The 2022 Tundra marks the first thorough redesign of Toyota’s full-sized pickup in 15 years. During that time, the Tundra fell markedly behind the sales-leading domestic truck brands in terms of capability, technology, and innovations, as the “Big 3” (Ford, General Motors, and Ram) made ongoing improvements with several redesigns. Through it all, the Tundra’s chief competitive advantage was its outstanding Toyota-grade reliability.
After renting a pre-production 2022 Tundra from Toyota, we think the all-new truck has catapulted the Texas-built Tundra back into the full-sized arena with bravado. The new truck has bold styling, big power (with even more to come from a hybrid powertrain set for spring 2022), a large towing capacity, a contemporary multimedia system, and a rich roster of active safety and driver assistance features. But the best news of all: It’s a fantastic truck to drive, with a wonderfully smooth powertrain and a compliant ride.