2022 Toyota Tundra – What’s New?

October 1st, 2021 by

When you think of Toyota trucks, you likely picture a highly capable and long-lasting vehicle that you can count on for years to come. The new 2022 Toyota Tundra fits those descriptors, but it also has some new features that help it stand out in Morgantown and beyond. 


Sitting on a New Platform


The biggest update to the new 2022 Toyota Tundra in Morgantown is its new platform. This new platform is called the TNGA-F. The Tundra isn’t the first Toyota to use this new platform with its body-on-frame architecture. That honor belongs to the J300 Land Cruiser. But you also get it on the latest Tundra. 

This platform includes an increase in the Tundra’s rigidity. As such, you will notice that the rear member is wider, which improves stability. Looking at the frame would also show you that the crossmembers are over twice as large as those of their predecessor. There’s also a new front crossmember for the steering box. 


Changes to Suspension and Shocks


The change in the platform on the new 2022 Toyota Tundra also led to changes in its suspension. The previous multi-link rear axle featured old-school leaf springs, but now you will find coil springs. 

You will also notice that the shock absorbers are mounted outside of the frame rails. This improves the towing performance and roll damping function. There are also changes to the lateral control arm to boost lateral rigidity. 


Increased Towing and Hauling 


This new boxed frame has more strength than you would get with open-channel members. As such, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra can tow and haul more than its predecessor. Specifically, the latest Tundra in Morgantown can tow 12,000 pounds or haul 1,940 pounds. For reference, the 2021 model could tow 10,200 pounds and haul 1,730 pounds. 


Changes Under the Hood


Instead of the previous V8, driving the new 2022 Toyota Tundra around Morgantown will put you in control of a twin-turbocharged V6. The standard 3.4-liter version, called the i-Force, has 479 pound-feet and 389 horsepower. The i-Force Max adds hybrid assistance to boost the output to 583 pound-feet and 437 horsepower. In case you need confirmation, both these engines are more powerful than the previous V8. 


Improved Safety Comes Standard


If you compare the specs of the new 2022 Toyota Tundra to the previous model year, you will notice that the latest truck has more standard safety features. It comes equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 across the line-up. The package includes a pre-collision system, pedestrian detection that includes low-light, dynamic radar cruise control, emergency steering assist, blind-spot monitoring, a rear-seat reminder, road sign alerts, automatic high beams, and rear cross-traffic alerts. 


Test-Drive the New 2022 Toyota Tundra at University Toyota


With a better idea of what to expect from the new 2022 Toyota Tundra, head to University Toyota in Morgantown, WV, to take it for a test-drive. Our team will answer any lingering questions you have about this pickup. We’ll also gladly help you configure the trim that is right for your needs. 

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