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The 2022 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck is a much-needed addition to Toyota’s lineup. The Tundra has needed a redesign for a long time. The Japanese automaker did the nameplate justice and completely reinvented the full-size pickup truck. It’s now stylish, capable, and according to a new commercial, even potentially heroic.

The Toyota Tundra is an action hero in new commercial

Toyota is working hard to rewrite the narrative on the Tundra nameplate. The pickup was seen as antiquated for years. It took over a decade for the Japanese automaker to give the pickup truck a redesign. While the Tundra maintained a fanbase, it was hard to defend the truck when rivals were evolving year after year.

The Tundra wasn’t keeping up with the times. Its price was far too high for the value it provided. The new Tundra is even pricier, but it’s bringing way more value to consumers than previous model years. Its interior and exterior have been drastically improved and updated.

In the video above, the Tundra uses its towing capabilities in several emergency situations. Tundra owners also make use of its truck bed. “Born to lend a hand” is part of the video’s title. Toyota is marketing the Tundra as dependable and capable. Can the Tundra actually lend a hand when needed?

How capable is the 2022 Toyota Tundra?

A red 2022 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck is pared outdoors.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra | Toyota

The new Toyota Tundra has a minimum towing capacity of 8,300 pounds and a maximum towing capacity of 12,000 pounds. Certain Tundra configurations can actually tow more than segment leaders like the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500.

The Tundra can tow with the best of ’em. Its towing capabilities are a huge asset to Tundra owners. The Tundra’s truck bed ranges from 66-96 inches long. The truck has a max payload capacity of 1,940 pounds.

Should you buy a new Toyota Tundra?

The 2022 Toyota Tundra | Toyota

The 2022 Toyota Tundra starts at $35,950. It uses a 3.5-liter V6 engine to make 348 horsepower. The Tundra achieves 18 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway.

While the new Tundra isn’t exactly great on gas, it’s much more fuel-efficient than previous Tundra model years. The 2022 Toyota Tundra is the best Tundra in years. Car and Driver praises the truck’s interior and powertrain options.

If you were a fan of older Tundra model years, the 2022 Toyota Tundra is sure to meet expectations. It’s even being offered as a hybrid in true Toyota fashion. The Tundra may not be as heroic as the video above portrays it to be, but it’s a solid contender in its segment. Are you feelin’ the new Tundra, or does Toyota still have a long way to go to compete with Ford and Ram?

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