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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.
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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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Comments

Who is excited about no 5th wheel towing again and both Tacoma and Tundra sharing assembly in Mexico?
Tundra is built 100% in San Antonio.
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.
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...
You got the point . I want a reliable truck also, that can goes to 300k miles with out breakdowns.
Keep the v8. If you don't have that know more I won't buy a new truck. I will keep what I have.
Exactly. No V8, no sale. The yahoos cheering about turbos have never owned one so they have no clue they will explode and cost thousands to repair.
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!
6.5 ft bed - if that’s the only option, it’s a deal breaker for me. Just gets too big for me and my garage
Bring back the access cab!!!! A new version of the 2007
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.
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.
What about towing capacity and payload?
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.
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.
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.
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 .
My 2020 Rav4 and Highlander both have JBL 1000+ Watt sound systems.They ROCKKKK!!!!
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!
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.