Top Next-Gen 2022 Toyota Tundra Questions to be Answered
We are getting closer my friends.
Closer to the big 2022 Tundra reveal.
Closer to learning all the details and specifications we have been asking, speculating on, and hypothesizing about for months. Maybe even years.
We do not officially know when the next-gen Tundra reveal date is. However, Toyota has hinted very strongly in their teaser picture it could be in less than a couple weeks (the time on the smartphone read 9:19).
Here are the biggest questions on my mind that need answers.
What is 2022 Toyota Tundra Powertrain?
Tundra hopes to build on the long-term dependability found in the current 5.7-liter V8 engine. This produces 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. torque.
This V8 engine (one that I affectionately call “old reliable”) is matched with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
To grow and succeed in a market filled with quality full-size trucks, Toyota Tundra must jumpstart these metrics.
Rumors persist of a twin-turbo V6 engine. Water cooler talk also hints at a Tundra hybrid powerplant as well.
Will Toyota surprise us with a V8 alternative? Will horsepower and torque numbers impress their fiercely loyal and finicky owners and fans?
2022 Tundra MPG
“You’re down with M-P-G, yeah you know me”.
Clearly the third generation 2022 Toyota Tundra must improve on its current fuel economy numbers.
2021 Tundra is rated at 13mpg in the city, 17mpg in the city, and either 14mpg or 15mpg combined (depending on 4x2 or 4x4 Tundra).
My assumption, if I go with the rumors of today, is that there will be a Toyota Tundra gasoline and a Tundra Hybrid. If so, we will obviously have very different fuel efficiency numbers for each.
When ratings are announced will we be mildly happy, pleasantly surprised, or very happily surprised?
I would be happy to see at least one of the powerplant options reach mid-20’s for gas mileage.
How about you? What are your expectations?
2022 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity
Before we move forward, we should reflect on what we currently have. The maximum Tundra tow capacity for 2021 model year is 10,200 pounds.
Toyota Tundra buyers have been asking for higher towing capabilities for years.
How will 2022 Tundra respond to these cries for improvement?
New coil spring suspension was teased by Toyota recently. One of the benefits of utilizing this type of suspension is improved towing capacity. Interesting.
So, what type of 2022 Tundra tow capacity and payload numbers would make you happy?
2022 Toyota Tundra Interior
Every time we get in our vehicles and go for a drive, we pay attention to interior styling. Whether we know it consciously or subconsciously. Styling is important.
How our cars, trucks, and SUVs look inside is crucial to how we feel about them. It may impact whether someone chooses to buy a specific vehicle or not.
Although Toyota Tundra has been refreshed several times during its current second generation run, the foundation for interior styling has remained relatively intact.
For about 15 years now.
How will Tundra modernize and compete against its full-size rivals?
I would like to see big improvements in overall technology, safety features, and how easily I can use buttons and controls and dials while limiting distractions.
This includes the multimedia system. Toyota recently released details on its next-gen multimedia system that will launch sometime in fourth quarter of 2021 for both Toyota and Lexus brands. This has been already announced for the new Lexus NX.
Will 2022 Toyota Tundra follow suit or not for this year?
What other gadgets, new pieces of technology, and driver assistance tools will we learn about soon?
Time For Your Toyota Tundra Comments
In my opinion, the most important point is for Toyota to continue its tradition of long-term reliability and trustworthiness.
Toyota Tundra is a truck we have always been able to count on. This durability needs to continue with 2022 Tundra and moving forward. Moving forward. See what I did there?
I would love to see new exterior and interior styling that impresses people both today and many years down the road. We will be looking to buy this next generation for many, many years so styling needs to stay fresh and modern for up to a decade or more.
How about you – what specifications are you hoping to see most? What factors will play into your decision whether to consider purchasing the 2022 Toyota Tundra?
Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story when I discuss the last 2 teaser pics for 2022 Tundra.
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