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These days, nothing is too weird for the news. People are fawning over used 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks, but there isn’t enough inventory to go around. Exactly what is happening with sales of the 2022 Tundra truck?

Used 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks are a hot commodity

Used 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks are a hot commodity
A 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup truck in red | Toyota

Does anyone remember the holiday season when the Tickle Me Elmo doll was popular, and there weren’t enough to go around? People were buying up all of the Tickle Me Elmo dolls and fighting one another to get ahold of one. This happens all the time in the modern-day era with things like Yeezy shoes, Ferrari sports cars, and fancy watches. The less product there is to go around, the more people freak out to get ahold of one. Torque News says used 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks are the new “it” item to have.

There has been a lot of excitement surrounding the new Tundra, especially the new Tundra Capstone trim. Thanks to the semiconductor chip shortage and other pandemic-related issues, there haven’t been as many new Toyota trucks to go around. Based on the sales numbers for the first half of 2022, Toyota has only sold 44,316 units this year.

That means the demand for used Tundras is through the roof. If you can’t find one new, that’s the next best thing.

Don’t expect to get a good deal on a used 2022 Toyota Tundra

Thanks to this phenomenon, or partly because of this phenomenon, the resale value for the Toyota Tundra is higher than ever. Buyers have been able to sell a five or six-year-old car for more than a new one is going for. If you happen to have a new one, you can probably flip that for a bunch of money too. Not that anyone is suggesting you do that.

The idea of waiting a year doesn’t sit well for those who need a truck and have the money. But even at that rate, no one is guaranteed to get a vehicle ordered a while ago. The Ford Maverick and Jeep Wrangler have buyers waiting for more than a year to take delivery of a truck, and even those might get rolled over to a 2023 version.

Something similar is happening with new trucks too

Looking at the sales numbers for the rest of the pickup trucks available in 2022, a lot has changed. The 2022 Ford F-150 has sold 299,345 units thus far in 2022, down 149,053 since 2019. It remains the top-selling vehicle in America despite being unable to move almost 150,000 trucks this year.

The Ford F-150 pickup truck might remain in the top spot, but it stands to lose that simply due to a lack of inventory. Buyers looking for a Ford or Chevy might go a GMC truck simply because it was available. The same thing could happen to the Tundra.

So don’t hate the player; hate the game. If Toyota starts making more Tundras, the prices will probably drop like a rock. For those in the position of having a used 2022 Toyota Tundra to flip, good on you. For those trying to buy one at a good price, wait six months.


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