Absolute Powerhouse: Next-Generation 2022 Toyota Tundra



  • New customary 3.5L twin-turbo V6 produces adult to 389 hp, 479 lb.-ft.
  • Available i-FORCE MAX powertrain produces adult to 437 hp, 583 lb.-ft.
  • Up to 12,000-pound limit towing capacity
  • Bold extraneous styling complements spacious, well-equipped interior
  • Available 14-inch touchscreen highlights all-new Audio Multimedia system
  • 12.3-inch Instrumentation Panel arrangement available
  • Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 active reserve customary on all grades


TORONTO, Ontario (September 19, 2021) – With a engorgement of adventure-ready, go-anywhere, been-anywhere vehicles cementing a foundation, a all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is innate from a origin of trucks and SUVs secure in quality, durability, and reliability. Its predecessors strike a million-mile symbol on some-more than one arise interjection to a group of engineers who built a lorry above and over a standing quo.

What does Tundra do for a subsequent act?

It looks prolonged and tough in a counterpart and afterwards gets to work. It resists a titillate to repeat and rethinks a proceed while carrying a believe of all schooled along a way. As a third era of a namesake, Tundra looks to urge on all – performance, capability, multimedia, quadruped amenities and more. It’s a all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra, a lorry that would make a predecessors proud.

The Toughest Tundra

It should come as no advise that a all-new Tundra was redesigned from a belligerent up. Designed, engineered, and fabricated in North America, there’s no doubt this is a toughest, many capable, many modernized Tundra to date.

Improvements and enhancements abound, including a new high-strength boxed, steel-ladder frame, aluminum-reinforced mixed bed, and entirely redesigned multi-link behind suspension. The outcome of growth efforts gives a vigourous new Tundra an considerable limit towing ability of adult to 12,000 pounds (5,440 kg) and a max load ability of 1,940 pounds (880 kg).

Tundra will offer dual opposite powerplant configurations. A new, rarely fit twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 engine offers considerable outlay by itself, producing adult to 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft. of torque. When interconnected with a brilliantly engineered bell-housing engine complement called a i-FORCE MAX, a outcome is a total opening outlay of 437 horsepower and a whopping 583 lb.-ft. of torque. Both configurations will be corresponding to a new 10-speed involuntary transmission.

A new interior will offer quadruped amenities for motorist and newcomer alike, including an accessible breathtaking roof, exhilarated and ventilated front seats, behind sunshade, exhilarated steering circle and more. A horde of new tech comforts are found around Tundra as well, such as towing aids, off-road enhancements, and an all-new multimedia complement featuring wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and over-the-air updates. Two opposite four-door layouts are available, as good as several bed lengths including a 5.5-foot bed, 6.5-foot bed and an 8.1-foot bed.

The all-new Tundra will go on sale after this year, and pricing will be announced closer to a on-sale date.

Homegrown: For Truck People, By Truck People

Like a before era Toyota Tundra, a new Tundra will be fabricated during Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas (TMMTX) in San Antonio. But years before it strike a prolongation line, North American designers and engineers were tough during work on Toyota’s subsequent full-sized Tundra pickup.

The Tundra is a North American story by and through. From a initial pencil sketches to a finished extraneous design, a demeanour was grown by Toyota Motor Corporation’s North American pattern studio, Calty Design Research, in Newport Beach, California, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. While engineers focused on pivotal opening mixture for a new Tundra, Calty designers worked to emanate a manifest exemplification of toughness and capability. “Technical muscle” was a pattern mantra for a team, as it capitalized on a complicated comforts of a all-new lorry while maintaining a curtsy to a outward lifestyle during a core of Tundra owners.

“Our pattern idea from a commencement was to emanate a many powerful, imperishable and worldly looking full-size pickup that will take Tundra to a whole new level,” pronounced Kevin Hunter, President of Calty Design Research. “Because distraction and an outward lifestyle are during a core of Toyota lorry identity, we set out to emanate a muscular, chiseled and jaunty pattern that also looks like it could hoop a toughest towing demands.”

