Toyota has been road-testing their latest generation Tundra truck. Multiple camouflaged 2022 Tundra trucks were recently spotted in Arizona.
This is a sure sign next-gen Tundra will be here much sooner than later.
We will see an entirely new body style, modern interior styling, new safety, and technology.
There will be a new powertrain and new suspension.
Plus, we will see a Tundra Hybrid option too.
Here are four benefits for a hybrid Tundra. This may be the ideal truck for you and your family.
Reliability for Toyota Hybrids
In my opinion, if Toyota releases a Tundra Hybrid this coming year, it is going to be reliable.
And just how do I know this?
Well, because of the long-standing Toyota reputation for long-term hybrid quality and dependability.
Toyota is the world leader in hybrid technology. Remember, believe it or not, Prius has been out for twenty years. This is the best-selling hybrid of all time.
RAV4 Hybrid is currently the top-selling hybrid in America. This is one reason Toyota RAV4 sells better than any other small SUV in the country – for the last four years.
Toyota hybrid cars and SUVs can go for hundreds of thousands of miles with little more than routine maintenance.
A 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid will be powered with combination of a gasoline engine and electric motors. This synergistic relationship of engine plus motors gives owners not only improved gas mileage, but it also should bring additional power.
2022 Toyota Tundra Power
Predicting exactly what we have coming is challenging since Toyota has not given us specs on 2022 Tundra. We do not even have a 2022 Toyota Tundra release date yet.
Most people in the know expect both a gasoline-powered Toyota Tundra and a Toyota Hybrid for 2022.
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The gasoline version should deliver an improvement on current 2021 Tundra horsepower and torque (381hp and 401 lb.-ft. torque). This will be accomplished partially with its 3.5-liter or 3.7-liter twin turbo V6 engine.
Tundra Hybrid could use this same engine or a different engine but will be powered more than likely with three electric motors.
Together they will combine for a synergistic effect that will give a healthy dose of low-end torque. This should satisfy a good amount of the expectations people have for their Tundra.
I expect a hybrid Toyota Tundra will have less horsepower and torque than its gasoline-only 2022 Tundra alternative. However, many truck owners do not need maximum power for their individual needs and lifestyles.
A 2022 Tundra Hybrid might be the ideal vehicle here.
Toyota Tundra MPG
Clearly one of the primary reasons people consider a Toyota hybrid vehicle is for the fuel economy.
When Toyota Tundra offers a 2022 Tundra Hybrid option (more than likely spring of 2022), it could be a game-changer for truck buyers.
Currently Tundra is EPA-rated at 13mpg in the city / 17mpg on the highway / 14 combined. Any significant increase may tempt potential buyers into upgrading their current truck.
I do not feel most people buy a full-size truck for the gas efficiency. They buy one to do work or to serve a specific purpose or to cater to their lifestyle and family dynamic.
But if we find a Tundra with 20mpg, or maybe 25mpg, or potentially more, this could really make things interesting.
I just wish Toyota would reveal specifics on 2022 Tundra, so we know for sure exactly what we can look forward to.
New Toyota Hybrid Warranty
All new Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs starting with 2020 model year have an expanded hybrid battery warranty.
Your new Toyota hybrid battery is covered for 10 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first. Before this the battery warranty was 8 years or 100,000 miles.
This added protection should give new owners peace of mind if they are concerned over how long hybrid batteries will last. Or how much they will cost to replace.
Time for your Toyota Tundra comments
Have you heard any rumors or stories about what we can expect for next-gen 2022 Tundra? If so, what are you looking forward to most?
Will you consider a Tundra Hybrid? What mpg ratings will tempt you into seriously considering one?
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