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The 2022 Toyota Tundra has generated a lot of buzz lately. Now, there’s new news regarding the infotainment system in the popular pickup truck. It’s about time, too, as the old infotainment was… let’s say “outdated.” Happily, it looks like Toyota has finally decided to do something about that aged old system in the new 2022 Toyota Tundra. We can only hope that the changes work their way into other models in the brand’s lineup.

Toyota’s infotainment is due for a change

The Toyota logo at night on a building in Japan
Toyota’s logo | Toru Hanai via Getty Images

So, why is the old infotainment so bad? Frankly, it has historically been a weak point of Toyota models in recent years. The Japanese brand attempted to hold things together by integrating Android Auto and Apple Carplay, which was great. But, the move felt a bit like putting a bandaid on an already very bloody wound. The old system had to go several years ago, and we shouldn’t have had to wait for the 2022 Toyota Tundra to see a new one.

At its core, the old infotainment system was laggy at best. Moreover, it was worse when you had first started the car, taking time to warm up like an old laptop. At least there was satellite radio on offer. Finally, the most severe of the old unit’s problems was its touch sensitivity. Inputs were read, but it took the system some time to respond, especially while using Android Auto or Carplay. That said, the sky is the limit for the new system, and hopes are high.

Is the 2022 Toyota Tundra’s infotainment better?

The dash of the new 2022 Toyota Tundra with its new infotainment system
A glimpse of the 2022 Toyota Tundra’s infotainment | Toyota

Despite everyone’s high hopes, Toyota has been quiet about the new system’s capabilities. We’ve only got the image above to go on, but it at the very least seems much larger than the old model. Happily, it appears Carplay is here to stay, which can be seen running in the teaser photo. Let’s just hope the bigger screen will come as standard.

Speaking of the larger screen, it’s good to see Toyota already making improvements to the new system. The old unit’s screen was small and in some cases hard to read. You can be sure that a bigger screen will help with that. Additionally, it would be more than ideal to see some more effort being put into the usability of the screen, one of the old unit’s biggest failings.

Hopefully, it will reach other models

A white TRD spec 2022 Toyota Tundra
2022 Toyota Tundra | Toyota

Supposing the Japanese marque does get this right, we hope it will eventually work its way into other Toyota models in the lineup. Barring the halo-car Supra, all Toyota models use the same outdated head unit. It’s easy to imagine those old head units will be thrown in the bin as different models are refreshed. That said, changes could slowly trickle down the model range, so if you’re looking at a new Corolla or Camry right now, maybe wait another year and enjoy the newer, hopefully, better infotainment system.


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