It’s no secret that the Toyota Tundra has been lagging behind key rivals due to its age. The outdated interior can’t keep up with competitors with massive screens and all the advanced bells and whistles. But the 2022 Toyota Tundra isn’t giving up and will come out swinging.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra interior packs a fresh punch
Toyota keeps teasing us with images of the new Tundra, and we almost can’t take it anymore. We need to see what’s in store for this truck that hasn’t had a total redesign since 2007. It also has only seen minor changes since its refresh in 2014.
We have to wait a little longer for the 2022 Toyota Tundra to be revealed, but at least we have a few clues about it. For example, the new Tundra will have a larger screen. It could compete against the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500’s 12-inch screen.
The 2021 Tundra has a 7-inch screen that can be upgraded to an 8-inch option. It seemed to work fine. The system is fast and responsive. But it looks outdated, and the graphics could be updated. Also, if the sunlight hits it in a certain way, then you can’t see what’s on the screen at all. So, we’re pumped for this new tech.
What to expect with the 2022 Tundra
One of our favorite features about the Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition includes the large sunroof. Now it’s getting even better because Toyota released a video featuring a massive dual-pane panoramic sunroof! Now, even more light and fresh air will fill the cabin.
Also, the video showed the return of the power sliding rear window. Fans love this feature because it’s pretty darn convenient. It allows dogs to get some fresh air, opens the truck up to nature, provides extra storage space, and more.
While climbing through the massive backseat in the 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid, it was a bit of a hassle to get to the back window. You have to open it manually. It just felt like a feature we would never use, as we wished it had a power window instead.
The teaser video provides a loot at the new cabin with red upholstery color-coordinated seatbelts. Red accents extend to the steering wheel too. Other updates that are safe to expect include a wireless charging pad, digital rearview mirror, and extensive digital cluster display.
Will the 2022 Tundra have more power?
Currently, the Toyota Tundra has a 5.7-liter V8 engine with 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. It’s a little lacking compared to rivals and can tow up to 10,200 lbs. The 2022 Toyota Tundra could gain more power.
We know that it’s going hybrid, but we don’t know when. Teaser images include a new iForce MAX engine. It’s a 3.6-liter V6 engine that provides 406 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque in the new Land Cruiser.
However, as a hybrid engine, it could generate even more power. Also, Toyota says an electric pickup is coming, which only enhances the mystery. The 2021 Ford F-150 can tow up to 14,000 lbs, so we hope the new Tundra catches up.
The 2022 Tundra TRD Pro will certainly spice things up with more off-roading upgrades. It could have coil springs, air springs, or an independent suspension instead of its current leaf-spring setup. Along with enhancing its capability, this would also provide a much smoother ride.
Currently, the Tundra begins at about $34,025. The 2022 Tundra may see a slight increase with an MSRP of around $35,000. It’s expected to make its debut any day now to reach dealerships in the fall. However, it may face Coronavirus (COVID-19) or semiconductor chip-related delays.