2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Review, Pricing, and Specs

2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid  – The highly anticipated 2022 Toyota Tundra, which was announced at the world premiere in Plano, Texas, in September 2021, was revealed. It is the first major redesign of Toyota’s Ford F-150 rival in 15 years.

2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Specs

2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Specs

2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Redesign

The 2022 Toyota Tundra features many design enhancements that make it almost impossible to recognize. The Tundra’s front has a rugged, high-tech appearance. Highlights of the design include a slim, LED headlamp with T-shaped LED RTL and a hexagonal grille with large honeycomb openings. There are also two horizontal LED fog lights, a bulkier bumper, and a muscular Hood.

The sides now have a fresh look. The new side panels feature a modern greenhouse and enlarged wheel arches. They also have stylish door panels with a deeper recess at their bottom. Regular variants receive a Tundra badge on the front doors and two-tone alloy wheels. The 2021 model features five lug nuts, while the 2022 model has six. This could be due to an increase in the payload or towing capacity. This will be discussed later. The C-shaped outer edges of the taillights resemble the Hyundai Palisade. Toyota has confirmed three options for bed sizes: 5.5-foot, 6.5-foot, and 8.1-foot.

The 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro has a more rugged front end featuring “Toyota”, written in blocks, and three clearance lights. Black TRD Pro plates give the hood a more aggressive look. TRD Pro’s distinctive side features include the rugged tube steps and marker lights on the front fenders. This specification features 18-inch BBS forged tires with a red TRD logo and a ring, wrapped in wider 285/65R18 Falken Wildpeak/T3W tires. Refer to the 285/65 R18 Tundra Pro’s 285/65 R18 Tundra tires. The three marker lights above the grille indicate the 2022 Tundra’s size. NHTSA regulations stipulate that vehicles with a width of at least 80 inches must have front identification lamps. This is to indicate their width.

Interior

The 2022 Toyota Tundra’s interior feels luxurious. Calty’s Toyota Tundra designers chose a horizontal layout theme. They integrated the dashboard into the central console. The central console design is simpler but more useful. It still retains essential functions like volume adjustment and climate control. Higher trims feature a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Lower trims have a semi-analog cluster that has a 4.2-inch MID. A 10-inch head-up display is an optional feature. It also has a 14-inch Audio Multimedia touchscreen infotainment display with wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility as well as wireless Android Auto compatibility. It can also respond to Hello/Hi/OK Toyota wake-up phrases and save profiles. Because it is less slanted, the new central display is larger. This gives drivers a better view and allows them to see more clearly. Instead, the lower trims feature an 8-inch Audio Multimedia touchscreen infotainment display. On the right side of the gearshift lever, you will find a mobile phone holder/cum charger for the 2022 Tundra. It is smaller than that of the 2021 Tundra. This wireless charger supports all Samsung Galaxy smartphones and Apple iPhones.

2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Review

2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Review

The 2022 Tundra features a panoramic roof and heated steering wheels. There are also heated and ventilated seats, a rear sunshade, and power sliding rear windows. With the 360-degree camera system, you can park your large pickup easily. The 2022 Tundra has larger vertical AC vents than the smaller circular ones. The 2022 Tundra has a larger A-pillar driver-side grab handle, which is a significant improvement on the 2021 Tundra. This feature would be great for drivers who like to drive off the roads. Toyota also offers an A-pillar grab handle on the passenger side. However, this feature is not new.

The 2022 Tundra Pro TRD Pro has red upholstery and variant branding at the backrests. Toyota used perforated leather to make the TRD Pro version of its seats. The 2022 Tundra has a new rear suspension to improve ride comfort. Toyota offers it with a multilink suspension that uses coil springs instead of a leaf spring suspension. Fox dampers and an anti-roll bar give the 2022 Tundra TRD Pro a greater ground clearance. TRD Pro also comes with a front skid plate.

Suspension

From its TripleTech frame, the Toyota Tundra was capable of moving. The vehicle had been fitted with reinforced C-channels underneath the cab, fully-boxed rails at the front, and an open channel under the bed. The frame is now fully-boxed, which significantly improves rigidity. To improve stability and towing capacity, the rear frame member of the full-size pickup has been extended.

Engine

The Toyota Tundra Hybrid was the first Toyota Tundra model. To create an electrified version, the new i-Force Max powertrain combines a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 gasoline motor with an electric motor. The hybrid powertrain produces 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission channels the power to the wheels. The motor’s power comes from the 288-volt Nickel Metal Hydroxide (NiMH), battery located under the rear passenger seats. Low engine speeds are where the motor produces most of its power. Even at speeds exceeding 18 mph, the engine will still work.