The interior was meant to keep that “Technical Muscle” motif. Calty chose a plane blueprint thesis as a depart from a true blueprint on many other trucks in a market. This complemented a pattern idea to confederate a instrument row and centre smoke-stack to upsurge with a interior layout. Premium materials were also a contingency for a lorry with a clever extraction like Tundra’s, generally in high-contact areas, that is because wrapped armrests, pads opposite a dash, doorway and other areas are employed on many trims.  

Calty’s pattern teams crafted an extraneous and interior change of bony lines and robust refinement. Visually a lorry indispensable to paint a capability that lives underneath a piece metal.

“We took a fresh, transformational proceed to a lorry growth and had to rethink many things we’d formerly done,” pronounced Mike Sweers, Senior Vice President, Product Development Office, and F1 Platform Chief Engineer. “Not usually did we urge a opening and raise a capability of this new Tundra, during a same time, we were certain to keep a clever quality, continuance and trustworthiness for that Toyota trucks are known.”

Research and growth for this lorry was conducted during Toyota Technical Centres in Michigan, Arizona, and California. The pivotal themes atop a whiteboard for Tundra framework engineers: urge capability and float comfort compared to a competition. The group found good advantage in relocating to a entirely boxed frame, that softened acerbity significantly compared to stream era and offering altogether alleviation in capability.

The support structure itself is an instance of innovative thinking. The behind support member is widened to urge fortitude and towing capability. This substructure also helped safeguard glorious float comfort and discriminating doing dynamics, quite on grades Limited and above where a cabin is mounted to a support with hydraulic cab mounts.

High-strength steel is employed around a framework to boost acerbity intensely over a prior generation, while aluminum is used in pivotal areas to assistance revoke weight. Frame crossmembers are some-more than doubled in distance to yield additional bolster and rigidity. A new front cranky member was assembled for a steering rigging box, that adds acerbity around additional cranky member support while enhancing steering submit for a motorist and doing dynamics.

The lorry bed is lightweight and intensely clever interjection to a new Sheet-Molded Compound (SMC) construction and a use of reinforcing aluminum cranky members in a bed. The new SMC bed offers combined insurance opposite dents, impact dings and decay compared to normal steel decks. Even a tailgate uses lightweight construction techniques to revoke weight by 20 percent compared to a effusive model. Speaking of a tailgate, one of a coolest comforts is a tailgate recover on a pivotal fob that is customary on all models.

Suspension: Turning Over a New Leaf

An all-new lorry on an all-new framework requires a uninformed proceed to suspension. The many notable change to doing and opening is no doubt a new multi-link behind suspension, that ditches root springs in preference of curl springs.

Ride comfort, straight-line fortitude and altogether doing dynamics are softened with a multi-link behind suspension, along with towing capability. The limit towing ability for Tundra increases 17.6 percent over a prior era to 12,000 pounds (5,540 kg). The limit load increases to 1,940 pounds (880 kg), that is an alleviation of some-more than 11 percent compared to a prior generation.

The altogether structure of a new support and a multi-link behind cessation authorised engineers to adjust a chain of a startle absorbers, that are mounted outward a support rails for softened potency and encouragement to hurl damping and towing performance. And, as one some-more good measure, a together control arm provides increasing together rigidity.

To serve raise a float comfort, pushing opening and altogether durability, a newly grown double wishbone front cessation is propitious on Tundra. The front cessation advantages from a kingpin equivalent angle rebate to raise straight-line fortitude and high-speed driving. The caster route has been lengthened from 25.4 mm (1 inch) on a prior era to 34.1 mm (1.34 inches) for combined stability. To urge cornering, hurl expostulate has been reduced by 25 percent compared to a benchmarks, and a hurl tallness centre has been towering (152 mm compared to 104 mm, or roughly 6 inches compared to 4 inches) to revoke physique roll, generally when cornering.

