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What is going on in the truck world as the Toyota Tundra becomes a stronger opponent? Sales are declining for every single model but the Tundra, but this isn’t exactly a victory. Despite growing a little, the 2022 Toyota Tundra is still coming up extremely short compared to rivals. 

How are 2022 Toyota Tundra sales? 

2022 Toyota Tundra off-roading
2022 Toyota Tundra | Toyota

The 2022 Toyota Tundra sales are both good and bad. On a positive note, the Tundra is the only full-size truck that made an improvement in 2022. But according to TFL Truck, the Tundra will need a miracle to catch up with rivals. 

In 2022, the Tundra managed to move 94,429 models. This is up from 2021, when it sold 81,595 units, leading to a 15.2 percent increase. It landed in fifth place for the most truck sales and only defeated the Ford F-150 Lightning, Nissan Titan, and GMC Hummer EV. 

The 2022 GMC Sierra came in fourth place after selling 241,522 units. That’s roughly 147,093 more than the Tundra. The 2022 Ram 1500 sold 468,344 models, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 sold 513,354 models, and the 2022 Ford F-150 is king with 653,957 sales. 

However, the F-150 actually sold 726,004 models in 2021 and experienced a -9.9 percent decrease in sales. So, we can be proud of the Tundra for growing and perplexed about why it’s so far behind. 

Even though its rivals each dropped in sales, it’s still behind by hundreds of trucks. So, why aren’t more people interested in the Tundra? 

What are the 2022 Tundra problems? 

Of course, we can look at supply chain issues when it comes to truck sales for the 2022 Toyota Tundra. Every auto manufacturer has been struggling with the worldwide semiconductor chip shortage, but Toyota wasn’t hit as hard as others. 

Also, materials such as rubber for tires, foam for seats, upholstery, and other electrical components have led to delays. Ford was even out of the blue oval badges at one point. 

There may have been fewer Tundra models available for people to buy. But at least the chip shortage is starting to ease up. 

The 2022 Tundra has a complete redesign. The fresh exterior look, modern interior, and advanced tech should attract more buyers. But some people recommend skipping the first year of production for new vehicles as this is when new problems arise. 

Parts of the fit and finish seem to pop off. Owners have noticed that their rear bumper has a massive gap, and the panels pop off. The weather stripping has gaps and peels off too. 

The infotainment system has some growing pains. It may freeze or be a bit laggy while setting up user profiles, but this will probably be corrected by an over-the-air update. Sometimes the fuel gauge provides incorrect readings too. 

But the 2022 F-150 has been around for a while, and it has 10 recalls. The new Tundra only has four recalls. 

Is the 2022 Tundra overpriced? 

Brown 2022 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition driving in front of a brick building front.
2022 Toyota Tundra | Tundra

While the 2022 Toyota Tundra does start at a higher price compared to rivals, it’s because it doesn’t have a basic work truck option available. The Tundra has an MSRP of $35,950, while the 2022 F-150 starts at $31,520. 

The Tundra has more standard power, LED headlights, keyless entry/start, a sheet molded compound composite bed, an eight-inch touchscreen, and wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. 

The Tundra could gain more ground against the competition, but it needs to do something special. Perhaps a basic work truck model for fleets would help.