The 2022 Toyota Tundra replaces the previous model’s 5.7-liter V-8 in favor of a twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V-6 engine for the sake of efficiency. A nonhybrid version of the V-6 is standard and an iForce MAX hybrid setup is optional, and we now have official EPA fuel-economy estimates for the gas-electric Tundra. Although the hybrid is not as efficient as the Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid, it’s a huge improvement over the old Tundra.
The Tundra’s hybrid powertrain is 7 mpg more efficient than the outgoing model’s 5.7-liter V-8, achieving 22 mpg combined for rear-wheel-drive vehicles and 21 mpg for four-wheel-drive trucks, according to the EPA. In two-wheel-drive mode, it gets up to 20 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, but adding four-wheel drive drops 1 mpg in the city and 2 mpg on the interstate.
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Toyota Tundra is one of the most powerful pickup trucks. One of the bestselling vehicles competes with Ford F150. The truck, however, has some downsides. The Toyota Tundra 2022 is completely redesigned with new interior and exterior styling, two new powertrain options, with increased towing and hauling capacity.
The electric motor contributes 48 horsepower to the Tundra’s total combined output of 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque, which is wedged between the engine and the 10-speed automatic transmission.
Toyota loves getting as much mileage as possible out of its truck designs, which is why the automaker went a decade and a half before replacing the full-size Tundra pickup. A massive improvement over the truck it replaces, Tundra 2022 has better technology, more power, and improved fuel efficiency, yet it retains its predecessor’s (and little sibling Tacoma’s) fun-to-drive personality and impressive off-road capability.
There are a few shortcomings, the namely rear-seat room that’s way at the back of the full-size segment, as well as this Limited TRD Off-Road tester’s gaping maw of a front end. The new Tundra is also missing a few features that some self-indulgent pickup owners might like. Nevertheless, the redesigned pickup is not only a huge step forward for Toyota, but it’s also a worthy competitor to the half-ton establishment.
Inside, the Tundra is far less polarizing
A standard 14.0-inch touchscreen display headlines the interior of Limited models and above, with four trapezoidal upper air vents and a wide dashboard accent proving that Toyota’s designers aced Geometry 101. A low beltline padded windowsill makes it easy to hang an arm-out trucker-style, and the armrests, door panel inserts, and other common touchpoints are done up in pleasantly cushy materials.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra’s hybrid powertrain is a $3400 option on the Limited, Platinum, and 1794 Edition models. The TRD Pro model (starting at $68,500) and the new top-of-the-line Capstone, which starts at $75,225, are both hybrids only. Toyota does not officially offer Tundra locally. However, the imported Tundra costs between Rs. 5,000,000 to 17,500,000 for different model years in Pakistan.