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The 2022 Toyota Tundra has become increasingly more competitive each day. Now, two great new features have come along to help the full-size truck on its quest for market domination. Not that it needs it, mind you. The Tundra has been a staple in the full-sized pickup market since its debut, and for good reason. All Toyota has to do is make sure the new 2022 Toyota Tundra keeps what’s good about the truck already, and these features are sure to help.

The 2022 Toyota Tundra will have a power rear window

The Toyota logo seen on one of the brand's hybrid models
No photos are available yet, so enjoy this logo instead | Indranil Aditya via Getty Images

Frankly, the addition of a power window in the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a huge upside. If you’ve ever had a truck with a power rear window, you’ll know what I’m on about. Having a rear window that opens creates a lot of opportunities. We’re not just talking about airflow here, either. Trucks are great for fitting longer items, and being able to shove a few more 2x4s in the bed of your 2022 Toyota Tundra is something that’s sure to entice consumers.

Now, about that airflow. A coupe is a great analogy for this. Most two-door coupes have unmatched airflow because of their size and the shape of the windows. It’s easy to have the windows down at 65 MPH on the highway and have a conversation at a normal volume with your passenger. The power rear window in the new Tundra accomplishes the same thing. The opening created by the rear window helps air move more quietly through the cabin than a traditional two or four-windowed vehicle.

It’ll also have a massive moonroof

The panoramic sunroof and power rear window on the 2022 Toyota Tundra
If you look hard, you can see the open rear window | Toyota

Some enthusiasts may decry owning a vehicle with a sunroof, saying it’s “not as pure” of an experience. Regardless, Toyota decided to make it an option for the 2022 Toyota Tundra, and the world is better for it. That said, as nice as a sunroof is, they can be more expensive to maintain than a slick-top vehicle. Those motors may eventually go bad, or worse there’s always the chance of breaking the glass by dropping some heavy roof-adjacent attachment on it.

Unfortunatley, no word yet on clearances. It remains to be seen whether owners will be able to mount any thing to the roof of the new Tundra and retain its functionality. However, given Toyota’s propensity for forward-thinking design, it’s hard to image the brand hasn’t already thought of that. Based on the only image provided by the Japanese manufacturer, the roof rolls back and stays pretty flush with the rest of the bodywork.

The Tundra is more competetive than ever

The new Tundra's iForce motor
Toyota is keeping the iForce motor | Toyota

No matter what, these changes only help the 2022 Toyota Tundra’s case. The new full-size pickup truck promises to continue the badge’s legacy by keeping fan-favorite features and adding new ones. You can be sure the Tundra will have both comfort and capability in mind, as it needs to to keep competitive in this segment.


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