Tundra will underline customary twin-tube shocks during a front and behind of any truck. The startle absorbers underline triple-oil seals and extended dirt covers for combined insurance and durability. Beefy new aluminum fake knuckles are employed to optimize weight. To assistance forestall gnawing and highlight cracks, steel inserts strengthen a round joints. For TRD Off-Road packages, monotube Bilstein shocks urge damping for on- and off-highway driving.

For limit off-road performance, TRD Pro grades are propitious with 2.5-inch hole FOX inner bypass shocks that mount during a ready. The front FOX shocks yield a lorry with a 28 mm (1.1-inch) lift. The aluminum-bodied front and behind shocks underline piggyback reservoirs to residence additional oil for softened off-road opening in a many perfectionist terrain. The shocks use a new polytetrafluorethylene-infused (PTFE) Fox startle liquid to urge on-road comfort. This liquid includes little particles infused with a oil to revoke friction.

TRD Pro also gains a few additional off-road attributes, including a new TRD Pro front stabilizer bar, red embellished cessation parts, TRD aluminum front movement image along with additional underbody protection, and singular all-terrain Falken tires.

The multi-link behind cessation supposing a coherence for a engineers to supplement Tundra’s new atmosphere cessation complement to a behind of a truck. Available on certain grades, a complement comforts involuntary and primer leveling functions. It comforts tallness modes for High, Low and Normal. The High environment is designed for slow-speed off-road driving, and it will lapse to Normal tallness if a lorry exceeds 29 km/h; it also optimizes damping to revoke hurl acerbity for off-road driving. Low tallness mode allows for palliate of loading and unloading, and it will lapse to Normal tallness once a lorry exceeds speeds of 13 km/h. How’s that for versatile?

Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) complement is also accessible or a initial time on Tundra. It is designed to adjust damping force formed on ever-changing highway conditions, possibly it be a vast pothole, bump, or tiny rock. The linear-solenoid-type AVS comforts built-in actuators in a front and behind startle absorbers to invariably change damping force formed on a conditions, all to raise handling, stability, and comfort of a new Tundra.

A Pair of Powerful Powertrains

The all-new Tundra will offer dual powertrain options: a twin-turbo V6 engine and a hybrid twin-turbo V6. What competence be startling to some is a hybrid powertrain will be a many absolute of a two. Mated to both engines will be a 10-speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission with comprehension (ECTi). The new 10-speed comforts a consecutive change mode, uphill/downhill change logic, and TOW/HAUL pushing modes.

Calling a twin-turbo V6 a “base” engine usually doesn’t seem right. Its aluminum retard comforts a banishment of 3,445 cc around an 85.5 mm gimlet and 100 mm stroke. The 24-valve, Dual Overhead Cam V6 is chain-driven and comforts Dual VVTi systems. Thanks to a water-cooled intercooler gripping turbo temperatures down, a V6 engine improves on a effusive V8 engine in any proceed with considerable opening figures: 389 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. of torque.

Next-level enhancements assistance make this twin-turbo V6 mount alone during a tip of a powertrain mountain. Engineers grown state-of-the-art cylinder heads for max-boost trustworthiness with a two-layer H2O coupler structure for limit coolant upsurge and explosion cover strength, and afterwards combined machined cross-channels for additional explosion cover cooling. Low-profile, laser-applied powder-metal intake valve seats raise a intake pier potency and concede limit coolant upsurge tighten to a hint plug.

Exhaust cooling starts with a computer-optimized empty valve figure and is serve extended by a integrated empty plural and cylinder conduct pattern that uses a same H2O coupler to reduce empty gas heat entering a turbochargers to serve improves trustworthiness and performance.

The cylinder heads themselves have machined cross-channels to concede coolant to upsurge by them aside to yield additional cooling to a explosion chambers. This also contributes to cylinder conduct trustworthiness and handling efficiency. The empty valves’ figure has also been optimized to raise cooling performance.

Drumroll, please! The showstopper for Tundra is unequivocally a i-FORCE MAX powertrain. The numbers alone are jaw-dropping – 437 horsepower during 5,200 rpm, and a towering 583 lb.-ft. of torque during usually 2,400 rpm. The numbers are impressive, though how this savage achieves them is a best part.

