2022 Toyota Tundra Review

The full-size pickup market is a competitive one, but with their latest release Toyota aims to carve out their own niche among truck drivers looking for solid power and excellent capability. The 2022 Toyota Tundra has received a total redesign from previous model years, taking the half-ton truck to a new level of quality. We now have the upgraded 2022 Tundra available for test drive at our Ottawa location, and here are the key highlights you can expect to discover.

Twin-Turbo Power

The standard 2022 Tundra powertrain is built around a powerful 3.5L twin-turbo V6 gas engine delivering a sturdy 389 horsepower and 479lb-ft of torque, an output that's unmatched by other half-ton trucks at this price level. The drivetrain is completed by a smooth ten-speed automatic transmission and your choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Even at this standard level, the Tundra delivers responsive and powerful performance that's equally at home tearing up the trail or cruising the highway.

Hybrid Technology

However, there's another powertrain option that delivers even greater performance. Choose the Tundra Hybrid model and an electric motor is added to the V6 gas engine, bringing the combined output up to an amazing 437 horsepower and 583lb-ft of torque, adding a new dimension to this full-size truck's capability.

Towing and Payload Capacity

All this power means the 2022 Tundra is capable of hauling some serious loads, with up to 882kg of payload in the pickup bed and a maximum of 5,454kg in towing capacity. What's more, the Tundra is equipped with a full set of towing cameras and sensors to ensure even the heaviest trailers are transported in safety.

Interior and Infotainment

Trucks at this price point aren't always renowned for interior comfort, but the Tundra offers a passenger experience to rival any high-end SUV. Options include heated and cooled seats with leather upholstery and a heated steering wheel to deliver comfort in all driving conditions.

The infotainment section is even more impressive. At the entry level there's an 8" touchscreen display sitting alongside the mixed analog and digital instrument cluster, but higher trims boost the touchscreen size to an unprecedented 14" while replacing the instrument cluster with a high-definition 12.3" TFT digital display. The advanced technology on offer is rounded off with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to handle smartphone integration, along with voice recognition software to control the major media and navigation functions.

Advanced Active Safety

The impressive technology continues into the suite of active safety systems which are included across the range. Key standard and available highlights include:
- Forward collision warnings with pedestrian and cyclist detection.
- Lane departure warnings with lane keep assist.
- Trailer merge warnings with integrated trailer length sensing.
- Radar-based adaptive cruise control.

Test Drive the 2022 Toyota Tundra in Ottawa

Why blend in with the half-ton truck crowd? Book a test drive of the 2022 Toyota Tundra from our Ottawa dealership and see for yourself why it's a pickup with a unique combination of comfort, capability, and character that delivers a real difference.