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Next-Gen 2022 Toyota Tundra New Cab Configuration: Excited Fans Speak Out

All signs point to a brand-new configuration for 2022 Tundra. This is what we know so far.

New details cannot get here soon enough.

The automotive world (well, and especially the truck loving world) is waiting for pretty much any information to be revealed about the next generation Toyota Tundra.

Our beloved Tundra is preparing for a brand-new redesign, with an expected retail launch timeframe of December 2021.

2022 Tundra specs

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Since Tundra has not been fully redesigned since 2007, we can plan on seeing many new styling, performance, technology, safety, and convenience changes.

At this point, enough rumors are pointing toward the introduction of a twin turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine to the Tundra lineup. Probably no more V8 engine. I expect a Tundra hybrid alternative to follow gasoline-only trucks to Toyota dealerships, but a few months behind.

We should see big jumps in horsepower, in torque, and in miles per gallon.

2022 Toyota Tundra configurations

New spy photos taken (and revealed by Autoblog) at the Toyota Tundra manufacturing plant in San Antonio have perhaps revealed a long-suspected rumor. We are more than likely going to see a 2022 Tundra CrewMax with a 6.5-foot bed.

Current 2021 Tundra cab sizes are Double Cab and CrewMax. Double Cab Tundra is offered in a 6.5-foot bed and 8-foot bed. CrewMax is only available in 5.5-foot bed.

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This new 2022 Toyota Tundra configuration should prove to be very popular.

Tundra fans sound off

The addition of a longer bed to a Tundra CrewMax would give owners the best of both worlds. CrewMax has a gigantic back seat. Rear seat passengers have a whopping 42.3 inches of leg room (compared to 34.7 inches found in a Tundra Double Cab).

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Matching this passenger space with another foot of bed length makes for a more versatile truck across the board.

I went to my friend trd.jon’s popular Instagram page for truck fan reactions. Nearly everyone was looking forward to this new 2022 Toyota Tundra option.

Dat_ron_rat commented. “I like where this is going! A true crew cab with a useable bed finally.”

Paytenax is ready to go. “I’m excited I’ve been wanting a crew cab but didn’t want the shorter bed they always came with.”

Bartolo had a differing opinion. “Doesn’t look good with 6.5 on Crewmax, looks too long.”

“I like this… ALOTTT.” Said Joshua.h.aguirre.

Dannyrmark asked a question we are all waiting to be answered. “When will they release this?!?!?”

I think ben_out_co is trying to talk himself out of a purchase, despite his obvious excitement. “I don’t need another rig…I don’t need another rig…”

The struggle is real for some people. “This or a 5th gen 4Runner pro!!!! I can’t decide.”

Trd.jon himself weighed in. “CrewMax…wait for it…with a 6.5’ bed. Beyond STOKED for this truck!”

Time for your Tundra thoughts

Thanks for reading everyone.

Do you think you would be interested in a next-gen Tundra? How about that CrewMax with a longer bed? Does it appeal to you?

What are you most looking forward to with 2022 Tundra? For me, I cannot wait to see the modern technology and redesigned interior cabin. Plus, I really want to be shocked by the gas mileage improvement.

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What about you?

See you next story when I discuss the rumor of a leaked Toyota plug-in electric hybrid.

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JGinNJ (not verified)    March 12, 2021 - 10:02PM

I want to see good visibility, not a dungeon of a cabin. Bench front seat in a high trim. Rear cab window that can be brought down, as available in present model.

Michael Dorff (not verified)    March 13, 2021 - 12:09AM

The biggest mistake Toyota made was putting in a STUPID 5.5ft bed! i bought a 2006 just because of this and my hope is they will go back to it as well as keep the full sliding back window..... if they don't at least put a full sliding window on the access cab model....

also....buying a turbo on a truck? Stupid....more break downs.... Hybrid...Stupid as well.... just make the 5.7 liter better.....the technology is there...people by toyota trucks for "reliability" not for gas mileage.....i want 300K miles with no break downs... American trucks get to 100K and start breaking down...

Mike (not verified)    July 13, 2021 - 6:51PM

In reply to by Florencio Calis (not verified)

I agree there is no reason that the v8 engines they have now can not be made more efficient on gas mileage. Nothing against the v6 but what will a turbo cost after 75000 to 100000 miles.