The new i-FORCE MAX relies on a same twin-turbo V6 tallness though comforts a singular charge – a engine generator with a squeeze located within a bell housing between a engine and 10-speed involuntary transmission. In essence, a engine generator is built in-line to yield additional appetite that is eliminated good around a transmission, while a engine start-up, EV driving, electric assist, and appetite metamorphosis are usually finished around a together hybrid components.

The i-FORCE MAX powertrain is designed to yield limit opening and limit potency during any extreme. During towing applications, a hybrid complement provides additional appetite and torque. In city driving, it offers a still float with softened potency while in low-speed EV mode. On a highway, manageable linear appetite smoothness is a name of a game, and off-road pushing is serve extended interjection to rise torque opening being achieved low in a RPM range.

A newly grown Power Control Unit (PCU) is used to grasp glorious battery continuance and thermal opening with a concentration on expostulate performance. The complement employs a tried-and-true 288V hermetic Nickel-metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery that resides underneath a behind newcomer seats.

Using a SPORT or SPORT+ settings underneath Drive Mode Select, i-FORCE MAX creates use of a electric motor’s evident responsiveness. Although a electric engine does a bulk of a work during reduce speeds, once above 29 km/h, a gasoline engine is constantly in operation for glorious opening in a mid- and high-speed range. When in TOW/HAUL mode, a i-FORCE MAX complement is constantly in operation to yield considerable acceleration and torque for towing needs.

Standard on TRD Pro models and accessible on 4×4 trucks versed with a TRD Off-Road package are a slew of off-road upgrades that raise off-pavement exploration. Multi-Terrain Select offers tractable settings to assistance control circle spin on a accumulation of terrain. CRAWL Control functions as a low-speed, off-road journey control that allows a motorist to concentration on steering while it maintains one of 5 selectable speeds. Downhill Assist Control is another off-road underline that helps a motorist navigate wily slopes by tying a speed of a car during descent.  

Premium Towing Machine

The limit towing ability offers considerable opening advantages formed on outrageous numbers alone, though that 12,000-pound (5,440 kg) max pull rating is also interconnected with a horde of new towing comforts designed to make trailering a reduction daunting task.

First off, dual new Tow/Haul modes are accessible on Tundra. The customary Tow/Haul mode increases stifle response and is ideal for lighter to assuage needs, such as tiny box trailers, application trailers or tiny boats. In Tow/Haul+ mode stifle response is some-more assertive for situations when towing incomparable trailers such as RVs, incomparable box trailers or incomparable boats. On a i-FORCE MAX powertrains, not usually is a electric engine constantly in operation for evident responsiveness when needed, though a Stop and Start functions are also deactivated so as not to stop performance.

Several new cameras are employed on Tundra, displaying mixed extraneous angles that are ocular from a accessible 14-inch touchscreen or a accessible rearview counterpart camera accessory. On TRD Pro or vehicles with a TRD Off-Road package added, Multi-Terrain Monitor is accessible to concede a motorist to check a evident vicinity for intensity obstacles by simply dire a symbol for front-, rear- and side-camera views on a display. But those trailering will be generally meddlesome in Panoramic View Monitor (PVM), that uses cameras to arrangement a top-down perspective of a lorry on a accessible 14-inch guard for combined visibility. Views embody a behind lorry bed to check on cargo, a behind separate perspective to uncover what’s circuitously on any side of a trailer, and a join perspective to support with trailer connecting.

New appetite fluctuating and folding pull mirrors offer an softened perspective of whatever you’re trailering, interjection to a taller form and a revised round radius of a counterpart span to boost a driver’s margin of view. The new mirrors are heated, underline an integrated spin vigilance and Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) notification, and they also residence a cameras for a PVM/MTM systems. One of a brightest ideas on a new mirrors is a further of LED trailering lights that are tranquil around a symbol inside a cabin to yield light rearward toward a trailer during night or low-visibility situations.

