Consumer Reports is one of the most well-respected reviewers of just about everything. That includes vehicles, of which it reviews hundreds every year. For the 2022 model year, its pickup truck rankings range from typical to surprising in some ways. However, there’s one pickup truck Consumer Reports didn’t review yet. Could the 2022 Toyota Tundra steal a spot away from another model in the rankings? Where will this unreviewed pickup truck land in the rankings?
Consumer Reports didn’t review the 2022 Toyota Tundra yet
As of May 2022, Consumer Reports did not review the 2022 Toyota Tundra. In the crowded pickup truck segment, there are a lot of models to choose from. Trucks are a complicated segment of vehicles because they need a bit of everything. Top-ranked models like the Ram 1500 and Honda Ridgeline feature an upscale interior, a range of powertrains, superior utility, and more. For Consumer Reports, the best trucks are the most versatile.
That begs the question: Where will Toyota’s full-size pickup land be in CR’s rankings? The publication gave the ultra-popular Tacoma a low rating, to everyone’s surprise. So low that only a few compact or midsize trucks managed to rank lower than it. Will the unreviewed 2022 Toyota Tundra meet the same fate when CR finally publishes its review?
Is the Tundra better than other trucks?
In short, the quality of the Toyota Tundra depends on who you ask. According to MotorTrend, only the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 are better options in the full-size segment. MT placed Toyota’s offering ahead of the Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, and Nissan Titan. Contrarily, the experts at Car and Driver ranked the Tundra seventh overall. Only a single model, the Nissan Titan, placed lower on CAD’s rankings.
How can we tell where CR will land the Tundra with such wide disparity? Let’s take a look at how Consumer Reports values its trucks compared to these other publications. For example, MotorTrend gave the Tundra a higher score because of its improvements for the new model year. While the upgrades made it a better overall truck, CAD still thinks it isn’t quite enough to make it a top-ranked model.
Alternatively, CR tends to value a high-quality interior. That’s obvious with its compact and full-size truck leaders, the Ridgeline and Ram 1500. While other factors unquestionably come into play, a reliable, capable, upscale pickup will receive a high score from CR. Does the Toyota Tundra meet those criteria?
Where will Consumer Reports rank the 2022 Toyota Tundra?
It’s difficult to choose where the publication will place the Tundra on its rankings. However, using its scores of other models, we can make an educated guess. Firstly, the top-ranked Ram 1500 is far above even the second-place model, the Ford F-150. With an overall score of 75, Ram’s truck is 15 points higher than the runner-up. From there, the scores get lower and lower. Furthermore, we’d expect the Tundra to receive a score below 60 overall.
For MT, the Tundra scores an 8.1/10, which is .1 better than the GMC Sierra. Alternatively, the experts at CAD ranked the Tundra just below the Sierra and its corporate twin, the Chevy Silverado. Moreover, we expect the results of Consumer Reports’ tests to align with that of its competitors. In conclusion, the 2022 Toyota Tundra will likely score around the same as both GM options. Each one received a 46 overall, while the next step up is the Nissan Titan with a 55.
Since predicted reliability is a significant negative to the two GM trucks, we expect the Tundra to overtake the pair. Historically, the Toyota Tundra, like most models from the automaker, has excellent reliability. Tundra pickup truck owners experience very few issues and reportedly love owning the truck. Since CR weighs those attributes heavily, it’s likely the Tundra slots in above the Silverado. Scoring around 50/100 overall, Toyota’s full-size pickup truck would sit just behind the Nissan Titan in fifth place for Consumer Reports’ best full-size pickups.
Is the 2022 Toyota Tundra a good truck?
Most experts agree that the 2022 Toyota Tundra is a decent truck. Unfortunately, a lack of engine choices and a high-end interior make it expensive. Additionally, it’s due for an update and is getting a complete overhaul soon. For the 2022 model year, the Tundra is OK but fails to outrank rivals. Where will Consumer Reports rank the unreviewed 2022 Toyota Tundra? We think it’ll beat out the Chevy Silverado but fall short of class leaders like the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150.