon.
Really want to see a big bump in horsepower and low-end torque. Throw in higher towing and payload capacities and I think we have a winner on our hands.
A home run.
Most of all, though, I hope Toyota continues its long-running Tundra tradition of quality and reliability.
What features are you hoping for with next-gen Toyota Tundra? How about performance specs?
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