Sean Davis (not verified)    March 13, 2021 - 3:24AM

What about a shorter cab with a shorter bed,,,, now THAT would be awesome! Easier to park, better fuel, more versatile, kind of like a tacoma on steroids with the bigger engine!

Ted (not verified)    March 13, 2021 - 8:19AM

Bartolo: Too long! Too long for who? Those who can't drive!! My truck is 82 ft long and bends in 3 places. More concerning is the addition of an expensive failure point (turbo) which also adds to the purchase price.

Bill (not verified)    March 13, 2021 - 11:22AM

Increase interior storage. I have a 2018 Crewmax, replaced a 2008 Crewmax and the interior storage in the 2018 is pathetic. I wish I had kept the 2008. Otherwise, I love the truck.

Jeb (not verified)    March 13, 2021 - 12:15PM

What I want to see is storage under the rear seats. I can't believe the Tundras with the small back door have storage & my crewmax doesn't.

Scott (not verified)    March 15, 2021 - 10:14AM

I am going hybrid this gen , gas prices have nowhere to go but up.
I am still holding out hope for a plug in hybrid tundra with 30 miles of electric only range but if that doesn't happen I'll go for the new tesla.

Donald Williams (not verified)    March 15, 2021 - 1:56PM

After more than 20 years and more than 10 Toyotas, 2 tundra's, I will never purchase another Toyota again. I had a problem with less than 300 miles ( 2 days old) on a 2021 Tundra Platinum (Infotainment would not work) and was told multiple times to make an appointment to get it fixed, and that I would have to pay for my own rental. Yea, I am a NEVER TOYOTA person now.

scott (not verified)    March 15, 2021 - 3:47PM

In reply to by Donald Williams (not verified)

LOL.. the Toyota Infotainment system is one of the reasons not to get a toyota... Toyota has gotten very cheap and instead of installing name brand systems in their vehicles they place their own clunky garbage in there just to save a few bucks .

Dan Hjelholt (not verified)    July 5, 2021 - 9:51PM

In reply to by Donald Williams (not verified)

Why ever did you own 10 Toyota’s?
For some reason you keep buying them.

It’s a machine. Sometimes there’s a problem. American trucks, for the most part, they’re fixed, not maintained. It’s always a headache. That’s more so the norm. A bad radio system? That may be, but that’s NOT the norm. A bad call by someone to make you pay for the rental….not great. My suggestion, take a breath, get it fixed and enjoy smooth, capable driving and working for years.

Saenz David (not verified)    March 15, 2021 - 4:56PM

Personally I’d like to see something about the size of the ‘06 model, big enuf for 5 guys and gear, plenty of rear bed space, and more
Powerful and better mpg’s. Today’s trucks are getting to feel like driving around in my living room!

Jake (not verified)    March 16, 2021 - 11:58PM

I'm old, I want a real pickup. Reg cab w/8' box. Not one of these gaudy, worthless sedans w/a tray on the back. Guess i'll keep my '04 SR-5, I can put actual sheets of plywood in it when I go to Menard's, or Home Depot. They can bury me in my antique truck.

Wanna Tundra (not verified)    July 9, 2021 - 12:50PM

The thing that prevented me from buying a Tundra all of this time was the lack of availability of a crew cab with a 6.5 foot (which is already shortened from standard) bed. The lousy gas mileage of the V8 was another but would not have stopped me - it was the bed length. A 5.5 bed is a joke that's funny until you try and use your truck as a truck.

CrewMax 6.5 (not verified)    July 12, 2021 - 4:50PM

Finally! A proper cab and a real box in ‘22! Pushing 400k in my Tacoma waiting for the Tundra to offer an equivalent configuration. Almost had to switch to the roadkill option…

John (not verified)    August 10, 2021 - 3:36PM

Every trim level should always have an 8' bed option. Anyone who works needs an 8' bed. It's crazy to me all of these trucks running around with a short bed.

Jeff (not verified)    October 2, 2021 - 9:58AM

I would buy and pay more for a crewmax 6.5’ bed. Same for a big diesel. Nearly as good would be 5.7 L with bigger HP and torque. I love my 2008 sequoia with 220k miles. However, if the v6 hybrid is strong and gives me regenerative braking, that could be impressive too. Oh yes, and I need that 12K towing cap too keep me away from Superduty to pull bigger campers.