New Truck Preview: 2022 Toyota Tundra is all new

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By James Raia
After years of minor upgrades, the 2022 Toyota Tundra will be all new with a bigger payload and towing capacities and a different interior and exterior look.

With a more aggressive-looking front bumper and cutaways underneath the headlights, the new Tundra is expected to follow the path of the modern-looking Toyota TRD Pro models.

The new bold look of the 2022 Tundra.
The new (possible) bold look of the 2022 Tundra. This is a rendering, since there is no photo available yet.

The 2022 Tundra is expected to feature the manufacturer’s latest truck chassis, which will include high-strength steel and other lighter-weight materials. Current 1,730-pound payload and 10,200-pound towing figures will be improved upon.

2022 Toyota Tundra: No V8?

According to internet reports, Toyota will discontinue the Tundra’s V8 with a V6-only powertrain. Less powerful new Tundra models will feature naturally aspirated 3.5-liter, 278 horsepower engines. Higher-end Tundra trims will feature 3.4-liter, 416 horsepower engines. Toyota may also offer a Tundra with a gas-electric powertrain.

Interior and exterior design details haven’t been announced. But the exterior design is expected to have a bolder and larger new grille and a taller hood. The interior is expected to include Toyota’s new version of the latest Entune infotainment technology.

Prices also haven’t been revealed, but an MSRP of approximately $35,000 is predicted. Prices for the new Tundra could exceed $55,000 with the highest level trim and with all available options. A consumer availability date hasn’t been released.

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James Raia, a syndicated columnist in Sacramento, California, publishes a free weekly automotive podcast and electronic newsletter. Sign-ups are available on his website, www.theweeklydriver.com. He can be reached via email: james@jamesraia.com.

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Chili
22 days ago

This is a photoshopped picture of a Nissan Titan and the information provided is nothing more than a regurgitation of previously written articles by other people.

Gary Lentz
22 days ago

Please let me know when the 2022 Tundra comes out! I have a Money Tree 🌲, I’m ready to buy! I live in Santa Rosa.
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Jim Stewart
23 days ago

Wow. So glad you are able to regurgitate and repost everything that has already been speculated over the last 6 months. Please tell me the point and value of your article.

Joe
20 days ago
Reply to  Jim Stewart

Clickbait.

Ron Baran
23 days ago

This is a old photo , and not the new Tundra. This article is BS!!!!.

Kaden
23 days ago

I like the headlights, but the HUGE grille is not a good looking design.

Gage Jaeger
23 days ago

What you’re looking at here is a picture of a photoshopped front end of a Nissan Titan…

https://images.app.goo.gl/dJcFvHAXiJmbK1eT9

Ron Baran
23 days ago
Reply to  Gage Jaeger

Yes you are correct, I don’t think Toyota would spend all that time and money to build the new Tundra that looks like a ford. Ridiculous!!!

Maurice
23 days ago

Builders insist on electric 4×4 trucks, we do not have electric dispensers up at the mountains, please be smart!!!!

Mike James
23 days ago

Yea ford an gm trucks are junk

Gary
23 days ago

Toyota really loves the “Predator” (the movie) look. It’s ugly to me.

Alan Lublinski
23 days ago
Reply to  Gary

Yeah I’m not a big fan of this design and I love Toyota, this design reminds me of the new Nissan Titan for some reason

Bill
23 days ago
Reply to  Alan Lublinski

That is a Titan Pro4x with a photoshopped grill.

Bob P
23 days ago

416 hp out of a 3.4L V6 with no mention of a turbo, I believe they’ve out done Ford.

Tarnardus Ford
23 days ago
Reply to  Bob P

Nope. Still behind ford. The engine will be twin turbo setup.

Isaac
23 days ago
Reply to  Tarnardus Ford

Ford is and always will be behind Toyota trucks in reliability ratings and resale values , and that is and has been a statistical fact . I’ve owned 4 Ford truck , 2 gm’s and will never make that mistake again

Das
23 days ago
Reply to  Isaac

What difference does it make if the payload capacity is only 1100 lbs on most crewmax tundras? I really wanted to buy one but sadly I couldn’t find one with a door sticker payload over 1100. That wouldn’t even pull a light trailer with a full cab. Hell, even the highlander we were trading in had 1340. Only way you’re getting 1700 like in the article is on a single cab 2wd,no thanks.

Alan Lublinski
23 days ago
Reply to  Das

Yeah so unfortunately Toyota is not yet in the heavy duty tow game, if you plan on towing a lot of weight get at least a 250 or the New 2500 Cummins Trucks are good looking and pretty reliable

Charles White
23 days ago
Reply to  Das

I own a 2013 crewman Tundra & the payload rating sticker is 1350 (-55 factory adds). We basically hit the payload just on myself 3-4 passengers, & coolers, suitcases etc. in the bed. Forget about the 80 lb dog. It’s actually embarrassing really. You would never be able to tow anywhere near the max rating short of being a 150 lb man driving alone while naked.

Alan Lublinski
23 days ago
Reply to  Isaac

It’s ok I’ve learned the hard way as well, American trucks will 8 times out of 10 let you down as far a reliability. Owning a Toyota gives you peace of mind when traveling.. that’s worth more to me than stylish looks and Bells and whistles, IMO.