Toyota does not plan to introduce a Tundra diesel as it did previously. Toyota says the Tundra Hybrid is an excellent choice for potential diesel customers. Mike Sweers, the Tundra’s executive chief engineer, told Driving.ca that he loves diesel engines and would prefer to see the lineup include one. Three years can pass before a diesel engine is certified in North America, following the Volkswagen Group diesel gate scandal. Sweers said that the hybrid engine, which doesn’t come from Lexus, has a faster response than a diesel. The 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid is expected to offer a great combination of economy and power. It’s estimated that it will get EPA-estimated fuel consumption of about 30 MPG. Official fuel economy figures are not yet available. Tundra’s third-generation Tundra can carry 1,940 pounds of payload. This is an 11% increase over the previous model. The maximum towing capacity of the new model is 12,000 pounds. This is 17.6% higher than the second-gen Tundra. Motor Trend points out, however, that this is impossible in the hybrid version. The maximum towing weight for the hybrid variant is 11,450 pounds. The Tundra Hybrid Tundra is the most refined Tundra model. Motor1 said it felt more like a hybrid pickup than it does a gasoline one. It is more powerful than the gasoline model and has a smoother, faster acceleration. It’s quiet and offers a pleasant driving experience. The only problem is that regenerative braking can increase the disc’s stopping power.

2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Changes

2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Changes

This does not make the hybrid model more powerful. Tech enthusiasts may find it problematic that graphics do not display energy regeneration and power flow. Even though Toyota probably thought it wouldn’t be of much use to customers who drive every day, the inability to access an electric vehicle mode is a problem.

2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Release Date & Price

The Toyota Tundra continues its rollout from San Antonio (Texas), U.S. plant. Toyota announced that it had begun manufacturing the new Tundra there with a production capacity of 208,000 vehicles annually. The Toyota Tundra Hybrid is priced at USD 52.300 but can be as high as USD 73.530. There are 14 options for the Toyota Tundra Hybrid. Customers can choose between RWD and 4WD depending upon the payload. The manufacturer has released the prices below. These prices do not include shipping, processing, or handling fees.

The Base Limited Crewmax variant starts at USD 52,300. It comes with a standard 5-foot bed and comes with a standard 5.5-footbed. Customers will pay USD 3000 for 4WD and USD 330 for a 6.5-foot mattress. Both the Capstone and TRD Pro have many features. The Capstone includes off-road equipment like an electronically controlled locking rear differential and multiple terrain modes. It also has all-terrain wheels, Fox shocks, a suspension lift, and Fox shocks. The Capstone features self-leveling rear suspension, 22-inch wheels, power running boards, acoustic glass, premium interior trim, and self-leveling rear suspension.

Toyota has taken measures to avoid production delays on the 2022 Tundra. Customers may have to wait for their delivery. A CarsDirect report states that the average wait time for 2022 Tundra delivery in California can be up to four months. TRD Pro is the most popular. Customers might decide to buy the next model year (MY2023) Tundra TRD Pro.

Colors

Toyota announced the availability of the hybrid version in its Spring 2022 production commencement announcement. Below are the 2022 Tundra color options:

  • Super White
  • Wind Chill Pearl
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Super Sonic Red
  • Army Green
  • Lunar Rock
  • Blueprint
  • Smoked Mesquite (Limited edition and 1794)
  • Solar Octane (TRD Pro exclusive).

The 2022 Tundra Capstone has a unique grille that makes it stand out from other 2022 Tundras. It features a color-keyed outer frame and a chrome inner pattern. The chrome mirror caps, chrome trim accents, and 22-inch chrome wheels complete the package. The cabin is accessible via power bed steps that make it simple for both the driver and passengers to get in. 2022 Tundra Capstone’s interior features semi-aniline leather-trimmed seating with a black and white scheme, dark American walnut accents at the center console, dashboard, and passenger side, as well as a Capstone logo. Acoustic glass is used on the front doors of the new Tundra to provide quieter riding. This additional sound-deadening feature cannot be found in any other trim. Prices and launch dates for Capstone grades have not yet been revealed. In 2021, the U.S. sales volume for Toyota Tundra declined 24.9% This could be due either to a low supply or a shortage in semiconductor chips. Toyota sold 109.203 units in 2020. However, it was only able to sell 81.959 units in 2021. With the new Tundra model on sale now and expected to be available widely in the coming months, the Tundra could enjoy a better 2022.