Manufacturers have a monopoly on full-size pickup trucks. However, the 2022 Toyota Tundra attracts a bit of a different audience, especially the consumers who are loyal customers of Toyota. Half-ton pickup trucks usually boast a sturdy, antiquated, leaf-spring rear suspension.
The Tundra pickup displays coil springs which improve the ride quality. Moreover, it has a towing capacity of 12,000 pounds and a host of driver assistance functions are standard. It’s interior is prettier than the predecessor and it’s infotainment system offers a 14-inch touchscreen.
There are many reasons why the 2022 Toyota Tundra is able to compete with its rivals and we cover everything about this impressive truck in this article. Want to buy other used Toyota cars in KSA? Visit the CarSwitch website.
Engine and performance
This is the only full-size pickup truck that doesn’t offer a V-8 engine and instead is fueled by a twin-turbocharged V6 that is paired with a 10-speed automatic. There are two potencies of this unit. 389 ponies and 479 pound-feet of torque are delivered from the standard version.
As for the hybrid version, it displays an electric motor mated inside the transmission which offers pure electric driving at low speeds. This version pumps out 437 horses and 583 pound-feet of torque. Unlike its predecessor, the 2022 Tundra comes with a modified coil spring rear suspension which boosts handling.
TRD Sport (with 20-inch wheels and a low suspension) and TRD Off-Road (with skid plates, off-road suspension, distinct wheels) packages are still provided. But if you want the highest Off-Road performance, TRD Pro is the best which features exclusive dampers, lifted suspension, and black 18-inch wheels.
Towing and payload capacity
Tundra can tow 12,000 pounds which is a bit lower than other full-size trucks. It’s maximum payload capacity is 1,940 pounds. Still, many other half-ton pickups boast better capability.
With the addition of a powerful hybrid and a twin-turbocharged V6, the fuel efficiency is better than its predecessor.
Cabin and comfort
On the inside, the materials utilized for the doors, center console, and dashboard boast a more high quality as opposed to the predecessor. This quality steps up with the trim levels too.
For instance, the topmost trim level aka 1794 Edition displays appealing wood accents. A wide and smooth center console is connected to the door panels and a chunky dashboard is dotted with bold air vents.
All trim levels have a versatile center console with a big center bin and tons of cubby storage. The standard instrument panel displays a little driver-information display and a set of analog gauges.
As for the high trims, they come with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. There are two types of body styles and three varying cargo bed dimensions. It’s an extended cab, also known as Double Cab, is available with an 8.1- or 6.5-footbed. Whereas the crew cab, known as CrewMax, offers a 6.5- or 5.5-footbed.
Huge touch screens measuring up to a minimum of 12 inches are available in almost all full-size pickup trucks. When it comes to Tundra, an 8-inch touchscreen is standard which can be upgraded to a horizontally placed 14-inch touchscreen.
The touchscreen displays a wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a valuable knob, and more. However, there is no tuning knob and the steering wheel controls have restricted functionality. Moreover, a subscription-based WiFi hotspot is available too.
Safety and driver assistance functions
Each Tundra model is loaded with driver assistance functions which are listed below.
- Standard adaptive cruise control
- Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
- Standard automated emergency braking and forward-collision warning
- Moreover, blind-spot monitoring, automatic high beams, and rear cross-traffic alert are also added.
Warranty and maintenance coverage
The automaker’s limited and powertrain warranties are similar to what is also offered to all other full-size pickup trucks. However, no other manufacturer can compete with it’s complimentary scheduled maintenance. The primary warranty and maintenance coverage is listed below.
- Complimentary scheduled maintenance coverage for 25,000 miles or 2 years
- Limited warranty coverage for 36,000 miles or 3 years
- Powertrain warranty coverage for 60,000 miles or 5 years
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