The 2022 Toyota Tundra officially has an increased price and better fuel economy for the new model year. With any improvements to a vehicle come pricing changes; luckily, the Tundra’s aren’t too significant. The good news is, the full-size truck’s fuel economy improved from previous models. So how much does the new Tundra cost, and what’s its gas mileage?
The 2022 Toyota Tundra got an increased price
The all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra officially debuted back in the middle of September. The automaker left out some crucial details, like how much would the refreshed truck cost? The official price reveal is here, and it’s $1,925 more than the previous model year. For 2022, the Tundra starts at $35,950 before adding the destination fees of $1,695.
Since the Tundra received a refresh for 2022, we expected a slight bump in the price. Thankfully, it isn’t too substantial of a price increase, like the new Honda Pilot. The jump still puts it quickly within contention of competing with other trucks in its class, like America’s favorite Ford F-150.
How does the new price compare to other full-size trucks?
The 2022 Toyota Tundra has a great starting price and, even in its highest trim levels, doesn’t get too expensive. Other full-size trucks come in all shapes and sizes. The Tundra’s biggest competitors are easily the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500. How does the price of the new Tundra stack up against them?
|Model||Starting price||Highest trim price|
|2022 Toyota Tundra||$35,950||1794 Edition – $61,020|
|2022 Ford F-150||$29,640||Platinum – $64,430|
|2022 Ram 1500||$34,400||Limited – $59,160|
What kind of gas mileage does the 2022 Tundra get?
We all know there is a hybrid Tundra model on the way, but official fuel ratings for it are unavailable. We do know the gas-only engine’s ratings, which are better than the 2021 model. The 2022 Toyota Tundra’s 4×2 configuration gets 20 combined mpg, while the 4×4 variant falls to 19 mpg. That’s up from the 2021 model year’s dreadful 13 city and 17 highway mpg.
The new Tundra’s standard twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 i-Force engine makes 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. The V8 engine has disappeared from the Tundra lineup, and it gains a hybrid powertrain option. Though none of the details have been made available, it’s safe to assume the hybrid Tundra will get significantly better gas mileage than its gas-only relative.
How does its fuel economy compare to competitors?
The all-new Tundra has better fuel economy than it used to, but it doesn’t need to beat itself. It needs to be able to outperform its competitors. Just like with pricing, it’ll need to be better than the iconic Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 models. Without taking hybrid variants into account, here’s how the three stack up.
|2022 Toyota Tundra||20 combined|
|2022 Ford F-150||21 combined|
|2022 Ram 1500||22 combined|
The 2022 Toyota Tundra price point and fuel economy announcements have pros and cons. Though the Tundra price didn’t get too much higher, its starting price is still higher than its competitors. As Motor1 reported, its fuel economy improvement is a welcomed change, but it just isn’t enough to compete with other full-size trucks. The hybrid variant of the Tundra could be the best version of it, provided the price and fuel economy are excellent.