Trailer Back Guidance aids in altogether maneuvering of trailers, while a Straight Path Assist underline is designed to safeguard your lorry and trailer will behind adult in a true line. The accessible 360-degree cameras support with prominence and tough-to-see areas around a lorry and trailer. When connected with Toyota’s integrated trailer stop controller, even a Blind Spot Monitor can commend blind spots for not usually a lorry though a trailer as well.

The accessible new atmosphere cessation complement can also make towing a easier proposition, as it offers a ability to load-level a behind tallness to find a right change between lorry and trailer.

All-New Toyota Audio Multimedia

Tundra will be a initial Toyota to acquire a all-new Audio Multimedia complement designed and engineered by Toyota’s Texas-based Connected Technologies team. The complement operates on Tundra models around newly designed touchscreens and comforts an all-new Human Machine Interface (HMI). The modernized HMI delivers softened communication by sight, touch, and voice activation.

Boasting estimate appetite 5 times larger than a prior era system, a latest Toyota Audio Multimedia complement comforts a mainly located customary 8-inch touchscreen or an accessible 14-inch touchscreen with softened shade resolutions for high-quality, frail visuals. It also includes some-more manageable hold functionality that is some-more informed to consumers like a splash and wizz functions we knowledge on a phones and tablets. Certain to be a favorite among gloved Tundra passengers, a new complement still uses a large, easy-to-grip dial for audio volume. The new complement also offers customary wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

The practical Intelligent Assistant provides an easy-to-use practical messenger that is some-more modernized and personalized than ever before. With elementary wake-up phrases such as “Hey/Hi/Hello/OK Toyota” to make tie easy and seamless. Dual integrated cabin microphones concede for front passengers to use voice-activated commands to hunt for directions, find POIs, adjust audio controls and more. Intuitive and healthy VA responses concede for heard replies by a car passenger formulating a human-like review experience.

The cloud-based internal navigation complement allows for real-time Over a Air (OTA) updates for mapping and Points of Interest (POIs). The new navigation complement allows drivers and passengers to use a voice-activated commands or touchscreen to hunt for directions, find points of seductiveness or try internal businesses. Google (POI) information is integrated to safeguard present hunt capability. Navigation is accessible to passengers with or though network connection, with offline mode designed to detect when a car is nearby or entering an area with low connectivity germane maps and services are cached in allege to safeguard seamless operation.

To support in connectivity and convenience, a User Profile underline is accessible by a Toyota App to remember personalized car settings, such as elite media and meridian settings. The form is stored on a cloud, definition users can entrance and take their practice on a go with them opposite vehicles featuring a new Audio Multimedia system. Once created, users can use a Bluetooth handheld device such as a smartphone or tablet, intelligent key, or even primer login to entrance their form on lapse to a vehicle.

Toyota Connected Services offer assent of mind and preference to Toyota owners. Safety Connect offers combined soundness for when astonishing emergencies start by joining drivers with a 24/7 puncture response representative who can fast ask dispatch of puncture services to a vehicle’s accurate plcae or support authorities in locating a stolen vehicle. Service Connect provides drivers with personalized upkeep updates, car health reports and upkeep reminders to assistance them say their car by a customary hearing duration from a time of a new squeeze and with accessible subscriptions on a Toyota App.

While a 14-inch Audio Multimedia arrangement atop a centre smoke-stack will pull a many evident attention, a motorist is positively high on a priority list for considerable new tech in a new Tundra. Two newly designed orchestration panels yield quick, easy-to-read entrance to a driver, and there’s no doubt a accessible 12.3-inch skinny film transistor (TFT) arrangement will emanate a clever impression.

There are dual new orchestration panels on Tundra: a accessible 12.3-inch TFT row or a mixed scale that includes a 4.1-inch digital multi-information shade (MID) with analog readouts. Aside from car diagnostics, a new displays also yield entrance to reserve features, navigation, audio controls, off-road features, and towing functions.  

