While styling changes and technology improvements abound, the biggest and most important changes take place well below the sheet metal.
Riding on a new global platform, the 2022 Tundra sheds the current version’s longtime 5.7-liter V-8 in favor of a more efficient twin-turbo V-6 that makes 389 hp and 479 pound-feet of torque. A new 10-speed automatic replaces the current version’s six-speed automatic, while a new optional hybrid system tuned to improve towing capabilities as well as fuel economy boosts power output to 437 hp and 583 pound-feet of torque.
Current versions get combined highway/city mileage in the mid-teens while some of its rivals achieve economy in the high teens to the low 20s; EPA figures for the 2022 Tundra have not been released.
Engineers also ditched the current version’s leaf spring rear suspension in favor of a new multilink coil spring setup to improve ride and handling.
Two four-door cab sizes will be offered: the smaller double cab, available with either a 6.5-foot or 8.1-foot bed, or the larger CrewMax, with either a 5.5-foot or 6.5-foot bed. It comes in six trim levels: the SR, SR5, Limited, TRD Pro, 1794 and Platinum.