Standard with a i-FORCE MAX powertrain and on Platinum, 1794 and TRD Pro grades, a 12.3-inch arrangement illuminates when a car is powered on to arrangement one of 5 rotating Tundra animations that fill adult a screen. The arrangement comforts digital gauges like tachometer and speedometer, and customizable calm that includes options from pull gauges, pitch, and hurl displays to engine opening gauges. Its coming also changes with expostulate modes, and it provides specific information for off-road and towing functions.

On a mixed meter, a 4.1-inch MID shade toggles between mixed shade options that embody navigation, audio selections, car diagnostics and more. Surrounding a MID shade are analog gauges that embody tachometer, speedometer, oil, and fuel gauges.


There’s no necessity of final on full-size trucks, and that’s because Tundra is offering in a accumulation of configurations. It will be offering in dual four-door options: Double Cab and CrewMax. Double Cab models will be offering with a choice of a 6.5-foot bed or an 8.1-foot bed. CrewMax models will be offering with possibly a 5.5-foot bed or a new 6.5-foot bed.

The class relapse for Tundra offers something for everyone, with SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum and 1794 available. TRD Pro will also lapse to a Tundra lineup, though it will usually be offering with a i-FORCE MAX powertrain, since i-FORCE MAX will be an choice on Limited, Platinum and 1794.

The TRD Off-Road Package is accessible on SR5, Limited and 1794 models, and it includes 18-inch TRD wheels (unique 20-inch wheels on Limited and 1794), TRD grille, TRD off-road suspension, movement plates, sand guards, and TRD leather change knob, while 4×4 models will also benefit electronic behind differential lock, Multi-Terrain Select (MTS), and Crawl Control.

The TRD Sport package is also accessible on 4×4 SR5 models in CrewMax and Double Cab configurations. It includes a further of 20-inch TRD wheels, TRD grille, TRD lowered competition cessation and a TRD leather change knob.

TSS 2.5 Standard on All Tundras

Some lorry manufacturers competence need buyers to pierce adult a few grades into a lineup before removing customary active reserve – though not Toyota. Every Tundra will come customary with Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 on any singular class – that means from SR adult to 1794 and TRD Pro.

The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD) comforts mixed enhancements, including not usually detecting a car forward though also a walking in low light, bicyclist in daytime an coming car and a walking during intersections when creation a turn. At intersections, a complement is designed to detect an coming car or walking when behaving a left-hand spin and yield audio/visual alerts and involuntary braking in certain conditions. Additional PCS functions embody puncture steering assist, that is designed to stabilise a driver’s puncture steering maneuvers within their line while avoiding a preceding pedestrian, bicyclist, or vehicle.

Tundra will be versed with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC). Lane Departure Alert notifies a motorist around heard warning if it senses a car is withdrawal a line though enchanting a spin signal. When DRCC is set and engaged, Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) is designed to support a motorist by providing a slight steering force to assistance centre a car in a line regulating manifest line markers or a preceding vehicle.

Automatic High Beams are designed to detect preceding or coming vehicles and automatically switch between high lamp and low lamp headlights. Road Sign Assist (RSA) is designed to commend certain highway pointer information regulating a forward-facing camera and arrangement them on a multi-information arrangement (MID).

Toyota’s Rear Seat Reminder comes customary on all 2022 Tundras. The underline can note possibly a behind doorway was non-stop within 10 mins of a car being incited on, or during any time after a car has been incited on, with a sign summary in a instrument cluster after a engine is incited off, accompanied by multitone chimes.

In further to a TSS 2.5 system, other customary reserve comforts embody Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) that is designed to assistance detect and advise we of vehicles coming or positioned in a adjacent lanes. Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) can offer combined assent of mind by assisting to detect vehicles coming from possibly side while subsidy out and alerting we with a manifest and heard warning. The accessible Parking Support Brake is designed to exercise stop control when there’s a probability of a collision with a still object, coming vehicle, or while parking. 

The 2022 Toyota Tundra will go on sale late in 2021. Pricing will be announced closer to a on-sale date. Visit Toyota.ca for some-more information.

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